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Indiana Co-op Becomes a Work of Art

Friday, October 31, 2014


Members of an Indiana electric cooperative marked National Co-op Month by seeing how artists view the co-op and its staff through works displayed at a local art exhibition. Capturing the Current-An Artist’s View of Electricity is the title of Jasper County Art League’s October show. “It’s great that the artists in our community embraced our [...]

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Ga. Co-op Donates $100,000 to Local Charities

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


In rural Georgia, a new children’s museum, a larger neonatal intensive care unit and a center for youth with developmental disabilities are steps closer to reality, thanks to an electric cooperative’s generosity. Jefferson-based Jackson EMC will donate a total of $100,000 to the Interactive Neighborhood for Kids in Gainesville; Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville; Extra [...]

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They Call Him ‘The Cat Whisperer’

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Minnesota lineman Jim Schwalbe sure has a way with the kitties. Just check out a recent Facebook post of Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative’s  featuring Schwalbe, aka “The Cat Whisperer.” Three photos show the 25-year crew foreman on the job, nuzzling cheek to cheek with two gray and white cats. The post has been a hit, [...]

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Co-op Worker Answers Calls for Help

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Brad Dolinski, an employee of North Star Electric Cooperative, was attending a training conference more than 300 miles from home,  when the calamity began to unfold right before his eyes. “When a hotel employee came out screaming, ‘We need an EMT!’ I glanced around and no one was running over that way,” Dolinski recalled. “So [...]

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Honor Flight Thanks Electric Co-op Linemen

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Electric cooperatives have long championed Honor Flights as a way of paying tribute to war veterans. But in the case of two co-op linemen, it’s the other way around. John Randall and Don Hutcheson of Central Missouri Electric Co-op, who have played an integral part in their local Honor Flight chapter, will be flight chaperones [...]

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