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Section 1 gilt ECHO/ Page SATURDAY JULY 20, 2019” Lake Country Power receives Employer of Veterans Award» Lake Country Power is honored to accept the Em- ployer of Veterans Award from The American Legion Department of Minnesota. The award was presented to the cooperative during the Department Convention in Willmar, Minn., this sum- mer. \ Derek Howe, chief op- erating officer for Lake Country Power, accepted the award on behalf of the V... in v‘W’Vw i CO'OP- LCDR Howe sewed Derek Howe, chief operating officer, accepts Lake Country‘Power’s Employer of Veterans Award from The American Legion Department of Minnesota. D. Marvin Hill, who nominated Lake Country Power for the award, stands second from the as a P-3 Mission Command- er and provided intelligence surveillance and reconnais- sance during operation Iraqi freedom. Speaking before an au; dience of more thanq300 people, Howe said, “Lake Country Power is honored to accept this prestigious award, thank you. Our val- ues at Lake Country Power integrity, safety and quality, innovation, communication, teamwork and respect are what you’ll find in each American veteran as well as each person serving in active duty.” Lake Country Power’s workforce of 134 employees . W, .u by Eric Sherman. is“ "1'! “A 'N.. \‘I ,. “#3 $420 per team. includes skins. Wall Street Journal reporter Erin Ailworth. Photo right. is represented by 11 percent veterans. The first American Le— gion Veterans Employment and Education Commission Award was established in 1947, and recognized in- dividuals across the coun- try who had established outstanding records in the employment and retention of workers with disabilities. Since that time, categories were added to the current nine award programs. In 1969, The Veterans Em- ployment and Education Commission expanded its Employer Awards Program when it created an award category for employers of veterans. Lake Country Pow- er’s award represents me- dium-sized companies in Minnesota. The co—op was nominated for the award by D. Marvin Hill, a Lake Country Power member who served 38 continuous years between the Army, Minnesota Army National Guard, Army Reserve at Fort Snelling and Indepen- said Rusch. dent Ready Reserve at St. Louis, Missouri. Lake Country Power, www.1akecountrypower. coop, is a Touchstone En— ergy® cooperative serving parts of eight counties in northeastern Minnesota. The rural electric cooper— ative provides services to nearly 43,000 members and has offices located in Grand Rapids, Kettle River and Mountain Iron. . Bear with ring story to, reaches London Times A story about a bear in the Ely area that had a garbage can lid on it has reached the London Times. Ely Echo photographer Eric Sherman was contacted by the London Times after a story written by Erin Ailworth appeared in the Wall Street Journal. Sherman provided photos of the bear and accompanied Ail- worth into the woods to look for it. By Sunday it was reported the bear had freed itself of the lid. The bear had been named “Ringo” by a group of people on Face~ book and was seen frequently bird feeders on the east side of Ely. Sherman said Thursday he was also contacted by Fox Business News on purchasing reprint rights for his photos. ‘ Ailworth didn’t see the bear while she was in Ely, but she was * Y welcomed to town on the theater marquee and helped to rescue a turtle that was crossing a paved road. , _, DNR wildlife manager Tom Rusch of Tower has warned that feeding bears, even inadvertently through bird feeders, is creating generation after generation of human tolerant bears. “Some people think they are feeding squirrels and birds but they are feeding wildlife from raccoons to bears. These critters become tolerant of people and this bear has really showed us,” ELY NORTHLAND MARKET PRESENTS THE FiRST ANNUAL e1 BlilEBERillliiiill! ~ PAR SCRAMBLE 3 or 4 person teams. ist— $360 2ndm$240 3rd and 4th place 3120' {Decided by random drawing.) Sail Elfiwfit’ifi res... can. 21am: ' to assume A can (nor mcwnsn lN site) run FOR, eon-ens or any LEVELw a sites or?“ “rite: has on earner . isomer ’ 901 8. CENTRALAVENUE PO BOX 507 ELY. MN 55731 City names July 26-28 Twin ; Metals appreciation days The city of Ely has approved a resolution supporting Twin Metals Minnesota. t The resolution, signed by mayor Chuck Novak, reads: Whereas, Twin Metals Minnesota is committed to being a vital member of our Northeastern Minnesota Community Whereas, Twin Metals Minnesota has established a headquarters office in Ely, Minnesota Whereas, Twin Metals Minnesota has become a sig— nificant member of the community contributing to many events and services including but not limited to the Ely Food Shelf, the Fourth of July Activities, Friends of the Trees, Northwood’s Partners, Independent School District 696, Veterans Memorial, United Way, St. Louis County and Lake County Rescue Squads, Ely Police Department and many other organizations Whereas, since 2010 Twin Metals Minnesota has pro- vided more than $400,000 in financial suppOli to a variety of community organizations in the Ely Area > Whereas, Twin Metals Minnesota has provided a con- tinuing stream of employment with good paying jobs which allow families to thrive in our community Whereas, Twin Metals Minnesota has already had a significant impact on job creation and economic develop- ment in Minnesota Now therefore be it resolved, that 1, Chuck Novak, Mayor of the City of Ely, Minnesota, do hereby proclaim July 26, 27, and 28 of 2019 to be Twin Metals Minnesota appreciation days in the City of Ely. v ea Thank You The family of Adolph Levar would like to thank family and friends for their memorials and gifts. r. at; 9,4,? , so “use”; ‘ Q TRAVEL. LEARN. GROW. ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE - HOST FAMILY NEEDED LOCAL HOST FAMILY NEEDED in Ely for the 2019-2020 school year. Ely Rotary Club offers full support and assistance to ensure this hosting experience is great for your family and the student! For information callTim Riley (218) 349—7788 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 am, 11:00 am. Sunday Worship Service Fellowship at 9:30 am. ‘ 5mm 53 "st Church (sac) Pastor Cherish Knudson, 235-1151 2281 Old wy. 169. PO Box 149. Ely Grace Lutheran Church, 365-5413, www.baptistchurchely.com 88, 9:00 am. Worship, 10:30 am. Wednesday Bible Study, pm E Gospel Tabernacle, Eavangelicai Pentecostal) orner of S. Central Allaire St. Pastor Tim Cook. 365-5272 Sunday School: 9 am. Sunda Worship: 10am. Wed. ibie Study: 6:30 pm. , Wed. Youth Programs: 6:30 pm. Praise Failowshig 302 E. Boundar t, Ely, 365-6033 9 am. Sunday ible Study ' 10 am. Sunday Praise Worship .New Pastor: Robert Barclay 301 E. Conan St, 365.5605: , 9:30 am. Worship Service, Staffed i Nursery and Sunday School following Worship Service, Holy Communion Every Sunday 1 First Lutheran Church, . gLCMS) 915 E. Camp St, 365-3 48. Pastor Jonathan Varns t 10:30 am. Sunday Worship Service Eéy United Methodist Church 3 E. Camp Street, 365-3355. Sunday Service 10 am. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church 231 E. Camp St, Ely — 365-4017 St. Mary’s Episco iChurch wwwstanthonyselyorg 715 South Central ve, 365—4914 Mass: Saturday 5:00 pm; 9:30 Sunday Communion Service Sunday-10:00 am Tuesday. Thursday, Friday 8:00 am’, shock Comm 11 Church Led "y Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 pub . 151. E. Camp St. 365-4890. Sun. Worship 9:30 am; iellowshlp 10:45; Sunday school 11:15 am. Youth Programs on Wednesday “Like us on Facebook"