I love St. Joseph! My husband and I live in an assisted living facility, Serenity Place on Seventh. Klinefelter Park is just around the corner, so most days find me walking and enjoying the pond, birds, dogs, kids, but most of all, the trees.
Walking counter-clockwise, one is greeted first by tall pines and flowering fruit trees. The majestic stand of oak is on the east side of the circle.
While walking recently, I noticed a man with a black pickup planting trees, so I stopped to watch. Sure enough, it was our mayor, Rick Schultz, who was planting sugar maple on the southwest corner. Come to find out, these were not the first trees he has planted. He is responsible for beautifying the park with many trees for many years.
Thank you, Mayor Rick, for all you do to enhance the lives of St. Joseph residents. You deserve a shout out!