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$2,500 Co-op Community Grant Winners Announced

Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative (RECC) awarded grants to South Fork Elementary and Franklin East Grade School. Nicole Perkins of South Fork was awarded 2018’s first $2,500 grant. The 2nd grade teacher submitted a compelling application explaining her schools’ financial situation and the need for modern technology. The grant money will enable most of her students to acquire Chromebook computers. Delivering... Read More

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$5,000 Co-op Community Grant Awarded to Prairieland Ambulance

Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative (RECC) has selected Prairieland Ambulance as the recipient of this year’s Co-op Community Grant. The gift was made possible with matching funds obtained through CoBank’s Sharing Success program. The $5,000 grant was the largest RECC has donated to a single organization. After a competing transport company vacated the area, some worried that they would be under-served... Read More

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$2,500 Co-op Community Grants Available

$2,500 Co-op Community Grant Application Form  Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative is offering two schools the chance to receive a $2,500 Co-op Community Grant. The two grants, totaling $5,000, are comprised of RECC’s contribution of $2,500 and matching funds provide by CoBank’s Sharing Success program.  Only one grant may be given within the same school district. Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative reserves... Read More

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2018 RECC Annual Meeting Report

Members of Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative (RECC) were apprised of the organization’s financial condition and billing changes, power supply, advances in technology and community commitment during its 81st annual meeting held Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Glenwood High School. Treasurer John Beatty provided the financial report. He said that of the $14,984,565 of total revenue collected, 81 percent accounted for power... Read More

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2018 Rural Electric Youth Day at Capitol

The 2018 Illinois Rural Electric Youth Day introduced over 210 high school students to several of our state’s elected leaders, along with some insights about electric and telephone cooperatives. Youth Day was sponsored on April 18 by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives, with 25 co-ops from across the state participating. Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative sponsored six students from area... Read More

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Now Hiring: Engineering Technician

We are seeking a highly qualified individual for the position of Engineering Technician. This position reports directly to the Manager of Operations & Maintenance. A Bachelor’s Degree in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Electrical Engineering or a related field is preferred but not required. Any combination of experience and training, that would provide the required knowledge and abilities, will be considered.... Read More

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Tree Trimming Underway!

On Monday, February 5th, tree crews contracted by Rural Electric began vegetation management in the Palmyra area. The crews began their work at the Palmyra substation, marked in red on the map below, and continued along the east circuit highlighted in green on the map below. The crews delivered notices to homes along each circuit that they worked on. They... Read More

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RECC Employees select Pawnee Food Pantry for Donation

RECC employees collected $475 in cash and checks for the Pawnee Food Pantry. President/CEO David Stuva agreed that RECC would match their donations.  The pantry was grateful to receive the $950 charitable donation and said it would really help their efforts this year. RECC employees have made similar donations the past. This has become a tradition that we would like... Read More

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RECC celebrates 80th Annual Meeting

Members of RECC gathered for their 80th annual meeting of members on Thursday, June 8 at Glenwood High School in Chatham. Before the meeting, about 550 members and guests enjoyed a pork chop dinner, vendor displays, bucket truck rides and a variety of activities for kids. Chris Wilcox, Vice Chairman of the Board, welcomed members and recognized the service anniversaries... Read More

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$500 School Grants Awarded

Two area schools have additional learning opportunities for their students this year, thanks to Touchstone Energy Classroom Empowerment Grants Program from Rural Electric! RECC has awarded $500 mini-grants for projects that will extend beyond their classrooms and broaden the scope of their teaching efforts. The two grants were presented to: Sarah Jennings, Morrisonville Grade School – to purchase historical fiction novels... Read More

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