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Section 1 Obituaries ARTHUR JOHN PEL- TO, age 80, of Andover, MN passed away peacefully on July 12, 2019 at his home with family present. Art was born on Sep- tember 20, 1938 in Morse Township, MN to John and Elsie (Saari) Pelto. Art attended Ely schools and was a 1956 graduate of Ely Memorial High School. He was a prolific athlete in school, participating in football, swimming, and track and field. Art was an avid hunter and fisherman starting from an early age. He was an accomplished accordion player starting at age 8. Art was united in mar- riage on June 25th 1960 to CARLSON (Murphy), Patricia Jean, age 87, of Brainerd, went to be with her Love in Heaven on July 11, 2019. Preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Carl- son; parents, Richard and Hilda Murphy; 6 siblings; gs. ECHO/Page 4 Dorothy Rose Zaic, and they raised 3 children. Art was a 38-year em- ployee of US Steel starting as a millwright and later working as a shop electri- cian. He was elected to and proudly served one term as Vice President of his local United Steelworkers’ Union 1938. He was preceded in death great grandson, Tate Strege; daughter in-law, Joy Carl- son. She will be missed by her children, Bob, Mary (Bruce) Carlson Pap, Tim (Alice), Bill (Lisa), Jen (Mike) Owens, Patrick; 17 Grandchildren; 25 Great Please notify your funeral home to place a complete obituary in the Ely Echo (elyecho@aol.com) or contact us directly 218-365-3141. by his parents and two broth- ers. He is survived by his wife Dorothy, one son, David of Spring Lake Park, MN, two daughters, Sheryl of Eden Prairie, MN and Kristen (Jerry) Arntson of Savage, MN and one brother. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely. Grandchildren; one great -great-grandson; nephews, Carl “Sonny” Buraglio, Richard “Corky”and Con- rad Scullard; niece, Tammy Crosby; many relatives and good friends. Per her wishes, private family Mass and Interment. TONY R. DOLENTZ, age 66, of Grand Rapids, MN passed Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Grand Village. Tony’s inurnment will be in the Ely Cemetery, Ely, Minnesota. I ALAN J. RHEIN, 82, of Ely passed away on July 16, 2019, at the Ely Bloomenson Alan was born in Ely on March 20, 1937, to George and Alice Rhein and was a lifelong resident. He grad- uated from Ely Memorial High School and attended Ely Junior College. In 1958, he married Betty Koschak and together they raised two sons, Keith and Gregory and daughter Susan. His work career began at the Ely Post Office. He then spent 26 years working for Reserve Mining. After retir— ing from Reserve Mining, he spent 10 years driving school bus for the Ely schools. Alan was an active mem- ber of the First Presbyterian Church having served as a trustee, an elder and trea- surer. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, trapping, hunting and camping. In his retirement, Alan enjoyed traveling, especially to Alas- ka and Hawaii. He is survived by his wife Betty of 61 years, sons Keith (Kay) Rhein of Coon Rapids and Gregory Rhe- in of Ely, daughter Susan (Wayne) Karge of Anchor- age, AK.; grandchildren Bethany (Jeff) Brunton and their daughter Olivia; Mat- thew Rhein and friend Julia Balestriere; Jennifer (Keith) Brown and their sons Zacha— ry and Quinton and Timothy Karge. He is also survived by sister-in-law Phyllis OI- son and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother George (Duffy). His memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, July 22nd at the First Presbyterian Church. Funeral arrangements are with Kerntz Funeral Home. Community Hospital. Anathfiktav. trestleeaaseeser .. A. GB — Glavis Edwards will make a trip from Florida to Ely next week. Like other researchers who study the natural world around us and share the fruits of their knowledge, GB brings information and experience seldom, available to us. GB recently retired after 37 years as Curator of the Arachnids and Myria- pods (spiders, millipedes, centipedes) at the Florida State Collection of Ar- thropods. While he is here to acquire a large local collection to take back to Florida, GB will present some stories about his special research subjects, the jumping spiders and answer your Businesses and talent needed fOr talent spider questions. Join the Ely Field Naturalists in welcoming GB at Nature Nights in Classroom CL104 in Vermilion Community College at 6:30 pm. on Wednesday, July 24. One of the most knowledgeable arachologists in the country just moved from Tower to Arizona and his valuable collection of spiders and other arthro- pods will be loaded and delivered to the internationally valuable Florida Collection. In addition 0 the evening program that GB is so graciously pro- viding, the Field Naturalists are invit- ing anyone to examine the collection Nature Nights hosts a Spider Man visit visit and join him in loading it from 9:30 am. to noonon Wednesday, July 24 at 1224 Birch Street in Tower, MN. Parents are Welcome to bringtheir children to see the insect and spider collections and explore the area around David Bixler’shome for some “bug” catching and viewing of spiders or other small animals under a magnifier or microscope. The Ely Field Naturalists hope to see you at these activities and see you- at their Blueberry Arts Festival Booth next weekend with your stories and questions of discoveries. guide, meeting in Ely on Wednesday , Catalyst announced it is creating a film and TV production guide that will feature local businesses and talent from St. Louis County. 