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Board officers elected

Board officers elected

The Dawson PPD Board of Directors elected its officers at the January Board Meeting. Officer positions are elected annually. PresidentPat Hecox, Gothenburg Vice PresidentDan Muhlbach, Kearney TreasurerCraig Wietjes, Riverdale OTHER NEWS Board officers elected Jan 10,...
What are leased towns?

What are leased towns?

A leased town owns their electric utility system including the poles, wires, transformers and meters. Dawson PPD collects a lease payment as set by the town on each monthly electric bill. This appears as a line item on customers’ bills titled “village-imposed lease...
What’s on that pole?

What’s on that pole?

What’s on that pole? This illustration shows the basic equipment found on electric utility poles. The equipment varies according to the location and the service they provide. Primary wires Primary wires carry 7,200 volts of electricity from a substation. That...
Guest column: Supply chain shortages

Guest column: Supply chain shortages

Marsha Banzhaf Manager of Customer Service Remember the shortages of toilet paper and hand soap in 2020? Our country’s supply chain is still having problems. Purchasing material has become an adventure. Like you, Dawson PPD is doing our best to work through the...
The history of the ugly Christmas sweater

The history of the ugly Christmas sweater

The inside joke that everyone is in on: tacky, yet celebrated and encouraged. We’re talking about the ugly Christmas sweater. How is it that this garment is so popular? Let’s take a brief look at its fashion history. Originally called “Jingle Bell sweaters,” the first...
Ask the board: A conversation with Joe Jeffrey

Ask the board: A conversation with Joe Jeffrey

Joe Jeffrey, Dawson PPD Board Member Area served: Dawson County Subdivision Years of service: 38 years Certifications: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Credentialed Cooperative Director National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Board Leadership...