Fair season ahead

Where can you find 815,000 people, 10,000 farm animals and all kinds of food on sticks? It’s a fair question. Really, it is. The season is set to begin and attendance is expected to remain high, having increased steadily for the last eight or nine years. In 1853 the first four-day Illinois State Fair took […]

See you at the fair

For many of you, your electric cooperative – or those they associate with in the heating and cooling industry – are your friends at the fair, too. You can generally find them in the vendor area, standing ready to meet and answer your questions. They can provide you with energy saving information to help you […]

Farm fresh experience at the state fair

Alexis and her dad, Chris Bergschneider take their show pigs out for a walk to get them ready for the fair. NEW BERLIN – Farm animals ruled the days and the nights when Gene Bergschneider was just a young lad showing steers and Hereford breeding heifers. He slept on hay bales for 10 days each […]