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Sat
30
Sep

VCC enrollment up again

by Tom Coombe -

Sat
30
Sep

Freedom to think looms large; It’s National Newspaper Week

With National Newspaper Week approaching - October 1-7, these are my relevant thoughts to note:
When you grow up with newspapers at home, you become aware of policies and attitudes.
When you grow up with a father who was a Republican and a mother who was a Democrat, you grow up with two newspapers coming into the house: Chicago Tribune for Dad, Chicago Daily News for Mom.
To do so in the ’40s and ’50s ensured that I could read and hear two sides and gain some insight into why, no matter what, one or the other side was not always right or wrong.

Nowadays television news channels can be used in much the same way. Some excel in local and national news better than others to keep one aware of events. Switching channels helps to gain varying perspectives and understanding.
Current issues, both national and local are much the same. If one thinks through any issue and allows reason to seep in beyond the rhetoric, the results can be surprising.

Fri
29
Sep

Ely’s hometown newspaper - The Ely Echo - fills scrapbook pages!

You may find your face or a friend’s or family member in the over 100 faces shown in this week’s Ely Echo.

Letters to the editor, new columnists, and news that matters to Elyites about the hospital, the college, St. Louis County and in depth sports news. It’s all in the Echo - your locally owned, only legal newspaper for Ely. Stop by our offices at 15 East Chapman Street and ask for a free sample copy!

Fri
29
Sep

FALL Homecoming Queen Ryne Prigge and King Carter Gaulke

Photos by Pam Roberts of the many Homecoming Week events are in this week’s Ely Echo.

Fri
29
Sep

Swiss visitors reveal their fish cooking secret to Pam

Pam Roberts never knows who she might find when she is out and about during her singular hour on the streets of Ely, interviewing people randomly. This week she visited with students after school, a retiree or two, and summer residents who are hosting two fellows from Switzerland. She found the latter as they concluded their visit with a shopping trip.

Read the complete article in this week's Ely Echo. And get the fish recipe for cooking over a campfire too.

Fri
29
Sep

Winton celebrates new Community Building

WINTON COUNCIL CELEBRATES the grand opening of the city’s new city hall and community building. Pictured are: council member Adam Masloski, council member Dawn Rowe, treasurer Kathy Edman, mayor Kathy Brandau, clerk Anne Jackson and council member Lee Tessier. Photo by Tom Coombe

Fri
29
Sep

Ely Marathon draws a crowd

WINNER - Lisa Smith of Hibbing outran the field and set a record en route to victory in the 13.1-mile half marathon. Smith, 35, became the first female to win the half-marathon overall title, taking first in 1:26:50. Photo by Heidi Pinkerton

Thu
28
Sep

James Francis Brobin, 82, dies

James Francis Brobin, 82 of New Brighton, MN. Born Feb. 15, 1935, Jim lost his year-long battle with ALS on September 16, 2017. Preceded in death by parents Ann and Red Brobin and brother Robert. Jim grew up hunting and fishing, graduating from Ely High School. He married Sandra Meyer after they both graduated from St. Cloud Teachers’ College where they met. Jim started teaching at Mounds View HS in 1958 and was a fixture in the Biology Department for 34 years. At Mounds View, he was also instrumental in building a strong and successful swimming program. Jim retired in 1992 enjoying world travel with Sandy including many warm winters in Mazatlán. His booming voice and outsized personality will be missed by family, friends and the countless students and athletes who were influenced by “Coach B.”

Thu
28
Sep

Peter J. Scheuer, 59,dies in China

Peter Joseph Scheuer, 59, died Sept. 21 in Beijing, China. He was born in Winton, MN on Oct. 4, 1957.
He was a graduate of Ely Memorial HIgh School, St. Olaf College, and the University of Minnesota Law School. He was employed by Bayer Health Care - China, where he headed the Beijing Legal Dept.
He is survived by his wife XiaoXiao, and children Bronte, Brandise, Peter Jr (Tom), and Eugene. Other survivors include parents, Robert and Katherine Scheuer and brothers Karl (Rose), Paul, and John, and sisters Gretchen (Brad) Bensen, Veronica (Warren) Olsen, Anna (Keith) Larson, and Nichole (Duane) Farkas.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Mary and Eugene Scheuer, Gretchen and Nicholas Rauscher, uncles Father Benedict and Father James Scheuer and aunt Mary Jo Rauscher.

Wed
27
Sep

Gary Allen Shaver, 79, dies

Gary Allen Shaver, 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 23, 2017.
He was born on July 5, 1938 in Mankato, Minnesota. Gary was the son of Victor and Emma (Carlson) Shaver. He graduated from St. Clair High School in 1956, and Dunwoody Institute, Minneapolis in 1960, earning a degree in Industrial Electronics. Throughout his life he lived in a variety of places, such as St.Clair, Minneapolis, St.Cloud, Ely, Bemidji, MN, and has resided in Superior, WI for the past 30 years.

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