Jim McCarty

Time on Their Hands

Time on Their Hands

S&N Clocks puts the tick-tocks back into clocks They hang on walls, perch on mantels and form the focal point for a room. For centuries clocks in all their forms have been marking the passage of time with a solid tick-tock. But with each beat of the mechanism, the...

Consider a Co-op Career

Consider a Co-op Career

Electric co-ops are great places to work Electric cooperative employees tend to be a happy group of people. There’s a good reason why. It’s their job to provide affordable, reliable electric service. But in doing that they also make a difference in the lives of their...

On the Sidelines for the Chiefs

On the Sidelines for the Chiefs

Dream job lets Andrew Mather focus on KC’s gridiron greats You never know where the road of life will take you. Kearney’s Andrew Mather can attest to that. He says it all started when he was given a Pentax K1000 film camera for Christmas in his junior year of high...

Mudcat Coffee House

Mudcat Coffee House

You can order off the extensive menu at The Mudcat Coffee House. But then you would miss out on all the fun of having owner Rebecca Moore surprise you with one of her off-the-cuff creations. This culinary leap of faith has a name: The Matt. “It’s named after a good...

Bridging the Digital Divide

Bridging the Digital Divide

Andrew Kaiser connects rural residents to the world Like a lot of rural people, Andrew Kaiser found himself in need of high-speed internet service but living in an area without it. His computer repair business required constant downloads to upgrade software. Slow...

A Steady Progression

A Steady Progression

Brent Foster honed his carving skills from an early age Looking for the right words to describe his lifetime of carving wood, Brent Foster calls it a “journey of self progress.” He recalls getting started at the tender age of 8, watching an experienced friend whittle...

Holden’s Hero

Holden’s Hero

Heroism brought Medal of Honor — but little fame — to John Lewis Barkley In the months before the U.S. entered World War I, an underaged young man entered the Holden post office where the postmaster doubled as the Army recruiter. He applied for the service and was...

Round It Up

Round It Up

Operation Round Up helps those in need People helping people is a rural way of life. That’s especially true when the chips are down and someone needs help getting back on their feet. Electric cooperatives have found a unique way to leverage the hundreds of thousands...

Back on the Job

Back on the Job

Co-op family helps John Randall find a new role It was supposed to be a simple operation, outpatient surgery to correct a herniated disc. “I put up with it as long as I could,” John Randall relates of the back pain that was making it hard for him to do his job as a...

Turner Named to MIC Hall of Fame

Turner Named to MIC Hall of Fame

Educator. Advocate. Innovative community leader. A model director. A true believer in cooperatives. All of these terms have been used to describe Boone Electric Cooperative director Jay Turner. That’s why the Boone County farmer is the latest electric cooperative...

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