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Section I THE ECHO/Page 4 SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019 Obituaries Please notify your funeral home to place a complete obituary in the Ely Echo (elyecho@aol.com) or contact us directly 218-365-3141. LTC Jack Seliskar, USA Retired November 26, 1927 - May 25, 2019 during the Korean conflict, rie, his devoted wife of 67 CarmelValley, California Jack was awarded the Silver years, and three children: Jack Seliskar, age 91, Star and Purple Heart. The Jacki (Greg) arran, Grove- was born in Winton, Min- Distinguished Flying Cross, land, CA, Michael Seliskar, nesota to August and alga Bronze Star; Air Medal, and Naples, FL, and Alicia (Vie- Seliskar. Upon graduation Legion of Merit were award- tar Rodriguez) Seliskar; two from Ely Memorial High ed while serving 2 tours in grandchildren, Lilliana and School in 1946, Jack enlisted Vietnam. Jack served his Victor Jr. He is also survived in the Marines for 2 years, county proudly and with by this sister, Judy (John) In September, 1950, he was honor during his 24 years of Iten of Shokopee. recalled to active duty with service. He later retired from Per Jack's request, there the Army Reserve Unit from the California Department will not be a memorial ser- Ely. While stationed at Ft. of Corrections. vice. Ordin 1951, he met his wife, Jack was preceded in Visitwww.thepaulmortu- Marie Forzani. death by his brother August ary.com for guest book. While assigned as an Seliskar Jr. Infantry Platoon Leader Jack is survived by Ma- DAVID W. CROCKETT, 80, of Ely, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely. GERALD "BUD" ADAMIC, 95, of Ely, a proud World War II veteran, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely. Family arrange- ments have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely. Thank you to the Ely community from the Ely United Methodist Church for the enthusiastic support of the Jumpin' Jehoshaphat's concert held in Whiteside Park on Wednesday, July 31 A good number turned out to hear their toe-tapping brand of jazz/dixieland/gospel music The free-will offering for Young Life Youth Ministry here in Ely t t ed 8,7 '7 Jay Tomlinson, I ly UMC council chair, presepts Mike Kel!er of Young Life with a check asPastor C?afg!Haberman looks onl : : Community calendar The Ely Field Naturalists fundraising yard sale will have the last day of the sale on Sunday, August 25, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1224 Birch Street North in Tower. There are still lots of outdoor and indoor items looking for a new home: Indoor and outdoor furniture, tools, books, shelves, bookcases, desks, lamps, kitchen appliances, cook books, camping equipement, garden supplies, art supplies, Christ- mas ornaments, health supplies, flower pots and more ! For more information, call 218-235-8078. Ruby's Pantry food distribution will be held at the Babbitt Municipal Center, 71 South Drive, Babbitt on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10-11:30 a.m. Ruby's Pantry is a monthly food distribution program that helps keep con- sumable food out of the landfills. For a $20 cash donation, guests receive two baskets of food that can include meat, vegetables, bread, paper products, etc. Must bring own bags or baskets. Sponsored by St. Pius X Catholic Church. See www.rubyspantry.org for more information. The Class of 94 will have its 25-year class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. at Zaverl's Bar. Ed Ely will be playing. The cost is $15 per person includes pizzas, a drink and music. Class picture at 7:45 p.m A ny questions contact Toni Zaverl at 218-235-1150. Ely Living with Fire speaker series at Ely Senior Center for Monday, August 26 from 6-7 p.m.: Fire and Water by Emily Creighton, Hydrologist, Superior National Forest. Learn about the effects of fire on hydrology, water quality, aquatic connectivity, aquatic wildlife and overall watershed health. Ely Community Health Center at 111 South Fourth Avenue East (Old AFU Building) is open 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday evenings. Celebration of Life for Dick Niss in Babbitt Tom Asplund, Len Rothlisberger and the Bab- bitt Lions are working together to orchestrate a celebration of life to honor a Babbitt institution. Dick Niss was a pioneer during the inception and long-term growth of the city of Babbitt. He served the community and the Iron Range tirelessly in various capacities. In doing so, Dick touched many lives in a positive way. We believe that it is fitting to honor his memory and that others will want to do so also. We envision this celebration to be held in the next two to three weeks. Please continue to watch the paper for details. '~1 ~'~ ' r~ ~ ::~ ! e Legacy Bound announces its newest hardbound book. Safety comes first her husband, daughter, and son. Her title BUILD IT, a children's book that on a construction site and BUILD IT mission in life is to embrace adventure whisks the reader off on a whirlwind begins its tour with the young visitors and to instigate fun. tour of an active construction site, in a putting on their hard hats, viewing the Michael Bower Putman has been a fun rhyming story, machines, watching trades people hard "professional" artist since he was 13 Interesting machinery, unique at work and their final experience is and drawing caricatures at children's trucks and the amazing trades people, learning of the shared enthusiasm for birthday parties. A Twin Cities based work together to bring a building to a job well-done, graphic designer and illustrator with life. On Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 Seitz Danielsen works for a con- 20 years of independent practice at a.m. to noon at the Legacy Toy store in struction company and is passionate www.putmanillustration.com, he is Duluth. Author Laura Seitz Danielsen about inspiring young people to pur- thoroughly enjoying moving into the will read an excerpt, sign books and sue careers in the industry. BUILD realm of illustrating children's books. have activity sheets from BUILD IT. IT is her first publication. However, He hopes this colorful trip through the BUILD IT will appeal to the young she has leveraged her clever rhyming world of construction sparks imagina- reader, as well as the young at heart; Skills to win various contest and priz- tions and curiosity about how the world exciting mysteries unfold as each es, including her wedding package, is built. "Measure twice and cut once." boldly colored page is turned. Anyone She graduated from the University BUILD IT in available at Legacy who has passed a construction site and of Minnesota-Duluth, where she fell Toys, online at www.legacybound,net wondered about the buzz of activity, in love with Lake Superior. She now or order by calling 1-800-909-9698 will find answers in this delightful calls Northern Minnesota home with Dorothy Clueless Rosby LINDSEY KEEN, AGENT StateFarm (218) 365-5104, Open 9-5 M0n.