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Adams Fiber Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Expansion Grant

Adams Fiber has been awarded over $4.9M from the Connect Illinois Broadband Grant Program. This grant will cover roughly 50 percent of a $10M total expansion project Adams has committed to in underserved local communities in Adams and Brown Counties. This broadband access deployment is slated to begin in Spring of 2021 and will serve approximately 1,106 households, businesses, farms,…
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Adams Telephone Co-Operative Awards College Scholarships to Local Teens

Adams Telephone Co-Operative sponsored a college scholarship program to award two $1,000 scholarships to local high school seniors. The winners of this year’s scholarships are Austin Cornwell and Gabriel Maynard, both of Unity High School.  “Adams Telephone Co-Operative continues a tradition of involvement with our youth and schools by ensuring access to the technology needed in today’s challenging times and…
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Adams Telephone Endorses $5,000 FRS Grant for Clayton Public Library District

Golden, IL— The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) recently named Clayton Public Library District as a recipient of its 2019 grant in support of advancing quality of life and enabling economic development in rural America. The $5,000 award allows the library to improve educational offerings. Pam Leffringhouse, Adams Schools and Libraries Coordinator, originated the grant application process with the library…
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High School Sophomores and Juniors Eligible to Win A Trip To Washington, D.C.

Four area high school sophomores or juniors will win an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 19-26, 2020, in an annual contest sponsored by Adams Electric Cooperative and Adams Telephone Co-Operative. Interested students must complete a short answer application. After reviewing all applications, judges from each cooperative will select up to 34 applicants to represent the cooperatives at Illinois…
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Check Presented to Local Charity

Golden, IL— Pam Leffringhouse, Schools and Libraries Coordinator, was recently the winner of an employee contest which allowed her to gift $100, provided by Adams Telephone Co-Operative, to the charity of her choice. Leffringhouse chose Community for Christ Assistance Center in Camp Point. Along with Jim Broemmer, Adams CEO, Leffringhouse recently presented the check to Pat Heinecke, Director. The organization…
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Adams Employees contribute over $15,000 to the United Way Campaign

Employees of Adams Telephone Co-Operative, located in Golden, IL, presented a check in the amount of $15,487.58 to Adams Duesterhaus, Director of Development and Communications of the United Way of Adams County, Inc. The donation included a $7,500.00 matching grant from CoBank, a national cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. Adams was a recipient of matching funds through…
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Adams Telephone Co-Operative holds 67th Annual Meeting of Members

Golden, IL - Adams Telephone Co-Operative held its 67th Annual Meeting of Members on September 11, 2019 at their Cooperative headquarters in Golden. Nearly 1,000 people were in attendance for the evening’s festivities. The night included a meal prepared by the Mendon Lions, business meeting, and drawings for cash prizes totaling $1,850. Plus, there were ten $50 bill credit drawings.…
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Adams Electric and Adams Telephone students join national electric co-op Youth to Washington Tour

What do you get when 62 students from 26 Illinois electric and telephone cooperatives join 1,800 of their peers across the United States? You get the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth to Washington Tour! Two students each from Adams Electric Cooperative and Adams Telephone Co-Operative service territories were selected from a diverse group of applicants to represent their…
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Adams Telephone Co-Operative Awards College Scholarship to Local Teen

Golden, IL — Adams Telephone Co-Operative sponsored a college scholarship program to award a $500 scholarship to a local high school senior. The winner of this year’s scholarship is Delaney Lantz of Southeastern High School. “Adams Telephone Co-Operative continues a tradition of involvement with our youth and schools by ensuring access to the technology needed today and offering opportunities such…
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Electric Cooperative Youth Participate in Youth Day

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Norine Hammond met with students representing Adams Electric Cooperative and Adams Telephone Co-Operative during the Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day in Springfield on Wednesday, April 3. Youth Day is designed to introduce young rural leaders to state government. More than 235 students representing 23 co-ops from across the state attended the event. Students had…
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