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f. mm f q  Z,cE ,22_ o. '1 SINGLE COPY $1.00 ISSUE NUMBER 36 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA ' WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013 i characters Left: Owen Klinske is ready to lose his sunglasses but that did- n't stop him from completing his performance. Owen skated with the group Snow Plow Sam in the Park River Figure Skaters per- formance of CRy of Dreams at the Park River Arena Saturday night. Below: Rachel Klose performs her routine as a pert of the skat- ing program "Moves" during the skating show. More photos on the back page. Photos! Larry Biri Level 3 sex offender moves to Park River By Allison Olimb of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- A level 3 sex offender has moved into 302 Park Ave. S. in Park River. Ricky Edward Olson, 31, re- cently moved in with his father, of the same name, according to Walsh County Sherriff Lauren Wild. A public meeting was held on March 5 to notify the com- munity in accordance with pro- tocol'. In 1999, Olson Was convicted after pleading guilty to one count of Criminal Sexual Con- duct 3rd Degree. This convic- tion was the result of Olson sex- ually assaulting the known 13-year-old female victim in Pennington County, Minn. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison, which was suspended, and he was placed on probation. Probation was revoked when in 2001, he again pled guilty for sexually assaulting a knownl 3- year-old female in Marshall County, Minn. for which he re- ceived 27 months in prison. In 2002, he was transferred to Photo: Submitted Above: Ricky Edward Olson Washington state through an in- terstate compact from Min- nesota, which allows an adult offender to serve his parole or probation in a state other than the state in which they were convicted. When it was reported ex Oender Ten years later: Sister of victim in drunk drivh accident creates scholarship in her name By Katelyn Anderson of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Caylee Hunter, a student at the University of North Dakota and Park River native is looking to give back to her community by starting a scholarship in'her younger sister Caiya's name. "It will be my way to give back to the community and surrounding, communities because they were so good to my family after the accident," she said. On July 10, 2003, both Caiya and her mother Car- olee Hunter were killed in a drunk driving accident. They were travellingto go see their father, Peter Hunter, when they were hithead on by a drunk driver. Carolee and five of her six children were in the car when the ac- cident happened. Eight-year-old Caiya and Carolee, 46, both died at the scene of the crash, Two lives were lost and the rest were changed forever. In memory of Caiya and Carolee, Caylee is starting a scholarship in Caiya's name. "It will be 10 years this July from the accident that took my mother and sisters hves, Caiya would have graduated this year so the scholarship is my way of commemorating their memories," Hunter said. It will be a $500 scholarship this year and Hunter is hoping that it will increase ever year. Applicats must be graduating this year and going to an m-state college. Another requirement of the scholarship is a one to two Remembering Caiya By Katelyn Anderson of The Press PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Park River's graduating class of 2013 is not only looking forward to gradu- ation but also looking back on the memories of a classmate who should be standing next to us as we take on our senior year. Caiya Hunter and her morn Carolee were killed in a car accident when they were hit head on by a drunk driver on July 10, 2003. This year will mark the 10th anniversary of Caiya and Carolee's deaths. Myself along with family mem- bers and old classmates of Caiya have been remembering moments that we shared with her as the an- niversary of her death approaches. An old classmate of ours, Karly Maier, who now lives in St. Peter, Minn., said, "I remember her as a fun and loving friend, she was so nice and we were pretty close friends in grade school. I also re- member her and I hung out not long before the accident hap- pened." I remember the day my dad, Bob Anderson, told me about the acci- dent. I came home from Summer School and I could immediately tell something was wrong, he sat me down and with tears in his eves he. told me that both Carolee and Caiya were gone. I cried. "It was a horrible time for every- one and I know I miss her, I really wish I could see her again, because that was one moment m my child- hood that I will never forget," Maier added. In remembering Caiya, class- mates and family members have tried to focus on her life instead of Bring out your Irish See p,age,  D1LII task force increasing patrol See pa,ge' 5 ' q[lhe 1pmlbl[em widh \\;wihntter qp,0,1n {ia ldhtalt o tb,l[l[o,w lmle ' cl[,oel,, ]h, ele dhey ge]nt, elnall[l, laadke l?l[,alOe iin wihnuc, mr." Dave Bal'l" T Celebrations See, p,a,k,',e' 3 Calendar events Se'e' 1p,,a,R,,e, 9