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A photo of several award plaques laid on a table; Midwest Energy was one of just 18 natural gas utilities nationwide to receive the APGA's prestigious SOAR award for 2018. Public Gas Association Recognizes Midwest Energy for Operational Excellence July 26, 2018 At its annual conference in late July, the American Public Gas Association (APGA) presented Midwest Energy Inc. with the prestigious APGA System... (more about ) Board Approves Electric Rate Changes July 16, 2018 At a special July 16, 2018 member meeting, Midwest Energy's Board of Directors voted to approve rate changes affecting all electric customers.... (more about ) A tree trimmer in a bucket lift trims branches away from power lines in Hays, Kansas. Trimming Trees Keeps Branches Safely Off Lines, Improves Reliability April 17, 2018 Trees are a power line’s natural enemy. While trees provide beauty and shade to our homes, those planted too closely to power lines can... (more about ) Comment Period Opens, Member Meeting Set for Electric Rate Changes April 02, 2018 Midwest Energy is seeking member comments on proposed changes to electric rates across all classes.   The proposed new rates, the first electric... (more about ) Photo of Earnie Lehman, past president of Midwest Energy. Lehman Retires from Midwest Energy February 01, 2018 Earnie Lehman, President of Midwest Energy, retired from the company Feb. 1 after 15 years of service. During Lehman’s tenure, Midwest Energy’s... (more about ) A group of veterans participating in the No Barriers Warriors program sit and talk around a campfire in the mountains near Red Feather Lakes, Colorado.  No Barriers Warriors Program January 24, 2018 America is home to millions of men and women who have served in our armed forces, many of whom are living with a disability.  That’s... (more about ) A photo of inspection tags nailed into a power pole, showing the dates the pole was inspected. Pole Inspections Begin in Barton County January 05, 2018 Global Utility Services, an authorized contractor for Midwest Energy, begins pole inspections of Midwest Energy poles Monday in rural Barton County... (more about ) More than two dozen citizens of Natoma, Kansas stand in front of a large outdoor LED sign installed in the city to keep members informed of community events.  Local Groups Get $5,000 Midwest Energy Impact Grants November 27, 2017 Five area charities and non-profit groups recently received $5,000 “Impact Grants” from the Midwest Energy Community Fund, to support... (more about ) A photo of four damaged rooftop gas exhaust vents.  Damaged or covered gas exhaust vents prevent carbon monoxide from properly venting, and can lead to a deadly buildup of CO inside the home.  Carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless, and only a carbon monoxide detector can alert homeowners to its presence.  The Centers for Disease Control estimates 400 Americans die in their homes from unintentional carbon monoxide exposure. Trego County Officials Report Rise in Carbon Monoxide Cases November 02, 2017 Trego County Emergency Management officials, in a Nov. 1 Facebook post, said Trego Lemke Memorial Hospital has seen an increase in patients with... (more about ) Regional Non-Profit Groups Awarded $1,000 Grants October 30, 2017 Ten local charities and non-profit groups were recent recipients of $1,000 donations from the Midwest Energy Community Fund and CoBank, supporting... (more about )
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