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Stone Stash is back on Friday

SEVENTH Ely Stone Stash is back Friday. Joe Baltich said he has 125 painted rocks to hide that he spent 160 hours painting. The sponsor is Into The Brush, where the location will be announced on its Facebook page. Thursday at 9 a.m. there will be a clue posted to where the rocks are stashed. “I’m going to do two spots and they’re both on public land,” said Baltich. There is a one rock limit with “catch and release on all the rest.” There is also a golden moose rock that includes a print. There is no cost to participate.

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Trout Whisperer - Pilots…

In a week or less he won’t be here, ever again, from us, to my memories. It’s life, mine more, his, finds the time of no more, but I can’t think of that now. I want to be with him then, in today, maybe it’s our last but dang it, I want him happy in the thoughts of us not the day to soon to come.
So, we’re conversing, reminiscing, a paddle stroke at a tongues time, that big walleye, you almost missed it with the net, we laugh. The afternoon’s sunlight is glancing past the window. The nurse comes in, “How are you doing,” erupts from her, “I just have to check your vitals.” Quick, she’s prompt, on spot, timely, efficient.
Without missing a beat, that in days will not be, he says “Could you bring my dock in?” I say you got it buddy. He doesn’t say thanks, he just nods. Says, “I wish I could do it once more.” It hurts to hear that.
I reply, “Mister you put that dock in and out so many times I’d think you’d be worn out from it now.” He says, “Well, maybe I am.”

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Oct

Paulette Louise Tekavec

Paulette Louise Tekavec, 81, of Ely passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 13th, at the Carefree Living in Babbitt, MN.
She was born October 5, 1941 in Ely, MN to Joseph and Pauline Pishler.
Throughout her life she worked hard to provide all the extra’s for her family and started out at Basswood Lodge as a cleaner, became a ticket seller at the Ely Movie Theater, was a nurse’s aide at Ely Bloomenson Hospital where she loved working in the baby section, a waitress at the iconic Vertins Café, a Cafeteria Aid at the Ely School system, and cleaned rooms at Kosir’s Motel and Motel Ely where it always gave her joy to help and serve others.

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Editorial: Seventh annual Stone Stash is a fun event

Coming up Friday morning you may see folks looking for painted rocks in Ely. No worries, it’s the seventh annual Stone Stash, a free event where you could pocket original artwork by local artist Joe Baltich.
Free to enter and fun to do, the Stone Stash will have 125 painted rocks that Baltich spent over 160 hours painting. There’s even a golden moose rock to be found. Whoever finds that one can bring it out to Baltich’s studio up the Fernberg and pick out a print to bring home.
What a nice, fun and family friendly event Baltich has established. He’s been working on expanding the painting abilities of interested folks through his non-profit “Into the Brush.”
IntoTheBrush.org is a non-profit for art education and improving tourism into Ely. “I’m trying to get people to come here, take art lessons and spend time looking at things artistically and study it,” said Baltich.

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Oct

Mosher Memorial Overlook completed

COMPLETED - The Greg Mosher Memorial Overlook at Putnam Lake is now open as a new stop along the Prospector ATV Trail System. A dedication event will be held in the spring. Mosher died of a heart attack at age 58 last year on Christmas Eve. He was instrumental in the social part of the club, arranging rides, setting up club parties and much more. The new overlook adds another scenic destination to the Prospector Loop trail system. Pictured on the final day of construction are Corey Keen, Ron Potter, Ron Nelson, Gene Wright, Brian Johnson, Curly Skogman and Paul Coughlin. Photo by Nick Wognum.

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Oct

Wolves come oh-so-close

by Tom Coombe
If it weren’t for bad breaks, the Ely Timberwolves wouldn’t have any breaks at all.
The hard-luck high school football team suffered another heartbreaker on Oct. 7 - this time before a huge Fall Homecoming crowd at Ely School Stadium with a loss by the narrowest of margins.
A yard away from a potential game-winning score, the Wolves fell 22-20 to North Central when a fourth-and-goal field goal attempt went awry.
Senior Erron Anderson was lined up to boot the game-winner, but a high snap prevented the kicker from getting the ball into the air.
North Central escaped while the Wolves, who lost in double-overtime to Cook County just two weeks earlier, fell to 0-5.
Other than a blowout loss to unbeaten Mt. Iron-Buhl, the Wolves were competitive in every other defeat and within one touchdown in three of the four.

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Oct

Ely’s Thompson named All-IRC

After a strong conference meet, Ely senior Kelly Thompson has landed a spot on the All-Iron Range Conference girls swimming team.
Thompson, who plays a key role on the Northeast Range/Ely squad, was named All-IRC in the medley relay for the backstroke portion of that event.
During the Oct. 4 IRC meet at International Falls, Thompson led an NRE relay that placed fourth in that event.
Thompson also was fifth in the 100 backstroke at that meet and was part of a 200 freestyle relay team that placed seventh.
Thompson was the only NRE swimmer to be named All-IRC.

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Oct

Staying safe on cold water is everyone’s responsibility

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds anyone whose autumn plans include spending time on or around the water to keep safety in mind.
While more boating-related accidents happen during the summer, boating fatalities are higher during the cold-water season.
As water temperatures drop, water-based activities become riskier. A fall into a cold lake, pond or river can result in even a strong swimmer becoming incapacitated quickly. Further, cries for help can go unheard and rescues can take longer than in the warm-weather months when more people are on or near the water.
“Nobody expects to encounter a life-or-death situation when they’re out on the water, but the people who survive such experiences tend to be the ones who are best prepared,” said Lt. Adam Block, DNR boating law administrator.

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Oct

Cemetery Clean-up for the Fall

Cemetery Clean-up for the Fall

It is again time for cleaning up our yards and gardens and the same is true for our cemetery plots. The water will shortly be turned off by the city. It is now also time to remove planters and all other decorations from graves.

The new information kiosk has been completed. Lighting has been installed and temporary information sheets have been placed on the inside walls of the structure. The kiosk itself was funded by the Hugh and Eila Korpi Cemetery Trust.

Late this summer the Northern Bedrock group from Duluth was here to work on leveling stones, resetting those that have toppled, and dealing with brush. Most of this work was done in the oldest section of the cemetery. Payment for services was also funded by the Korpi Trust.

All in all the cemetery looks better every year. Let’s all do our part by taking care of our own family plots to keep this special place as one we can be proud of.

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Oct

DISTRICT COURT SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 69VI-PR-22-176

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS

DISTRICT COURT
SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court File No. 69VI-PR-22-176

In Re: Estate of
Frank J. Chimzar,
a/k/a Frank Chimzar,
Decedent

NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR DETERMINATION OF DESCENT

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