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Molly A. Banovetz, 100 dies,

Molly A. Banovetz, 100, of Ely, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the Boundary Waters Care Center. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

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16
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School facilities project could be pursued in phases

by Tom Coombe -

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16
Jul

Cold showers, frozen toilets lead to a slow burn at 696

by Tom Coombe
Ray Marsnik wanted answers and action Monday night.
The longtime chairman of the Ely School Board said the district has more to focus on - when it comes to school facilities - than a major improvement project that has been discussed for several months.
Marsnik instead called for the district to immediately address ongoing maintenance issues identified by members of the district’s facilities planning committee last month.
He said he was concerned and upset by reports that bathrooms in the Washington Elementary and Induistrial Arts buildings don’t have hot water, as well as annual issues related to a lack of hot water and frozen toilets in the girls locker room of the Memorial Building.
“I’m not pointing fingers,” said Marsnik. “I just know it’s a problem and I’d like to see it addressed.”

Mon
16
Jul

A memorial service for Amelia "Molly" Hill of Ely,

A memorial service for Amelia "Molly" Hill of Ely, will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Ely United Methodist Church at 11:00 A.M. with a gathering of family and friends taking place one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family prefers a donation to Northwoods Partners. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Sat
14
Jul

Picking blueberries comes with some potential downfalls

If you like to pick blueberries, the woods are now full of them. But we’d advise you to take some precautions before you grab an ice cream pail and head out.
The St. Louis County Rescue Squad was dispatched to the Echo Trail just north of the Portage River on July 9 to find a lost berry picker.
Her husband waited two hours past the planned pick up time and then called for help. The 68 year-old woman had a few things going for her which helped get her out of the woods much quicker. What was the key item Devvie Cersine brought? A gun.
Now some may argue this is good protection from bears as well but in this case the sound of the shots was music to the ears of the rescue squad.
Sirens were being used intermittently to give anyone a sound bearing to walk out. After one squad sounded its siren, three gun shots were heard from the woods.
In addition to the gun, Cersine carried flagging tape, whistle and matches. Now that’s being prepared!

Sat
14
Jul

East of Ely – How our grandkids enable us to see

Our grandson is with us this week, so this column will be shorter than usual. He is nine years old and loves to swim, fish, collect bugs and does pretty much everything that kids do in summer at that age.
We did many of these things yesterday on a day trip to a small crystal-clear lake, fishing for trout, picnicking on a grassy campsite with a long sandy beach that compelled us to stay in the water, where we swatted away deer flies under a sunny eighty-degree sky.
I tried to show him how to catch minnows by burying a hand under the sand as a trap. He was more interested in catching crawfish, so I swam out to take a few casts as he gathered the courage to pick up larger and larger-clawed crawdads, until I swam up to him holding my fishing pole with a nice rainbow on the end of my line.
We waded deeper and took turns casting into the dark water beyond the beach until his grandmother decided to swim across the straight to another campsite.

Fri
13
Jul

Elizabeth “Bette” Nelson, 86, dies

Elizabeth “Bette” Nelson, 86, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, took the Lord’s hand and passed away peacefully on the morning of July 1, 2018 at her home in Green Valley, AZ surrounded by the love of her five children to whom she was endlessly devoted.
Born October 18, 1931 in Oklee, Minnesota, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Evelyn Gibeau. Bette graduated from Oklee High School in 1949, and married Vearl Nelson (also of Oklee) in 1952. The Nelson’s raised their children in Duluth and Ely, Minnesota and began spending time in Green Valley in 1985.
Bette is survived by her loving children Nancy (Len), Berger Cherie Rozier, Mark (Dann), Scott (Roblee), Lisa (Joe), Klonne 10 grandchildren, Kristen Musich, Kyle and Brett Rozier, Dan Nelson, Kaitlyn and Paige Nelson, Josh, Zach, Nick, and Lucas Klonne, sister Jane Dufault, her very dear friend, Margot Beland, and many other great friends.

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13
Jul

CITY OF WINTON NOTICE OF FILING Affidavits of Candidacy

CITY OF WINTON
NOTICE OF FILING
Affidavits of Candidacy
November 6, 2018
Municipal Election

The following positions are open for election on November 6, 2018.
Mayor: 2 year term
City Clerk: 4 year term
Council Person: 4 year term
Treasurer: 2 year term to fill vacancy position

Residents must file between July 31, 2018 and August 14, 2018. An affidavit of candidacy must be filled out and returned to the City Clerk before 5 PM on August 14, 2018. Candidates must be 21 years of age and have resided in the City of Winton for 30 days prior to the November 6, 2016 election. The filing fee is $2.00. For questions regarding this notice and for filing forms, please call Anne Jackson, Winton City Clerk, 365-5941. Ely Echo 7/14, 21, 28

Fri
13
Jul

The City of Ely would like to thank all those who gave their time and talents to making the July 4th Celebration in Ely a huge success.

4th of July – Thank You

The City of Ely would like to thank all those who gave their time and talents to making the July 4th Celebration in Ely a huge success.

Thank you to Jodi Martin, Casey Velcheff, Tara Boerst, Marcia Chambers, Eva Sebesta, Rob Wilmunen, and Tim Riley for helping with the line-up and all the prep for the parade.

Thank you to the judges, Beth Ohlhauser, Willow Ohlhauser, Tara Boerst and Theo

Thank you to Zup’s for donating cash to be used as prizes for the kids.

Thank you to WELY for letting us talk about the parade on the morning show.

Thank you to everyone who put in numerous hours on all the floats, and the kids who decorated bikes, wagons, etc that participated in the parade. Thanks to all the parade participants for continuing to make Ely’s 4th of July parade one of the best.

COMMERCIAL FLOATS:
1st Place – Studio North
2nd Place- Ely Northland Market
3rd Place- Legacy Toys

Fri
13
Jul

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