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Section 2 ECHO/Page 3 ELY SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019 AINT MINNESOTA - VIRGINIA Apply by 9/06/19 www.stlouiscoun mn.q0v/jobs or call 218-726-2422 SURVEYING THE FIELD - VCC quarterback Goy Maj!ok looked downfield for an open receiver during a scrimmage last weekend. Majiok comes to Vermilion from Blaine. by Tom Coombe football." In many ways, the Ver-While newcomers will milion Ironmen are starting dominate the VCC lineup, over. the Ironmen will also get Second-year head coachleadership from those in Justin Kosik has revamped their second year with the his coaching staff, retooled program. his roster and even started Those players include fresh with new uniforms for running back Ty Williams, the 2019 season, which starts who ran for about 200 yards with today's home title with in 2018, as well as sec- two-time defending MCAC ond-year receiver Damon champion Northland, set Dunn, who has also been for 1:30 p.m. at Ely School part of VCC's basketball Stadium. team. Only a handful of players Sophomore David Rush are back from Kosik's debut moves from the defensive season,when the Ironmen line to linebacker this fall, suffered through a 1-7 cam- while Onterial Smith and paign and dealt with injuries Christian Bisby are back af- and roster turnover, ter helping the VCC defense Depth doesn't figure to a year ago. be an issue this fall, with the Jaleel Hansberry saw lim- Ironmen expected to suit up ited duty because of injuries, in excess of 60 players for while Kosik also is looking the debut, including an array for big things from Murphy of new talent from Texas, Theodore and Widly Fran- Louisiana and Florida.cois, who both were with the Kosik, a Texas native,programlast year but gained also expects his team to take eligibility in 2019. a new approach in 2019. Add receiver Jeremy "We've increased our Seadorf and linemen Austin discipline and brought in Roether and Casey Holman a lot of good players," said to the mix, and there are a Kosik. "We've been tight few VCC players who bring on them as far as doing the collegiate experience to the things they should be doing, mix. and hopefully we'll see more The newcomers include discipline, more energy and numerous players who are hopefully see some good coming to Vermilion right starts at CONCENTRATION for Vermilion's Markeith Blank- enship as he made a reception between two defenders during last weekend's scrimmage. He is one of many new faces in the Ironmen's lineup. out of high school, and others town after winning the state who were at other college title in 2018. program. Kosik, however, says he Running back Ty Ed- has his team primed to go monds could make an imme- after nearly three weeks in diate impact for VCC after training camp. stints at NCAA Division I "I seriously expect my schools Memphis and Ari- guys to go out and open some zona State. eyes and show they're here to Kosik is also looking for play," he said. big things from linebacker VCC has four home dates Leroy Bolden. at Ely School Stadium as VCC has depth at receiver part of an eight-game regular and boasts one of Louisiana's season schedule. top prep pass catchers in The Ironmen host Roch- Davion Sanders. ester Sept. 14, Mesabi Oct. 5 The schedule makers did and North Dakota-Bottineau VCC no favors for the open- Oct. 19. er, with Northland coming to Equal Opportunity & Veteran Friendly Employer II lillli il I I]i' Ill i'ihl I I Just about everybody reads the Ely Echo1 i, iJl POSITION OPENING-ISD No. 696, ELY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Cafeteria Aide - permanent part-time; 3 zA hrs./day; 5 days/week; student contact days; $14.79/ hr.; must be able to lift 30 Ibs. on a regular basis; start date: Sept. 3, 2019; background check required. Non-licensed application form available at www.ely.k12.mn.us, or in the General Office, 2nd floor of the Memo- rial building. Return application to: ISD No. 696, Attn: Superintendent, 600 E. Harvey St Ely, MN 55731. Application deadline: Thursday, August 29, 2019. EE 8/17, 24 POSITION OPENING - ISD No. 696, ELY PUBLIC SCHOOLS PARAPROFESSION- AL (2 Positions) PLACE OF WORK: Dis- trict; RATE OF PAY: $16.08/hr.; HOURS: 6.5 hours/day, 5 days/week, student con- tact days; QUALIFICATIONS: AA Degree or two years of college required. Background check required. Application (non-licensed) available at www.ely.k12.mn.us or in the District Office. Send materials to: ISD #696, Attn: Superintendent, 600 E. Harvey St Ely, MN 55731. Deadline for application: Thurs- day, August 29, 2019. EE 8/17, 24 POSITION OPENING-ISD No. 696, ELY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Cafeteria Aide - permanent part-time; 23A hrs./day; 5 days/ week; student contact days; $14.79/ hr.; must be able to lift 30 Ibs. on a regular ba- sis; start date: Sept. 3, 2019; background check required. Non-licensed