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Diversified power generation, SunTuria Solar and $3.7 million settlement announced at 79th annual meeting

Polk-Burnett's 79th annual meeting June 9

Board President Ed Gullickson, at podium, welcomed 160 members and guests to Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting at Frederic High School June 9.

Thorman, Morris and Gullickson re-elected to electric co-op board

Co-op board directors Mike Morris, Cindy Thorman and Ed GullicksonPolk-Burnett Electric Cooperative announced the results of its 2017 board election at its 79th annual meeting June 9.

79th annual meeting is Friday, June 9

Co-op welcomes Dairyland Power CEO Barbara Nick to 79th annual meeting June 9

Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative will hold its 79th annual meeting at Frederic High School, 1437 Clam Falls Drive, on Friday, June 9.

Osceola grads Gibbs and Wright, and Turtle Lake grad Orf to represent Polk-Burnett on Co-op Youth Tour of D.C.

Samantha GibbsSamantha Gibbs (top) and Evan Wright (middle), 2017 graduates from Osceola High School, and Connor Orf (bottom), a 20

Free seminar on lowering summer electric bills May 18

Sun imageHot summer temps don’t have to mean high electric bills. Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative is offering a free energy seminar Thursday, May 18, 5:30 to 7 p.m., to help co-op members boost energy conservation, cooling and comfort in their homes.

$45,000 in co-op scholarships awarded to Class of 2017

Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative announces the winners of its Community Service Scholarships from the Class of 2017. Thirty-six scholarship recipients will each receive $1,250 to continue their education after high school, for a total of $45,000 awarded to the sons and daughters of co-op members.  

Operation Round-Up donates $19,800 to local nonprofits

Polk-Burnett’s Operation Round-up awarded a $250 grant to Luck School April 19 to purchase seed starter kits for the school garden. Back L-R: Rhonda Bazey, Polk-Burnett Electric Co-op; Patti Mattson, school garden volunteer; Herschel Brown, Polk-Burnett Operation Round-Up; Amy Aguado, Luck community education; and Jason Harelson, Luck elementary school principal. Front L-R: Carolyn Peterson, Luck 6th-grade teacher with students Broc Carter, Sara Sellent and Amelia King; and Alma Karels, Polk-Burnett Operation Round-Up.

Polk-Burnett giving free LEDs to co-op members in April for Earth Day

In recognition of Earth Day in April, Polk-Burnett will give a free LED light bulbs to all co-op members who would like to try one in their home. LEDs use 70 to 85% less energy than incandescent bulbs and last up to 25 times longer.

“LEDs are good for the environment and can help lower your electric bill,” said General Manager Steve Stroshane. “We’re in the process of upgrading our security lights to LEDs, and we’re eager to share the advantages of LEDs with co-op members. When you change a light, you’ll save money and energy, and can help change the world!”

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