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Mon
06
Nov

From the miscellaneous drawer - Memories

People often say they remember where they were when they heard some dramatic event had occurred. Not true for me in regard to the JFK shooting in Texas. I might have been traveling and away from news sources.
There is only one event I can pinpoint in time and my memory. What’s especially odd about the memory is how vivid it remains and my age at the time. It was Sunday, December 7, 1941. I was six.
My family had gone by car to nearby Homewood, Illinois to the Auditorium there for Evelyn Klein’s Student Piano Recital.
Miss Klein was a German Jewish refugee and she came every week on the Illinois Central railroad to give piano lessons to we three children. My sister, age 11, had taken to the lessons far better than my brother or me.
The large auditorium was filled with parents and relatives. Washington Auditorium in Ely is quite similar in its interior.

Mon
06
Nov

A Veterans Day Message from the VFW

GUEST EDITORIAL:
A Veterans Day Message from the VFW

The debt owed to our nation’s defenders is ever-present
Reprinted from Veterans of Foreign Wars

For generations, the men and women of America’s Armed Forces have demonstrated their willingness to put country before self; patriots who serve for the greater good and who don’t seek glory or recognition or personal gain. On Nov. 11, Veterans Day, our nation honors the contributions of the nearly 22 million veterans living today, and all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of liberty and justice.

History has provided us with extraordinary examples of their selfless deeds. They’ve brought hope, faith and liberty to millions of people around the world. The true number of people who have benefitted cannot be calculated and the number of erected memorials or speeches delivered doesn’t begin to represent the true scope of service our nations’ veterans have provided.

Sun
05
Nov

Amelia “Molly” Hill, 104, of Ely dies

AMELIA “MOLLY” MARIAN HILL, 104, died on Saturday, Novemmber 4, 2017 at the Ely Carefree Assisted Living faculty where she resided after a minor stroke in April 2009.
She was born September 1, 1913 at home in Ely to Slovenian immigrants John and Mary Horvat. Molly attended school in Ely through Jr. College. She was working at Pipestone Falls Fish Camp while dating Matt Hill who worked at Peterson’s Fish Camp on Basswood Lake. Matt was Lutheran and Molly Catholic so they got married by a Methodist Minister in 1935. They became members of the Ely Methodist Church when they moved from Winton to their newly built Ely home in 1952.
Molly is survived by sons William (Barbara) of Laguna Niguel, CA and Thomas (Sharon) of Fountain Valley, CA; granddaughters Linda Hill of Santa Ana, CA and Tracy Hill of Huntington Beach, CA; sisters Louise (Allen) Weins of Duluth, MN and Rose Leslie of Hermantown, MN; and, brother Albert Horvat of Tower,MN.

Sun
05
Nov

Whitefish, tullibee sport-netting to open Nov. 5 on Shagawa, Bear Island, Ojibway lakes

Whitefish, tullibee sport-netting to open on Shagawa, Bear Island, Ojibway lakes.
Dates have been set for recreational netting for whitefish and tullibee (cisco) on Shagawa, Bear Island and Ojibway lakes in the Tower fisheries work area, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

These lakes are Schedule I Lakes, which are more susceptible to sudden changes that impact water temperatures, and are opened and closed on a 48-hour notice posted at lake accesses, other public places, and the DNR website.

Schedule I Lakes (48 hour notice)

Shagawa, open to netting Sunday, Nov. 5 through Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 (minimum 3.5 inch mesh size)
Bear Island & Ojibway lakes, open to netting Saturday, Nov. 18 through Saturday, Dec. 18, 2017 (minimum 1.75 inch mesh size)
Shagawa Lake is designated as infested with spiny waterflea so netters are encouraged to review rules that help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Fri
03
Nov

Ely Field Naturalists Program Announcement

Sherry Abts’ Northeastern Minnesota Common Loon Report for 2017
The Ely Field Naturalists will sponsor a wrap-up of the 2017 Loon Season with a presentation by EFN’s appointed Loon Ranger, Sherry Abts. Sherry has years of experience observing loons, reporting observations, and working with researchers. Much of the information on loons in the Ely Area flows through Sherry and this will be her yearend revue. Vermilion Community College will host this Wednesday, November 8 meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Classroom CL104 at Vermilion Community College.

Fri
03
Nov

Trout Whisperer - Why we hunt deer

Why we hunt deer
Four years ago, Mrs. Trout Whisperer and I dug a hole in our yard. We then went to the store and bought expensive healthy soil to put back in the hole. Then we fenced the hole and finally we drove to the local greenhouse and purchased a bunch of strawberry plants that we plopped in the now titled, “garden.”
Oh, during that first May, no blossoms, I was so sad. But that fall we mulched them plants. The following spring we un-mulched that bed of fruity potential and then on a warm day in May, our first strawberry blossoms opened.
About mid to late July, some of those plants had strawberries almost two thirds ripe and to think in just a few days we would be noshing on our low to the over worked, overpriced ground, with little delicious red berries.
Funny thing happened tho, chipmunks decide they weren’t waiting for the berry to be entirely ripe, so they just munched the red ripe redness and left the unripe gnawed remains for us.

Fri
03
Nov

Hook and Bullet Club by Nick Wognum - Prep for deer opener

Having some help at the shack on the last weekend before deer season was great. Having two friends from high school out in the woods was awesome.
Joined by Megan’s dog Millie, Steve Jacobson, Jim Ronn and I tackled some of the last-minute projects out at Camp Cholesterol.
Our main project was to finish putting up a tower stand including putting the canvas top over the metal frame.
This is definitely not a one man job and it took all three of us to make it happen. Some would say it takes three of us to do the work of one man, but that’s besides the point.
We did manage to get the stand completed without falling off, a major accomplishment to be sure. There was a few minutes along the way I was worried Jim’s back was going to go out or Steve was going to point out there was an easier way, but all’s well that ends well.

Fri
03
Nov

City of Ely Public Works Policy Regarding, SNOW REMOVAL

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City of Ely Public Works
Policy Regarding, SNOW REMOVAL

Fri
03
Nov

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Fri
03
Nov

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