By Tyler Trieglaff
Notes from the Chief
Cool weather is finally here! No more sweating of the back fat for me. We got the 49 calves at home vaccinated last weekend so they will be ready to be weaned in a month or so. The cows will be preggo checked around that time also and the ones who are not pregnant will be going to a burger joint in the very near future.
The pastures are running short, but I would say we got an extra couple weeks of grazing with the rains and hot weather. The trick now is to not graze the fields too low so they will have a better chance of overwintering. The silage pile will be opened soon and that makes feeding the cows a whole lot easier. The cows to corn silage is like a fat kid to a buffet. We do use the corn silage to lure the herd into the feed bunk from time to time, reducing the need to chase the cows and got them all riled up whilst trying to ger them into the smaller corrals.
The cows did get out the other day. There was a weak spot in part of the old board fence around the barn area and they decided that the grass in the front yard looked a little better than the cattails they had been eating. While trying to get the herd to another pasture, one of the hounds, a young pup decided to tangle with the bull and sent him through the fence. A couple quick fixes and the fence is as good as new. The face that the cows got out, leads me to believe that the food in that particular pasture is about used up and it was time to move anyway. Sometimes, the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. Have a nice week!
Friday, Sept. 29
10:14 a.m. Report of kids acting inappropriately on the school bus. Information shared with school and sheriffs’ office as the event happened in the county.
2:42 p.m. Report of a male and female arguing. No signs of a domestic assault, more of a disturbance call.
Saturday, Sept. 30
3:50 p.m. Report of a driving complaint with an adult male tearing up a gravel road. Ongoing issue between two neighbors about driving conduct.
6:46 p.m. Assist with a mattress in the roadway.
7:47 p.m. Report of theft of mail. Rightful owner of male may have picked up his own mail.
10:23 p.m. Report of a sexual assault via third party. Victim did not want to make a report.
12:27 a.m. Report of loud music at a residence. Officer did not hear any music.
Monday, Oct. 2
9:38 a.m. Mother reporting that her son lost his phone at school on Friday. Phone was found later in the day.
11:04 a.m. Report of an elderly male driving and has no license. Unable to locate.
3:17 p.m. Background check for business, two employees.
4:13 p.m. Vehicle unlock on Main Ave E.
Tuesday, Oct. 3
10:22 a.m. Report from school officials that a student has engaged in dangerous behavior online and social media. Officer met with school staff, parents and student.
7:22 p.m. Report of a domestic situation. Parties will be referred to counseling services.
5:25 p.m. Mother reporting that another student took pictures of her daughter last school year and the pictures are being shown to other classmates.
11:43 p.m. Report of a male acting out at an apartment building. Officer talked with male who was possibly under the influence of a controlled substance. Officer told the male to stay in his apartment for the evening.
1:33 a.m. Alarm at the high school. Staff member was leaving the building.
Wednesday, Oct. 4
7:55 a.m. Motorist assist with officer letting driver know that the end gate bracket for the trailer was dragging on the pavement.
3:04 p.m. Assist with a medical.
3:45 p.m. Assist with changing a flat tire on St Hwy 87.
Thursday, Oct. 5
7:55 a.m. Parking complaint near the high school bus drop off area. Vehicle was moved.
3:38 p.m. Report of student being bullied and threatened on the school bus. Officer obtained video from the bus company and will be meeting with the high school principal, student and parents.
5:10 p.m. Welfare check on a homeless female in the Event Center parking lot. Female was able to find a ride.
8:54 p.m. Assist with a medical.