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May

From the miscellaneous drawer - Searching for his roots

Is there a resurgence of interest in family origins? Not so much a connection to things from the scanty past. Now there is too much variety of new and improved things which are preferred. So those “treasures” which were connected to past lives are now unwanted.
People-knowledge is different. Wanting to find out something about one’s heritage still has an appeal. Hence the interest in Ancestry DNA kits. After debating about it, I have now sent one in. Not knowing my grandparents has made me curious.
A phone call at the Echo this week revealed another person looking for his roots. The Californian was making his second step in “six degrees of separation” and seeking information about his unknown (great?) grandfather, Juri (George) Majerle, who died in an Ely mine on Nov. 14, 1889.
A quick check of the Echo’s book: Ely, Since 1888, found this to share with him:

Fri
05
May

Your hometown newspaper - The Ely Echo - locally owned, locally operated

It’s no surprise that: Just about everybody reads the Ely Echo! We work hard to bring you articles and photos about the people and events of the Ely area.
We invite you to subscribe and be a part of this great town. Just $30 for the weekly email edition which comes as a PDF attachment. Or the print edition can be sent via US Mail.
Give Anne a call to get started: 218-365-3141. Ask for a free sample copy to see what it's all about.

Fri
05
May

World Press journalists to come to Ely 2017

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
05
May

Raising funds via Run for Playground

ELY THIRD GRADE students took a break during the Run for the Playground to pose for a photo before going back to running laps in the arena. The event raised over $10,500 for the new playground. Photo by Nick Wognum.

Fri
05
May

VCC school year at an end

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
05
May

Little things, big victory; Ely baseball team downs South Ridge in rematch of 7A final

SPRAWLING CATCH for Ely infielder Nils DeRemee, one of several young players in the lineup for the high school baseball team. Photo by Eric Sherman

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
05
May

ORDINANCE NO. 316, 2nd Series AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ELY, MINNESOTA, AMENDING CHAPTER 10, SECTION 10.01 REGULATING STORAGE, DEPOSIT, AND DISPOSAL OF REFUSE

ORDINANCE NO. 316, 2nd Series
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ELY, MINNESOTA,
AMENDING CHAPTER 10, SECTION 10.01 REGULATING STORAGE, DEPOSIT, AND DISPOSAL OF REFUSE

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ELY DOES HEREBY ORDAIN:
SECTION 1 Chapter 10, Section 11.01, of the City Code of the City of Ely, Minnesota is amended to read as follows:
SEC. 10.01. STORAGE, DEPOSIT AND DISPOSAL OF REFUSE .
Subd. 1. Definitions. The following terms, as used in this Section, shall have
the meanings stated:
A. “Refuse” means and includes all drained organic material resulting from the preparation of food and spoiled or decayed food from any source, bottles, cans, glassware, paper or paper products, crockery, ashes, rags, and discarded clothing, tree and lawn clippings and solid market and industrial wastes.
B. “Commercial establishment” means any store, restaurant, gas station or business, either retail or wholesale, operated for profit.

Fri
05
May

ORDINANCE NO. 311, 2nd Series AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ELY, MINNESOTA, AMENDING CHAPTER 14, SECTION 14.10 REGULATING INSTALLATION, CONSTRUCTION OR EXPANSION OF ANY ILLUMINATED FLASHING, BLINKING OR MOVING ADVERTISING SIGN

ORDINANCE NO. 311, 2nd Series
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ELY, MINNESOTA,
AMENDING CHAPTER 14, SECTION 14.10 REGULATING INSTALLATION, CONSTRUCTION OR EXPANSION OF ANY ILLUMINATED FLASHING, BLINKING OR MOVING ADVERTISING SIGN CONTAINING CHANGEABLE MESSAGES WITHIN THE CITY OF ELY

Fri
05
May

Ely Council Minutes: April 18, 2017

Council Minutes: April 18, 2017
Regular Meeting Ely City Council – City Hall, Council Chambers

CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Novak called the meeting to order at 5:30pm.

PRESENT: Council members A.Forsman, Kess, Debeltz, Omerza, Callen, D.Forsman and Mayor Novak
ABSENT: None

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Debeltz/D.Forsman moved to approve the minutes from the April 4, 2017 Regular Meeting. Motion Carried Unanimously.

ADDITIONS OR OMISSIONS TO AGENDA:
Addition 10. E. 13th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday April 29th from 10am-2pm at the Ely Police Department
Addition 13.C Approve Pengal’s Basswood Trading Co. Commercial Rehab Loan for 137 E Sheridan St to do store front repair including shingles, windows, door trim for $15,000 pending receipt of proper paperwork and fees and direct Attorney Klun to work with the applicant and to proceed with the loan processing.
Items A and B were added without objection.

Fri
05
May

The Ely Planning Commission will hold a public hearing

Public Hearing

The Ely Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on May 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm in the 2nd Floor Council Chambers of City Hall for the issuance of an Interim Use permit and Variance to Nick and Mary Wognum, for construction of a garage to be located at 240 E Wilson Street, from the date of IUP issuance until such a time when the property changes ownership. Per City Code 11.40, List of Permissible and Conditional Uses, this proposed use would NOT normally be allowed within an R-1, Single Family Residential Zoning District. All interested parties may submit communication to Planning and Zoning, 209 E Chapman St, Ely, MN, 55731, 218-226-5449, pzadmin@ely.mn.us, or in person at the public hearing.
Ely Echo May 6, 2017, May 13, 2017

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