-Fri. 35 E Chapman St Ely providing Insurance and Financial Services www.lindseykeen.com #1606208 NMLS fLAST WEEK'S Dav Date Hiah Low Precip Snow TM Mn 8/12 7-8 41 0.02 Weather ru 8/13 71 43 0.13 report Wd 8114 75 48 0.01 Th 8115 70 49 0.01 Observer: Frl 811677 49 0.02 Wade KIIngaporn Sa 8/1779 49 0.10 Vermilion Su 8/1881 51 0.08 Community College 2019 Preclp: 11.71" Snow on ground: 0" Readlngll tllken at 7 ll.m. ~,~rthe prevloul124 hourll. 2018-19 Snow: 84.3" 2017-18 Snow: 80.7" Ifyou'd noticed at all, here's how you Day 30: Something is terribly bubble in the old IV was the method might have interpreted what happened wrong, for murder. outside my home recently: Oh, a car Long-term parking is illegal in that Unless it's the 4th of July, every bang with out-of-state plates. Someone in spot. But that's not why I report the car, I hear is a gunshot. If I see a bag along the neighborhood must have guests, though it may be why some busybody the road, it's loot dropped as a thief End of story, once reported mine when I was parked made his getaway. I've never found any But if you're me and you read too in the same spot. I'm not a busybody; loot, but I've picked up a lot of trash many mystery novels, here's how it I'm concerned. I've seen too many hoping it would be. would have gone. In fact, here's a merci- episodes of Murder She Wrote. So, I don't report the car because I fully-shortenedversionofhowit didgo: If I were stuck in bed recovering think someone is getting away with a Day 1: Oh, a black car with out-of- from illness, I'd spend my days reading parking violation; I report it because state plates. Someone in the neighbor- mysteries. When I got tired of read- I think someone is getting away with hood must have a guest--just one. The ing, I'd watch the Hallmark mystery murder. car is too full for passengers. Maybe channel, and during commercials, I'd A police officer arrives. I watch out he's moving. Yes, it's a he; there's a mute the TV, stare out my window my window as he appears to run a check pair of men's sneakers on the front seat. and imagine suspicious activity in my on the plate then sticks an orange stick- Photo Foreman Cam Weisert (I looked.) And he's not a young guy; neighborhood, er on the windshield. I know exactly Writers Nancy McReady , there's a Reader s Digest beside them. People who watch cooking shows what it is because I saw it on my car Advertising: Terri Pylka Day 6: Interesting. The car hasn't cook and people who read Popular once, thanks to the busybody. Basically, Columnists Pare Roberts, i moved. That s strange because the Mechanics work on cars. People who it says move it or lose it. Trout Whisperer, , driver parked cockeyed and not en- read mysteries see clues everywhere, Not long after that, a car drives up. A Charles D. Novak, tirely in the parking space, like he'd or think we do. man gets out of the passenger seat, gets Karen Hamilton only planned to be gone a minute. Or I recently rode with someone who's into the mystery car and drives away. If -p : maybe he was in a hurry to get out. I a little too proud of how clean his car he fears for his life, he doesn't show it. : wonder why? is. But when I got in, I immediately I'm still concerned though. There's no Day 12: Still there. Maybe the driver noticed a single short hair on the dash. way to know ifhe's the car's owner or got out quickly because he was being Without thinking I said, "Oh, you have the guy pursuing him. The officer didn't i pursued. He's probably in the hills be- a dog." He looked insulted. But he ad- bother to search the hills. Apparently, ', hind my house right now. I consult my mitred he has a dog. he's never seen Murder She Wrote. i calendar. He must have stopped here When I watched a nurse put an IV in (Dorothy Rosby is the author of the between 10 and 11:30 a.m. that first day my arm before foot surgery, I noticed humor book, I Didn't Know You Could ', because I was out. If I'd been home, a tiny bubble in the tubing. I asked if Make Birthday Cake from Scratch: ' I would have heard brakes squealing that was dangerous. She assured me Parenting Blunders from Cradle to and doors slamming--maybe even it wasn't big enough to matter, but Empty Nest. Contact drosby@rush- gun shots. I've seen too many mysteries where a more.com.) Bookkeeper Tax Preparer Experience preferred, full or part-time, flexible schedule, great work environment. Mail or drop off resume to: Peshel Accounting, PO Box 89, 1704 E Camp St, Ely MN 55731. 218-365-2424 (USPS 950000) (ISSN 07467087) 15 E. Chapman St. Ely, MN 55731 Ph: 21 8/365-3141 1-800-492-3555 FAX: 218/365-31 42 emaih thepub@ elyecho.com Member ~ ~.~.o~ ~, of: +,~sP~e~ PERIODICALS POSTAGE PAID IN ELY, MN. Published every Copyrighted 2019 in its entirety Saturday, 52 weeks. POSTMAS- TER: Send address changes to: Publisher Anne Swenson The Ely Echo, 15 E. Chapman Gen. Mgr. Nick Wognum St Ely, MN 55731 Editor Tom Coombe Vol. 48, No. 34 Ad Designer Lisa M. Vldal August 24, 2019 MAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS 1 YEAR St. Louis County, MN $40 Other Minnesota $52 Other USA $68 Emailed Echo - pdf $35 Print + Email add $10 Sr Citizens $2 OFF your full year, SIGN ME UP FOR THE ECHO: Name Address Check $ Call for credit card payment