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Sun
20
Aug

Bryan Herbert “Herbie” Akins, 56, of Chisholm, formerly of Hoyt Lakes dies

Bryan Herbert “Herbie” Akins, 56, of Chisholm, formerly of Hoyt Lakes died Thursday, August 18, 2017 at the Fairview Mesabi Medical Center in Hibbing.
He was born on May 31, 1961 to Herbert Jr. and Dorothy (Kangas) Akins in Ely. Bryan grew up in Hoyt Lakes and attended Aurora-Hoyt Lakes High School, graduating in 1979. Following high school, Bryan played semi-pro hockey for the Sioux City Musketeers. Later Bryan worked various construction jobs in both road and building construction. Bryan was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Hoyt Lakes He enjoyed being outdoors hunting and fishing. Bryan also loved his special dog, Shep III.

Sun
20
Aug

Amelia (Gorshe) Novak, 98, a lifelong resident of Ely, dies

Amelia (Gorshe) Novak, 98, a lifelong resident of Ely, passed away on Thursday August 3, 2017 at Carefree Living in Ely. She was born on September 28, 1918 in Ely to Carl (Charles) Gorshe and Mary (Zabasnik) Gorshe. She graduated from Ely Memorial High School.
Amelia devoted her life to raising her family and making her delicious walnut and apple poticas. She loved making all the traditional Slovenian dishes which her family and friends enjoyed eating. She was a member of the Western Slavonic Association (WSA) and St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. .
She was preceded in death by her parents, son James, sisters: Mary Deyak, Caroline Likar, Frances Urbas, Jenny Mehelich, Angela Lobe, Julia Fink, her brother, Charles Gorshe, and her husband of 72 years, Charles Novak.

Sun
20
Aug

Single lane closures on Highway 1 between Isabella and Ely begin August 21

Motorists traveling on Highway 1 between Isabella and Ely will encounter single lane closures and a flagging operation beginning Monday, August 21.
Work on this project will continue through October of 2017 and includes tree clearing and rock removal which is necessary for culvert replacement. During this time traffic will be restricted to a single lane in each direction. A flagger and pilot car will lead traffic through the construction area.
Work to resurface and repave the road is scheduled to take place in the summer of 2018.
Drivers please use caution in and around all work areas.
For more information visit: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d1/projects/hwy1isabella/index.html
For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

Sat
19
Aug

From the miscellaneous drawer - The charm of Burntside Lake

VISITING AT SANDEMAR in July, 1946 were dignitaries and friends of Otto Swanson. Shown are, l-r: Lawrence Smith, Tony Struna?, John Buccowich, Matty Kapsch, Swedish Ambassador (Erik Boheman?), Otto Swanson and Minnesota Governor Luther Youngdahl. Photo courtesy of Larry Smith

Sat
19
Aug

Ads + Subscribers = News

Your Ely Echo newspaper is a business just like any other. Revenue generated from advertising and subscriptions pays for all the news we generate week in and week out.
In short, we need your help!
Newspapers across the state of Minnesota having been going all out during National Newspaper Week to remind people of the importance of newspapers in their lives. Right here in Ely we decided not to give up our front page to make that point, it’s far too valuable for us to do that.
You may be a subscriber already, either digitally or through the Post Office. You may be reading this after purchasing the Echo from one of our retail locations. Or you could be visiting a friend or relative and be reading their copy of this week’s Ely Echo.
What we would love to see is more people like you, people who read their hometown newspaper. We know if we do our job well, you will make sure to get a copy delivered to your home 52 weeks a year.

Fri
18
Aug

World Press journalists return to Ely; Public roundtable Monday at Miners’ Dry, bringing mix of politics, world affairs and culture

by Tom Coombe
Without ever leaving town, Ely area residents and visitors have the chance to gain a global perspective on Monday.
In a sense, the world comes to Ely with the arrival of 10 touring journalists, all part of the World Press Institute fellows program.
They’ll take part in a public roundtable discussion, sponsored by the Ely Echo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Miners Dry building at the Pioneer Mine complex. The program is free and people may come for all or part of the presentation, moderated by the Echo’s Tom Coombe.
Journalists from Afghanistan, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, England, Finland, Germany, Kenya, Poland and Russia will be in town, offering their insight on everything from journalism in their country to their thoughts on the world’s political scene.
“Right here in Ely, we’ll get the chance to meet the journalists and hear their perspectives on issues of the day,” said Anne Swenson, publisher of the Echo.

Fri
18
Aug

Ely’s hometown newspaper - The Ely Echo - delivers the spirit of Ely and its people

Letters to the Editor always welcomed at the Ely Echo. Send to: thepub@elyecho.com

A brief look at this week’s writers and their letters include:

...this event provides a closed course where a driver can legally show the car’s capability

... Any changes to the 1965 documents are simply new Federal Documents

... adopting a sane policy

... a thorough reversal is in order

... where the business gets the money

Send in YOUR letter early in the week, please. And thanks for reading and sunscribing!

Fri
18
Aug

VCC opens new housing - Dignitaries celebrate ribbon cutting day at Timber Ridge

NORTHEAST HIGHER EDUCATION PRESIDENT and Ely native Bill Maki greeted those gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, as Vermilion Community College celebrated the completion of a $6.5 million student housing complex.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
18
Aug

$25,000 raised during Ely’s Cancer Walk - Relay for Life

CANCER SURVIVORS walk first at Relay for Life, held in Whiteside Park Aug. 11. Over $25,000 was raised this year. Photos by Hailey Worth.

Fri
18
Aug

Ely Rotary holds its major fundraiser auction

AUCTIONEER Craig Loughery and fellow Rotarian Susan Kasbeer informed the crowd gathered at Grand Ely Lodge how the annual auction would be conducted. Photo by Nick Wognum.

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