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AIEC Hot Line School underway

The fall 2013 semester for Climbing School at Lincoln Land Community College AIEC Hot Line School Grounds is underway. The two-week course will wrap up on Friday, Sept. 20. Students receive "hands-on" training which includes:  • the proper technique of climbing poles up to 60 feet• building lines, both three-phase and ...Read More

2013 IEC Chris Schinneer Memorial Golf Outing

On September 6, 113 golfers participated in the annual IEC Chris Schinneer Memorial Golf Outing held at The Rail Golf Course in Springfield. Menard Electric Cooperative played host to this year’s outing, which included employees, directors, retirees, cooperative friends and vendors.  First flight was won by the team of (l-r) ...Read More

Illinois Geothermal Tour

Geothermal heat pumps are the most efficient heating/cooling systems known to mankind today. If you want to learn more about geothermal, and see a system in action, Saturday, September 21 is the date! The Illinois Geothermal Tour is coming to a location near you. On Saturday, September 21, homes and ...Read More

Clay Electric Co-operative holds 69th annual meeting

  Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. members gathered on Thursday, Sept. 5 at Charley Brown Park Fairgrounds for a porkchop dinner preceding the cooperative’s 69th annual meeting. During the meeting they were updated on important information regarding the cooperative. John Meng, executive vice president and general manager for the rural electric cooperative ...Read More

Highlights from the 2013 Farm Progress Show

The Farm Progress Show is the nation's largest outdoor farm show. With over 640 acres for exhibits and demonstrations, the show brings over 300,000 people to central Illinois.  Prairie Farmer magazine, a flagship of Farm Progress Companies, was instrumental in the development of the Farm Progress Show. From 1924 through 1941, Prairie ...Read More

Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative held 74th annual meeting

Nearly 600 members of Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative (SIEC) attended the co-op’s 74th annual meeting.  Members learned that 2013 is a financially smooth year, thus far.  An announcement was made regarding the upcoming retirement of capital credits toward the end of 2013. The most important message of the evening was ...Read More

16th Lineman’s Safety Rodeo

Mark your calendars!  Time is fast approaching for our upcoming Lineman’s Safety Rodeo on September 27, 2013.  This year we have made a few changes to two popular events, the Hurt Man Rescue and Egg Climb.  Rules for these events will closely mirror those for the International Lineman’s Rodeo.  Rules ...Read More

Turasky awarded scholarship

Brandt Turasky of Petersburg was recently awarded the 2013 LaVern and Nola McEntire Lineworker’s Scholarship. This $1,500 scholarship will help pay for costs to attend the lineworker’s school conducted by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives in conjunction with Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield. Turasky graduated from PORTA High ...Read More

76th annual meeting for McDonough Power Cooperative

At McDonough Power Cooperative’s 76th annual meeting Thursday, Aug. 22, members learned they would be receiving a return of capital credits money, a new way to monitor their energy usage and a newly renovated headquarters. Members also re-elected board members Mike Cox of Macomb, Steve Hall of Roseville and Walt ...Read More

2013 AIEC Annual Meeting wrap up

The 2013 AIEC Annual Meeting, held Aug. 1-2, was a huge success with many informative speakers. If you were unable to attend, or would just enjoy hearing one of the speakers again, here are video links to their presentations.       Mike Williams presentation: Mark Pruitt presentation: Philip Nelson: David ...Read More