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POSITION OPENING – ISD No. 696, ELY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

POSITION OPENING – ISD No. 696, ELY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
for the 2019-2020 school year
.44 FTE Social Studies Teacher
(Grade 9 Civics)
Salary and fringes as per Master Agreement Between ISD #696 and the Ely Education Association and School Board policy. Include district application, resume’, official transcripts, letters of recommendation and current Minnesota teaching license; background check required. Application available at www.ely.k12.mn.us, click on District then on Job Openings, then Application for Employment in Licensed Position or at the General Office, 2nd floor of the Memorial Building; return materials to: ISD No. 696, Attn: Superintendent, 600 E. Harvey St., Ely, MN 55731. Application deadline: May 31, 2019.

Mon
20
May

POSITION OPENING – ISD No. 696, ELY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

POSITION OPENING – ISD No. 696, ELY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
for the 2019-2020 school year
1.0 FTE 6th Grade Teacher with
Middle School endorsements in Math, Science or Social Studies Preferred
Salary and fringes as per Master Agreement Between ISD #696 and the Ely Education Association and School Board policy. Include district application, resume’, official transcripts, letters of recommendation and current Minnesota teaching license; background check required. Application available at www.ely.k12.mn.us, click on District then on Job Openings, then Application for Employment in Licensed Position or at the General Office, 2nd floor of the Memorial Building; return materials to: ISD No. 696, Attn: Superintendent, 600 E. Harvey St., Ely, MN 55731. Application deadline: May 31, 2019.

Mon
20
May

Sheila Phelps, 65, of Ely, dies

Sheila Phelps, 65, of Ely, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital. A celebration of life will be held on June 15 at 2 p.m. at Kerntz Funeral Home.

Fri
17
May

Why the federal government renewed Twin Metals Minnesota mineral leases

by Assistant Secretary for Land
and Minerals Management Joe Balash
At the dawn of the twentieth century, tens of thousands of people arrived and settled in the Iron Range across northern Minnesota. They came from Scandinavia, Austria-Hungary, Italy, England, and dozens of other places of origin. These new Minnesotans mined the ore, for which the region was named, and built their communities. By 1920, their population had swelled to over 100,000 and comprised 85 percent of the workforce in the mines. When the rise of National Socialism threatened the western world, output from these mines fed the production of the tanks, ships, and airplanes that won World War II.
A century later, we find ourselves in a world where copper is essential to our efficient use of electricity and the transmission of information. Once again, northern Minnesota may play a key role in supplying the raw materials that are needed for solar panels, electric vehicles, and smartphones.

Fri
17
May

World journalists to visit Ely in August; Echo Forum is August 26

Since 1991, international journalists from the World Press Institute (WPI) have made a visit to Ely part of their nine week stay in the States. Each year they are hosted by area families and participate in an Ely Echo Open Forum held at the Miners Dry House in the Pioneer Mine complex at the Ely Arts & Heritage Center. The Forum will be held Monday, August 26 from 9-1 p.m.
The Ely visit this year is scheduled for August 25-27. For more information, contact Anne Swenson at 365-3141.
The World Press Institute (WPI) has chosen 10 journalists from Algeria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, India, Romania, South Africa, Uganda and Uruguay to be fellows in its 2019 international journalism program.

Fri
17
May

IRRRB $17,000 grant boosts Ely Folk School’s fifth season

A Culture & Tourism grant awarded to the Ely Folk School by Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation will help support several initiatives the nonprofit school has in the works for 2019. These include launching a pottery program in the school’s newly remodeled workshop space and expanding the school’s forge and blacksmithing program, which opened to popular appeal last fall in an adjoining building.
Another supported initiative is EFS’ involvement with the “Nature for the Nation” outdoor walking play slated for a performance in Ely this August. The grant also includes support for EFS’ seasonal folk-dance series, its annual birchbark canoe building program, expanded marketing and website services, and funds to assist with compensating contracted instructors who teach the school’s short courses in traditional skills.

Fri
17
May

Ely on a softball hot streak

by Tom Coombe
Ely’s high school softball team may be peaking at exactly the right time.
The Timberwolves have rattled off six straight victories and are heading into this week’s section playoffs with a full head of steam.
Seeding won’t be determined until the weekend, but it’s likely that Ely will be seeded second or third in the north half of Section 7A and host a playoff game at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the high school softball field.
Little more than a week ago, the Wolves were at the .500 mark and had given up runs in bunches, but their pitching settled in and the bats have warmed, leading a streak that has resulted in an 11-5 record.
The biggest win in the stretch was probably the first: a 5-2 upset at Class AA power Eveleth-Gilbert on May 9.
Junior pitching ace Erika Mattson had pinpoint control.
She didn’t walk a batter while going the distance and scattered seven hits, while getting the benefit of solid defense.

Fri
17
May

Graduation night for 152 students at VCC

BACK AT VCC to deliver the commencement address at this year’s Vermilion graduation was Eli Dotts. Dotts graduated from VCC five years ago, went on to Bemidji State University and is now employed as a teacher and coach in western Minnesota. Paul McDonald, who in July will become Dotts’ father-in-law, looked on with college dean Jeff Nelson. Graduation hotos by Eric Sherman

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
17
May

Twin Metals’ leases renewed

Congressmen Tom Emmer and Pete Stauber watch as U.S. Department of the Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, Joe Balash signs the lease agreements.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
17
May

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