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View our 2018 newsletters:

January 2018 
Barron Electric Returns $2.6 Million to Members
Outage Texting
Featured Business:  Peragon
FilterEasy
Monthly Photo Contest
Statement of NonDiscrimination
Bonnie Christenson Wins the Megawatt Community Service Award
Recipe:  Chow Mein Dinner

February 2018
Mandy Straw Promoted, Pete Olson Retiring
82nd Annual Meeting Focuses on Technology
Featured Business:  Seasons Photography
Scholarship Opportunities
Mary Kutchera Wins the Megawatt Community Service Award
Outage Texting
Photo Contest
Auto Pay
Recipe:  Crescent Apple Bites

March 2018
82nd Annual Meeting Information
Hubins Win the Megawatt Community Service Award
Assembly Bill 583 to Help Electric Cooperatives

April 2018
Get to Know Your Cooperative Event
Planting with Safety in Mind
Don Johnson Motors
Russ LaPoint Wins the Megawatt Community Service Award
Monthly Photo Contest
Recipe:  Beef Stew

May 2018
Electric Vehicles:  Popular Topic at Annual Meeting
Electric Cooperative Officials Heard on Capitol Hill
Rate Study
Pole Testing
Photo Contest
Sign up for Auto Pay and Win a $50 Credit
Recipe:  Salted Nut Roll Bars

June 2018
New Rate Schedule
Legislation Saves Cooperative Members' Money
Robert Bitney Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Scholarship Winners
Youth Congress

July 2018
All-Electric Chevy Bolt Open House
Bill Taubman Wins the Megawatt Community Service Award
Employee Spotlight:  Dave Peterson
Outage Texting
Photo Contest
Recipe:  Breakfast Smoothie for Two

August 2018
Members Test Drive the All-Electric Chevy Bolt
Dick Fankhauser Wins the Megawatt Community Service Award
Commitment to Community
Unclaimed Capital Credits
Recipe:  Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

September 2018
The Power of the Sun
Red Cedar Portable Buildings
Co-op Month Events
Electric Vehicles
Photo Contest
Recipe:  Bran Muffins

October 2018
Congressman Duffy Addresses Cooperative Concerns
Slippery Hill Farm
Cooperative Month Events
Blood Drive:  October 4
Barron Electric Named 5-Star Cooperative
Photo Contest
Recipe:  Dad's Dish

November 2018
Members Share in $600,000 in Capital Credits
Right-of-Way Clearing Improves Reliability
4EverFit
Photo Contest
Recipe:  Chocolate Eclairs

December 2018
Lynn Peterson to Retire from Barron Electric's Board of Directors
Make Safety a Tradition
Meeting with Legislators
Photo Contest
Recipe:  Slow Cooker Chili

View our 2017 newsletters:

January 2017
2016 Highlights
Saving Energy Room by Room
Outage Map on Web and Mobile
Bush & Gilles Furniture
Employee Spotlight: Mike Flug
Recipe:  Bam's Marsala Chicken

February 2017
FilterEasy Program
Scholarships
Sherrie Nichols Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Concern for Community
Employee Spotlight:  Kathy Robertson
Recipe:  Kropsua (Oven Pancake)

March 2017
Visiting with Senator Janet Bewley
Official Notice of Barron Electric's 81st Annual Meeting
Jennie-O Turkey Store to be Featured at Annual Meeting
Thelma Johnson Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Recipe:  Chicken Crescent Almandine

April 2017
Get to Know Your Cooperative Event
FilterEasy Program
Arlene Poulter Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Perlick Distillery
Summer Peak Alert Times Change
Employee Spotlight:  Jody Schlapper
Recipe:  Caramel Pecan Bars

May 2017
Annual Meeting Highlights
Executive Order on Clean Power Plan
Connie Salquist Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Employee Spotlight:  Jennifer Horstman
Barb Holman Retires from Board of Directors
Testing Poles
Recipe:  Rhubarb Custard Pie

June 2017
2017 Scholarships
Outages from May 16 Tornado
Nate Steines Promoted to Director of Operations
Legislative Conference
Improving Reliability
Delores Selle Wins Megawatt Community Service Award

