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Fri
23
Feb

Nolan was a Congressman for Ely

Ely is only one of many, many communities in the state’s cavernous Eighth U.S. House District, but it had a true friend in Rick Nolan.
Nolan’s surprising announcement that he would retire at the end of the year, rather than seek a fourth term in a second Congressional stint, sent political shockwaves across the state and reverberated in the Ely area as well.
While just one dot on a spacious map that extends from International Falls and Grand Marais to the north and east to Brainerd and the Twin Cities suburbs to the south, Ely seemed to have captured the attention of its Congressman.
Nolan didn’t just campaign here once every two years.
He, as a Congressman should, fought for the community for causes large and small and made frequent visits.

Fri
23
Feb

Native son: The good old days in Ely

Simply put, Ely is a great place to live especially if you are retired.
I was sitting in my living room window watching them turn blocks of ice into fantastic sculptures for the Winter Carnival at Whiteside Park. The ECHO had a full page of pictures showing these beautiful creations. My favorites were Guardian of the North, Summer Sift and From Ear to Ear.
We also have a Blueberry Festival, Harvest Moon Festival along with some toe tapping parades.

Fri
23
Feb

Coombe named to state Legion baseball board

Ely will have soon have a seat at the table when decisions are made about one of the state’s largest baseball programs.
Tom Coombe, who has coached American Legion baseball the last two decades, has been appointed to the state board of directors for American Legion baseball.
Coombe, editor of the Ely Echo and athletic director at Ely High School, was appointed Eighth District Director earlier this month.
He will join the state board at its meetings Mar. 23 in the Twin Cities.
Coombe will join a board that serves as the rule-making body for American Legion baseball in Minnesota, which has over 350 teams at the Senior and Junior levels.
The board also oversees state and district tournaments and decides which communities in the state will host major Legion baseball events - including state tournaments.

Fri
23
Feb

Ely Centric - Ely Echo - Ely’s hometown - Ely Owned Legal Newspaper

From the good to the sad - The Ely Echo covers Ely news in depth. Photos galore and professional reports by experienced reporters who give both sides of each story.

Fri
23
Feb

Fire destroys Ely duplex, funds set up to help both families

FLAMES ROARED through the top of the house at 26 East White Street around 1 a.m. Sunday morning. Ely, Morse-Fall Lake and Babbitt fire departments responded to the call and battled temperatures in the single digits while fighting the fire. Photo by Geoffrey Galaski.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
23
Feb

Folks turn out for Ely Winton Rod & Gun Club Fishing Contest

MUST BE ROOT BEER - Enjoying cold beverages at the Ely Winton Rod & Gun Club Fishing Contest were Jim, Jeff, James and Jordan Richards on Fall Lake last Saturday afternoon. Photos Ruthanne Fenske.

You'll find a full page of photos from the event in this week's Ely Echo - on newsstands Friday and most area homes on Saturday. Call 218-365-3141 to start YOUR subscription.

Fri
23
Feb

Neighborhood dinosauer helps Ely dig out

DINO HELP - Just your friendly neighborhood dinosaur helping Ely residents dig out from the latest wave of snow Tuesday morning. The snow shoveling T-Rex spent his morning helping clear driveways from the 13.5 inches of snow that fell between Sunday and Tuesday. Photo by Jessica Kellogg.

Fri
23
Feb

Dancers entertain at school basketball games

DANCERS - Nineteen children participated in an Ely High School clinic and danced during half time at a boys basketball game. This clinic is made possible by the Donald G. Gardner Humanities Trust. Pictured are (front l-r): Kaija Swanson, Lauren Anderson, Elliot Eastham, Juliana LaMontagne, Judith-Ann Roalty, Lovella Carlson, Bria LaMontagne, Elsie Mattila, Lindy Zemke; second row: Chloe Janeksela, Ivy Ohlhauser, Annika Eastham, Miriam Erzar, Gracie Johnson, Katie Lakner, Lucy Oelke, Madalyn Henry, Miriam Messerschmidt; back row: Maggie Fetterer, Shealie Bartel, Kaylin Visser, McCartney Kaercher, Savannah Johnson, Elisssa Bennett, Lauren Porthan, Madelene Johnson, Hannah Jankovec and Hailey Schaller. Submitted photo.

Thu
22
Feb

Patricia A. (Koschak) Deyak, 82, of Ely, dies

Patricia A. (Koschak) Deyak, 82, of Ely, passed away on February 22, 2018 at Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital.
Patricia was born on January 17, 1936 to John and Theresa (Ferderber) Koschak in Ely. She graduated from Ely Memorial High School in 1954. Pat was married to Edward C. Deyak on September 6, 1958.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings: Theresa Fink and John Koschak.
Patricia is survived by her daughter Renee (Todd) Thompson of Wyoming, MN and their children, Christian, Hunter and Emily; her son Edward “Bill” (Kimberly) Deyak of Ely, and their children, Edward, Marissa and Thomas; as well as her sister, Veronica Koschak.

Thu
22
Feb

School calendar set for ’18-19

by Tom Coombe -

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