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Tue
16
Jan

Mae Dehnhoff, 70, of Isabella dies

Mae Dehnhoff, 70, of Isabella died on Monday, January 15, 2018 and is finally at peace after a lengthy illness.
She was born to Richard and Mabel (Bathke) Singleton in Medford, Wi. Mae moved with her family to Isabella at a young age, where she resided until her death.
On November 19, 1966, she married Kenneth Dehnhoff Jr. at Zion Lutheran Church in Finland. Mae was active in the church, was Treasurer of Isabella Township and head cook at Camp Buckskin for over 30 years.
Spending time with family meant everything to Mae. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, knitting, and crocheting.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Dwight and Raymond.

Tue
16
Jan

Marsnik remains board chair; Board members get small bump in monthly pay

by Tom Coombe -

Mon
15
Jan

Nolan calls on Forest Service to continue using Ely Airport; Agency may no longer land C-130s here

U.S. Rep Rick Nolan last week called on the U.S. Forest Service to continue using the Ely Municipal Airport as an arrival port for fire-fighting C-130 aircrafts.
The Ely Municipal Airport was recently renovated specifically to improve the runway’s ability to handle C-130’s.
However, the USFS recently indicated that it is considering no longer using the Ely Airport for C-130s – a change which would make it more difficult for the USFS to effectively fight fires in the Ely region.
“It was less than two years ago that a forest fire near Ely ravaged over 1,000 acres of wilderness and the future risk of fires to the region is only expected to grow,” Rep. Nolan wrote. “It would be shortsighted to decrease the ability of the USFS to quickly respond to forest fires in the region by limiting the number of firefighting aircraft which utilize the Ely Municipal Airport.”
The full text of Rep. Nolan’s letter is copied below.
Dear Chief Tony Tooke,

Sun
14
Jan

Frank J. Mauser, 93, of Ely, dies

Frank J. Mauser , 93, of Ely, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Ely Bloomenson Hospital.
Frank was born on January 26,1924 in Ely to Frank and Barbara (Vaida) Mauser. He attended Ely Schools, served in the Army during World War II and after being honorably discharged he moved back to Ely, met the love of his life whom he married. They moved to Minneapolis where he attended Dunwoody Institute and when he finished school they moved back to Ely where he worked and they established their life together. Frank was a mechanic at Ford Garage for many years before he was hired at Reserve Mining Company in Babbitt and retired from the mine as a foreman in the truck shop.
Frank was a very unassuming person and he put his all into anything he did; he could fix just about anything. One of his favorite pastimes was being at the cabin, every summer he and Marge would close up the house in town and live out there.

Sun
14
Jan

Charles E. Mistek, 82, of Ely,dies

Charles E. Mistek, 82, of Ely, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Essentia Health- St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Fri
12
Jan

Pro-mining group, leader suing Dayton

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
12
Jan

The “circus” has left city hall

by Tom Coombe, Echo editor -

Fri
12
Jan

Muriel Kovall, of Babbitt, 89, dies

We are sad to announce that the grandest lady we knew, Muriel Kovall, passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side in Babbitt, MN on January 8, 2018.
She was born on August 14, 1928 in Watertown, South Dakota.
She is survived by her daughter Dianne (Harold) Breffle, son-in-law Ronald Jokela; grandchildren Justin (Ryan) Jokela, Mathew (Tara) Jokela, Kyle (Jessica) Breffle and Celeste (Zac) Bradish; and great-grandchildren Hayden Jokela, Avery Bradish and Baby Bradish (due in July).
Muriel was preceded in death by her husband Mathew Kovall, Jr. and daughter Ramona Jokela.
Private family services will be held at the Ely Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Landmark Funeral Home in Virginia.

Fri
12
Jan

$250,000 winning lottery ticket sold at Ely Short Stop

The Short Stop convenience store chain in Northern, Minn. was certainly not short on luck in last night’s Powerball drawing.
The Virginia-based company, with 17 gas stations located in Duluth and across the Iron Range, sold two Powerball with Power Play tickets worth $250,000 in the Jan. 10 drawing.
The winning tickets were purchased at Voyageur Short Stop, located at 1815 E. Sheridan St. in Ely and Hibbing Short Stop II, located at 1121 E. Howard St. in Hibbing.
The lucky ticket holders matched four of the first five numbers plus the Powerball number, which is normally worth $50,000. Because they added the Power Play multiplier option for an extra dollar when they purchased their tickets, their prizes were multiplied by 5 (the Power Play number drawn) to win $250,000 each.
The winning Powerball numbers for Jan. 10 are 7-24-33-49-50 and the Powerball is 4.

Fri
12
Jan

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