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The Power of Grace

From a very young age, Grace Stanke was going places. Born and raised in Wausau, she skipped 6th grade, started taking college courses as a sophomore, and graduated high school at 17 with enough college credits for an associate degree. She became a classical violinist and a competitive water skier in her spare time. In

A New Park for the New Year

If the start of a new year has you yearning for new adventures and discoveries, we’ve got a destination to recommend—Rock River Heritage County Park, the newest addition to the Rock County Parks system. Sprawled over 178 acres on the eastern banks of the Rock River just northwest of Janesville, and partially served by Rock

The Threat Just Got a Little More Real

This month’s “Message from the CEO” is guest commentary from Rob Richard, WECA Director of Government Affairs. WECA President and CEO Steve Freese is currently on medical leave Last September I raised the impending issue of third-party ownership with you in a column titled “The Rising Threat of Unregulated Third-Party Ownership.” A 2–1 decision last

Should I Change My Charging Habits?

Four Things to Know About Extending Rechargeable Battery Life Many of us are so connected to our phones, tablets, and laptops that we panic when their battery nears the dreaded 0% mark. We want our device batteries to perform well for as long as possible. But taking care of them can conflict with why we

News Briefs

WECA Honors 2022 Award Winners The Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association (WECA) presented the following awards at the 2022 annual meeting: Ally of Cooperative Electrification (ACE) award: Marian Trescher, Milton Special Ally of Cooperative Electrification (ACE) award: Steve Freese, Hazel Green Herman C. Potthast Award for safety: Ben Bella, Mondovi N.F. Leifer Memorial Journalism Award: Vernon