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Menard Electric Cooperative 76th annual meeting held

More than 300 Menard Electric Cooperative members registered for the 76th Annual Meeting of Members held Saturday, June 1, at PORTA High School. Members and their families enjoyed comedian Rik Roberts as well as a pork chop dinner, the Prairie Power Energy Wall, bucket truck rides, face painting and balloon ...Read More

RECC held 76th Annual Meeting

Members of Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative (RECC) gathered Thursday, June 13 at Glenwood Elementary School in Chatham for their 76th annual meeting. Members and guests enjoyed a pork chop dinner and had the opportunity to visit with local vendors prior to the start of the business meeting. Vice Chairman Chris ...Read More

Shelby Electric presented with House Resolution 397 on 75 years of service to members

Shelby Electric Cooperative held its 75th annual member meeting Friday, June 14 at the Shelby County 4-H Fairgrounds, Shelbyville, where members were served a pork chop lunch, heard reports and elected members to the board of directors. Members also heard from State Senator Chapin Rose as he presented House Resolution ...Read More

Jo-Carroll Energy area hit by tornado

A tornado north of Savanna caused a tree to make contact with a 161 KV line, resulting in a transmission outage affecting more than 2,400 Jo-Carroll Energy members Wednesday night, June 12. Multiple rounds of storms hampered restoration efforts. Storms capable of producing tornados swept across Jo Daviess, Carroll and ...Read More

Illinois Rural Electric Cooperative held 77th annual meeting

  Members of Illinois Rural Electric Cooperative moved their annual meeting from Scott County Fairgrounds to the Winchester Grade School to hold their 77th annual meeting on Saturday, June 8.  General Manager Bruce Giffin in his report said, “We think 2012 was a pretty good year. For the long term ...Read More

Cooperative leaders visit with Congressman Enyart

Leaders of electric cooperatives in Southern Illinois met with Congressman Bill Enyart (D-12) to discuss issues impacting co-ops and their member-owners on Monday.  Congressman Enyart is serving in his first term in Congress and serves on the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture and U.S. House Armed Services Committee.  Pictured are: ...Read More

Dairyland Power held 72nd annual meeting

Approximately 600 electric cooperative leaders and guests attended Dairyland Power Cooperative’s 72nd annual meeting at the La Crosse Center earlier today. Dan Korn, Chairman of the Board and director representing Vernon Electric Cooperative, presided over the meeting. The theme of the meeting was Power with Purpose, referring to Dairyland’s mission ...Read More

Successful Forestry School held

Mike Dirksen, a certified arborist with City Water Light and Power of Springfield was one of five instructors that provided hands-on training in proper pruning, key cuts, felling, tree hazards, rigging, tree rescue, and identifying and understanding growth rates and characteristics of different trees. Also, teaching a the week-long school ...Read More

Linemen practice pole top rescue using new fall restriction belt

Linemen are required to annually train for pole top rescues. In this picture taken by Ken Macken, Lineman Jamison Holthaus from McDonough Power Cooperative prepares to do a pole top rescue using the new Bucksqueeze fall restriction belt. “Many linemen are choosing to use the Bucksqueeze as it will keep ...Read More

Happy Memorial Day

The AIEC wants to wish you a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. Please take some time this weekend to remember those who protect our freedoms. This photo was taken at the home of Vernon Mohesky, Clinton County Director.