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15
Dec

School Board Meeting Minutes November 13, 2017

School Board Meeting Minutes
November 13, 2017
(approved 12-11-2017)

Thu
14
Dec

William“Bill” K. Loe, 77, dies

William“Bill” K. Loe, 77 passed away peacefully on Dec. 12, 2017 at Little Hospice in Edina. He died from complications of ALS. Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Terry. He is survived by wife, Alice; son, Mark (Skye); daughter, Jessica; granddaughter, Kiley; brother, Rodney (Mae Kathryn); sister, Janice (Arvid) Behrens and many nieces and nephews.
Bill attended school in Slayton and Ely, MN. He worked at Reserve Mining in Babbitt and owned and operated the Dray Freight Line in Ely for several years until he graduated from Ely Jr. College, and then went onto St. Cloud State University to graduate Summa Cum Laude. He pursued his career in human relations and labor negotiations with several corporations domestically and internationally.
In later years he owned and successfully operated a para medical business. He also was a certified appraiser of classic autos.

Thu
14
Dec

Reflections on Fishing

He sat alone, in the wilderness solitude that afternoon. The only sounds - the singing of the lake and beating of his heart as he fished and waited. There would be no fish that afternoon - but then he did not always fish for the fish - but sometimes for the memories. Photo by Pete Pastika.

Wed
13
Dec

George D. Zembal, 63, of Ely, dies

George D. Zembal, 63, of Ely, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital. George loved to cook for people and make them laugh. He had friends everywhere he went and would never hesitate to help someone out. His food and jokes will be missed, especially his famous grilled pizza.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Lori; daughter and son-in-law, Samantha and Kyler Hauschildt; father-in-law, George Ryktyo; siblings, Jerry (Nancy) Zembal, Jack (Joette) Zembal, and sister Jeanne Zembal; and many wonderful friends, especially Dean Hanninen.
Preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Gladys Zembal; brother, Tommy Zembal; and mother-in-law, Nancy Rykyto.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at Kerntz Funeral Home in Ely with visitation taking place one half hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Wed
13
Dec

Fall Lake residents will get guidance on recyclable items

by Nancy McReady -

Mon
11
Dec

Tomahawk still closed,others re-open

The Superior National Forest lifted the temporary closure of a twelve-mile section of The Grade Road (Forest Road 170) on the Tofte Ranger District between the Sawbill Trail and Wanless in Cook and Lake Counties, MN.

Forest managers closed this and some other sections of Forest Roads on November 29, 2017 due to the thick layer of ice that had created an extreme hazard for traffic in those areas.

While road conditions have improved in some areas, all motorists are urged to continue to use care when driving on Forest Roads and to be aware that many Forest Roads are not plowed to remove snow in the winter.

Mon
11
Dec

Renee Marie Lutwinko, 68, of Chisholm, dies

Renee Marie Lutwinko, 68, of Chisholm, returned peacefully to the Lord Thursday, December 7, 2017, at home. She was born May 4, 1949, in Ely, MN, to Thomas C. and Louise E. (Warner) LeRoy. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth and retired from NTS as an Environmental Laboratory Manager.
Renee was united in marriage on July 17, 1992, in Hibbing to Clifford L. Lutwinko. She was a member of Chisholm Baptist Church and enjoyed planning events for family get-togethers, gardening, the outdoors, travelling around the world with her husband, and volunteering for Hospice and Habitat for Humanity.

Mon
11
Dec
Mon
11
Dec

Twins coming to Ely Jan. 25

The Minnesota Twins are making a habit of coming to Ely.
Once again, the Major League Baseball team will make Ely a stop on their annual winter caravan. Team officials announced Thursday that a contingent will be in town on Thursday, Jan. 25.
The time, nature and location of the event are all still to be determined, but broadcaster Dick Bremer will be joined by outfielder Eddie Rosario and pitcher Jose Berrios.
Previous Twins’ events have included a lunch, program and a chance for photos and autographs with the players, as well as a raffle for autographed items.
The Twins’ visit has become somewhat of a winter tradition in Ely. This marks the 10th time since 2004 that the caravan will stop in Ely.
In all, the 2018 Twins Winter Caravan includes stops in more than 50 communities across the upper Midwest from Jan. 15-25.

Mon
11
Dec

Fossum reflects on two decades

by Tom Coombe -

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