4 An informational gathering will be held in Ely on Wednesday, July 24 at 6:30 pm. at the Grand Ely Lodge. The guide will be distributed to TV industry executives and producers ‘at the annual gathering in Duluth this October 9-13. The guide will include a wide va- riety of focal businesses and individ- uals whose services or products may be utilized in the production process when a TV show or film is being made in the area. Examples of businesses include hair salons, restaurants, hotels, rental companies, antique stores andflumber yards. Listings of. local vendors will in- clude electricians, carpenters, welders, drivers, Contractors, and other skilled labor. Catalyst Executive Director Philip _ Gilpin Jr. said, “The goal of creating the guide is to inform the film and TV industry of the locations and talent resources already available around St Louis County and the Iron Range so more television and film productions jobs can be created in our area.” Beginning in July, Catalyst team members will be out visiting local businesses and locations to gather information for the guide. There is no cost to be involved. The Minnesota staff includes Dulu- thians, Keely Gelineau, an actress and TV producer; Katie Strand, producer; Lance Karasti, local filmmaker; Beth Austin, teacher and documentarian; JoAnn Jardine of Superior, a photogra- pher; and Riki McManus, of the Upper MN Film Office. ’ According to the Motion Picture Association of America, the film and tv industry is responsible for jobs in Minnesota alone, with $302 million in wages. Development of the guide is funded in-part by the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board and St. Louis County. Catalyst is sponsored in part by Abrams Artists Agency, Monaco Air, WDSE, City of Duluth, Minnesota Power, St. Scholastic, Two Harbors Visitors Bureau, Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board and St. Louis County. For more information about Catalyst please visit the website www.cataly- stories.Com. ' .. If you are interested in featuring your business in the production guide, email Keely Gelineau at Keely@‘cata- lystories.com. ‘ SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2019 Anne Koskinen of Ely Post 248 of the American Legion has been installed as American Legion District 8 Commander. Installation occurred at the Department of Minnesota Convention in Willmar, MN, on July 11- 13. Koskinen qualified for and joined the American Legion based on her honorable service in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War era from 1967— 1970, where she served in Florida, Washington DC, and Camp Pendleton, CA. Koskinen urges anyone with questions concerning joining the American Legion local Post 248 to go online to MNLegion.org. RonafrtSfiusta was awarcted'his 45 year certi 'cate as a byafemyfoyee at a ceremony in june at goodwiff'lmtustries, (Duluth, ‘MCM '1-[1'5 famify is veryyroudof Him. Community calendar The Ely chapter Slovenian Union of America “Taste of fit r‘i numlrm, m... 'lr-u 4i Slovenia” will be held Saturday August 3 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church from Ham-1:30pm. A $10 admission will cover 12 tastings. Slovenian food, music, and selected items will be on display. A free Taste of Slovenia Polka Party will follow at Amici’s Event Center that evening from 5pm-7pm. The cultural event is sponsored by ECR and Nortland Foundation Mud Monkey is Saturday, August 3 at 10 am. A portion of the proceeds are going to Zeke Urbas. Ruby’s Pantry food distribution will be held at the Babbitt Municipal Center, 71 South Drive, Babbitt, on Saturday, July 27, from 10:11:30 am. Ruby’s Pantry is a monthly food distribution program that helps keep con- sumable food outbof thekndfillsrf rfipr'a‘SZQ cash, donation, guests receive two he fifgidithatcan include meat, vegetables, bread, paperproduds, etc. Must bring own bags or baskets. Sponsored by St Pius ‘X'Catholic Church. See www.rubyspantry.org for more information. The Class of 1954 will hold their annual gathering at Grand Ely Lodge at 11 am. on August 10. No RSVP nec— essary. Questions call Terese at 319-393-4949 The Eagles Nest Fireflies will hold a bake sale on Thursday, July 25 from 7-8:30 pm. at their town hall on 1552 Bear Head State Park Road. It will be in conjhnction with the Eagles Nest Seniors ice cream social. The public is invited to attend. TheEly Relay for Life will be held on Friday, August 16 from 4—11 pm. at Whiteside Park. If you would like to sign up for a team, contact Shelby Swanson at 952-353-0124 or log onto relay.acsevents.org, search ELY, and sign up online. The Guided Historic Walking Tour-of Ely’s‘ Down- town is held at 10 am. on Saturdays and at 4 p.m.,on Tues- days from June 18 through Aug. 20. Meetin‘ Hall. Free to the public.‘ 7 Ely Living with Fire speaker series at Ely Senior Center ‘ for Monday, July 29rfr0m 6-7 p.m.: Evacuation of Pets and Farm Animals by Peter Hughes Veterinary Technician program at Vermilion Community College. Learn what you need to, do to prepare your pets and farm animals, ine'the event of an evacuation. The St. Louis County ‘1p‘Pet Sheltering Trailer” will be on-display. 'r a 7’ ' Eeficfiommsr (USPS 950000) (ISSN 07467087) 15 E. Chapman St. Ely. MN 55731 Ph: 21 8/365-31 41 1 -800-492-3555 FAX: 21 8/365-3142 Copyrighted 2019 In its entirety Publisher Anne Swanson Gen. Mgr. Nlck Wognum Edltor Tom Coombe Ad‘ Deslgner Llsa M. Vidal Photo Foreman Cam Welsert Writers Nancy McReady Advertlslng: Terri Pylka Columnists Pam Roberts, Trout Whisperer, Charles D. Novak, Karen Hamilton Member of: 4""0": at {an “(E :1 4r e“ ‘ PERIODICALS POSTAGE PAID IN ELY, MN. Published every Saturday, 52 weeks. POSTMAS- TEFI: Send address changes to: The Ely Echo, 15 E. 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