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National Lineman Appreciation Day Resolution Passes US Senate

  113th CONGRESS 1st Session S. RES. 95 Recognizing linemen, the profession of linemen, the contributions of these brave men and women who protect public safety, and expressing support for the designation of April 18, 2013, as National Lineman Appreciation Day. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES April 10, ...Read More

Egyptian Telephone Cooperative Association Holds Annual Meeting

Members of Egyptian Telephone Cooperative received updates on the co-op’s business during its 59th Annual Meeting held Friday, April 5th, at the American Legion Hall in Steeleville. Egyptian Telephone is owned and operated by its members, and governed by an elected board of directors. This year, members re-elected to three-year ...Read More

MJM Electric Cooperative’s outage requires activation of IEC Emergency Work Plan

The IEC Emergency Work Plan was activated on April 10 by MJM Electric Cooperative in Carlinville after a massive wind and thunderstorm moved through knocking down 28 three phase poles and causing other outages. Illinois Rural Electric of Winchester and Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative of Auburn sent crews in response ...Read More

Central Illinois Autism Therapeutic Services Receives GeoAlliance Grant

A $4,533 GeoAlliance grant was presented on Wednesday, April 10, to Central Illinois Autism Therapeutic Services (CIATS). The grant will help to offset the cost of the highly energyefficient geothermal heating and cooling system that was recently installed in the facility. GeoAlliance is collaboration between the Association of Illinois Electric ...Read More

SIPC Holds Annual Meeting

Members of Southern Illinois Power Cooperative (SIPC) were updated on the Prairie State Generation Plant, rates, reliability and the power cooperative’s strategic plan during the organization’s annual meeting of members held Thursday, March 28, at SIPC Headquarters. The year 2012 was one of unpredictability. Due to the mild winter and ...Read More

CoBank Presents Check to AIEC

Candace Roper (right), Senior Vice President, CoBank and John Donner (center), Relationship Manager CoBank, presented a check for $10,000 to AIEC President/CEO Duane Noland at the April IEC Managers’ Meeting. The AIEC was selected by CoBank to receive the contribution to continue to the to advance the interests of rural ...Read More

Three Cooperatives Receive RESAP Certification

The Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program (RESAP), established over 10 years ago by the NRECA was developed to: strengthen leadership engagement and ownership; create a continuous safety improvement process; provide honest feedback to support improvement; strengthen safety improvement planning (promote employee involvement); and better enable co-ops to reduce injuries over time. ...Read More

2013 Illinois Country Mother of the Year

A dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, JoAn Bollmann of Ava, was recently honored as the 2013 Illinois Country Mother of the Year at a luncheon hosted by Egyptian Electric Cooperative at the Jackson Co. Extension Center in Murphysboro. Family and friends gathered for the celebration program and to hear the ...Read More

Monroe County Electric Co-Operative Holds 75th Annual Meeting

Members of Monroe County Electric Co-Operative were updated on the organization’s financial condition and its commitment to achieve a balance between reliable, affordable power and safeguarding the environment during the co-op’s 75th Annual Meeting of Members held Monday, March 25, at the Hecker Community Center. Board Chairman Larry Kraft welcomed ...Read More

Clinton County Electric holds 75th annual meeting

Members of Clinton County Electric Cooperative came away from their annual meeting with a better understanding of the rate change that recently took effect. Cooperative President/COO Mike Johnson explained the necessity for the change. The meeting was held Thursday, March 21, at the Central Community High School in Breese. “Overall ...Read More