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Section 1 ECH0/Page 4 ELY SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019 Get ready for gardening season with Gardening for a Healthier You session to be held on Feb. 28 Do you know the five There also will be a ses- healthiest vegetables and sion on mastering gardening how to grow them? St. Louis essentials - soils and fertil- County Extension's first gar- izers. dening workshop of the year Speakers will include will answer these questions Bob Olen, St. Louis County and more. Horticulturist; and Ron and Gardening for a Healthier John Sikkila from the Cher- You is scheduled for Febru- ry Greenhouse. ary 28, 12:30-4:30 p.m. at The program is a part the Mountain Iron Commu- of the St. Louis County nity Center, 8586 Enterprise Healthy Foods Initiative. Drive in Mountain Iron. The cost of tile program is Topics will include grow- $23 which includes program ing the five most nutritious materials, variety list and Ely speech team traveled to the Virginia High School, vegetables: cabbage, broc- refreshments. Saturday, Feb. 16 for its second meet. The team came cell, cauliflower, Brussels For more information away from the meet with great success Teammates are, sprouts and kohlrabi; grow- contactthe St. Louis County I-r: Shane Spangler, honorable mention in poetry. Cora ing apples in our northern Extension Office at 218- Olson, 5th in drama, Esther Anderson, Harry Dammann, climate; plus growing pep- 749-7120 or online at www. 6th in creative, Cad Eibler, 6th in extemp read ng, S dney pers and tomatoes, stlouiscountymn.gov/ext. Marshall, honorable mention in prose, Willow Olhauser. Photo by Donna Kari Community calendar Immanuel Lutheran Church of Tower, MN will be host- ing an "Active Shooter" Presentation on Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m. St. John's University Men's Chorus, with Axel Theimer, Conductor, will present a concert of sacred and secular music with free admission on Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Ruby's Pantry Food Distribution at Babbitt Municipal Center (71 South Drive) will be Saturday, Feb. 23 (4th Sat- urday of each month) from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. $20 cash (no checks) donation buys an abundance of food. No income or residency guidelines. Bring two large baskets. Sponsored by St. Pius X Catholic Church. Volunteers always welcome!! A smear tournament will be held 6 p.m. on the first and the third Monday of every month at the Ely Senior Center. Entry fee is $5 with $.25 for each set. Refreshments will be available. . e St. John's University Men's Chorus, with Axel Theimer, Conductor, will present a concert of sacred and secular music with free admission on Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. The concert is part of the choir's 2018-2019 Concert Season. Under the direction of Dr. Axel Theimer, a native of Austria and a for- mer member of the Vienna Boy's Choir, who has been on the music faculty at Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict since 1969, the 26 member choir will perform concerts throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin and, during the day, visit High Schools, sharing their music with music lovers of all ages. Traditionally the program features a wide variety of sacred and secular music, ranging from polyphony of the Renaissance to masterworks of the 21st century. error in Y by Nick Wognum An obituary in the Star-Tribune newspaper got it wrong. That's the word from the family of former Ely mayor Gerry Bibeau who should be credited for appearing on the cover of Time magazine in August of 1973 The obituary appeared on Feb. 7 and was for a John Uldrich who claimed he was the person in a fishing boat member for many years, as well as two terms as the city's mayor. He was the town barber (everyone knew him). "He had a passion for hunting and fishing in the Ely area, including BWCA where motors were allowed in the 70's. As well as fishing for pleasure mansion for dinner, and they accepted. He returned home with a plaque that included the magazine cover. It was later mounted in the History Center in St. Paul in the early days of the Center's opening," Bickford wrote. The Time magazine cover became on Basswood Lake with his friends, he a great tourism promotion for Ely and also did some guiding, likely brought thousands of people to "He was a skilled fisherman, and the area. Governor Anderson's boat noticed that Bibeau died in 2000 at age 74. His behind the iconic photo of Minnesota my father's boat was having a lot more obit read, "He was a World War II and Governor Wendell Anderson holding luck, when the stringer had multiple Korean War Navy veteran. He served a norhtern pike. walleye dangling from it. He asked my five terms on the Ely City Council and Not so fast, said the Bibeau family, dad permission to accompany him in two terms as mayor of Ely. He owned "That was Gerry," said stepson Rich his boat. My father, being the political the Tom & Jerry Barbershop in Ely for Hyrkas of Ely. "He had a signed copy enthusiast that he was, welcomed the several years and enjoyed hunting and of that picture that hung in his house." chance to 'guide' Governor Anderson. fishing. He was a member of the Veter- Bibeau's daughter, Robin Bickford, "John Uldrich may have been in the ans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2717, the wrote a letter to the Star-Tribune in- Governor's boat, but he was not in my American Legion Post No. 248 in Ely, forming them of the error, father's boat. and was active in community affairs." t : "The person in the'l ackground is "My dad loved the pipe, and smoked Not only did ulrich claim'that was k not John Uldnch. It is my father, Ge: for relaxation outdoors and after work. him in the photo, he also claimed he rard Bibeau (deceased in 2000), who My father, and his fishing partner Han.k caught the fish Anderson is holding. rived in Ely, MN. He served as council Pluth, were invited to the governor's Northwoods Partners meets Charities Review Council standards Northwoods Partners completed its review with the Charities Review Coun- NORTHWOODS PARTNEIIS cil, and they are glad to,-, report that they have met all of the Council's Account- governance, financialactivi- The awarded "Meets ability Standards and have ty, and fundraising. 