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Section 1 ECHO/Page 3 ELY I SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019 y by Paul Leitgeb military veterans by organiz- My nomination goes to ing a fishing expedition to the Bob Niskala, for a myriad of Pipestone side of Basswood. reasons as follows: Bob was This usually occurs the sec- born and raised in Ely. ond week after opener. These Upon his graduation from elderly vets travel to Ely and high school Bob enlisted in stay at the Veterans on the the United States Marine Lake on Fall Lake. Naturally Corps. After finishing his the two portages from Nee- basics he was sent to Viet- ton to the Pipestone portage nam Nam until his honorable and the portage into Bass- discharge. After serving his wood would be too strenuous tour of duty he married the for these elderly veterans. So love of his life Donna Pu- Bob arranges for some young cel to whom after some 44 strong bucks to pull the boats years and 3 children. Nikki, and gear across the portages, Kevin andNatalie, and seven so that all these vets have to grandchildren they are still do is walk across the por- happily married, tages an&once at Basswood For many years Bob just hop in the boats and fish. served as commander of the When done they stop at a VFW. Every Fourth of July campsite or two and have a he organizes and leads the cookout. Color Guard at the start of Because Bob knows Bass- every parade. He has done wood so good these vets this for more years than I can always limit out on walleyes. count. He also organizes and For most of those guys it is heads the Honor Guard as the highlight of their year. they pay respect and tribute In addition, in the winter to the many funerals of Ely's Bob plows my road, which citizens, extends about 1/2 mile off The amount of time that of 169 (sometimes assisted Bob contributes on this en- by his brother Ger). deavorisbeyondcomprehen- I have been with Bob sion, and consider most of on occasions when he is these tributary funerals take plowing, if he sees some old place on the weekends. This timer's place he knows that alone, should make him Ely's hasn't been plowed, without most unsung hero. asking or compensation he For many years before will plow the individual out working in the mines, Bob and continue on his merry guided many fishing expedi- way. tions into the Pipes[one side Bob is a very handy guy of Basswood. He r cognizes with good mechanical know andpays tribute to the elderly how and skills, and is always 365-3665 wzvw.elywildwoods.com KELLY KLUN A]TORNEY AT LAW Paul Leitgeb nominated as his Unsung Hero, Bob Niskala, and both received prizes from the Ely Echo. The contest runs for two more weeks and nominations are still being sought. Photo by Cam Weisert at the ready to help some- had a bad word to say about one (personally, I think he Bob. Whomever coined the knows everyone in town), phrase, "he'll give you the He has helped me countless shirt off of his back," must times, because I have the have had somebody like mechanical skills of a por- Bob in mind. It is for these cupine, whether it be with an reasons and the fact that he is outboard motor, lawn mower, a genuinely nice guy I place vehicle or whatever. I have in nomination, Bob Niskala, never heard anyone who has Ely's unsung hero. ~* S:~'III i. ] i? :ii- ~ !"=i!i[llill ii ! : ; ; !i:::i;:/: Tommy Homer (7) and Alex Merriman (15) celebrate MOB SCENE as the future Timberwolves celebrate with a teammate following the Ely Pee Wee team's their district championship and upcoming trip to Pee championship victory Sunday. Photos by Eric Sherman. Wee B Regionals at Coleraine March 1-3. 1325 East Lovely 2 bedroom all-season cabin cared for by one family & offers much charm in a natural, north woods setting. Updated cabin with stainless steel appliances, metal roof, windows, & newly painted exterior. 2 stall detached garage. SSSS,OOO Sheridan Street Vote LEN CERSINE for Town of Morse Supervisor on March 12, 2019 21-year member of the Board Chair of Morse Land Use Committee Road Supervisor for 21 years Morse levy hasn't increase in over 10 years I would appreciate your vote to continue to work for the betterment of the township. 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