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Community focus and customer care keep ’em coming to Lena Swamp Archery Lena Swamp Archery in Oconto Falls is a bow hunter’s paradise. That’s pretty clear right as you walk in the front door and find yourself facing rows of bows and a full supply of colorful arrows. Owner Wade Jeske keeps more than 100

How landscaping can help you save energy

Dear Pat: This year, I am planning to redesign my yard. Are there landscaping features I can incorporate that will help my home be more comfortable indoors?—Nancy Dear Nancy: Late winter and early spring are great times to think about changes you want to make to your home’s landscape. While the goal of most lawn

Present at the Founding

Those of you who have been reading this column for the past year and a half have probably come to realize I love history, particularly Wisconsin history. Last year, we celebrated the 80th anniversary of the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association (WECA) as the first statewide electric co-op organization in the United States. A few years

Renaissance or Reinvention?

Downsizing may be the key to nuclear power’s future If “agreement” isn’t precisely the right word, it’s certainly true that recent years have brought serious movement toward the viewpoint that low-carbon electricity production on a global scale will require a large nuclear contribution. At the same time, movement away from the familiar, large nuclear power

Cyber issues; Big nukes struggle; Wind farm’s future unclear; Gas dominated coal in ‘16; Kemper plant closer to full operation

Conference, senators, ponder cyber issues Prevention of cyberattacks on utility systems is important, but more crucial is certainty of detection followed by a swift response to contain and minimize damage, participants were told at a recent Wisconsin Energy Providers Conference in Madison. Represented in the audience were Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association members, Dairyland Power Cooperative,