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Sat
10
Jun

From the miscellaneous drawer - forgotten news

London was in the news last week, and not because Nick, Mary and Megan were visiting my niece Ingrid.
The evening news reported that there were deadly terrorist attacks in popular London tourist spots.
It was difficult to keep this in perspective. I emailed son Nick to ask if all was ok.
Then I thought about situations wherein someone might have panicked about me in the past.
For instance, the Suez Canal was nationalized in 1956 and by October of that year Israel had attacked Egypt with the UK and France joining the invasion. The Soviet Union objected and US forces were ordered to ready for emergency war plans. War ships were brought in.
Living in Rome, Italy at the time, I phoned home to reassure my parents that I was okay.
My mother answered the phone and spent the first few (expensive) minutes saying repeatedly, “Where are you? You sound like you’re just down the street.”

Sat
10
Jun

Bernard “Sugar” Kuzma, age 87, dies

Bernard “Sugar” Kuzma, age 87, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely.

Sugar was born, the youngest of nine children, to Anton and Katherine (Mehelcic) Kuzma on October 28, 1929. He graduated from Ely Memorial High School and entered the U.S. Army in 1951 and served his country proudly as a forward observer during the Korean Conflict until his honorable discharge in 1953.

In 1954, Sugar married LaVerne “Tootsie” Starkman and together they raised three children in Ely. Sugar started his mining career at the Pioneer Mine in Ely and continued working at Reserve Mining Company and later Cyprus/Northshore Mining as a member of the “bull gang” repairing heavy equipment until his retirement in 1992.
Sugar was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and the VFW.

Sat
10
Jun

Frederick M. Janezich, 91, of Ely, dies

FREDERICK M. JANEZICH, 91, passed away June 10, 2017 at Boundary Waters Care Center, Ely MN. Fred was born April 3, 1926 to Louis and Ana (Matelic) Janezich in Ely. He graduated from Ely Memorial High School and from Ely Junior College. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II having served in Germany. Some of his favorite activities were hunting deer, moose and small game, reading, woodworking, making various wines and cooking delicious Slovenian cuisine.
Preceding Fred in death are his parents, a very young sister Annie and his brother Louis.
Surviving Fred is a sister, Leona Janezich, and many cousins and special friends.
Funeral Services are pending. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Fri
09
Jun

Ely 4th of July Parade

Ely 4th of July Parade
 
The City of Ely’s 4th of July Parade will be on Tuesday,
July 4th at 1:00pm.  Line up starts at 10:30am on
4th Ave from Harvey Street to James Street including the
Ice Arena Parking lot and the green space.  

Please call City Hall, Clerk’s Office at 218-226-5449 to sign up to be in the parade. There will be ribbons & prizes awarded for kids entering decorated bikes, trikes, wagons and/or costumes, judging will be at Noon.
Parade starts at 4th Ave and Harvey St and follows Harvey Street to 2nd Ave East and then down Sheridan St, ending at 8th Ave (Whiteside Park). 

Volunteers are needed to assist with the parade.
If anyone is interested please contact the Clerk’s Office for more information.

The Fireworks Display will be put on by Premier Pyrotechnics.  The show is scheduled to start at 10:00pm over Miners Lake.

Clerk’s Office, City of Ely

Fri
09
Jun

Ely Council Minutes: May 16, 2017

Council Minutes: May 16, 2017
Regular Meeting Ely City Council – City Hall, Council Chambers

CALL TO ORDER- Mayor Novak called the Regular City Council meeting to order at 5:30pm.

PRESENT: Council members A.Forsman, Kess, Debeltz, Omerza, Callen, D.Forsman and Mayor Novak
ABSENT: None

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Debeltz/D.Forsman moved to approve Minutes from the May 2, 2017 Regular Meeting. Motion Carried Unanimously.

ADDITIONS OR OMISSIONS TO AGENDA:
Addition 7.A Letter of Intent from Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps
Addition 12.A. Correspondence from Cynthia Beans regarding Northern Grounds Off-Sale Liquor License.
Addition 9.A.iii. Correspondence from Tim Riley regarding temporary leave of absence from the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Items A, B, and C were added without objection.

Fri
09
Jun

Ely’s hometown newspaper - The Ely Echo - is loaded with news and photos

Sent throughout the United States and the world, the Ely Echo holds more than the website contains - just 10-15 per cent of each week’s edition is placed here for free access.

The email version is 100 percent of the Ely Echo news and just $30 per year! 218-365-3141.

Fri
09
Jun

Ely’s Farmers Market in full swing

On Tuesday night in Ely, there are many activities in which to take part - Tour Pioneer Mine (across from Grand Ely Lodge), enjoy live music at some restaurants, shop Ely stores and attend Whiteside Park activities.

Sunshine and summery times brought out the people at the Farmers Market after a cold rainy first week... Shoppers find lots to choose from already with veggies and art, soaps, meats, pizza, hand sewn items and woven rugs and other hand crafted spoons, pottery, bread, goodies and more veggies and more of everything including music at the Ely Farmers Market in Whiteside Park 5 p.m to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Every week there is more going on with food, fun and a good time and place to get together and enjoy more of what local Ely folks have to offer. Photo by Pam Roberts

Fri
09
Jun

Summertime - and the fishin' is easy

BACK IT WENT - the 23” Walleye caught on a Sucker minnow by Bill Herzog and his grandson Aedan Roach, age 7, Aedan’s second walleye, while guests at Silver Rapids Lodge. They are from Marine on St. Croix, MN.

Fri
09
Jun

Wolves upset Deer River, return to state

by Tom Coombe -

For the Ely Timberwolves, an improbable season will reach its climax at an improbable destination: the Class A State High School Baseball Tournament.

The youngest baseball team in school history gave the program its second straight Section 7A title - upsetting top-seeded and state-ranked Deer River twice Thursday night at Duluth's Wade Stadium,

Junior Gage Merhar returned to the mound with a dominant performance and teamed with senior Mark Killoran to drive in eight runs as the Wolves won the opening game 12-7, setting up a deciding game for the title that mirrored the first.

Again, Ely jumped to a big lead and held on at the end, with sophomore Tyler Housey recording the save in his first-ever varsity pitching performance, relieving freshman Dalton Schreffler in a 9-6 Wolves win.

Wed
07
Jun

BRIAN LEWIS ARNOLD, 49, dies

BRIAN LEWIS ARNOLD, 49, died June 3, 2017 at St. Mary’s Medical Center Duluth MN, after a brief illness.
Born december 28, 1967 in Fort Frances Ontario Canada to Ivan and Rosalie Arnold. He lived in Ely MN till moving to International Falls two years ago. He held many jobs but his heart belonged to the Morse/ Fall Lake Fire and Rescue Department.

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