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Fri
19
May

Spring Dance Recital Friday and Saturday

KEEP CALM AND DANCE ON at the Studio North spring recital at 7 p.m. Friday, May 19 or at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Washington Auditorium. Pictured are fourth grade group “Supersonic”: back (l to r): Janae Murphy, Maggie Fetterer & Aaylah Myers;
middle: Senja Kess, Anya High, Madelyn Moen & Anya Moger; bottom: Bella Davis, Kennedy Zupancich & Rylee Larsen. Photo by Tara Kay Photography.

Thu
18
May

Lindsey E. Lien, 68, of Excelsior, Minnesota and Ely, dies

Lindsey E. Lien, 68, of Excelsior, Minnesota and Ely, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at his home as a result of cancer diagnosed in 2015 and, after a short remission, returned. His wife, Mary Ellen, was at his side.

Lindsey was born November 16, 1948, in Princeton, Minnesota, the son of Elton and Mildred (Schultz) Lien. At a young age, he moved with his family to Northfield where he was raised and graduated in 1967. He then attended the University of Minnesota where he met his future wife, Mary Ellen Gardner. Lindsey and Mary Ellen were united in marriage on June 25, 1971 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Minneapolis. Lindsey worked as a carpenter and built their dream home near Lake Minnetonka and their cabin in Ely.

Wed
17
May

Robert Karasti, of Ely, dies

Robert Karasti, of Ely, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Wed
17
May

From the miscellaneous drawer - Opportunities

How do you feel about the elderly folks in your life, circle or neighborhood?
I asked a business owner recently about his dad who is still working for the firm and was pleasantly surprised by his answer.
He replied that although the dad had slowed down a bit due to physical changes which affect his walk, his dad still enjoys working. It is the socialization which prompts him to be on the job almost daily with no vacations.
Ask most any over-65 person why they still show up for work and that’s bound to be a common answer:
The opportunity o be useful, complete tasks and have people to converse with makes life worthwhile.
My former mother-in-law explained to me a number of years ago, “I’m still the same person inside that I was when I was 20.”
Another friend reminded me of this poem which ends:
“I’m now an old woman ...and nature is cruel;
’Tis jest to make old age look like a fool.

Wed
17
May

Sticker shock at the school

by Tom Coombe -

Tue
16
May

Proposals Sought: proposals for a broadband feasibility/engineering study

The Ely Area Broadband Coalition and the Ely Economic Development Authority are seeking proposals for a ç for the Ely Area. Proposals are due at Ely City Hall 209 East Chapman Street Ely, MN 55731 at 2 pm on Thursday June 15th. Anyone interested in providing a proposal can contact City Clerk-Treasurer Harold R. Langowski at elyod@ely.mn.us to receive a copy of the RFP. The EEDA reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to award this work in the best interest of the EEDA and City of Ely. Ely Echo 5/20 and 5/27

Mon
15
May

UPDATES ON FOSS LAKE FIRE

On May 14, 2017 firefighters from the Superior National Forest, Montana, Oregon, and Idaho successfully burned 51 acres on the Foss Lake Prescribed Fire Unit located west of Ely, MN. The weather conditions were good for the broadcast burn to reduce fuels.

The Foss Lake prescribed fire unit is well contained and will be patrolled for hotspots. Crews continue to check the Old Baldy (30 acres), North Arm Unit 8 (41 acres), and Log Bay (38 acres) prescribed fire units each day and all have been quiet with very little to no smoke visible.

Location: In northeastern Minnesota, in St. Louis County on the LaCroix Ranger District of the Superior National Forest approximately 10 miles west of Ely, MN and north of the Wolf Lake Road, between Foss Lake and the BWCAW. T63N R14W S35.

Mon
15
May

Floyd K. Bach, 79, of Ely, dies

Floyd Kingsley Bach, 79, of Ely, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 15, 2017, surrounded by his family at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. He was born in 1937 in Walker, MN to William and Dorothy (Kingsley) Bach.
Floyd was raised on a farm with cattle, horses, pigs and crop farming. He enjoyed playing musical instruments; his favorite was his trusty harmonica. As he was growing up he became a jack of trades, he also was a trapper, mechanic, over the road truck driver, heavy equipment operator, logger and settled on becoming a licensed contractor, which truly was his passion for over 65 plus years. He truly enjoyed teaching the building trade and was very generous with anyone down on their luck.
In his spare time, he enjoyed tinkering in just about anything, but enjoyed his garden, horseshoes, Elvis – music, dancing, was the governor of the Ely Moose Lodge for a short time in the early ’90s.

Sat
13
May

Native son: BOOKWORM

BOOKWORM #3

Sat
13
May

Foss Lake Prescribed Fire set for Sunday, May 14

The West Zone of the Superior National Forest is tentatively planning to conduct the Foss Lake Prescribed Fire on Sunday, May 14, 2017.
In northeastern Minnesota, in St. Louis County on the LaCroix Ranger District of the Superior National Forest approximately 10 miles west of Ely, MN and north of the Wolf Lake Road, between Foss Lake and the BWCAW. T63N R14W S35. (Map attached.)

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