Commitment to community

Clinton County Electric Cooperative, Inc., Breese, recently awarded $4,000 in Touchstone Energy 2021/2022 Classroom Empowerment Grants. Eight classrooms in six local schools received the funds to help with educational projects.

Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative, Dongola, awarded Classroom Empowerment Grants for a variety of projects at area schools. Projects include an outdoor classroom, motor skill development, a media center printing station, hands-on science kits and Vernier probes for advanced science classes.

McDonough Power Cooperative, Macomb, distributed $8,000 in Operation Round Up grants to local organizations for projects that benefit youth. The funds will help replace a worn-out playground used by an after-school program, purchase of targets for a national scholastic 3-D archery program, and a sensory playground accessible to all students, kindergarten through third grade.