application form available at www.ely.k12.mn.us, or in the General Office, 2nd floor of the Memo- rial building. Return application to: ISD No. 696, Attn: Superintendent, 600 E. Harvey St Ely, MN 55731. Application deadline: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 3 p.m. EE 8117, 24 - i i i ,f i Nil II I IIIII IIII III II Ifill IIII " The Minnesota Depart- fall. The researchis partially documented cases of people guided hunt as prizes in a ment of Natural Resources is funded by the Ruffed Grouse contracting West Nile virus drawing for participating asking ruffed grouse hunters Society and the Game and from consuming properly hunters that submit samples in northern Minnesota to Fish Fund. cooked meat. correctly. voluntarily submit samples "Thank you to all our How to participate Hunters are also partici- for a West Nile virus re- volunteers and hunters who Hunters who would likepating in sample collection search project that the DNR help us collect these samples, to assist with the project at the Ruffed Grouse Society is conducting. Participation from hunters is will need to collect blood National Hunt in October, Researchers will test critical to the success of the on filter paper strips within Pineridge Grouse Camp, hunter-harvested birds for project," Roy said. 30 minutes of harvest. They Bowen Lodge, Hoot-N-Hol- exposure and active infec- West Nile virus has been will also be asked to provide ler, and the Akeley Grouse tions of the disease, present in Minnesota since the birds' hearts and few Hunt. Private hunting guides "We want to learn morethe early 2000s, and cases feathers for sex and age de- and wildlife students at par- about West Nile virus in have been found in wild termination. Collection kits ticipating colleges will also ruffed grouse, because of birds, people and other mam- will be available for pickup contribute to reaching the concerns that it might be mals. Birds vary in vulner- at DNR area wildlife offices desired sample size of 400 impacting the production ability to the virus. Some within ruffed grouse range birds. of young birds, which make bird species recover quickly after Labor Day on a first- Return postage and corn- up a large portion of what and become tolerant to the come first-serve basis, and plete instructions are in- hunters see in the fall," said virus while others, such as also at the regional DNR cluded in the kits. Samples Charlotte Roy, grouse project blue jays and crows, suffer headquarters in Bemidji and also can be dropped off at leader with the Minnesota higher rates of mortality. A Grand Rapids. Pineridge Grouse Camp near DNR. study in Pennsylvania indi- Contact information for Remer. The adult grouse popula- cated the virus could impact wildlife offices is available More information about tion has been cycling around ruffed grouse populations at nmdnr'g v/areas/wildlife ruffed grouse management a stable 10-year average, when combined with habitat and hunters are encouraged can be found on the DNR Minnesota is collabo- stresses, to call before stopping. In- website at mndnr.gov/hunt- rating on this project with West Nile virus is carried formation can also be found ing/grouse. researchers in Wisconsin and by infected mosquitoes. Not in the Hunting Regulations Questions about the West Michigan. This is the second all people or animals bitten Book. This year, the Ruffed Nile virus study can be di- year of the study and results by an infected mosquito Grouse Society is offering rected to Charlotte Roy at from the first year are ex- will contract West Nile vi- a shotgun and Pineridge 218-328-8876 or charlotte. pected from the lab early this rus. There have been no Grouse Camp is offering a roy@state.mn.us. CITY OF WINTON Due to the Labor Day holiday, the Sep- tember regular council meeting will be changed to Monday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Winton Community Center. Anne Jackson Clerk EE 8/17, 24 School Board Study ~ion Secure Entry/Building Connection Phase July 22, 2019 1 drawings, design and schematics. (Beard approved 8/12/2019)4.0 IRRR representatives Roy Smith and Chris Ismil were present to discuss 1.0 The study session of the School IRRR funding sources and options. Also Board of Independent School District in attendance was Jeff Anderson of the No. 696 was called to order by Chairman Costin Group. Marsnik at 6:00 p.m. in the school board 5.0 Moved by Pointer, seconded by meeting room. Colarich to adjourn at 7:20 p.m. Motion 2.0 On roll call the following directors carried. Vote: (4-0) were present: Colarich, Marsnik, Omerza, Pointer. Absent: Mann, Sjoberg. Rochelle Sjoberg, Clerk 3.0 Katie Hildenbrand, Principle Designer with Architectural Resources, Ely Echo 8/2412019 Inc. was present to review Industrial Arts Special Meeting of the School Board carried. (Vote: 4-0) July 22, 2019 4.0 Moved by Omerza, seconded by (Board