July 2017
Storms
FilterEasy
Dairyland Power Announces Natural Gas Partnership
Millie Seabold Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Patriot Paintball
Recipe:  Oreo Ice Cream Dessert

August 2017
Improving Reliability
Dave and Carolyn Cleveland Win Megawatt Community Service Award
Chris Moskal Wins Trip to Youth Tour in D.C.
Smith's Apple Farm
Recipe:  Apple Bundt Cake
FilterEasy

September 2017
$10,000 Donation Helps Tornado Victims
Upgrading Transformer at Johnson Timber Substation
Joanne Spenle Wins the Megawatt Community Service Award
Darien Traczyk Elected to WECA's Youth Board
Recipe:  Inside-out Chocolate Bundt Cake

October 2017
Capital Credits
Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts
Interview with the Cronks
Anita Soley Wins the Megawatt Community Service Award
Recipe:  Janet's Meatballs

November 2017
Cooperative Month
Wild River Sport & Marine
Board Members Recognized for Leadership
Making an Impact in Our Community
Protecting Our Environment
Janice Solum Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Recipe:  Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

December 2017
Cooperative to Return $2.6 Million
Potato Donations
Nate Steines Awarded Highest Safety Honor
Right-of-Way Clearing
Red Barn Theatre Donation
Sherry Shipman Wins the Megawatt Community Service Award
Recipe:  Sauerkraut Meatball Appetizer

View our 2016 newsletters:

December 2016
ROW Clearing
Featured Business:  Lefse Lane
Joel Kohlmeyer Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Recipe:  Almond Bars

November 2016
Celebrating Cooperative Month
Converting to LED Lights
Jane Lauterbach Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Great Northern Fur
Recipe:  Melting Moments Cookies

October 2016
Legislative Visits
Energy Star Rebates
Cooperative Month events
Jim Fangman wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Recipe:  Pumpkin Pie Cake

September 2016
Barron Electric to Pay $1 Million in Capital Credits
Barron Electric Rates Lower than Neighboring Energy Suppliers
Tavis Lynch Mushrooms
Karen Sorenson Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Recipe:  Frozen Corn

August 2016
Summer Storms
Load Management
David Bridges Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Jason Rabuck
Recipe:  Dill Dip

July 2016
Red Oaks Lumber
Dairyland Power Expanding Wind Energy Resources
Jan Jorgenson Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Save $30 Annually with Central Air Program
Recipe:  Parmesan Baked Potatoes
Free Apps to Manage Energy Use

June 2016
Scholarship Winners
Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
Heat Pump Water Heater Rebate
Vince Cosmano Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Recipe:  Strawberry Pizza

May 2016
Highlights of 80th Annual Meeting
Grill Sale
Jerry Thompson Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Recipe:  Easy Baked Beans

April 2016
Official Notice of Barron Electric's 80th Annual Meeting
Hungry Hollow to be Featured at Annual Meeting
Employee Spotlight:  Brian Schulz
Scott DeVoe Promoted to Spooner Line Superintendent
Co-ops Vote Campaign
Rosmary Tireman Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Recipe:  Sky-High Biscuits

March 2016
Meeting with Elected Officials
80th Annual Meeting
Sally Romanowski Retires
Full Throttle Sports
Recipe:  Fix It & Forget It Pot Roast
Sandy Bonneville Wins Megawatt Community Service Award

February 2016
Litwiller Woodworks
80th Annual Meeting
LED Security Lights
Scholarships
Recipe:  Cherry Chocolate Cake
Mark Beckman Wins Megawatt Community Service Award

January 2016
Members Share in Electric Bill Credit
2015 Highlights
Happy Tales Pet Boarding & Daycare
Steve Tangwall Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Students Needed for Co-ops Yes! Youth Leadership Conference
Employee Spotlight
Recipe:  Beef Burgundy Casserole

View our 2015 newsletters:

December 2015
Rail Concerns
Right-of-Way Clearing
Olive Branch Gallery & Frame
Trudy Kroeger Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Potatoe Donations
Recipe:  Rose's Cheesecake

