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Co-ops for Community

It crept into some communities and dropped like a bomb in others, but the coronavirus has now touched the lives of all Wisconsinites, physically or financially. Many electric cooperative employees, deemed essential, immediately got to work looking for ways to help out friends, families, and neighbors. Stepping up for School Kids The pandemic hit some

Blissful State of Mind

Bask in the beauty of Wisconsin’s park system "There's no place like home."  You don’t need to be a fan of “The Wizard of Oz” to understand what Dorothy was feeling as she uttered those famous words, clicked her heels together, and sent herself from the Land of Oz back to her farmhouse in Kansas.

Big (Little) Gardens: Growing vegetables in limited spaces

Spring has arrived! So, if thoughts of producing oodles of fresh, homegrown edibles have you ready to dig in the dirt, it’s time to roll up those sleeves and start a vegetable garden! While the physics of time and space dictate that big harvests naturally come from big gardens, for backyard growers who prefer to

In your corner

Never in my wildest imagination did I think I would be writing this column under a stay-at-home order in the living room of our family farmhouse in rural Hazel Green, but here we are. The COVID-19 pandemic has scrambled everything in our ordinary lives, from our ability to go to church, to exercising our right

CWEC donates use of iPads to assisted living residents

Story courtesy of Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative (CWEC) has provided three iPads to be used at Living Oaks and The Willows assisted living locations in Iola so residents can communicate with family and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the onset of COVID-19, which tends to be more dangerous for the

Stimulus Support for Co-ops | New President of CFC | Monarch Conservation Agreement | Summer Youth Tour Cancelled | Nemadji Air Cooling Proposal

Stimulus Includes Support for Electric Cooperatives Federal lawmakers included support for electric cooperatives and rural Wisconsin in the $2 trillion CARES Act, which is geared toward helping the country respond to the coronavirus pandemic. As requested by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the bill includes an additional $900 million for the Low-Income Home