Congratulations, graduates!

A bright future awaits. Throughout our community, young adults are experiencing a milestone — they’re about to begin their first post-high school summer. It’s a moment that deserves celebration — a cap on 12 years of hard work and accomplishment. Even if you’re like me and the high school years have been in the rearview…

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Thank you to ‘the helpers’

children watching television at home

When times are tough, it’s probably a good time to go back to one of America’s most respected and revered voices: Mr. Rogers. And, let’s face it. We’ve had some tough times in 2020. I’m not even exactly sure what to call Fred Rogers. He was more than a TV personality. To multiple generations of…

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Bringing people together when we have to be apart

computer screen video call technology

The farmers, businesspeople and other residents who founded our cooperative knew technology could help them keep in touch with others near and far. For decades, technology has helped them create and maintain these essential human connections. Building our phone network connected the people of our communities like never before. Today, I think those founding members…

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