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Sat
01
Jul

Mining supporters plan boycott

by Tom Coombe -

Sat
01
Jul

Town of Fall Lake CHANGE OF MEETING

NOTICE
Town of Fall Lake
CHANGE OF MEETING

The July
Town of Fall Lake
Supervisor’s Board Meeting
Has Been Rescheduled to
Thursday, July 6, 2017
6:00 pm – at the Town Hall
Ely Echo 7/1/2017

Sat
01
Jul

Verna Mae Thomas Spalj, 91, of Crosby, MN dies

Verna Mae Thomas Spalj, 91, of Crosby, MN passed away on June 21, 2017. Preceded in death by husband, George T Spalj. Survived by daughter, Kaye (Tim) Igo and son, Greg (Colleen) Spalj; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Brother, Don Thomas, Sisters-in-Law: Natalie Spalj and Nancy Spalj; many nieces and nephews. Verna loved her family, singing, dancing, golf, and winters in AZ.
A Memorial Mass will be 11 a,m, Friday, July 7 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Crosby with visitation at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions preferred to brain tumor research – Humor to Fight the Tumor Foundation. Many thanks to the staff at CRMC for their care of Verna for over 19 years. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

Fri
30
Jun

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Fri
30
Jun

Sir G’s Classic largest yet - Record 12 teams to take part in annual Legion tournament

Ely has carved a niche as a destination point for summer baseball tournaments.
But in the storied history of Veterans Memorial Field, no tournament has been larger -at least in number of teams - as the upcoming Sir G’s Midsummer Classic.
An even dozen teams, one larger than last year’s record field of 11, will participate in the American Legion baseball tournament that starts Friday, July 7, both in Ely and Legion Field in neighboring Soudan.
Before the event wraps up with the 3:45 p.m. title game on Sunday, July 9, 25 games will have been held during the 16th annual event.
Not bad for an event that was started in 2002 simply to fill an open weekend on Ely’s American Legion baseball calendar.
In a decade-and-a-half, the Sir G’s Classic has evolved into the largest American Legion baseball tournament in northeastern Minnesota, and one filled with power-packed teams.

Fri
30
Jun

Ely ready for festive Fourth

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
30
Jun

From the miscellaneous drawer - Hard choices for graduates

How does one plan one’s future?
When one is over 80, it may not seem that should even be a question.
But it is. Folks my age may have thought that major decisions about life were only challenged and addressed in the age 12-20 years. Not so.
Back then, the life/living tests were rudimentary and oldsters often misinterpreted what they thought should be obvious to youngsters.
For instance, because I liked to know how things worked, it was suggested I should be a mechanic.
Because I liked to sing, I was told to be a performer.
For the first proposed choice, there was no understanding that my interest dropped off dramatically when imagined solutions failed to work to solve problems. For the latter, there was no accounting for extreme self consciousness, for stage fright.
Each 12-20 age group has so much pressure upon them.

Fri
30
Jun

Public hearing for a Conditional Use Permit

Public hearing for a
Conditional Use Permit

The Ely Planning Commission Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on July 19th at 5:30 pm in the 2nd Floor Board Room of City Hall regarding the issuance of a conditional use permit to Hilligoss Partners d/b/a Mike Motors to properly zone for automobile sales in a Commercial (C-1) district. All interested parties may submit communication to Planning and Zoning 209 E Chapman St. Ely, MN 55731, 218-226-5475 pzadmin@ely.mn.us, or in person at the public hearing.

Tim Riley
Planning and Zoning Administrator (temp.)
City of Ely, 209 E Chapman St
Ely, MN 55731 Ely Echo 7/1 & 7/8/2017

Fri
30
Jun

Ribbon cutting held at LCP Outpost

RIBBON CUTTING for the new $750,000 Lake Country Power Ely Outpost on Grant McMahan Boulevard. On Wednesday afternoon, employee Tom Wipf, Lake Country Power board member Mike Forsman, Lake Country Power general manager Greg Randa, employees Derek Howe, Kael Richards and Bill Koschak cut the ribbon to officially open the 5,000 square foot facility. Forsman called the building something “members could be proud to own” and noted the efficiencies the building provides the company. Randa said the facility shows the company “will be here for the long term.” Photo by Nick Wognum.

Fri
30
Jun

First Crapola Fest held in Ely

BIG TURNOUT for the first Crapola Fest held June 23 in front of the world headquarters of Crapola on First Avenue East. The event included a comedian, games, food and live music. Owner Brian Strom even hopped up on stage with the band and played guitar. Photo by Nick Wognum.

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