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25 Years of Christmas Wishes

Cooperative-Sponsored Holiday Program Brightens the Season for Neighbors in Need Mike Schaefer was driving home to Medford after a trip to La Crosse when a program on the car radio caught his attention. It was 1996, and the holiday season was in full swing. The radio personality had called the home of someone living in

Shop Co-op II

Studies have shown that the happiness derived from receiving a physical gift is short-lived, but the satisfaction from real-life experiences increases over time. Experience-based gifts also create memories and often family bonding time. So this holiday season, consider forgoing those knick-knack gifts that will only gather dust on the shelf, sports equipment that will end

Family Traditions

Where has the year gone? I’ve spent much of this year addressing carbon pollution-free electricity and COVID-19 on this page. This month, it has been a pleasure helping judge the hundreds of cookie recipes we received as part of our reader Christmas cookie contest. Last December, we issued a call for your favorite cookie recipes.

OEC Employees Raise $20,000 for Local Organizations

Co-op principle number seven: Commitment to Community. Oconto Electric Cooperative (OEC) employees really take this principle to heart. Since 2004, OEC employees have awarded $153,000 to charities and organizations. OEC employees worked all year to raise $10,000. The grants were made possible in part through the proceeds made at the charity golf outing, the Bag

Are All Stovetops Created Equal?

The kitchen is the center of any home, especially during the holiday season, and the stove is a crucial component of a successful kitchen. Determining which type of stove to purchase can be a big decision. There are several stove cooktop options available, each with its own unique benefits. Learning the basics of each stove

WECA Hosts 85th Annual Meeting | Nolde Receives ACE Award | Potthast Award Presented to Hallett | N.F. Leifer Award Presented to Protz | FYF Reports Record Year | Cardinal-Hickory Creek Line Construction Begins | Legislators Consider EV Charging Proposal

WECA Hosts 85th Annual Meeting Newly elected officers of the WECA board are, seated left to right: Dave Hischke, Oconto Electric, chair; and Karen Newbury, Price Electric, vice chair. Back row left to right: Craig Buros, Vernon Electric, executive committee; Mike Wade, Central Wisconsin Electric, executive committee; and Roger Wiff, Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services, secretary-treasurer.