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Fri
13
Jan

Twins set for Tuesday visit; Winter Caravan stop includes free lunch at Grand Ely Lodge

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
13
Jan

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Fri
13
Jan

Tuesday deadline for township races

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
13
Jan

Hwy. 88 to close for 12 weeks in 2017; Hwy. 88 to close for 12 weeks in 2017

A bridge replacement project on Highway 88 will cause delays and detours in 2017 and 2018.
St. Louis County Highway Department officials spoke at a Town of Morse board meeting Tuesday night.
Highway Department director Jim Foldesi, bridge engineer Matt Hemmila, principal technician Lance Robert, Commissioner Tom Rukavina and Tom Erchul from the Ely Joint Public Works facility discussed the project.
The bridge over the river that runs from Shagawa to Burntside is in need of full replacement.
The $1.26 million project will start Aug. 7 and is scheduled to run until Oct. 28. Final work would be done in 2018 and could include an additional three weeks of closures.
“You’ve got a real bad bridge on a really popular road,” said Robertson.
Hemmila said the bridge is in poor shape now and has been on the docket for replacement.
The detour around 88 will be an issue but has been determined to be unavoidable.

Fri
13
Jan

School Board Meeting Minutes December

School Board Meeting Minutes December 12, 2016 (Board approved 1-9-2017)
1.0 The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chairman Marsnik. The meeting was held in the School Board meeting room.
2.0 On roll call the following directors were present: Kellerman, Marsnik, Pengal, Pointer, Sjoberg, Udovich. Absent: None. Also present: Keith Vandervort, Ely Timberjay; Tom Coombe, Ely Echo; and Superintendent, Kevin Abrahamson.
3.0 Pledge of Allegiance
4.0 Approval of Agenda:
4.1 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Sjoberg, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0).
5.0 Open Forum:
5.1 Truth In Taxation presentation by Kevin Abrahamson
5.1.1 Discussed 2016-2017 budget
5.1.2 Discussed 2016 Payable 2017 Levy
5.2 Opportunity for questions from taxpayers: There were no questions asked.

Fri
13
Jan

Fishing Report from Russ

10 pound 27 1/2 inch walleye caught on White Iron Lake. Fisherman pictured, L-R, Timon Iverson (St. Paul), Milo Iverson (holding fish, Paris, France), and Will Poppleton, St. Paul)

Fri
13
Jan

Foreign Exchange Student Program focus of Jan. 24 meeting in Ely school

Felipe Luiz, Brazilian student, with co-counselors Ward Nelson and Joe Owens of Ely Rotary.

Fri
13
Jan

Youngsters start their engines

LINED UP on Fall Lake Saturday for the KCPro racers who ranged in age from 4-10. Photo by Eric Sherman.

Thu
12
Jan

Jean E. Lonne, 87, of Babbitt, dies

Jean E. Lonne, 87, of Babbitt, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Carefree Assisted Living in Babbitt. Jean was born on October 1, 1929 in Northwood, North Dakota to Iver and Martha (Johnson) Olson. She taught in North Dakota rural schools until her marriage to Martin Lonne in Milwaukee, WI on October 4, 1952. After they returned to North Dakota, she was a homemaker who enjoyed baking and listening to music. Visits with her grandchildren and great grandchildren brought a special twinkle to her eyes.
She is survived by her daughter: LuAnn (Jon) Smith, grandchildren: Kari (Ben) Johnson and Lisa (Oscar) Lopez, great grandchildren: Freyja, Lucia and Rio Lopez and Henry, Daphne and Libby Johnson and sister-in-law: Ruth Kensrud.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and 5 brothers and 5 sisters.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 10 at 2 p.m. at Swarstad Chapel in Northwood, North Dakota.

Tue
10
Jan

John Vesel of Ely dies

John Vincent Vesel, 87, of Ely, died peacefully at his home on Monday, January 9, 2017, embraced by the love of his family, after a courageous battle with colon cancer.
John was born May 27, 1929 in Ely to Vincent and Frances Vesel, the youngest of seven children.

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