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Fri
07
Apr

Georgine Frances (Larson) Koschak, 83, of Ely, dies

Georgine Frances (Larson) Koschak, 83, of Ely, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Carefree Living in Babbitt, MN.
She was born September 29, 1933 in Ely to George Axel and Frances Elizabeth (Peyla) Larson. She attended school here. She married John Robert (Bob) Koschak on September 19, 1953.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved flower arranging, gardening, crafts, sewing - she sewed quilts for all her grandchildren. She loved entertaining in her home and was very welcoming, cooking and feeding many. She was a devoted member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Gerald Larson and grandson Jarred Hinzmann.

Fri
07
Apr

Ely Echo - your hometown newspaper, locally owned - office on Chapman Street

What’s news in Ely? Check out this week’s Ely Echo and read all about:

Ambulance service breaks contract with hospital

International Wolf Center: a million visitors and counting

169 groundbreaking set for April 13

Ely Mayor Novak part of Range delegation that went to bat for mining

Make plans for April 25 Empty Bowl event at St. Anthony’s Church Hall

CanoeFest sponsor offer stirs dispute

CLIMB Theater’s Feeling History visits Ely April 26; free VCC event

Morse town board votes to help fund Blandin Broadband project

County commissioner visits Fall Lake board

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Fri
07
Apr

Speech team moves onward

AT SUBSECTIONS were, front, l-r: Taryn Ostoff, Cate DeRemee, Julia Schwinghamer, row 2: Apolonia Homer, Laura Pasmick, Brooke Pasmick, Cari EIbler, row 3: Raif Olson, Shayla Zaverl, James Schwinghamer, back:Austin Blanchfield and Shane Spangler. Missing was Blaise Lah. Photo by Donna Kari

Fri
07
Apr

169 groundbreaking set; MnDOT to host Thursday morning festivities at Trygg Road intersection

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
07
Apr

Junior Volleyball Champions

Ely sixth graders are champions in the Arrowhead Junior Volleyball League 12s division. The team was undefeated (12-0) all four weeks of tourneys. Pictured are Luna Klingsporn, Madeline Kallberg, Aria Ruoho, Rachel Coughlin, Courtney Eilrich, Audrey Thomas and Kate Coughlin.

Fri
07
Apr

Eagles are active as spring breaks in the northland

TREE TOP LIFTOFF for this eagle looking for prey along Highway 169 in this photo by Bill Erzar.

Thu
06
Apr

Peggy Lee Beyer-Anderson, 55, of Winton dies

PEGGY LEE BEYER-ANDERSON, 55, of Winton passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Peggy was born on January 7, 1962 at the Ely Bloomenson Hospital in Ely, MN. Her first years were spent living with her family at Bob Holden’s logging camp off of the Old Tomahawk Road. In 1966 the family moved to Winton, where she spent the rest of her life.

Peggy was a member of one of the largest classes from Ely High School, graduating in 1980. Many classmates will remember her as the Ely Timberwolf mascot during her time there.

Peggy was an avid outdoors woman. She loved to fish, hunt, pick berries, anything and everything that had to do with being one with nature. It is well documented amongst all in her family that she nearly always was the first to catch a fish, and usually the one who caught the most. Just this previous deer firearms season, with cancer ravaging her body, she got her buck hunting with brother Milt.

Thu
06
Apr

Funeral service for Betty Loretta Morris Cripps May 13

Funeral service for Betty Loretta Morris Cripps, formerly of Ely, will be held May 13, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Lakeside Baptist Churck in Backus, MN. She died Feb. 23, 2017 in Dove Creek, CO at age 86.

Thu
06
Apr

Rescue Squad responds to a record number of calls

by St. Louis County Sheriff Ross Litman -

Wed
05
Apr

James L. Foster, 73, of Elk River, dies

James L. Foster, 73, of Elk River, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 at Guardian Angels Care Center in Elk River. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

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