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Island Power

Cooperative spirit prevails on Washington Island 17th Century poet John Donne coined the phrase “no man is an island” as a way of pointing out that people need each other to thrive. His famous words allude to the fact that by working together, people can overcome challenges that might otherwise seem insurmountable. One can’t help

New shoes for the new year

This story is courtesy of Oakdale Electric Cooperative. Take a moment to glance down at your feet. What do you see? For many, it is your feet comfortably tucked inside of a pair of gently worn, or new shoes. There’s a good chance these shoes might even coordinate with your chosen outfit. Moreover, both feet

Happy Trails

Newest warming shelter enhances Rusk County snowmobiling experience With consistent snowfalls and 330 miles of groomed trails that wind along sparkling frozen rivers, through thick forests, across bridges, and over the rolling Blue Hills, snowmobiling has always been good in Rusk County. Just recently, it got even better with the completion of the county’s fourth

Survey shows boost in co-op consumer confidence

When back-to-back snowstorms hit Wisconsin electric cooperatives in the central and northern parts of the state recently, the timing was bad, and the conditions were worse. The first storm rolled in just before the Thanksgiving holiday, which means many co-op employees were not watching football and sleeping off the turkey and fixings—they were at work.

Stopping scams for better service

Consumers urged to help fight fraud Our increasingly connected world is giving scammers more opportunities to connect with unsuspecting consumers, and local authorities, utilities, and other businesses are working overtime to keep people informed. They suggest that “if you see something, say something,” is a vigilance adage that can help prevent you, your family, or

New year, new era of leadership | “Worst in 18 years” | Second-year sweep for Oakdale in scholarship competition | WECA welcomes Jennifer Taylor to staff | Cyber attackers target smaller utilities

New year, new era of leadership Some Wisconsin electric co-ops are ringing in the new year with new managers at the helm. Taylor Electric:   Kenneth Ceaglske is the new president & CEO of Taylor Electric Cooperative, effective January 3. For the past eight years, Ken served as general manager at Niobrara Electric Association in Lusk, Wyoming.