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Fri
28
Apr

VCC Foundation Awards $80,075 in Scholarships

The Vermilion Community College Foundation held its annual Scholarship Awards Banquet honoring scholarship recipients and donors on April 20 at the Grand Ely Lodge. One hundred eighty people attended the event to celebrate the generosity of the Foundation’s donors and to recognize the achievements of the scholarship recipients.

Fri
28
Apr

What happened to spring?

CONTINUING with Earth Day activities by picking up garbage in the Ely Business Park were Allison Furry, Alice White, Hannie Weisinger and Claire Hendricks. Photo by Hailey Worth.

Fri
28
Apr

Ely lands $25,000 broadband grant

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
28
Apr

2017 VCC Lifetime Achievement Award honors Barbara Soderberg

In 2004, the VCC Foundation Board of Directors established the Lifetime Achievement Award to annually honor a graduate of Ely Junior College or Vermilion Community College who has made a significant local, regional statewide or national contribution. According to VCC Foundation Executive Director Patti Zupancich, “The award demonstrates the important role Vermilion plays in the academic, career and civic development of our graduates.”
The VCC Foundation Board selected Barbara Soderberg as the recipient of the 2017 award for her outstanding accomplishments and exceptional commitment to the field of wilderness management. The Lifetime Achievement Award was announced at the VCC Foundation’s annual scholarship awards banquet on April 20 at the Grand Ely Lodge. Barb was in attendance at the banquet to accept the award.

Thu
27
Apr

Reaching out to Ely’s future in annual Progress edition 2017

When the Ely Echo arrives on area newsstands and is delivered to the Ely Post Office Friday, it will contain the complete annual Progress edition. Readers will find out what has changed in terms of businesses and ownership during the past year.
The edition is loaded with articles and photos and insight into lives. You won't want to miss it!

Thu
27
Apr

Ely picked to host water quality meeting

by Tom Coombe -

Wed
26
Apr

Samantha Lundstrom of Anoka, MN, formerly of Ely, MN, dies

amantha Lundstrom, 29, of Anoka, MN, formerly of Ely, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Samantha was born on December 22, 1987 in Stoughton, Wisconsin to James and Susan (Butler) Lundstrom. She enjoyed art and music and loved being around her niece Emmi.
She is survived by her mother Susan Lundstrom; her siblings: Shawn Butler, Zachary Lundstrom and Savannah Lundstrom, one niece Emmi and one nephew Jamison, grandmother Darlene Butler, and numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives and special friends: Rachel, Cassie and Shauna.
She was preceded in death by her father Jim Lundstrom and grandparents: Carol Lundstrom, James Lundstrom Sr., and Rudolph Butler. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 1 at Kerntz Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior.
Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Wed
26
Apr

Clean Up Days coming up; May 19-20 dates set; ordinance to curb illegal trash dumping pursued

by Tom Coombe -

Wed
26
Apr

Mary E. Wineski, 75, of Winona, MN, dies

Mary E. Wineski, 75, of Winona, MN, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017, at Lake Winona Manor, surrounded by family.
Mary was born on March 28, 1942, in Ely, to Joseph and Agnes (Koval) Jenko. She was united in marriage with Jerry Wineski on April 14, 1967, and they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
She will be remembered for her love of reading, trips to the casino, and how she enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren at their sporting events. Mary was a member of the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka.

Mon
24
Apr

Fernberg Road work continues with bridge repairs

Drivers on the Fernberg Road will encounter one-lane traffic across the Garden Lake bridge for the next four to six weeks as Redstone Construction finishes bridge repairs this spring.
This season’s work includes painting the bridge beams and railing to deter steel corrosion and extend the useful life of the new concrete bridge railing, according to a news release issued this week by Lake Conty.
The county’s highway department has also begun brushing the ditches. County officials say this roadside maintenance will improve sign and mammal visibility along Fernberg Road between Garden Lake and Lake One.
Later this summer, Fall Lake Township will see Lake County’s first transportation sales tax-funded project as Scott Construction seals Fernberg Road between Garden Lake and Moose Lake Road. This pavement preservation project is expected to extend the serviceable life of the new blacktop. Drive will encounter daytime lane closures during chip sealing operations.

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