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February 27, 2024

Ten Children of Members Awarded Pioneer Scholarships

Pioneer Electric awarded 10 scholarships to children of members. Eight of those area high school seniors have been selected to receive Pioneer Electric Cooperative’s 2024 Children of Members scholarships, awarded to students who plan to attend a traditional college or university. Thirty-eight students throughout Pioneer’s service territory applied for the scholarships and 25 students were interviewed, by judges from outside the cooperative, to narrow the applicants to eight. The eight traditional scholarship winners, all children of Pioneer members, are: $1,500 – Riley Barhorst, Jackson Center $1,000 – Andrew Oen, Tippecanoe $500 – Eva Goubeaux, Russia $500 – Jacob Keller, Minster...

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January 31, 2024

Who’s on the Ballot?

One of the most unique benefits of being a member of Pioneer — or any cooperative — is your ability to democratically elect fellow members to represent you on the Pioneer boards. All of the candidates, both for trustee and county board positions, are consumer-members of Pioneer Electric and your community. They are concerned with the issues you face every day because they face them as well. Board election packets will be mailed out to all members on Friday, Feb. 16. As in the past, there are three options for voting, by mail, online, or through your SmartHub app or...

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January 19, 2024

A Sweet Legacy

A family’s longtime tradition of making maple syrup As winter loosens its grip on Champaign County, a time-honored tradition begins to unfold at the Johnson Maple Syrup Farm, located near Mingo, within Pioneer Electric Cooperative’s service territory. The Johnson family, spanning generations, is immersed in the art of maple syrup production, blending traditional wisdom and old-fashioned techniques to bring the sweet nectar from the sugar maple trees to local tables. The Johnson family’s connection to syrup is a tradition dating back to 1805, when the original Johnsons settled in the area. Today, the cabin where their grandfather was born in...

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January 18, 2024

Join Pioneer as a Journeyman Lineman

Lineman First Class Responsibilities Conveys the Cooperative’s mission and beliefs to members and must adhere to the Cooperative’s safety rules and practices, including cybersecurity initiatives. Works under general or direct supervision, performs diversified construction work and maintains poles, power lines, and auxiliary facilities and equipment for the transmission of distribution (12.47 kV) electricity. Performs numerous diverse operations which require frequent adaptation of complete lineman skills. Energizes and de-energizes distribution lines (7.2/12.5 kV) for construction, maintenance and repairs, uses back feeds where warranted and includes operating line switches, locating and repairing faults on primary, secondary and street lighting circuits, re-fusing line...

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January 12, 2024

A Video Message from the President & CEO

Pioneer is well-prepared for winter weather, including frigid temperatures, snow and ice. And, Pioneer crews are available 24/7 to address outages if they occur. However, winter storms and temperatures can also lead to increased energy use, which could cause potential reliability issues through the PJM region. Pioneer encourages its members to be prepared for any situation. Learn more by clicking on image below and watching the message.      

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January 4, 2024

Energy Superheroes Art Contest

The art contest is open to children in kindergarten to 8th grade. Categories: K–2, 3–5, 6–8 grades. Artwork should be completed on an 11- x 14-inch or smaller sheet of white paper. Entries will be judged on creativity and overall artistic ability according to your age category. Winners will be announced and published in our May issue of Ohio Cooperative Living magazine. Include: name, grade, parent’s name(s), Pioneer account number, city, and phone number on the back of the submission. Entries will not be returned. Winners of each category will receive a $25 Walmart gift card, with an overall winner...

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