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Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives to promote power of co-op membership at Iowa State Fair

Members first. Every day. That’s the power of co-op membership. Not-for-profit electric cooperatives belong to the members they serve and focus on member needs and local priorities.

Stop by the display in the Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building sponsored by the Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives of Iowa at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 10-20.

Prairie Energy has successful Annual Meeitng

Prairie Energy Cooperative held its annual meeting of the member/owners on June 7th at the Belmond-Klemme High School in Belmond.

Golf cart service was provided for the members from the parking lot to the front entrance of the school. The members and guests enjoyed a roast beef/chicken dinner catered by Hillside Country Club.  The number of registered members was 158 and dinner was served to 300 members and guests. Prior to the business meeting, members enjoyed listening to entertainment provided by Lindsey German.

Marion Denger Advocates for Cooperatives in Washington D.C.

Prairie Energy Cooperative board president Marion Denger, along with more than 35 representatives from dozens of Iowa’s not-for-profit electric cooperatives, recently returned from a successful trip to the nation’s capital. While in Washington, D.C., the advocates attended high-level briefings on key issues impacting the electric industry and met with Iowa’s Congressional Delegation to discuss priorities. While many issues were discussed, Iowa’s electric co-ops focused on the President’s budget proposal, the Farm Bill reauthorization, and geothermal tax credits.

Kenny Monson Retires After 30 Years

Kenny Monson was hired by Hancock County REC in October of 1987 as groundsman.  When Hancock County and Wright County RECs merged to form Prairie Energy, He was chosen to fulfill the janitorial/shop maintenance position.  Over time he enhanced his position to include safety.  He was responsible for MSDS (material safety data sheets); safety inspections; and was the cooperative’s safety coordinator for monthly safety meetings.  Kenny also did all the testing of the transformers for PCBs as they were retired from service and was responsible for accident investigation.

Chad Chapman takes new position

Chad Chapman, information systems technician moved to his new position as safety coordinator/warehouse maintenance technician May 1, 2017 following the retirement of Kenny Monson. 

Chad was hired in February 2002.  Chad and his wife Raejean and daughter Kenna reside in Clarion.  They enjoy camping, outdoor activities and traveling.

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