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July 14, 2014 The Star Page 19 Lavina Lemieux We offer our sympathy to the family and friends of Esther Thomp- son, 96, she died on Sunday, June 29, 2014 in a Rugby Nursing Home. Esther had worked at the Rolette Hospital as a nurses aide for quite a few years. Her funeral was held at the Lutheran church in Wolford on Sunday, July 6. We also offer our sympathy to the family and friends of Arthur Martel, 70, of Bismarck who died on Thurs- day, July 3rd of an accidental gun shot wound while he was at Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Arthur was the son of Albert and Irene Martel, he graduated with the Rolette High School class of 1962. I visited with his sister, Linda Hastings of Grand Forks on Saturday, and she said the family had all been together on June 21st at Arthur's home in Bismarck and they had celebrated his 70th birthday. They had a good time and took a lot of pictures. It is nice that the family has such good memories. His sister, Charlene Balla sent me word that his funeral is set for Fri- day, July 11 at the Church of St Mary in Bismarck. There will be a Memorial Service for Ruth Baker Lund wife of Spencer Lund on Saturday, July 19 at 4:00 PM at the Hawk Museum, rural Wolford. Ruth passed away in Rugby on May 24th. Sacred Heart Catholic Parish Day will be celebrated on July 20th at 11:00 AM with a potluck picnic after Mass. All parishioners are wel- come, come and celebrate with our Parish family. The family of Floyd and Carmen Richard hosted an open house on Friday June 27 at their farm home, in honor of their parents 60th wed- ding anniversary. Many friends and family were there to help them cele- brate the occassion. The wedding cakes were made and decorated by their grandanghters. Floyd and Car- men were married at St Michaels Catholic Church in Thorne ND on June 10, 1954. Their attendents and flower girl were among the guests. On Saturday June 28h members of the Richard family gathered at the Senior Citizens Center in Bottinean for a family reunion. Cousins were there from Florida, Arizona, Penn- sylvania,. Arizona, Washingtorr, Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Minnesota, besides various towns in North Dakota. The day was spent visiting, as many had not been back to this area for several years. The time just flew by too quickly. Eight of the nieces and nephews had grown up in the Bottineau area. An enjoyable time was had by all, de- spite the rain showers, Kevin and Vicky Noyes and Emma Landrus came to the Lemieux home on Thursday evening and spent the weekend. They Celebrated the 4th of July by joining Howard, Lavina and Dwight Lemieux at a picnic at Island Lake. They enjoyed playing in the water, swimming, playing in the sand, eating, visiting and just being togeather. On July 1, Janie Jung drove to Minot to attend the prayer service of a dear friend who died on June 28. Janie went up earlier in the day, al- lowing lots of time to visit with fam- ily members and friends. The cool weather was conducive to visiting outside. After the prayer service, everyone watched a DVD of C olleen's full life. Janie stayed for more visiting, returning home about 10:30 that night. Pat Beaver Lavina Lemieux drove to Cando on Tuesday and vis- ited Ted and Louise Armstrong. Ty, Heather, Nolan and Colin Smith of Holmen WI and Matt, Jen- nifer, Abigail, Elizabeth, Lincoln, Caleb and Evelyn Goettle of Scobey MT were guests of Andy and Pat Beaver for the week. They spend July 4th at Island Lake. Gary and Nancy Wibe's sons were home. David and Natalie Wibe and chil- dren from Los Cruses NM and Mike and Jenn Wibe and family from Flo- rence SC. Together there were 14 children enjoying lake activities. plantoon rides and a potluck picnic dinner and supper. Grandpa Howard and grandma Lavina Lemieux. Dwight Lemieux, Vicky and Kevin Noyes, ! ,nma Landrus, Jacob and Adam Lemieux, Daniel and Darla Armstrong, Colton Buckweitz and Dean Armstrong also attended Lana Pigeon of Spokane, Wash- ington arrived at her parent's home on June 22nd to visit family and friends over the summer. On July 1 st Craig, Vancy, Claire and Sasha Pi- geon of Ellensburg, Washington ar- rived at the Dean Pigeon home to visit family over the July 4th holi- day. Todd, M-ichele, Collin and Katelyn Pigeon were supper guests at the Pigeon farm on Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Duane Christenson of Bottineau stopped in at the Pigeon farm on Thursday evening to visit Dean, Betty and their guests. Earlier that day, Betty, Craig, Nancy, Claire and Sasha Pigeon traveled to the Robert Rivard farm northwest of Dunseith to visit Betty's brother, Robert and family. Craig, Nancy, Claire, Sasha and Todd, Michele, Collin, Katelyn and Lana spent the evening of July 4th at the Dean Pigeon farm. All enjoyed a delicious supper and fireworks later in the evening. Craig and family de- parted on Saturday July 5th. Craig and family