Articles in ‘Cooperative Difference’

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 […]

Green light campaign supports local veterans

October 27, 2016 — Team Midwest is joining the national effort, launched by Walmart, to show support to our veterans with the green light campaign. Beginning this week and while supplies last, energy-efficient green LED bulbs will be available at our Adrian, Cass and Paw Paw offices for a […]

Strengthening Schools grant applications available

September 12, 2016 — Midwest Energy Cooperative is now accepting applications for the 2017 Strengthening Schools Grant program. In January, grants totaling just over $30,000 were awarded to 17 public schools across the co-op service territory. Grants are funded through Midwest Energy Cooperative’s partnership with Touchstone Energy. Any teacher, […]

Team Midwest bringing Family Day and Free WiFi to the Fair

July 28, 2016 — On Saturday, Aug. 6 Midwest Energy Cooperative proudly brings Family Day back to the Cass County Fair. The sponsorship supports the fair and local families by discounting gate admission and ride tickets to $1 from Noon to 6 p.m. Most food vendors also offer a […]

Feed the Need and Earn $1000 for your favorite food pantry

June 21, 2016 — Midwest Energy Cooperative invites you to help Feed The Need with our summer food drive contest. In last year’s inaugural event, nine food pantries received more than $7,700 in cash donations and 3000 pounds of food, and organizers are hoping to top that in 2016 […]

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