By Tyler Trieglaff

Notes from the Chief

Notes from the Farm…There is one more new baby at press time. Ol’ number B2 had a cute black-white face heifer calf. The total is three now with 67 to go. We will leave the cows on the back winter pasture for another week or so, then bring them up close for calving.  

The fields that they will be calving have been empty since last fall so any germs should be long gone, but who knows after that winter. These fields are grassy, dry and wide open. We used to calve closer to the barn in a smaller area, but these areas could get muddy and that is how we would end up losing some calves to sickness and scours.   

We have a new waterer in this area as the cows have been drinking from the swamp for the last several years. Fresh water should help with the overall health of the herd too.  

We may separate the 11 first calf heifers into their own calving area so we can monitor them a little closer. There is a new water hydrant so we can get them fresh water also. Having them in this pen will help if they themselves need a little assistance calving.  

I would say there may be a calf or two on the ground by the time you read this, but I haven’t noticed anyone bagging up yet. The udders are starting to swell slightly, but when calving is close, those mammary glands seem to expand exponentially. Here’s hoping for a successful calving season!

Friday, March 29

2:13 p.m. Disturbance reported at an apartment building. Issue was between dad and young son over some behavioral issues.  

9:14 p.m. Wife concerned that her husband was not home yet as scheduled. Husband arrived home a short time later.

Saturday, March 30

7:49 a.m. Business reporting a suspicious vehicle in their parking lot before opening.  

Sunday, March 31

4:01 p.m. Traffic stop and warning for speeding.

4:23 p.m. Traffic stop and warning for speeding, no front plate and suspended object.

7:11 p.m. Resident reporting that some kids were in his yard with their dog. Kids were sent home with dog. Officer talked with mom about the incident and kids must have let the dog out by accident.

7:19 p.m. Father having issues with son again. Officer stopped by to visit with son and dad.

8:52 p.m. 911 hang-up on Main Ave E. Kids were playing on the phone, no issues.

Monday, April 1

12 p.m. Assist with a medical.

5:46 p.m. Assist with a mental health issue just into the county.

Tuesday, April 2

10:19 a.m. Day care worker found a cannabis vape in a child’s backpack. Vape was turned into the police and Human Services was notified.

9:22 p.m. Report of an accidental firearm discharge at a residence.  

Wednesday, April 3

12:47 p.m. Theft of a wallet from a customer at the Dollar General. Under investigation. 

3:29 p.m. 911 hang-up. No distress noted.

Thursday, April 4

11:42 a.m. Party reporting a lock was cut on his storage unit. Nothing reported missing.

11:49 a.m. Parking complaint that someone is parking in front of a house on the public street.  Nothing illegal about the issue, more of neighbors not getting along.

12:35 p.m. Vehicle unlock on Main Ave W.

1:05 p.m. Assist with a  medical.

5:15 p.m. Complaint of cardboard next to a fire pit. Officer talked with resident about proper burning of wood and not garbage.

7:26 p.m. Domestic reported, verbal only. Female left and male would not talk with officer.