Articles in ‘Community’

Honoring Tomorrow’s Leaders with Scholarship Support

May 25, 2017 — Four local students will begin their college careers with a little financial help as recipients of Midwest Energy Cooperative’s 2017 scholarship program. All four are sons or daughters of Midwest members or customers. “Investing in our youth is one great way to achieve our vision […]

Advocating for the 2018 Farm Bill

May 9, 2017 — At Team Midwest, we are dedicated to providing the services you need to succeed in today’s world. We are fighting against the digital divide to help eliminate geography as an obstacle in delivering electricity and telecommunications, such as broadband. In addition to building new infrastructure […]

Strengthening Schools Grants Available

April 13, 2017 — Midwest Energy Cooperative is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Strengthening Schools Grant program. In January, grants totaling just over $30,000 were awarded to 22 public schools across the co-op service territory. Grants are funded through Midwest Energy Cooperative’s partnership with Touchstone Energy. Any teacher, […]

It’s Reality Offers Financial Lessons for Area Students

February 14, 2017 — Nearly 200 high school students from across southwest Michigan got a dose of reality on Friday as Midwest Energy Cooperative, Southwestern Michigan College and Greater Niles Community Federal Credit Union teamed up for “It’s Reality,” an interactive personal financial management exercise for high school students.  […]

Team Midwest Offers College Scholarships

February 7, 2017 — Team Midwest is now accepting applications for the 2017 scholarship program. High school seniors whose families receive monthly service from Midwest Energy Cooperative, Midwest Propane and/or Midwest Connections are invited to apply for one of the four $1000 college scholarships. Scholarship applications must be submitted […]

Members honor creativity and learning with Strengthening Schools grants

January 26, 2017 — Students from 15 regional public school districts and one ISD will enjoy new opportunities this semester after Midwest Energy awarded $30,037 in Strengthening Schools grants. The grants are funded with partnership dollars from Touchstone Energy Cooperative. A committee comprised of co-op members evaluated and scored […]

Midwest Energy accepting Washington, DC Youth Tour applications

January 19, 2017 — High-school sophomores and juniors from the Midwest Energy Cooperative service area are invited to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tour Washington, D.C. as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth Tour, June 10-15. Midwest will sponsor up to two students who […]

Midwest seeks qualified veterans for No Barriers Summit

January 5, 2017 — As far as Midwest Energy Cooperative is concerned, there should be “No Barriers” to veterans with disabilities. CoBank, one of Midwest’s financial partners, is sponsoring up to 50 veterans with disabilities from rural America for the 2017 No Barriers Summit, and Midwest is seeking a […]

Midwest Energy supports local veteran programs

November 17, 2016 — On Veterans Day, Midwest Energy Cooperative donated more than $2000 to two programs that provide services and supports for local veterans. The member-owned cooperative encouraged the community to recognize veterans by lighting up homes and neighborhoods with energy efficient green LED bulbs. Midwest purchased bulbs […]

Connected Seniors addresses Pinterest 101

November 2, 2016 — Midwest Connections, in partnership with the Cass County Council on Aging (COA), is hosting a Connected Seniors educational session on Friday, Nov. 18 in the Game Room of the COA, 60525 Decatur Road, Cassopolis. The event runs from 10 a.m. to Noon and includes lunch. […]

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