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Thu
15
Jun

Children’s Art Camp ends with Art Show for all

Last event for ely Greenstone’s Art Camp is the art show at Miners Dry HOuse in the Ely Arts & Heritage Center where students display all the art projects they have been working on for three days. Some projects were paper bowls, instructed by Nicole Selmer who also works at the Forest Service and also is a paper maker. She brought her vats and pulp and taught the kids how to make paper bowls. They made strips of pulp around a balloon and can pop it later. When the paper dries they have a bowl. Wind chimes, watercolor painting, dot art dealing with pointillism, tile art, beading, torn paper with a poem about nature, a bird feeder out of popsicle sticks, all kinds of drawing and stone carving and lots of fun. The 54 students ages 7 to 12 this year enjoyed the big highlight at the end of the three days, the art show where they stood behind their work while parents, grandparents and neighbors come and each child explains their art and they take their treasures home.

Wed
14
Jun

Fall Lake supervsior: No bottom to Cloquet Line

by Nancy McReady -

Mon
12
Jun

Matilda M. Novosel, 92, of Ely, dies

Matilda M. Novosel, 92, of Ely, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital. She was born to Joseph and Frances (Leskovich) Gregorich on March 12, 1925 in Ely, MN.
She was a graduate from Ely Memorial High School in 1943. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Women's Life Insurance, SNPJ Lodge, Silver and Gold Club.
She married Joseph Frank Novosel Sr. on June 24, 1949.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed knitting, cooking, watching old movies, sharing jokes and dancing in her younger days.
Matilda was preceded in death by her husband Joseph on June 25, 1985, her parents, Joseph and Frances Gregorich, brothers Frank, Anthony and Edward; sisters Frances Zabrajsek, Mary Starkovich, Rose Karashec and Sophie Zavadnick, nephews Albin Karashec, Gerald Karashec and Edward Gregorich; niece Theresa Stefanich.
She is survived by her son Joseph Frank Novosel Jr. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mon
12
Jun

Couple rescued in swamp

by Tom Coombe -

Mon
12
Jun

Part of Pioneer Road closed

by Tom Coombe -

Mon
12
Jun

City hit with pair of lawsuits

by Tom Coombe -

Mon
12
Jun

City hit with pair of lawsuits

by Tom Coombe -

Sat
10
Jun

From the miscellaneous drawer - forgotten news

London was in the news last week, and not because Nick, Mary and Megan were visiting my niece Ingrid.
The evening news reported that there were deadly terrorist attacks in popular London tourist spots.
It was difficult to keep this in perspective. I emailed son Nick to ask if all was ok.
Then I thought about situations wherein someone might have panicked about me in the past.
For instance, the Suez Canal was nationalized in 1956 and by October of that year Israel had attacked Egypt with the UK and France joining the invasion. The Soviet Union objected and US forces were ordered to ready for emergency war plans. War ships were brought in.
Living in Rome, Italy at the time, I phoned home to reassure my parents that I was okay.
My mother answered the phone and spent the first few (expensive) minutes saying repeatedly, “Where are you? You sound like you’re just down the street.”

Sat
10
Jun

Bernard “Sugar” Kuzma, age 87, dies

Bernard “Sugar” Kuzma, age 87, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely.

Sugar was born, the youngest of nine children, to Anton and Katherine (Mehelcic) Kuzma on October 28, 1929. He graduated from Ely Memorial High School and entered the U.S. Army in 1951 and served his country proudly as a forward observer during the Korean Conflict until his honorable discharge in 1953.

In 1954, Sugar married LaVerne “Tootsie” Starkman and together they raised three children in Ely. Sugar started his mining career at the Pioneer Mine in Ely and continued working at Reserve Mining Company and later Cyprus/Northshore Mining as a member of the “bull gang” repairing heavy equipment until his retirement in 1992.
Sugar was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and the VFW.

Sat
10
Jun

Frederick M. Janezich, 91, of Ely, dies

FREDERICK M. JANEZICH, 91, passed away June 10, 2017 at Boundary Waters Care Center, Ely MN. Fred was born April 3, 1926 to Louis and Ana (Matelic) Janezich in Ely. He graduated from Ely Memorial High School and from Ely Junior College. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II having served in Germany. Some of his favorite activities were hunting deer, moose and small game, reading, woodworking, making various wines and cooking delicious Slovenian cuisine.
Preceding Fred in death are his parents, a very young sister Annie and his brother Louis.
Surviving Fred is a sister, Leona Janezich, and many cousins and special friends.
Funeral Services are pending. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

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