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Wed
18
Jul

Yanks win Ely Little League championship game, all-star teams head to district playoffs

Ely has a new Little League champion and tournament play is here for the league’s top players.
The Zup’s Yankees won the local league title, claiming the regular season championship and then downing the Evergreen Indians 5-3 in the July 6 league playoff championship game.
Brecken Sandberg relieved starter Ryan Fenske on the mound and tossed three innings of scoreless relief to get the victory.
In the third-place game, the DQ Dodgers defeated the Northland Market Cards.
All four Ely Little League teams were recognized Tuesday at Veterans Memorial Field during the annual Little League night at the ballpark.
For the Little League, the focus has now turned to out-of-town competition.
Once again this year Ely has entered two teams in Little League baseball tournament play.
Both an 11-and-12-year-old Ely all-star team and a 10-and-11-year-old squad have begun district playoff action in Grand Rapids.

Wed
18
Jul

Girl with Ely connections wins award at Shriners Hospitals

Shriners Hospitals for Children-Twin Cities announced Emily Jacobson as one of this year’s Rainbow of Hope award winners.
Emily is the daughter Steve and Molly Jacobson, and the granddaughter of Gary and Lorraine Klun and Gerald and Sue Jacobson.
This prestigious award recognizes three current or former patients for the contributions they have made to their communities and their ability to overcome life’s challenges with a positive attitude. Each winner receives a gift and their names are placed on the Rainbow of Hope plaque in the hospital’s main lobby.

Wed
18
Jul

Senate candidate Painter blisters Trump, mining in Ely appearance

by Tom Coombe -

Mon
16
Jul

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.

Mon
16
Jul

School facilities project could be pursued in phases

by Tom Coombe -

Mon
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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