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17
Jun

Heat on the road for Timberwolves

The Ely Timberwolves baseball team suffered a 5-2 loss to the Martin Luther-Granada-Huntley-East Chain team in the consolation round at the state baseball tournament. Heading home and approaching Eveleth around 9 p.m. Friday team members and staff were evacuated from the Shubat Bus. The flames were out before the fire department arrived and the young men and their coaches returned home safely. Photo by Tom Coombe

Sat
17
Jun

Letter to the Editor: ... it was a scary situation

Dear Editor:
RE: St. Louis County Sheriff’s Volunteer Rescue Squad
Chuck and I recently had the unexpected experience of getting lost in the Boundary Waters.
Despite our experience and preparation, after six days out, we missed a portage and headed into the river, thinking weld be able to push on through to Nina Moose River.
We ended up camped for an additional six days, rationing the last of our food, fuel, and toilet paper.
I am a Wilderness certified RN and Chuck is an outdoorsman and Alaska army vet, but it was a scary situation with the cold and rain and wind. We had no idea how to get out of there.
Thank goodness for the wonderful St. Louis County Sheriff’s Volunteer Rescue Squad headed by Kurt Erickson!

Fri
16
Jun

Another rescue in BWCA

Rescuers were again sent into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
On Tuesday evening a group of three young males from Duluth called for help after attempting to run rapids in the Lake One and Lake Two area.
Some guests staying at Kawishiwi Lodge heard the calls for help, called 911 and then paddled over to the area where Lake Two flows into Lake One.
They located three young males in the water. The boys did not have personal floatation devices on and their gear was noticed floating in the lake. The people got the boys to shore.
According to Kurt Erickson with the St. Louis County Rescue Squad, the three young men had been trying to paddle/walk a canoe up a set of rapids when one of them slipped and washed downstream.
“This one apparently reported after, that his leg briefly became entangled in a tree and rocks in the rapids. He felt luck to have not drowned,” according to Erickson.

Fri
16
Jun

Rec Center gets $5 million donation, Another rescue in BWCA - Get Ely news in the Echo!

The proposed community recreation complex got a major shot in the arm Thursday night when it was revealed a donor will give $5 million to the project.
Board chair Jeff Sundell announced that an anonymous donor will give a no strings attached donation to the project.
The Ely Regional Community Complex may be as large as 50,000 square feet and cost as much as $10 million to $12 million.
Sundell said the donor came to his house a couple weeks ago to announce her intentions....

Whether it's startling news like this donation or Ely’s fourth quarter honor roll and photos from Children’s Art Camp - The Echo is your answer to keeping in touch with what’s happening in the Ely area!

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Fri
16
Jun

Ely Wheel Park gets boost from Mike Motors

Mike Motors donates - Matt Graves of the Ely Wheel Park received a check from Joe Hiller and Nels Pierson of Mike Motors for the project which has been in the works since 2014 at the Ely Recreational Center. Photo by Terri Pylka

Fri
16
Jun

Events, vendors at Whiteside Park for Canoe Fest

A COUPLE tries out a canoe on Shagawa Lake near Semers Park during the Canoe Fest last weekend.

Fri
16
Jun

School Board Meeting Minuttes for May

Strategic Planning Session May 8, 2017 (approved 6-12, 2017)

A strategic planning session was held at 4:00 p.m. in the Memorial Media Center.
Ralph Brauer was the facilitator. The following were present: Heidi Mann, Ruth Lah,
Kathy Udovich, Penny Jankowski, James Pointer, Megan Anderson, Julie Hignell, Ray
Marsnik, Jeff Sundell, Tom Coombe, Kevin Abrahamson, Tom Omerza, Tim Leeson, Jim
Lah, Rochelle Sjoberg, Jason Kelley, Scott Kellerman, Molly Olson.
On the agenda: 1. Goal setting
Meeting adjourned.

Submitted by Penny Jankowski,
Superintendent’s Assistant

School Board Meeting Minutes May 8, 2017 (approved 6-12-2017)

Fri
16
Jun

Wolves upset Deer River, return to state

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
16
Jun

Ham Radio Field Day set for Ely June 24-25

by George Burger -

Fri
16
Jun

Range meeting set on mining withdrawal

by Tom Coombe -

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