August 2019

Fall in love with nature – Waterfall adventures in Illinois

When you think of waterfalls, Illinois doesn’t automatically come to mind. In fact, an online guide to waterfalls doesn’t mention Illinois in its listing of states with waterfalls. But they are in our own backyard and, big or small, are a welcome sight that adds to the joy of a walk in the woods. Because […]


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Fall in love with nature – Waterfall adventures in Illinois

When you think of waterfalls, Illinois doesn’t automatically come to mind. In fact, an online guide to waterfalls doesn’t mention Illinois in its listing of states with waterfalls. But they are in our own backyard and, big or small, are a welcome sight that adds to the joy of a walk in the woods. Because […]

Life on the line

On May 8, 2018, line personnel from Shelby Electric Cooperative (SEC) had an ordinary safety training session. Pole top rescue training involves a 200-pound dummy situated at the top of a utility pole, and the lineman needs to get it to the ground safely to perform any necessary Red Cross life-saving skills of first aid […]