spent sometime at Gla- cier National Park on their way home. The 19th Annual Martinson Fourth of July celebration was held at Tonseth Lake July 4-6. Lorraine Martinson was joined by many mem- bers of her family to enjoy a variety of activities to celebrate the holiday. Those in attendance were Bob and Judy Martinson of Rolette; Bill, Mar- ilyn and Ethan Martinson of Fargo; Eric and Jillian Martinson and girls of Sioux Falls; Anne Marie Martin- son of Grand Forks; Carl and Diane Selvig of Erhard, David and Sarah Selvig and girls of Jamestown; Nate and Becky Selvig and boys of Buf- falo; Kip and Cathy Johnson and boys of Moorhead; John and Dar- lene Carlson of Jamestown; Garrett and Heidi Tyson and family of Jamestown; Micah and Kim Schott and girls of Grand Forks; Lisa Carl- son of Rochester and Bryan Carlson of Fargo, Cynthia, Mark and Katie Havig of Minot, Megan Havig of Fargo, Brad and Trena Martinson of Fergus Falls; Jeff Martinson of Ro- lette, Mark Martinson and girls of Rolette, Brent and Maggie Martinson of Honolulu and Ruth Fylling of Fer- g Falls. A highlight of the weekend was a surprise visitor. Terry Martinson from Arlington, WA. Time was spent reminiscing with yearbook pictures and other memories of high school days. The weather was beautiful and allowed much time spent on the water with Mark Martinson driving the jet ski. Special activities were en- joyed by all the young children Sat- urday afternoon. Jeff Martinson held a Trivia contest on Saturday evening ,using US History questionsto honor our great country. Grandma Lorraine enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and many great- grandchildren also. Rolette native newspaper man passes away in Washington Arland Loften, 84, of Silverdale, caring and supportive community longtime general manager of the Kit- leader. He will be tremendously sap Sun, died Tuesday at Harrison missed by those of us who knew him Medical Center of pneumonia fol- and worked with him." lowing a short illness. When Loften retired in 1991, Loften had a long career with the then-editor Mike Phillips talked newspaper, starting in 1949 in the about Loften's meticulous nature, his Sun's dispatch department. He en- dry wit and his essence of being listed in the Army during the Korean "honest to the core." War and served from 1951 to 1953. Added Phillips, "He has been sur- On his return, he joined the classified prisingly tolerant of a business part- advertising department, advancing to ner like me, who is all loose ends and classified manager in 1957, advertis- crazy ideas." ing director in 1965 and then to busi- Loften was born Dec. 7, 1929, in ness manager in 1968.' Rolette, N.D., to Axel and Martha Before his retirement in 1991, his (Raasch) Loften. He came with his title was changed to "general man- parents to Bremerton in 1947 and ager," but he remained head of busi- worked part time at Puget Sound ness operations for 23 years, a role Navy Yard for a short time. commonly called "publisher." Arland Loften In 1954, he married Priscilla Pas- When he retired, Loften said the sual Fridays came up, Loften was re- coe. They had a son, Dean, who died most significant change in his tenure luctant but went along with the more in 1988. came when the paper went to offset casual form of attire to benefit Loften was an avid hunter and fishermen. He and his wife built a log printing in 1973. Quick and clean morale, Muhleman said. cabin on Francois Lake in British printing surpassed the era of "hot According to Muhleman, Loften Columbia, Canada, where the couple metal" production with molten lead was great with numbers but never spent vacations for more than 20 and "noise and heat and sweat in the liked computers. composing room," Loften recalled. When the newspaper bought its years. He enjoyed working with Active in the community, Loften first computer, Muhleman told wood and leather and spent much of served on the board of directors for Loften that it would be simple to op- his time in later years tending to his Harrison Medical Center from 1970 vegetable gardens. to 2001, with a stint as chairman of erate, "just like toast." So the new In addition to his board service at the board from 1975 to 1978. He also computer was hooked up and turned Harrison hospital, he served on the was a 48-year member of Bremerton on but something went wrong. "It kind of blew up and had board of Kitsap Physicians Service from 1977 to 1988. He also was a Rotary, serwng as president from smoke comxng out of it," Muhleman lifetime member of Bremerton- 1970-71. said. Loften turned to Muhleman and Ron Muhleman, who was hired quipped, "So that's what you mean, Olympic Peninsula Council of the by Loften and eventually succeeded Ron, by 'just like toast.'" U.S. Navy League, servmg as presi- him as the Sun's general manager, Paul Scripps, a member of the dent from 1987 to 1988. said his boss was an astute business- He is survived by his wife and E.W. Scripps