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Sat
08
Apr

Arcell E Huseby, 91, of Babbitt dies

Arcell E Huseby, 91, of Babbitt passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Carefree Assisted Living in Babbitt.
Arcell was born January 22, 1926 in Gary, MN to Arthur and Elvira Stephenson. Arcell married Almer Huseby on January 15, 1947. They moved to Babbitt in January of 1956. She was an avid snowmobiler and enjoyed camping with her family and even an occasional elk hunting trip.
She enjoyed her grandchildren and being a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her four sons, Mark (Julie) of Babbitt, MN; Lynn (Diane) of Lake Charles, LA; Dale of Rosemount, MN; and Gary of Roberts, WI. Five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother and sister.
Due to her wishes, no service will be held. Burial will take place at a later date.
Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Fri
07
Apr

Trout Whisperer - Holdin’ my nose

Holdin’ my nose
When he looks across the field, I don’t see what he sees, but I smell what he smells.
He just took the last load of cow manure out from the barn and let it fly with his manure spreader.
He says he likes getting the last load of fertilizer on the field before the frost goes out.
I ask when he thinks the frost will be gone.
He says, “The way this spring is shaping up, it is probably gonna be sooner than later.”
I ask why.
He says. “Look at the snow pack, there aint any. It’s all gone. We’ve had some mighty warm days already. If folks aint careful, with all these dry conditions, we could have some serious fire danger this spring.”
Then, as if to hammer home his point, four Canadian geese flute over his field, the first ones I’ve seen this spring.
He points up, “See what I’m talking about, everything is coming early this year.”

Fri
07
Apr

Rhoda Anderson, age 99, of Ely, dies

Rhoda Georgine Anderson, 99, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2017, at the Carefree Living Center in Ely, MN, surrounded by family.
Rhoda was born on December 9, 1917, in Hawley, MN to Anna and Oscar Askelson. She attended country school and worked on neighboring farms until her marriage to Gordon Anderson on June 15, 1941, in Borup, MN. They farmed in the Twin Valley area until 1956 and then moved to the Iron Range where Gordon worked for U.S. Steel until his retirement in 1975. After Gordon’s death in 1986, Rhoda returned to Twin Valley where she lived for several years before moving to Ely to be near family.
Rhoda enjoyed homemaking and was known for her excellent breads and rolls. She and Gordon enjoyed gardening, fishing and picking blueberries together and loved spending time with their grandchildren.

Fri
07
Apr

Georgine Frances (Larson) Koschak, 83, of Ely, dies

Georgine Frances (Larson) Koschak, 83, of Ely, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Carefree Living in Babbitt, MN.
She was born September 29, 1933 in Ely to George Axel and Frances Elizabeth (Peyla) Larson. She attended school here. She married John Robert (Bob) Koschak on September 19, 1953.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved flower arranging, gardening, crafts, sewing - she sewed quilts for all her grandchildren. She loved entertaining in her home and was very welcoming, cooking and feeding many. She was a devoted member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Gerald Larson and grandson Jarred Hinzmann.

Fri
07
Apr

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Ambulance service breaks contract with hospital

International Wolf Center: a million visitors and counting

169 groundbreaking set for April 13

Ely Mayor Novak part of Range delegation that went to bat for mining

Make plans for April 25 Empty Bowl event at St. Anthony’s Church Hall

CanoeFest sponsor offer stirs dispute

CLIMB Theater’s Feeling History visits Ely April 26; free VCC event

Morse town board votes to help fund Blandin Broadband project

County commissioner visits Fall Lake board

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Fri
07
Apr

Speech team moves onward

AT SUBSECTIONS were, front, l-r: Taryn Ostoff, Cate DeRemee, Julia Schwinghamer, row 2: Apolonia Homer, Laura Pasmick, Brooke Pasmick, Cari EIbler, row 3: Raif Olson, Shayla Zaverl, James Schwinghamer, back:Austin Blanchfield and Shane Spangler. Missing was Blaise Lah. Photo by Donna Kari

Fri
07
Apr

169 groundbreaking set; MnDOT to host Thursday morning festivities at Trygg Road intersection

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
07
Apr

Junior Volleyball Champions

Ely sixth graders are champions in the Arrowhead Junior Volleyball League 12s division. The team was undefeated (12-0) all four weeks of tourneys. Pictured are Luna Klingsporn, Madeline Kallberg, Aria Ruoho, Rachel Coughlin, Courtney Eilrich, Audrey Thomas and Kate Coughlin.

Fri
07
Apr

Eagles are active as spring breaks in the northland

TREE TOP LIFTOFF for this eagle looking for prey along Highway 169 in this photo by Bill Erzar.

Thu
06
Apr

Peggy Lee Beyer-Anderson, 55, of Winton dies

PEGGY LEE BEYER-ANDERSON, 55, of Winton passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Peggy was born on January 7, 1962 at the Ely Bloomenson Hospital in Ely, MN. Her first years were spent living with her family at Bob Holden’s logging camp off of the Old Tomahawk Road. In 1966 the family moved to Winton, where she spent the rest of her life.

Peggy was a member of one of the largest classes from Ely High School, graduating in 1980. Many classmates will remember her as the Ely Timberwolf mascot during her time there.

Peggy was an avid outdoors woman. She loved to fish, hunt, pick berries, anything and everything that had to do with being one with nature. It is well documented amongst all in her family that she nearly always was the first to catch a fish, and usually the one who caught the most. Just this previous deer firearms season, with cancer ravaging her body, she got her buck hunting with brother Milt.

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