November 2018

The lost city of Camp Ellis

Driving through the countryside between Ipava, Table Grove and Bernadotte, Ill. all you see is farmland and ghosts of what it used to be. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 1,100 people reside in these three communities combined, but during World War II, this area was a hub of activity with the cracking sounds […]


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The lost city of Camp Ellis

Driving through the countryside between Ipava, Table Grove and Bernadotte, Ill. all you see is farmland and ghosts of what it used to be. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 1,100 people reside in these three communities combined, but during World War II, this area was a hub of activity with the cracking sounds […]

Inventing a new solution for greenhouse gas

Co-ops and scientists team up on an innovative approach to energy and the environment.  Late this year, five teams of scientists and engineers from around the world will start packing up and relocating their laboratories to a patchwork of gravel lots next to a coal-fired power plant in northeast Wyoming. Their mission: nothing less than finding […]

An electric co-op mission to hire veterans

Electric cooperatives are working to make even better use of a powerful source of energy—military veterans. “Veterans, active military and their spouses are some of our greatest assets as employees,” says Michelle Rostom, director of workforce development for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). “They are mission-driven. When we think about providing safe, reliable […]