Galvanized Ganders At Trimble
No...it’s not Saturday night washup time at the goosery. Just a Canada maxima trying to raise a family in a Trimble Wildlife Area high-rise goose apartment.
Geese normally are thought of as ground nesters and they are in the Canadian barrens where there isn’t much else but ground. In Missouri, the birds readily accept elevated nests. Some geese have adopted osprey nests and goslings have fallen 80 feet out of nests onto a graveled stream bank without damage.
Many Canada geese will not nest in latitudes as low as Missouri. But the Giant Canadas seem to like it here. The Canada goose population which, Missouri hunters see each fall nests on the southwest shore of Hudson Bay, Canada. When the department moved birds from Trimble to Schell-Osage to try to establish a flock, there was fear the birds would home back to Trimble, but they didn’t. And they took to tubs quickly, even though they never had nested in tubs.
Kansas City 2-A All District
Congratulations to Kansas City Class 2-A All District selections for 1989 season for the East Buchanan Bulldogs. Second team selections were Kris Kelsey at offensive tackle and Cory Clark at defensive back. This is an outstanding honor for these young men, and we are proud of their accomplishments for this season.
Winter refuses to release its chilling grip on Clinton County
Plattsburg’s northern water tower resembled a big icicle as a result of the recent winter blizzard that struck the Midwest the past few weeks. Plattsburg City Administrator DJ Gehrt said that residents shouldn’t be concerned about the water supply since the tower is mainly used for storage. He also added that there are a couple of theories regarding the cause of the freezing water on the tower.
“We know that the freezing was not caused by an overflow.” said Administrator Gehrt. “Most likely the freezing was caused by the snow hitting the tower and melting as a result of the warm water inside. Then as it dripped down the surface it re-froze. The second theory is that we have a cracked panel, but that is less likely.”
Mr. Gehrt said that the City would be placing safety barriers around the tower to keep folks back as the weather warms.
“Our biggest concern is safety and the potential damage to the County’s communication shed beneath the tower once the ice begins to melt,” said Gehrt. “If it gets windy we might have to close part of 7th Street, but that is unlikely.”
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