Meet Son of Ely and WWII veteran Norbert Krob

Ely born Norbert Krob will be in town on September 1 and will be available to meet at 10:00 am at the Ely Library. Lt. Norbert Krob served the duration of World War II and was the commander of a tank company that fought all the way across Germany and into Czechoslovakia. He was decorated with the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Mr. Krob is 99 years old and usually resides in Florida. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and talk to one of the diminishing number of veterans of the Second World War and America’s Greatest Generation.

Visit Krob’s store in Ely to get a copy of Mark Krob’s book Called to Serve: The Krob Family in the Second World War.


Women’s Self Defense Training

The Ely Legion Woman’s Auxiliary will be hosting a self defense class at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 22nd. The cost of this class is $40.00 cash and payable on the day of the class. This class will focus on self defense for women. This is for women 18 and up. Please send an email to rsvp.


Ballroom Dancing at the Ely Legion

Iowa Corridor USA Dance Chapter #2100

Serving Iowa City / Coralville / North Liberty

Ballroom & Latin Dancing

Social Dancing: 3 – 5 pm
Cost: $5

Dancers of all levels welcome, no experience or partner required!

Ely American Legion Post #555

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Ely Community Awareness Night

In the light of recent public safety concerns across the nation, residents are invited to join the City of Ely and the Ely American Legion for a Community Awareness night. This two hour informational presentation will serve as a lesson or reminder on how we can all work to be more aware of our surroundings and helpful tips on staying safe.

We will be having a speaker from Chains Interrupted, a non-profit organization committed to fighting against human trafficking, a survivor of Human Trafficking, as well as a Community Outreach Officer from the Linn County Sheriffs Department. The presentation will conclude with a demonstration by a local Self Defense Instructor, Todd Miskimen. Todd will have information available about private lessons that he offers as well as other local self defense classes.

This event is free and open to the public – all ages are welcome. We ask that you RSVP as “GOING” only if you plan on attending so we can gauge an accurate head count. In the event of reaching capacity, we may host another event for those who miss the cut off.

Thursday, August 16 at 6 PM – 8 PM