approved 8/12/2019) Colarich, to hire Matthew Koch for the .44 FIE Social Studies teacher position 1.0 The special meeting of the School (BA, Step 1, $18,759.40) pending Board of Independent School District required licensum per the current master No. 696 was called to order by Chairman agreement between ISD No. 696 and the Marsnik at 7:30 p.m. in the school board Ely Education Association and school meeting room. board policy. Motion carried. (Vote: 4-0) 2.0 On roll call the following directors 5.0 Moved by Colarich, seconded by were present: Colarich, Marsnik, Omerza, Pointer, to adjourn at 7:35 p.m. Motion Pointer. Absent: Mann, Sjobcrg. carried. (Vote: 4-0) 3.0 Moved by Colarich, seconded by Omerza, to hire Dawn Anderson for the Rochelle Sjoberg, Clerk Indian Education Home/School Liaison position (approx. 6 hours/day; 5 days/ Ely Echo 8/24/2019 week; student contact days). Motion School Board Meeting Minutes informational items were presented: payroll: $115,202.19; total fringe benefits: amount of $700.00 July8,2019 6.1 Student Council Representative - $211,637.72; invoices: $1,084,439.00; 7.1.11ApprovedWashingtonElementary (Board approved 8/12,/2019) None present total monthly expenditures: Student Handbook changes for the 2019- 1.0 The regular meeting of the School 7.0 Consent Agenda: $1,411,278.91 ; total revenue over 2020 school year. BoardofIndependentSchoolDistrictNo. 7.1 Moved by Omerza, seconded by expenditures: ($211,614.11). Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0) 696 was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Colarich, to approve the following 7.1.7 Approved the following donations 7.2 Moved by Mann, seconded by Chairman Marsnik. Program Consent Agenda: and gifts: 1.2 subscriptions from the Ely Sjoberg, to approve the Personnel 2.0 On roll call the following directors 7.1.1 Approved the minutes of the regular Echo to be used for the High School and Consent Agenda: were present: Colarich, Mann, Marsnik, meeting of June 10, 2019. Washington Elementary libraries; 2. 2 7.2.1 Hired Max Gantt for the 1.0 FTE Omerza, Sjoberg. Absent: Pointer. 7.1.2 Approved the minutes of the study subscriptions from the Timberjay to be K-12 Physical Education position for Also present: Kevin Abrahamson, session of June 12, 2019. usedfortheHighSchoolandWashington the 2019-2020 school year (BA, Step 1, Superintendent; Keith Vandervort, Ely 7.1.3 Approved the minutes of the special Elementary libraries; 3. $5,000 from the $42,635.00) per the current master Timberjay, Tom Coombe, Ely Echo, Erik meeting of June 25, 2019. Ely Baseball Association to be used for agreement between ISD No. 696 and the Erie, Megan Anderson, Anne Oelke, 7.1.4 Approved the minutes of the special baseball field work. Ely Education Association and school Tim Leesun. meeting of June 28, 2019. 7.1.8 Approved the Long Term Facilities board policy. 3.0 Pledge of Allegiance 7.1.5 Approved the June 2019 Maintenance (LTFM) plan. 7.2.2 Approved the Bus Maintenance 4.0Approval of Agenda: disbursements and wire transfers in the 7.1.9ApprovedMinnesotaSchoolBoards Diesel Mechanic Agreement for the 4.1 Moved by Colarich, seconded by amount of $360,646.39 and receipts in Association Dues (FY 711119 to 6/30/20) 2019-2020 school year. Sjoberg, to approve the agenda as the amoum of $698,630.28. in the amount of $3,481.00Motion carded: 5-0 presented. Motion carded. (Vote: 5-0) 7.1.6 June 2019 financial reports as 7.1.10 Approved Minnesota School 7.3 Moved by Colarich, seconded by 5.0 Open Forum: None presented: Total monthly Boards Association Policy Services Omerza, to approve the following Policy 6.0 The following correspondence/ receipts: $1,199,664.80; total monthly Renewal (FY 7/1/19 to 6/30/20) in the ConsentAgenda: 7.3.1 Adopted Policy 450 - At Will Norepert Policy. 10.5 Superintendent - Kevin 7.3.2 Reviewed (2nd Review) Policy Abrahamson 722 - Public Data Requests (this is a 10.5.1 Staff/student passes mandatory policy). 11.0 Board Members Comments and Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0) 8.0 Old Business: 8.1 Facilities project update 8.2 Moved by Colarich, seconded by Mann, to approve the addition of the JMC Online Payments module. Motion carried. (Vote: 5-0) 9.0 New Business: None 10.0 Reports: 10.1 Athletic Director - Tom Coombe I 0.1.1 Updated the board on the baseball field upgrades. 10.2 Director of Facilities - Tim Leeson: No report 10.3 K-5 Principal - Anne Oelke: No report 10.4 6-12 Principal - Megan Anderson: Concerns: ll.l Director Marsnik: Read Superintendent Abrahamson's letter to Luke Olson congratulating him on his state track meet achievement. 12.0 CLOSED SESSION II.I Moved by Colarich, seconded by Omerza, to go into a closed session to discuss negotiation strategies. Motion carded. (Vote: 5-0) 13.0 Moved by Sjoberg, seconded by Mann, to adjourn at 7:25 p.m. Rochelle Sjoberg, Clerk Ely Echo 8/24/2019