Co. board of directors man. a "straight arrow" and the ulti- and son of John P. Scripps, whose fa- several nieces and nephews. mate gentleman. Memorial services are pending "Arland was a very thoughtful ther purchased the Bremerton Sun in 1940, said he was "deeply saddened" under the direction of Miller-Wood- man. Some people were afraid of to hear of Loften's passing, lawn Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be him, because he could be a bit gruff," "He was a distinguished execu- made to Harrison Medical Center Muhleman said, yet his fairness was five whose leadership helped the Sun Foundation, 2520 Cherry Ave., Bre- beyond question. Muhleman, hired at age 20. even- become the wonderful publication it merton, 98310. tually advanced to personnel man- is today," Scripps said. "He was a ager, working closely with Loften. When Muhleman brought up the idea of asking people not to smoke in the newspaper office, Loften, a pipe IUU {ll_U.ll Vt'll Srltl" smoker, thought about it then de- cided he should lead the way by not N0rthIt lighting up anywhere in the building, including his private office. "He was a man of integrity," "' Muhleman'  said, "ands, he fnways 1[I1| dressed prim and p'roper." tll| 11131[ Attire for men in those days was a RTIS|IMG. jacket and tie. When the idea of ca- i Rolk00 If you have local news email it to: rollalocals@gmail corn Rick and Cindy Laverdure, of Fargo, were 4th of July guests of Vera Koistinen. They visited Rick's parents at Belcourt and Rick's sister, Darren and Brenda Otto, at the lake house. Saturday, Mary Jo Delvo, of Bux- ton, and daughter, Ashley, and Eas- ton, and Megan Delvo and Max, of Grand Forks, visited. Nice to have them. Lois Wood, of St. John, visited Vera Koistinen on Friday. Marcie Moffet, of Rolla, and three of her nieces visited Vera Koistinen on Sunday evening. Larry and Stacy Lakey, of Kansas City, visited Vera Koistinen on Sat- urday after the parade. Guests of Bobbie and Dick Mick- elson over the July 4th holiday were Beverly (Marchand) and Gene Soules of San Francisco, California. They were here to attend the burial of Sally (Munro) Harper on July 3rd at the Rolla Cemetery and to visit friends and relatives. After the bur- ial they were afternoon guests of Maureen Munro and Family at her Lake Upsilon Home, and later in the afternoon visited with Vera Ball at her home in Rolla. Joining the Soules' and Mickelson's for dinner at the Firefly restaurant in Belcourt that evening were Cam Mickelson and children, Bree and Ashton. On July 4th Mary and Gil Eaton and friend, Leslie of Winnipeg, Manitoba along with Mike Mongeon of Rolla, were coffee guests at the Mickelson home home to visit with Beverly and Gene before the group drove to the Inter- national Peace Gardens for the after- noon. Mary Eaton's Father, Bud Tate, managed the Jewel Bearing Plant in Rolla years ago and was a friend of Beverly's. The group had dinner at the Peace Gardens before returning to Rolla. The Soules' left on July 5th and will visit other friends and relatives in North and South Dakota before flying back to their home in San Francisco. Monday afternoon visitors of De- loris Kamopp were Bruce and Vicki Schmidt of Waukisha, Wisconsin. St. John St John Senior Citizens The 4th of July holiday was per- fect this year with beautiful summer weather all weekend. All the lakes were busy with campers, boats, tents and lots of 4-wheelers. Dave and Tammy Belgarde were Saturday overnight guests at his mother's, Helen Belgarde. On Sun- day they attended services at the As- sembly of God Church in Rolette, David and Tammy were guest speak- ers about their life in northern Asia. After the service they enjoyed dinner at the Rolette Caf6 with the Pastor and his family. Helen went on to Bot- .... tirieau where she attended a birthday party for her great- granddaughter, Kenley, daughter of Jake and Kate Gefroh. Kenley celebrated her 1st birthday on July 8th. Dave and Tammy then returned to their family in Ellendale. The St. John City Senior Citizens held their monthly meeting on Thursday July 10th. After the meet- ing they all enjoyed the meal of roast beef, baked potatoes, California blend vegetables, spiced apple ring garnish, watermelon and pineapple sauce. Everyone sang happy birthday to Elsie Jungling who celebrated her birthday that day. Marge Hyde made a delicious cake, topped with ice cream. Some of the Seniors enjoyed several games of bingo. Next Thursday, July 17th, Mari- etta Good, will return and check with the Seniors how they are doing with their goals of self-motivation, exer- cising, etc. Marietta will be here at 11:00 a.m., anyone is welcome to come to the presentation; Marietta works for the North Dakota State University Extension service, with an office in Bottineau. / % % I % I I North Dakota farmers ranchers read their NEWSPAPER everyweek! Slur you'// get a// woo,: .E c z NEWSPAPERS: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow