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Fri
30
Mar

Ribbon cutting time at at EBCH

RIBBON CUTTING for the new hospital pharmacy that serves patients at Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital. Participating in the ceremony were Dave Sebesta of the Ely Chamber of Commerce, EBCH pharmacist John Schindele, Ely mayor Chuck Novak and Al Forsman of EBCH. Read more about the new facility in an upcoming issue of the Ely Echo. Photo by Nick Wognum.

Fri
30
Mar

Brownies visit the Aquarium

Ely’s Brownie troop went to the aquarium on Saturday, March 24. Kids in the front are Brenna Hegfors, Jorden Borchert, Ellie Marshall, Brooklyn Sherman and Violet Udovich. The moms in the back are Stacy Hegfors, Kristi Marshall, Holly Sherman, Nicole Udovich and Kelsey Borchert.

Fri
30
Mar

In the era of logging camps long ago

WAS THIS location northeast of Ely over the lumber camp on the Cloquet Line? Taken from a plane with the photo from Ely’s Cyko Art Studio, Jeff Lovgren loaned the image to the Echo for identification. At one time the Cloquet Line was a railroad bed which had the rails removed in the 1950-’60s. It had provided access to the virgin forests to the north of Winton and Ely and Canada. Teams of horses using massive sleds hauled the logs from more remote areas in the winter.

Fri
30
Mar

Cubs create for Pinewood Derby

RACERS: Cub Scout Troop 4170 held its Pinewood Derby on March 16 at the Longbranch. Pictured are: Back row: Brennan Rue, Summit Smith, Tyler Forsberg, Blake Hegfors, Arturo Cameron, John Schiltz, Nathan Hoffemister, Chance Wavrin; Middle row: Luke Stalboerger, Jack Rintala, Brady Forsberg, Talan Hart, Laydan Hart, Myles Scharber, Hunter Halbaken, Oliver Hohenstein, Blake Stalboerger; Front row: Logan Kainz, Blake Houde, Tommy Kerntz, Bryce Houde, Grady Anderson, Emory Hohenstein, Sawyer Anderson, Ayden Scharber.

Wed
28
Mar

WWII Vet, buried abroad, identified

by Bob Anderson, Madison, SD -

Tue
27
Mar

All systems ‘go’ for 17th

by Tom Coombe -

Sat
24
Mar

Ely school, police department respond to “threatening graffiti”

ELY POLICE DEPT stated: “On March 23, 2018 while investigating the threats made against Ely Memorial High School, a person of interest was interviewed.
“This person admitted to making the threats and evidence was collected. The Ely Police Department will be forwarding all evidence and reports to the St. Louis County Attorney's Office for charge considerations.
“This was a joint investigation between the Police Department and Ely Memorial High School staff.

“We would like to reiterate that we never felt there was a safety risk, and the children’s safety is our top priority.”

Fri
23
Mar

Ely Echo - The voice of the wilderness since 1972

The March 24 Ely Echo is packed full of news about Ely and Elyites. Check out:

High school seniors off on trip to D.C.

Ecklund’s bill exempts Vets on Lake from lodging tax

Ely school, police department respond to “threatening graffiti”

All systems ‘go’ for long awaited 17th Avenue project

ECR to hold 40th fundraiser April 14

Klobuchar aides to host Ely forum
Tuesday event at hospital will focus on prescription drug costs

Photos sought of departed vets
Ely VFW looks for info on Steve Skube, George Anderson, who died in Netherlands during World War II

plus columnists and lots of letters to the editor!

Get your copy before they run out!

Fri
23
Mar

7A “Triple A” goes to Lah

TRIPLE A AWARD winner Blaise Lah with his parents James and Ruth. Submitted photo.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
23
Mar

This week in the O’Clock Hour

Mary Beth Shepard, Judy Kellerman, Anne Lincicome, Jane Kerntz, Kris Olson: “We’re just out walking... We do this every weekend. Sometimes we walk to the GEL and have a beer. That’s our reward. Not today though.”

Where will you be, what will you be doing...
...when Pam Roberts finds you during her “O’Clock Hour?” Each week she sets aside one hour only in spring, summer, fall and winter to roam the streets around Ely and capture a snapshot of life in Ely in 2018. Perhaps you’ll be next!

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