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 ) A photo of Midwest Energy’s Senior Lineman's Rodeo Team, of Bill Nowlin, Line Foreman from WaKeeney, Mike Stremel, Training Manager at Hays, and Cliff Townsend, Journeyman Lineman at Kinsley, took 3rd in their division at the competition in Bonner Springs, Oct. 14. Teams Make Solid Showings at 2017 International Linemen’s Rodeo October 17, 2017 Midwest Energy’s linemen made a strong showing at the 2017 International Linemen’s Rodeo, held Oct. 14 in Bonner Springs, with the... (more about ) A photo collage of damaged gas exhaust vents on roofs in WaKeeney, Kansas, after an Aug. 10, 2017 hail storm.  Damaged Gas Exhaust Vents May Lead to Deadly Carbon Monoxide Build-up August 29, 2017 The hail storm that pounded WaKeeney on Aug. 10 did something potentially more serious than shatter windshields, shred shingles and dent siding. ... (more about ) A photo of Patrick Parke, who was selected to become Midwest Energy's fourth President and General Manager, effective February 2018. Midwest Energy Selects Parke as Next General Manager July 18, 2017 Midwest Energy’s Board of Directors has chosen Patrick Parke, currently Vice President of Customer Service, as its next President &... (more about ) A graphic describing three warning sings that an energy scammer is calling you.  First, you've never received a past due notice in the mail; second, they demand payment by prepaid debit card; third, they ask you to call back a number other than 1-800-222-3121.  Any one of these three signs should tip you that you're talking to a scam artist.  Scam Artists Step Up Summer Calls June 12, 2017 Phone and online scams are more prevalent than ever and utility customers are an easy target.  From coast to coast, reports of scammers claiming... (more about ) Board Approves Natural Gas Rate Revisions May 17, 2017 At its May 15, 2017 meeting, Midwest Energy's Board of Directors voted to make changes to how irrigation, grain drying and industrial customers... (more about ) Comment Period and Member Meeting Regarding Natural Gas Rate Revisions March 09, 2017 Midwest Energy is considering changes to its natural gas rate schedules as described below.  This is not a general rate increase proposal,... (more about ) Brian Dreiling, Midwest Energy’s Manager of Energy Services, uses a combustion analyzer to measure the efficiency of a new furnace installed in a home in Hays. How$mart Program Invests $10 Million in Customer Homes March 01, 2017 Midwest Energy’s How$mart program recently reached a milestone of investing $10 million in energy efficiency improvements in its customers’... (more about ) Midwest Energy linemen from Hays build a new pole to replace one that broke near Garfield, Kan.  The trees in the background show evidence of the nearly two inches of ice deposited on them by Ice Storm Jupiter. Midwest Energy Thanks Customers for Patience During Ice Storm January 23, 2017 Following is a message from Keith Miller, Midwest Energy's Board of Directors Chair in an open letter to our customer-owners: "On Sunday,... (more about )
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