November 2015
Members Celebrate Cooperatives
North Crossing Foods
Energy Sense Rebates
Chuck Sandmann Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Recipe:  Kentucky Corn Scallop

October 2015
Community Rays Sells Out
Celebrate Cooperative Month
Best Choice Recycling
Concern for Community
Wayne Brenholt Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Recipe:  Baked Chicken Reuben

September 2015
Members to Share $1,000,000 in Capital Credits
Clean Power Plan
Affordable Outdoor Services
Investing in Youth
Curt Johnson Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Recipe:  Homemade Granola

August 2015
July Storms and Outage Map
Doug Sorbie Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Moon Lake Threshing Bee
Recipe:  Calvin Brunch Eggs
Beware of Third Party Online Payment Sites
Barron Electric's Payment Options

July 2015
Congressman Duffy Letter
Community Solar Meeting
Seasonal Specialists
Rolly Olson Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Recipe:  Kale Salad

June 2015
Scholarship Winners
Outage Map
Appliance and Lighting Rebates
John Leckel Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Recipe:  Raspberry Jam

May 2015
Annual Meeting Highlights
Lois Miller Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Hungry Hollow
Cooperative Donates to CodeRED
Recipe:  Celery Seed Dressing

April 2015
Get to Know Your Cooperative Event
Sunset View Golf Course
Jeff Streeter Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Community Rays
Recipe:  Frozen Mint Salad

March 2015

Win a free year of energy at Barron Electric's Annual Meeting
Notice of Proposed Change to Bylaw
Members Save Over $750,000
Anderson Dairy Systems
Robin Fossum Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Jennie-O-Turkey Store Receives $1,000 Lighting Rebate
Recipe:  Hawaiian Cake

January 2015
Right-of-Way Clearing
Pine Brook Farm
Co-op Connections Card
3,250 Pounds of Potatoes Donated to Food Pantries
Community Solar
Megawatt Community Service Award:  Bobbi Zadra
Recipe:  Mary's Meatloaf

View 2014 newsletters

December 2014
Students Learn about Solar Energy
Harvey Buchite Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Longbow Taxidermy
Statement of Nondiscrimination
Recipe:  Packer Pecans

November 2014
Community Solar
Cooperative Month Highlights
Pine Crest Tree Farm
Bob Rogalla Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Recipe:  Pumpkin Cookies

October 2014
Largest Capital Credits Payout
Community Solar
Just Call Me Cupcake
Donation to Barron Area Community Center
Robert Wanke Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Recipe:  Tuna Italian

September 2014
Community Solar
Cooperative Month Events
Sally Sorenson
Clare Janty Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Recipe:  Vegetable Casserole

August 2014
Community Solar
Members Comment about EPA's Proposed Ruling
Youth Leadership Conference
Josh Johnson Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Helping Dallas Ambulance Service
Kickstand's Motor Sports
Recipe:  Grape Salad

July 2014
EPA's Proposed Ruling to Affect Electric Rates
Bonnie Reno Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Reliability Projects
Peterson Services
Recipe:  Deviled Egg Pasta Salad

June 2014
Scholarships
40th Annual Barron County Dairy Breakfast
Kim Barta Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Randy Cook Elected to Barron Electric's Board of Directors
Recipe: Cracker Bars

May 2014
Annual Meeting Highlights
Tri-State Lumber & Land
Cindy Williams Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Recipe:  Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

April 2014
Vermillion Produce
Theresa Kamrath Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Get to Know Your Cooperative Events
Recipe:  Lime Chiffon Dessert

March 2014
78th Annual Meeting
The Enchanted Barn
Joan Snell Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Recipe:  Apple Cranberry Chicken Wild Rice Salad

February 2014
Spooner Veterinary Clinic
Youth Conference
Rick Rassbach Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Recipe:  Creamy Chicken Biscuits

January 2014
Potatoes Donated to Area Food Pantries
Right-of-Way Clearing
Beverly Buckner Resigns from Borad of Directors
Woodland Signs
Larry Greener Wins Megawatt Community Service Award
Recipe:  Stuffed Mushrooms
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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