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It will involve the mine, at which point visitors will Both tours will provide tour groups walking on uneven surfaces in a cold, enter the former physics lab. a chance to be underground and learn dark and wet environment. Participants will learn about the about many aspects of this amazing The tour is available for individuals major experiments that were conduct- mine. 10 years of age and older. The tour ed in the lab. They will also see how Last fall the park offered the Walk- offers a new look at the mine and a scientists are using bacteria found in ing Drift tour on a limited basis. The chance to gain new insight into its the mine as they search for a treatment two hour tour explores how geologists workings, for white nose syndrome (a fungus that found the iron ore buried deep in the Given all the requests to see the is caQsing bats to die), an alternative Earth's crust. Visitors will search for former physics lab and learn what the energy source or a means for purifying geologic clues on a 3A mile walk that physicists were doing underground, water. Obituaries Please notify your funeral home to place a complete obituary in the Ely Echo (thepub@elyecho.com) or contact us directly 218-365-3141. LT KAITLYN VELSvAAG, 23, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville, NC. Kaitlyn was born at Wom- ack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, NC on April 9, 1995. She graduated from Wiesbaden High School, Wi- missed, world. esbaden, Germany in 2013 She is survived by her Funeral services and in- and received an Army ROTC parents, Linnea Velsvaag and urnment will take place in Scholarship to the University James Campbell; her father, Arlington National Cetne- of Dubuque, Iowa. In May Cory Smith; her best friend/ tery this summer. of 2017 she graduated with twin sister, Kirsten George In lieu of flowers, please Majors in Criminal Justice (Austin); maternal grand- donate in Kaitlyn's memory and Psychology and a Minor mother, Lana Jackson; ma- to Thundering Paws Adop- in Military Science. After ternal grandfather, Herman tion Center http://thunder- commissioning she branched Velsvaag(Deloris);paternal ingpawsinc.robertgable.net Military Police (MP) and grandparents, Kenneth and or an animal shelter of your was incredibly honored to Jeary Smith, Richard and choosing. Kaitlyn's cat, Ar- be assigned to the 503rd Marion Campbell; Uncles, temis, was adopted through MP Battalion (Airborne) John Velsvaag of Ely and their program and he gave at Fort Bragg. She proudly Jeaf Smith; Aunts, Laura her so much joy. completed Airborne school Velsvaag and Barb King Arrangements for the in November (Lawrence); soul mate, An- family are entrusted to La- Kaitlyn is loved by so thony Louis Reed; and a host Fayette Funeral Home, 6651 many for her kind and beau- of extended family members Raeford Rd. Fayetteville, NC tiful soul. She will be greatly and friends throughout the 28304. Online condolences 20TH ANNIVERSARY of the Ely Artwalk found Jackie Fisher and Betty Firth looking by J&l Hardware. Student news St. Cloud State University has placed Jared Poderzay, of Soudan, School of Health and Human Services, Health and Physical Education, BS on the 2018 fall semester dean's list. Autumn Vagle was named to Hamline University College of Liberal Arts Dean's List Sunday, March 3 2 p.m. at the VCC Theater a recital with Freewill offering Coffee and to follow CHURCH DIRECTORY First Presbyterian Church Oasis Int'l 226 E. Harvey St 365-5130 Meets at Ely Senior Center Rev. Corey Larsen Pastor Sunday service 10 a.m 11:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service Fellowship at 9:30 a.m. Berean Baptist'Church (SBC) Pastor Cherish Knudson, 235-1151 2281 Old Hwy. 169, PO Box 149, Ely Grace Lutheran Church, ELCA 365-5413, www.baptistchurchely.com 301 E Conan St 365-5605. SS, 9:00 a.m Worship, 10:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, Staffed Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Nursery and Sunday School following Ely Gospel Tabernacle Worship Service, (Eavangelical & Pentecostal) Holy Communion Every Sunday Corner of S. Central & Allaire St First Lutheran Church, (LCMS) Pastor Tim Cook, 365,5272 915 E. Camp St 365-3348, S.unday School: 9 a.m. Pastor Jonathan Varns Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service Wed. Bible Study: 6:30 p.m. Wed. Youth Programs: 6:30 p,m. Ely United Methodist Church Praise Fellowship 305 E. Camp Street, 365-3355. 302 E. Boundary St Ely, 365-6033 Sunday Service 10 a.m. 9 a.m. Sunda.y Bible Study 10 a.m. Sunday Praise Worship St. Anthony's Catholic Church New Pastor: Robert Barclay 231 E. Camp St, Ely - 365-4017 www.stanthonysely.org I St. Mary's Episcopal Church Mass: Saturday 5:00 pm; 1 715 South Central Ave, 365-4914 Sunday 10:00 am 9:30 Sunday Communion Service Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 am I L geRock Community Church Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 pm I 1515 E. Camp St 365-4890. Youth Programs on Wednesday I Sun. Worship 9:30 a.m.; fellowship "Like us on Facebook" Sunday school 11:15 a.m. j ~l,~O '. 4 5 ', (USPS 950000) (ISSN 07467087) 15 E. Chapman St. Ely, MN 55731 Ph: 21 8/365-3141 1-800-492-3555 FAX: 218/365-3142 emaih thepub@ elyeoho.com PERIODICALS POSTAGE PAID IN ELY, MN. Published every Copyrighted 2019 in its entirety Saturday, 52weeks. POSTMAS- Gen. Mgr. Nick Wognum Editor Tom Coombe Ad Designer Lisa M. 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