By Tyler Trieglaff

Notes from the Chief

Notes from the Farm…Well, I was correct, there was 1 new baby calf by press time last week.  I’m betting there will be a few more babies by the time you read this. 

On Friday, we moved the cows from the winter pasture up close to the nice and dry calving grounds. We separated the first calf heifers into their own pasture and separated the bulls as the first cows to calve could start coming into heat any time now. We need to separate them as we don’t want any January calves.

Dad has started with the field work, working up the corn stubble from last year. He put a bunch of new shovels on the field cultivators and rotated the ones that were worn out. I got to weld on one of the cultivators as the frame was broken. Part of my weld did hold and part of it cracked a little. One would think that welding those implements is always the right thing to do, but leaving a crack here and there does provide for a little bit of flexibility on the equipment. We may try some planting this coming week too.

Have a nice week!

Friday, April 5

5:26 p.m. Parking complaint of a vehicle parked in front of a person’s house yet parked legally on the street.  

7:04 p.m. Black BMX bike found in the middle of the road on Main Ave E. Officer picked up the bike and took it to the PD. Officer reviewed the city cameras and it showed an adult male riding the bicycle on Main Ave. He turned too short and face planted in the middle of the road. He got up and walked away leaving the bicycle. Unknown who the male is or who the bike belongs to.

8:36 p.m. Welfare check on a child that was acting strange. Child was A-OK!

Saturday, April 6

3:12 p.m. Removal of debris from a roadway.

6:35 p.m. Traffic stop and warning for speed.

8:49 p.m. Officer found a male in a business who was acting suspicious. Officer told male he was not welcome unless he was a customer as he has been an issue in the past.

10:13 p.m. Assist with a grass fire on 450th Ave.

Sunday, April 7

6:48 p.m. Report of possible drug activity. Information taken and passed along to the drug task force.

7:09 p.m. Report of garbage strewn about behind an apartment building. Landlord cleaned up the mess.

9:31 p.m. Welfare check on an adult female who was in town earlier. Female had already left town.

Monday, April 8

9:15 p.m. Assist city crew with traffic while working on the railroad quick curb.

Tuesday, April 9

9:35 p.m. Dog running loose, owner contacted and given a warning.

1:38 p.m. Gas station turned over a piece of lost identification.

Thursday, April 11

5:31 p.m. Person reporting that someone swapped out the left front wheel and tire on her car.  Tire was worn out and the hubcap fell off while she was driving.

8:31 p.m. Female reporting that some of her property was missing from her dude’s house. Male and female were arguing again and male told her that it was now gone. Officer saw the property at the house and let the female know. Ongoing relationship issues between the two.