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Section 1 iii ECHO/ Page 8 SATURDAY JULY 20, 2019 Frandsen Bank & Trust named one of Forbes magazine’s “America’s best banks in each state” Frandsen Bank & Trust was recently named one’of America’s Best Banks in Minnesota by Forbes mag- azine. Of the nearly 5,400 banks in the United States, only 149 made the 2019 list, and only three banks from Minnesota were recognized. Frandsen Financial Corporation CEO Chuck Mausbach states, “We were thrilled to learn that the rankings are driven entire- ly off of customer survey responses. What a huge compliment from our cus- tomers.” The list is a result of Forbes and a market research firm surveying over 25,000 United States customers for their opinions about current and former banking relationships. Banks were scored on satisfaction and recommendations, as well as trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital ser- vices, and financial advice. Frandsen Bank & Trust has assets in excess of $1.7 billion and offers a complete array of business, agricultur- al, real estate and consumer loans, savings, and financial services, serving communi- ties in Minnesota, Eastern North Dakota, and Western Wisconsin. The Postscript: “Summer Birthdays” by Carrie Clas- son It was my birth- day this week. Those of you w i t h s u m m e r birthdays know it’s a little differ- ent. In the middle of March, everyone says, “Wow! A birthday party!” You bring treats to school and everyone is happy for an excuse to celebrate. It’s different for the summer kids. Everyone is already busy with vaca- tions and visitors and then, somewhere in the middle of all that, someone says, “Oh! It’s Carrie’s birthday, isn’t it?” My birthday was particularly un- reliable because it fell when the plant where my father worked as an engineer shut down and he always took that time off. We loaded up our Studebaker or Hornet or Volvo and headed off to California or Wyoming or Canada, to visit aunts and uncles or go camping or, one memorable trip, go backpacking. We’d drive for what I seem to re— member were endless days, my sister and me in the backseat, my mom and dad and dog in the front. This seat- ihg arrangement held until my mom poured coffee and our dog, Boots, remembering the one—and-only time mom had spilled hot coffee on her, frantically jumped into the back seat by Charles Novak Catholic Republic -—Why America Will Perish Without Rome Tym' r- , rise-rue“ remassanga‘asrd*réaaand I’m r negativeehangesfifhe ‘dét‘efioratiOn not sure I understood everything the author was trying to explain. The author holds degrees in literature, history, philosophy and law and it shows in his writing. I had to read some of the paragraphs twice to get his meaning. The chapters have titles like The Crypto Catholicism of the Subsidiarity of the U S Constitution, The Crypto Catholicism of American Morality and The Crypto Catholi- cism of Science and Technology. The titles alone can scare you enough to not'start reading. Somehow I made it through the book but I’m not sure it was worth the effort. I would not rec- ommend it unless you are a faithful scholar. Infiltration -— The Plot To Destroy The Church From Within By Taylor R Marshall This book, released in July was written to be understood by everyone. Most Catholics are clearly aware of Jumpin’ Jehosafats coming to Ely July 31 The Jumpin’ Jehosafats have been blending traditional . and some deplorable. I~ will make this until the lid was safely back on the thermos. This caused my mother fresh guilt every time she had a cup of coffee for every vacation for as long as Boots lived. Boots lived a long time. Somewhere near the middle of our vacation, usually just after we’d reached our destination, my birthday would arrive. One year we were in Can- ada and my mother’s sister made a cake with coins wrapped in tinfoil baked inside. This was terrifically exciting. Another year, in California, I had a watermelon cake which I remember as something really special although, as I think back on it, I’m pretty sure my “watermelon cake” was simply a half watermelon with candles stuck into it. (This free tip provided for busy parents of young children.) But the most memorable year was when we went backpacking. I was turning thirteen, which meant my sister was only eight and we hiked over the mountains carrying every- thing we needed for a week. My sister had an enormous pack filled with the huge sleeping bags of the era. It didn’t weigh much, but it made it appear as if there was some pretty serious child endangerment occurring. There is a photo of her lying by the side of the path in which it looks as if she might never rise again. Then, right in the middle of it, my birthday arrived. Native son: Books changes in the Church some good of the church began in the 1920’s. I couldn’t possibly go into all the de- tails that made this happen but I will mention some of the main problems. In 1917 when the Virgin Mary first appeared to the three children in Fati- ma, they played a huge part in saving the church. There are quite a few chapters of how they did this which are extremely interesting. During the 1930’s in orders from Moscow the Russians set out to destroy the Church by planting 1100 Communist Party members in seminaries and diocesan positions. They also planted men in the American school system. The pol- icy of this infiltration was successful‘ beyond expectations. And now some examples of where the Church is declining. In 1958 74 percent of Cath- olics went to Sunday Mass. In 2000 that dropped to 25 per cent. In 1965 there were 352,000 Catholic marriag- es. In 2002 there were 256,000. In Weather report Observer: jazz and Gospel for more than 25 years, raising money for Wade Kllnssporn. charity and lifting spirits. The men and women of this group play a total of thirteen instruments - horns, piano, drums, strings and flute among them — as well as sing together. Based in the Twin Cities, the band includes two Elyites: Suzanne Mades on flute, and Elton Brown on tuba. . . The Jumpin’ Jehosafats will be playing on the White: side Park bandshell on Wednesday, July 31, at 7 pm. This toe-tapping free concert is a gift to the community from the Ely United Methodist Church (where the concert will be held in case of rain). Free will donations will be given to “Young Life”rYouth Ministry in Ely. The Ely concert kicks off this year’s “Annual Jumpin’ Jehosafats World Tour of Northern Minnesota,” with ap— pearances the following days in Emily, Pine River, and Little Falls. They have played community concerts, pris- ons, riverboats, churches, nursing homes, state fairs, and homeless shelters in the Upper Midwest, and also toured Haiti and Jamaica. The 115 have been featured artists with the Twin Cities Jazz Society Concert Series and played for numerous lo— cal, regional and national events for the United Methodist Church. They have released two CDs, the first entitled “I’m Movin’ On” and the second “Blessed are the Peacemakers,” both with traditional and original tunes, the latter written by its members. , Your NewspaperSince'1972. I! ELY "ECHO Varmlllon Community College Roedinno token el em. «:7 the previous noun. 2902,!!! 'Iii’196'5 there were 1575 candidates '_ Wings & Things Alzheimer’ 5 Association Thursday, July 25, 2019' Hideaway,me MN "~ ALLYOU CAN EATWINGS In theory, chocolate pudding should solidify without refrigeration. But my Birthday Pudding remained liquid. My mother says she honestly forgot the candles but, seriously, with the weight she was carrying, deciding to haul one less box of candles would have been perfectly justified. The waterproof wooden matches were lit and set in the middle of the pudding where they im- mediately sank and sizzled out. It was, without a doubt, my best birthday ever. ' Earlier that day I stepped between JUSTABOUTEVERYBODYREADS THE ELYECHO two racks where there was still snoww This is Kelly, Hunter and MacKenzie Jennings whole in My! The snow was much deeper on a recent mission trip to Guatemala, with the “Ely than I thought, and I laughed out loud Echo.” They are standing in front of the cross in the as, for‘a moment, I was stuck in a ancient city of Antigua, Guatemala. snowdrift on my birthday. That night we camped by a stream and I listened to the water run until I fell asleep. I’ve had. some amazing birthdays since then, but I’ll never forget watch- ing thirteen matches descend into chocolate pudding as my mom and dad and sister sang: Happy Birthday, to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday, dear Carrie. Happy Birthday to you! And it was. Till next time Carrie Carrie Classon's memoir, “Blue Yarn: Memoir About Loss, Letting Go, ''''' 'iifilafifigiwifi“"EKEEEEEEEWW Saturday, August 3 from 10 am 12 noon Whiteside Park Pavilion Art for Kids & Adulll What Happens Next, ” was just released. {mm a.“ An annual event to celebrate Learn more at CarrieClasson.com. & a? the creation of Ely’s ‘ ’ Donald G. Gardner Human/ties Trust. Hu am res rus Wupaaal-szo Yum! LINDSEY KEEN, AGENT 1965 there were 338 annulments. In (218) 365-5104 ' Open 95 Mom“ ~ 35 E Chapman St., Ely ere were 50,000. In 1965 there” _ . ,. . , 5000 priests. In 2002 45,066? ‘ WW'M’WW’WWWWém“ www.|indseykeen.com StateFarm §ej #1606208 NM ? a»: for the priesthood. In 2002 450. In 1965 there were 180,000 religious sis- ters. In 2002 only 75,000. In 1974 the Vatican was mixing their funds with profits from Mafia families. By the end of 1984 John Paul II was the first Pope to preach at a Lutheran Church. One of the biggest mysteries of the Church happened n 1956 at the papal conclave to elect a new pope. White smoke and ringing bells signaled a Cardinal had been elected Pope but t th b 1 t ~ . . " . ggfmnigggfsfiognmzy3,223, Ogle - Aluminum, Steel and Stainless Steel Welding the smoke and bells but no reason was ' CUStom creations and Repairs ever given for this false alarm. It’s ' ' Marine Fabrication . _ still a mystery to this day! Infiltration (Pontoon, Hull, Dock and Boat Llft Repair) is an amazing book and well worth - Portable Capabilities your time reading it. In a few weeks _‘ E my article on the positive side of the V church will be published. Another/s. mam-8949, brad@ozfab.com . “' - Ely, Minnesota amazing story! . ZFAB- THE FINE ART OF WELDiNG AND FABRICATLON Mn Tu Wd Th 0.14 * 0.27 0.06 2019 Preclp: 8.9 ” Snow on ground: 0" 2018-195 :84.3"2017-18$ :80.7" " . . "°‘" "°‘" wrll meet In the beer garden at the Blueberry Festival Saturday, July 27 from 3-5 p.m. ‘ Everyone welcome! Fundraiser to Benefit the e Pleasejoin us for the . Ely Relay for Life Friday, August 16, 2019 4-8 pm. 4 to 11 PM mm Fm arson if you would like to sign up ‘mm Nm’included. for a team, 1“ Please contact Shelby Swanson @ 952-353-0124 or log onto Wm search ELY, and sign up onlinel’. I (I)