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Page 2 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS * WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015 / Two charged in May apartment fire in PR PARK RIVER, N.D. -- On May 25, 2015, the Walsh County Sheriff's Office, Park River Fire De- partment, Park River Ambulance, Walsh County Paramedic and the State Fire Marshal responded to a structure fire at 301 Hill Ave N in the City of Park River. Thanks to an early notification from the public and a fast response from emergency personnel, the fire was extinguished quickly with min- imal damage and no injuries. The fire damage was contained in the north bedroom of the apmXment, however there was smoke damage throughout the entire apartment complex. At the time of the fire, there were people in the adjacent apartments in the complex. With the assistance of multiple agencies, two suspects were ap- prehended the following day. It was discovered through the in- vestigation and confessions by Aaron Femelius and Jennifer Lanter that they had conspired and inten- tionally set a fire inside of 301 Hill Ave N Apartment A-3&4. It was recently discovered that Femelius was a probationary mem- ber Of the Grafton Volunteer Fire Department and had resigned sev- eral days prior to this incident. Aaron R Fernelius, 2 1,was charged with Arson, a Class 03) Felony and five counts of Endan- gering by Fire or Explosion. Jennifer R. Lanter, 22, was charged with Conspiracy to commit Arson 03) Felony and five Counts of Con- spiracy to Commit Endangering by Fire or Explosion. Both Femelius and Lanter face up to 60 years in prison and $120,000 dollars. ....... ii00isemehi/00indCiai00igii0000e ....... Estimates E;tm  f. 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OnAugust 24, 1990 she married Daniel Frederick Beckdahl in Moose Creek, Alaska. As a young independent woman, Lynne moved to Alaska where she earned her masters degree and became a Cer- tiffed Public Accountant. She loved living in Alaska, hunting moose, working in the yard and enjoying the lifestyle. She enjoyed spending winters in Overton, Nevada. Survivors in- clude: her husband Dan; 1 brother, Stanley (Hope) Sun- derland; 3 sisters, Adeline (Winton) Gunderson; Vhginia Lebus; Donna Rogers; and several i nieces and nephews. Loved ones de- ceased include her parents, sisters Opal Laczay and Phyllis Koppang and in- fant brother David. Memorial services were held Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Overton, Nevada. Her ashes will be returned to Alaska. Mutid Christine (Axvig) Muriel Christine (Axvig) Bakken of Scottsdale, Arizona passed away May 18th, 2015 at her home in Scottsdale at 99 years of age. Muriel was born March 21, 1916 to Alfred and Aletta (Mortenson) Axvig on a farm near Mil- ton, N. Dak. She at- tended grade school in a one room schoolhouse in Silvesta Township and later graduated from Milton High School in 1934. She attend- ed Hitterdal Lutheran Church and was the last class to be confirmed in the Norwegian language. She was married to Selmer Bakken and they farmed near Mil- ton, N. Dak. To this union 5 chil- dren were born. Erling, Darlene, Donnely, Diane, and Marsha. In June of 1966 Muriel decided to venture away from Park River, //,!Dak, to,Eugene,:.Oregon. There she qui'cldy became employed witla the Holiday Inn for four years and later was hired by Sacred Heart Hospital as a housekeeper until re- tirement. In 2002 Muriel moved to Scotts- dale area until her passing. Muriel was ac- tive in the Sons of Norway Lodge and her church. She loved to travel and meet new people. She had a great gift for remembering everyone. Muriel is sur- vived by her son Donnely Park Riv- er, ND and grand- children. Laurie (Jeff), Michael Prondzinski, Shannon (Rod) and Bryan, two great grandchildren Mikaila and Shane, two brothers Gene and Owen and four sisters Alva, Marion, Ema and Loma. Preceding her in death were her son Efling, and daughters, Darlene, Diane and Marsha, her parents and brothers James, Kermit, Mar- cello, Maynard and Ernest Axvig. Everyone who knew her will greatly miss her grace and zest for life. The celebration of her life will be held at the New Covenant Lutheran Church on Saturday, Oc- tober 31st 2015. 15152 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale AZ 85260. Correcon: The Unda Thorson school board election ad listed the date of the election as June 8 when R should have read June 9. Please vote on T .ue:lay, June 9. Any time you have a • correction to report, pleas call the Press at 284-6333. Everyone makes mistakes, we are happy to fix ours. Phyllis Shirley Koppmtg Phyllis Shirley Koppang, age 87, of Adams, ND passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at First Care Health Center of Park River. Phyllis was born September 4, 1927 in Grafton, ND the daughter of the late Oscar and Josie (Flom) Sunderland. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Adams. She attended grade school at rural Sylvesta District 103 and graduat- ed from Fairdale High School. She attended Mayville State Teacher's College and taught rural schools for seven years. In later years she was a substitute teacher and teacher's aide at the Adams Public School. Phyllis married Victor Koppang June 14, 1953. To this couple, four children were born. They lived on a farm near Mayvillefor nine years. In 1963 they purchased the Sun- derland farm near Adams. She was formerly a member Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church, Fairdale and presently a member of Mountain Lutheran Church, Adams. She was a Sunday School teacher and a member of Rebecca/Joy Circle, Women's Quilters and WELCA. She was a active in the District 16 Republican party and served on the election board for many years. Phyllis is sur- vived by her chil- dren: Naomi (Mark) "Owen, Apple Valley, MN; Candyce (James) Levine, Ly- man, WY; Rebecca (Richard) Sellheim, Salol; MN; Daniel (Sharalyn) Kop- pang, Adams, ND; 11 grandchildren, seven great grand= children; her sisters: Adeline (Winten) Gunderson, Donna Rogers and Vir- ginia Lebus; her brother, Stanley (Hope) Sunderland; sisters-in-law: Helen Stand, Solveig (Marvin) Flat- en, Marilyn Koppang, Judy Kop- pang and brother-in-law, Lloyd Er- ickson. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Vic- tor; sisters: Opal and Gloria Lynne; infant brother David; infant grand- daughter, Abby and numerous oth- er family members. Funeral services were Wednes- day, May 27, 2015 at 10:30A.M. at Mountain Lutheran Church, Adams, ND. Visitation was Tuesday tiom 5- 7 PM at the. Tollefson Funeral Home, Park River, ND. Interment will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Adams. An online guest book is available at: The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. I Front Page Life: Haille McLaughlin wears a I unique graduation hat at the Park River Area I graduation ceremony boasting the theme from the movie "Up" that "Adventure is out there!" Forit is k .903. of a person'S hearLthat'evit:00:: thoughts come - sexual immoratity, theft, murder, adultery, greed, matice, deceit, tewdness, envy, stander, arrogance andfo[[y. Mark 7: 21.22 Detail of Group Portrait, Eden Bar (1923) by Max Beckman © 2015'by King Features Syndicate, Inc. World rights reserved. Pembina Hills Lutheran, Mounlain 10:30 Worship Vikur Tdnity Lutheran, Edinburg Sunday.: 9:15 Worship 10:15 Coffee Hour Tue: 9:00 Women's Bible Study St John Nepomucene Catholic churohl Pisek Sunday 10:30 a.m. St Joseph's Catholic Church, Lanldn ( No Mass Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Beaqne No Mass • St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Cn/stal Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m., Tuesday: 5:30 p.m., Thursday: 7 a.m. St Igid of Ireland Calholie Church, Cavalier Saturday Mass: 5 p.m.. Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m.. Monday & Friday: 7 a.m.. Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. Our 8aiour's Lutheran chur, Park River Sunday: Coffee Fellowship 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m. on Lutheran Church, H0ople Sunday School stating at 9 a.m. • Church services at 10 a.m. St Manj's Church Saturday: 9:30 a.m Good Sam. Center. 5 p.m. St. Mary's, Park River Sunday: 8 am. St. Luke's, Veseleyville. 10 am St. Mary's, Park River Federated Church Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship (FordvUle) • 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (Park River). 10:45 a.m. Worship (Park River) V'toff Free Lutheran Church, Park River Sunday, June 7th 10:30 AM coffee fellowship, 11:00 AM worship service. After services there will be a congregationaJ picnic and open houseat the parsonage: The church will provide the meat and buns; the rest will be potluck. Vacation Bible School June 8-12 All preschoolers - 6th grade are welcome. 1 -3pm each day. On Friday there will be a program at 3 pm • Grace Free Lutheran Church, Edinburg : : : " Sunday: 9 a.m. Church Services/10:15 a.m. Sunday School Every Thursday: 9 a.m. Bible Study Hoff Lutheran:Church, Rural Adams Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship Bethel Beplist Church, Park River Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship, 10:45 a.m. Fellowship. Wednesday: Awana Children's Ministry 6.1)0 p.m.. Tuesday: Prayer & Bible study at 7.t)0 p.m. PaN Center  Church, Rural Hoeple Sunday, June 14- 10:00 AM Joel Hylden speaking-Coffee and fellowship following service. . Bank&lnsurance Park River - 284-7244 Adams r- 944.:2231 Grafton - 352-3668 Michigan - 259-2112 Hoople ~ 894-6123 Crystal ~ 657-2168 "True to a Sacred Trust" Hwy. 17 West * Park River 284-6086 tollefsonfuneralhome, com Farmers Union Insurance Co. Jay ThompsonDwight Byron OFFICE: 284-6955.wy 17 East. ,ar00 00iver BECOME A CHURCH SCHEDULE SPONSOR $0. O0.4 MONTH! CALL THE PRESS 84-6333 TOD.4T! (;,€: d • saJ n ntan (_,S) Sx:'c:  301 Co. Rd 12B • Park River Ph. 284-7115 Fax 284-7117 Ye Olde Medicine Center o * * * * 10Vo Senior Discounts FREE Mail Out Service UPS KodakKiosk FREEBIoodlx'ssureChecks Hwy. 17 West* Park River 284-7676 :AGASSIZ ANIMAL HOSPITAL *Complete Medical Services/ Surgical Services *Boarding *Grooming *Pet Supplies, : . Daniel J. Koenig DVM ,284-6688 I I NTY 403 Briggs Ave. So., P.O. Box 49, Park River, N.D. 58270 Phone: (701) 2844x333 • FAX: (701) 284-6091 E-mail: The Walsh County Press, Inc. (U,S.ES. Pub. No. 665320) is published weekly on Wednesdays for $34.00 per year in Walsh County, $38.00 for out of county, $42.00 per year for the rest of North Dakota and out of state, from The Press building, Park River, North Dakota. Please allow 3 weeks to start new subscriptions or change of address (U.S.P.S. Pub. No. 665-320) I PedodposlagepaJdalParkRiver, N.D.,andadmairgolce POSTMASTER: Send I address changes to The Walsh County Press, P.O. Box 49, Park River, ND 58270. Nordmark Publishing Publisher 140 Viking Dr., Rugby, ND 58368 Allison Olimb Editor-in Chief Brook Dahlgren Office Manager Larry Bid Freelance Photographer Kellen Dobmeier Staff Writer Kevin Skavhaug Staff Writer Policy on Corrections Any error should be reported immediately. Please check the accur'acy of your advertisement the first day of insertion. 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