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Local students represent Adams Electric and Adams Telephone during the nationwide Youth to Washington Tour

WASHINGTON – What do you get when 71 students from 27 Illinois electric and telephone cooperatives join more than 1,800 of their peers across the United States? You get the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth to Washington Tour. Four local students were selected from a diverse group of applicants to represent Adams Electric Cooperative and Adams Telephone Co-Operative…
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Adams Telephone Co-Operative Awards College Scholarship to Local Teen

Golden, IL— Adams Telephone Co-Operative once again sponsored a college scholarship program to award a local high school senior. Through Adams’ partnership with the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), applicants have the opportunity to receive a scholarship of $500 or $2,500. The winner of this year’s scholarship is Georgia Graham of Unity High School. Graham was selected as a national…
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Adams Telephone Co-Operative Officials Meet with Congressional Representatives

Representatives from Adams Telephone Co-Operative met with the offices of Senator Tammy Duckworth, Senator Richard Durbin, and Representative Darin LaHood in Washington, D.C. earlier this month to discuss the importance of ensuring sufficient funding is available to rural telephone companies to support ongoing delivery of robust, reliable and affordable broadband services to rural communities in Illinois. The high-cost Universal Service…
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Four Local Students Are Winners of Washington, D.C. Tour

Springfield, IL - On April 18, 2018, 19 area sophomores and juniors met in Springfield for the 2018 Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperative Youth Day. Twelve students represented Adams Electric Cooperative and seven students represented Adams Telephone Co-Operative. After visiting the State Capitol, touring the Old Capitol and the Abraham Lincoln Museum, students participated in an interview competition. Two trips…
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Cooperatives Participate in Youth Day

Springfield, IL – State Senator Jil Tracy and Representatives Norine Hammond and Randy Frese 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 18. More than 210 students from around Illinois had an opportunity to visit the State Capitol, view state government in action…
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Adams Telephone Co-Operative Offering Community Education Classes

Golden, IL—In recognition of October being Cybersecurity month, the public is invited to attend an upcoming Internet Security class at Adams Telephone Co-Operative in Golden. Registrations are required and can be made online at www.adams.net/classes or by calling 217-696-4611.   The class is being offered from 10:00 am to 11:00 am and from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm on October…
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Adams Telephone Co-Operative holds 65th Annual Meeting of Members

Golden, IL — Adams Telephone Co-Operative held its 65th Annual Meeting of Members on September 13, 2017 at their Cooperative headquarters in Golden. A record number of over 1,300 people were in attendance to enjoy an evening of family fun. The night included a meal prepared by the Mendon Lions, business meeting, several giveaways, and the unique opportunity for members to connect with…
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Adams Telephone Co-Operative Implements Community Service Campaign

Golden, IL—In recognition of the Cooperative’s 65th Anniversary, Adams employees will be participating in a “Good Deeds” campaign. The campaign will allow employees to give back to the local community by performing acts of community service or “Good Deeds”. Jim Broemmer, CEO, notes, “Helping others is a core part of what we do here at Adams, and that’s why we…
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Youth Tour Students Visit Washington, D. C.

Cassadi Forman of Industry, Grace Tenhouse of Liberty, PJ Hildebrand of Mendon and Emily Lucie of Basco represented Adams Electric Cooperative and Adams Telephone Co-Operative in Washington, D.C., during the annual “Youth to Washington” Tour, June 9-16. This event, sponsored by the electric and telephone cooperatives of Illinois since the late 1950s, is an introduction to our democratic form of…
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