promo

Currents

Pictured on the front row from left are Roxy Theatre manager Camice Barker, ­committee members Gwyn Helton, Carol Cole, and Brad Jiter, Shelby Electric employee Vicki Blackwell, CoBank representative John Donner, Shelby Electric employee Bev Carlen. Surrounding them are employees of Shelby Electric Cooperative.

Co-op donates to community theatre

  With a $10,000 donation from Shelby Electric Cooperative and CoBank, the Roxy Theatre in Shelbyville raised the money needed for its digital conversion. With the industry making fewer and fewer 35 mm movies, theaters had to change to digital equipment or close. “We needed to raise $65,000 to $70,000 for the conversion,” said Roxy committee […]

Read More
Leave a comment


Mortgage help for struggling Illinois homeowners

If you or someone you know is at risk of ­foreclosure, or struggling with mortgage payments, the Illinois Foreclosure Prevention can help. Foreclosures affect more than just the family that loses its home. When our neighbors are displaced, the entire community is impacted. The goal of Governor Pat Quinn’s Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network (IFPN) is […]

Read More
Leave a comment


Farmersmergervote

Farmers Mutual Electric members approve merger

Farmers Mutual Electric Company held a ­special member meeting on Nov. 13 to discuss the plan and agreement of merger with fellow cooperative, Jo-Carroll Energy, Inc. (NFP). Farmers Mutual Electric’s members voted overwhelmingly to approve the merger with 87 percent voting in favor. A two-thirds majority was required for passage. During the meeting Farmers Mutual General […]

Read More
Leave a comment

Honor flight IMG_0407

Honor flight accepting applications

The Land of Lincoln Honor Flight (LLHF) is accepting applications from veterans to see the memorials and monuments in Washington, DC. LLHF has a mission to ­provide round trip transportation and accommoda­tions from Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield for any veteran, who is willing and able to fly, in order of their service. This […]

Read More
Leave a comment

Cooperative dedicates landfill gas to energy facility

Waste Management of Indiana, LLC, Wabash Valley Power Association and Hendricks Power Cooperative recently dedicated a renewable energy generation ­facility that uses gas from landfill waste to generate electricity. Wabash Valley provides wholesale energy to three Illinois electric distribution cooperatives. The celebration marks the com­pletion of the fourth landfill gas-to-energy plant at the Twin Bridges […]

Read More
Leave a comment

Lineman scholarship winner climbing new career path

Derrick Knearman, son of Shelby Electric Cooperative employees Diane and Brian Bunton, and Rory Knearman recently won one of only four scholarships given out by the International Lineman’s Rodeo Association. Derrick also won the 2012 LaVern and Nola McEntire Lineworker’s Scholarship from the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives. Derrick is enrolled in the lineworkers’ training […]

Read More
Leave a comment


Hurricane help sent from Illinois electric co-ops

Hurricane Sandy was a monster storm that hit the East Coast hard, leaving the member-owners of New Hampshire Electric Cooperative and millions of others without power. More than 50 linemen from 11 Illinois electric cooperatives volunteered to help our sister cooperative, headquartered in Plymouth, N.H. Jim Bakas, Vice President of Operations & Engineering for New […]

Read More
Leave a comment