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Making History, Filling a Need

Vernon Electric Cooperative’s ‘Solar for All’ Bluff Prairie Project follows Wisconsin’s Tradition of Leadership There is a first time for everything, and in the electric cooperative world, that first often comes with Wisconsin. Almost a century ago, when electric cooperatives were still forming under the newly created Rural Electrification Administration, local leaders in the Badger

Willkommen to Kriskindlmarkt

Enjoy Some Old-World Holiday Fun at Sparta’s Award-Winning Outdoor Christmas Market For three Fridays and Saturdays in December, the city of Sparta in west-central Wisconsin is transformed into an old-fashioned Christmas card. Visit at this time of year and you’ll find the city’s modest population (10,025 as of 2021) expanded with visitors from all over

Our Gift to You

While being the editor of a statewide electric cooperative publication may seem pretty glamorous (ha), it’s not all “kitchen kits” and “kids and critters.” But the good outweighs the bad, and I’m supremely lucky to be able to work with staff and directors from electric cooperatives across Wisconsin. In the hustle and bustle of the

Evergleam, Ever Hopeful

As I prepare for Christmas and Hanukkah, I can’t help but reflect on the path I have been on since this time last year when dealing with my cancer journey. I have shared my challenges with you in past columns, and I must tell you how blessed I feel that prayers and medicine have created

Energy-Saving Gadgets and Gizmos

Four Tips for Getting the Right Smart Technologies for Under the Tree With the holidays approaching, shoppers will soon be eyeing an abundance of devices and gadgets to gift friends and loved ones—or to buy for themselves. When it comes to cool new technology, many consumers are turning to smart home devices that offer convenience

News Briefs

Awards Recognize Co-Op Service Winning recognition last month for distinguished service to Wisconsin’s electric cooperatives were (l–r) Wendy Fassbind, Dallas Sloan, and Liz Gunderson. Fassbind was honored with the 2023 Herman C. Potthast Award for outstanding service, dedication, leadership, and cooperation with an emphasis on safety. The Job Training & Safety (JT&S) Committee selected Fassbind,