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Making a difference

Making a difference

Howard Electric proves size doesn't make you small When Richard Fowler accepted the job as manager of Howard Electric Cooperative in 1990, his oldest son wanted to know if they played soccer in Fayette. “I said, ‘If they don’t, we will start a soccer league,’ ” Richard recalls. “Well, they didn’t. So, I started a soccer league.” The promise was typical of the role the manager would take in his...

The co-op cavalry

The co-op cavalry

Friends help Black River Electric recover from tornado  It’s hard enough recovering from a tornado. It’s even more difficult when your office was in the bull’s-eye and most of the equipment used for repairs is damaged. That was the situation Black River Electric...

Called to action

Called to action

Missouri’s electric co-ops help turn the lights back on after Hurricane Ida The days are long. The conditions are treacherous. The sun is sweltering. The task at hand is enormous. But these lineworkers are up for it all. Following the wide path of destruction left by...

Breaking barriers

Breaking barriers

Gascosage Electric clears hurdles for high-speed internet to members Recently a well-known member of Gascosage Electric Cooperative paid a visit to his co-op’s office in Dixon. He wanted to learn more about the cooperative’s effort to bring high-speed internet service...

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