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00,0000ection 1 ECHO/Page 4 ELY SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2014 )N STAGE for the vocabulary parade at Washington Elementary were students Jacob Cochran, Alice Wolter, Madeline Perry, Ronan Littler and Iver Lepisto. Photo by Pare Roberts. CONCERT CHOIR on stage were (front) Evelyn Burcher, Morgan Moravitz and Lindy Dahlberg, (back) Allie Hanson, Molly Johnson, Jessie Hinkel and Tara Meyer. Photo by Pam Roberts. The Ely Art Club held a benefit concert in May. It was such a successful fundraiser, it was decided to do- nate $1,030 to fulfill the High School Art Department Wish List. Shaun Chosa of the Ely Art Club awarded the money to art teacher Kelly Chick who was hired two years ago. The Ely Art Club, in its fourth year, meets with students after school to work on art proj- ects and will now offer art classes to younger stu- dents from third through 12th grade, starting in No- vember. Watch for posters for start up at the school. Chosa says, "Art is for everybody. The earlier you start the better." Photo byPam Roberts ' Among friends Frequent visitor to the Ely area, Sandra Lewandowski was named Minnesota Superintendent of the Year by the Minnesota Association of School Administrators. The award criteria focussed on leadership, communication skills, professionalism and community involvement. She took over as superintendent of Intermediate District 287 in 2005 and has been with the district since 1979. Based in Plymouth, Intermediate District 287 serves students from the Brooklyn Center, Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Osseo, Orono, Richfield, RObbin- sdale, St. Louis Park, Wayzata and Westonka districts. It provides more than 120 programs and services for career, technical, gifted and special education It currently employs more than 800 staff and serves almost 10,000 students. Lewandowski is a candidate among other state win- ners for National Superintendent of the Year, which will be announced during the American Association of School Administrators convention Feb. 26-27, 2015, in San Diego. She is the sister of Adrienne Dubbin of Winton. SUPPORT for Ely Community Resource's Holi- day Project was delivered by Betty Kunstel of the Women's Life Insurance Society. ECR's Julie Hignell said this is "a regular part of our community's gener- ous support of this program." Photographed were: Marisa Haraldson, Kunstel and Hignell. Wellness Recovery Action Plan training offered : The Ely Community Care any practices individuals Team and Northern Lights have in place. Clubhouse are hosting a free Additional WRAP train- 2-day Wellness Recovery ing sessions are available for Action Plan (WRAP) train- area health care professionals ingon Monday, November or those who are unable to 17 and Tuesday, November attend the scheduled dates. 18 :from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m .at More information on alter- VeTmilion Community Col- nate training locations and leg e, Fireside Lounge. Lori dates can be found at www. Nadeau is a certifiedWRAP2 mhcsn.org/wrap. Facilitator from CSN (Con- For those who would like sumer Survivor Network) to attend the Ely training, Mental Health in St. Paul and please sign-up at www.mhc- will be leading the training, sn.org/wrap, or contact Eva WRAP(Wellness Recov- at 218-235-9539 for registra- eryAction Plan) is for anyone don assistance. Limited seat- with mental health concerns, ing is available, so advanced challenges and/or interest reservation is required. Rides in enhancing their overall to the training are available, mental health wellness and/ please call 218-235-9539, if or recovery. WRAP does not needed. contradict or compete with Obituaries ARTHUR A. RINTA, 85, passed away surrounded by family at St Joseph's Hospital  n St Paul on October 26. He was born on October 1, 1928 in Embarrass to Suoma and Jacob Rinta. Art graduated from Embarrass High School and served three years in the US Air Force. He had a 30-year career with the Minnesota Highway Patrol. He was married for 58 years to a former Ely school- i :::':': i /: i teacher, Augusta and raised three children. Art enjoyed traveling with his wife Au- gusta, including regular trips to his former northland home to visit his siblings and fam- ily. His gentle spirit, concern for others, generous heart and dry sense of humor will be missed all. Art was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Julia Haapala, 0liver, Ensio and Esther Niemi. calendar This month's AAUW-EIy Branch meeting will be held On Tuesday, November 11 at the U.S. Forest Service Kawishiwi Ranger Station. Social time will begin at 6:45 pm, program will start at 7 pm followed by our business meeting. Our speaker this month will be Sarah Skelton who will Present her "Personal History in the Arts." The Ely ArtWalk 2015 will again be promoting our "In- credible Ely" community and letting Minnesota know what an energized, creative place we have here in the northland. This 16th annual event will parallel the Ely Winter Festival from February 5 - 15. Registrations are due by Monday December 8. Register now and complete work before February 5.The "Call for Artists" guidelines and registration brochures:are available online at www.elyartwalk.org. : THANKYOU Perhaps you sent a lovely card, Or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps you sent a funeral spray, If so, we saw it there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, As any friend could say. Perhaps you were not there at all, lust thought of us that day. Whatever you did to console our hearts, We thank you so much whatever the part. By the family of Matt "Sonny"Vertin Gloria Vertin Marie and Matt Baudek Diane Vertin and Frank Gulbrandson Kathy and Ed Erchul Anne and Dennis Portinen JoAnne and Robert Franklin Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren SIGN ON BONUS $1,500 Boundary Waters Care Center is currently hiring LPN's. Responsibilities include: as- g sisting with resident care and procedures, medication administration, data collection and documentation. Qualified candidates must possess excellent communication and team build- ing skills and have a current MN LPN license. LTC expe- rience is preferred. Sign on bonus for FT $1500. If you are interested in joining our team, please contact us at @ 218-365-8043 or e-mail htome@boundarywaterscc. com. EEO/AA The family of Tony Stalcar sends its heartfelt thanks for your memorials, cards and phone calls. Although our family has been gone from the area many years, it was nice to be remem- bered. Tony was a special man, and your thoughtfulness eased our sadness. Kay, ]eremy, Derek, Nicole, Helga, lack, Mike (Julia), and ]ira Stalcar; Margie (Ed) Church, and Heidi (Mike) Starkman Public Hearing Notice,, CiTY OF WINTON STREET IMPROVEMENTS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Win- ton will hold a public hearing on November 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Winton City Hall, 341 N. Main Street, Community Church, to consider the proposed Street Improvement project. This public hearing will be held to allow the public to voice their concerns and support for the pro- posed improvements. The City of Winton is seek- ing financial assistance from the St. Louis County Community Development Block Grant Program and the Iron Range Resources Rehabilitation Board to implement the proposed project. Proposed project information will be available at the public hearing. All persons desiring to be heard with reference to the proposed improve- ments may be heard at this meeting. Anne Jackson, Clerk City of Winton EE 11/8 Just about everybody reads the Ely Echo I00ECHO every Saturday, 52 weeks. PERIODICALS POSTAGE PAID IN ELY, MN. Published POSTMASTER: Send address (USPS 950000) (ISSN 07467087) changes to: The Ely Echo, 15 E 15 E. Chapman St. Ely, MN 55731 Chapman St., Ely, MN 55731 Ph: 218/365-3141 1-800-492-3555 [0  Mem" "* FAX: 218/365-3142 berof: " ,,..= Copyrighted 2014 in its entirety /l/".."o Publisher Anne Swenson Gen. Mgr... Nick Wognum emaih thepub@ Editor ........ Tom Coombe Design Lisa M. Vidal-Sainio elyecho.comB, B_,l. Ad Sales ........ Jay Greeney Vol. 43, No. 45 Nov 8, 2014 .-'i. Writers ......... Nancy McReady MAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS 1 YEAR ................... , ....... 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