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2 SINGLE .ur,  . 0 ISSUE NUMBER 10 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 Dry conditions have some b, 00efits as area farmers sail through harvest _S=.- ..................  " . Photos: Larry Bid Above: Borgeson Farms finishes a field.of beans Saturday afternoon along Highway 82 just east of Lankin. According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service report released Sept. 10, dry edible beans were 63 percent cut, ahead of 5 percent last year and the average of 14 percent. Kelsey's Courage Parents of Adams girl look to keep daughter's memory alive with scholarship, birthday picnic By Allison Olimb scholarship" fund. The Kevin described the accident as being acom- Donation guided the Kelsey's parents through of The Press freewill picnic will take plete fluke. On June 21, Kelsey was driving the process of organ donation and Michaela ADAMS, N.D. -- "She was one who wanted to pay it forward, that was her philosophy in life," Michaela Misialek said of her daughter Kelsey who passed awayfrom injuries sus- tained in an ATV accident this summer. This Friday, Sept. 14, would have been Kelsey's 16th birthday. Her parents Kevin and Michaela are using that day to celebrate her life and honor her philosophy of paying it for- ward. The Misialek's are hosting a benefit pic- nic in Adams to jumpstart the Kelsey's Courage place from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Adams City Park. Kevin said they came up with the name for the scholarship, "Kelsey's Courage" because Kelsey had made the decision to check the box on her dri- ver's licence to become an organ and tissue donor, a decision that would change many lives. Photo:Submitted Kelsey Misialek her ATV on 3rd Street in Adams when she tried -is pass a pickup on the left side. The pickup started to turn onto Farup S-treet and the ATV was clipped asthe pickup turned. She was taken by ambulance to First Care hospital in Park River and then later life-righted to Fargo be- cause of serious head injuries. The doctors said that with surgery her chances could improve, but only slightly. Af- ter they did all they could, they honored Kelsey's wishes. Only days after her accident Kelsey was goneLifeSource Organ and Tissue said that they were "an absolute blessing." "Being a donor is so important," Miehaela said. Kelsey was able to improve the lives of hun- dreds of people through her eyes, pancreas, kid- neys, liver, and tissue donations. "It makes me feel proud to have her as a daughter/' Kevin said. Keleeye Cour'ag'e Corm page, 8 Statewide an'port pavement condition study to include Park River, surrounding area FARGO, N.D. -'For the next several months, Ulteig engineers will visit 67 of North Dakota's 72 paved public airports to collect information about pavement conditions. The inspection area will include the airports in Park River, Grafton, Grand Forks, Minto, Drayton, St. Thomas, Lakota, Cavalier, Langdon, and Devils Lake throughout October and November. The information will be used to generate the 2012 North Dakota Pavement Condition Index, a database North Dakota airports use to help manage their budgets by providing an up-to, date record of an airport's largest investment - pavement. "This project will determine the condition of pavement at airports across the state so they can budget and plan money to maintain and improve those pavements as needed," said Kevin Nelson, project manager and associate vice president of aviation. The information will be used for the next three years, so airports will be able to develop a strategy fr maximizing the Airport Project: M00000000enson & Rygh acquires area bookkeeping business PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Mortenson & Rygh, CPA has purchased Ann Pohanka's bookkeeping and income tax practice. Ann's business, known as Management Con- sultants, Inc. has been serving the Park River area for about three decades. Ann has decided to retire effective Nov. 1, 2012. Wally Rygh, managing part- ner of Mortenson & Rygh and Ann have been talking for sev- eral years about the possible purchase of her business and they both decided this year was a good time to make the deci- sion. Management Consultants, Inc. employees Sherry Greicar and Angela Dubois will be re- tained working with Ann's clients as well as other duties within the firm. Ann said it was a very difficult decision but felt Photo:Larry Bid Above: Back I-r-Angela DuBois, Rachel Ridgway, Sarah Arndt and Josh Lien. Front I-r- Sherry Greicar, Suellen Brunsvold, Wally Rygh and Ann Pohanka comfortable that Mortenson & Rygh would provide the high level o'f service to her clients that she has always tried to provide. Mortenson & Rygh was originally started by Wally Rygh 36 years ago and has grown from a two-person of- fice to the current staff of seven accountants and eight support staff located in Park River, Langdon, Cavalier and Stephen, Minn, Nine of those employees will work in the Park River office. The firm is a full service firm providing bookkeeping, payroll, income tax planning and preparation, financial planning, business software support, and financial Mortenson & Ryh Cn. pg,e, 8 Area Voices See pa,ffe, 2 Sports %e FaKe 5 "C,o,uuragne iL not the albenoe of f,eau but rat]her th!e judgement that o,m, ethitg elle iis more annqpo,]mamtt tlht,amt f, eanr.,'" Ambrose Kedmoon Celebrations See paffe' Calendar of Events See pa,,'e 7