Many prizes were given to attendees, including this electric grill to Kay Hauf.

By Shane Goodman | Times Vedette

The Guthrie County REC held its annual meeting on Saturday, Jan. 6 at the Guthrie County Event Center at the fairgrounds. The agenda included a meal, business meeting and door prizes.  REC employees were also recognized for their years of service. 

In 2023, the REC grew with the addition of two new substations in the service territory. The first near Perry and the second near Hamlin will both support rural business expansions in those areas. The REC also purchased a new trencher and trailer that will benefit the speed and ease at which underground lines can be built.

Pictured are, back row: Bailey Benton, apprentice lineman; Jeff Eagle, apprentice lineman; Keith Hise, journeyman lineman; Josh Oltmann, line superintendent; and Todd Tinken, journeyman lineman. Front row: Jeremy Gruber, line crew foreman; Brian Marso, journeyman lineman; Jordan Terwilliger, journeyman lineman; and Jalen Spack, line crew foreman. Not pictured: Larry Newbrough, journeyman lineman.

Marlene Chalfant, member service clerk; Dea Kress, billing clerk; Lori Hix, office manager; and Rebecca Schwartz, communications clerk. Not pictured: Cozy Nelsen, CEO.