September is Farm Safety Month.

Farming is one of the most dangerous jobs in America. Sometimes on the farm, equipment that is normally helpful becomes lethal during an accident. Electricity is essential to the modern farmer, but can be deadly.

Farmers should be aware of special safety precautions since they often use large equipment and ladders that put them close to overhead power lines. Safe Electricity has the following tips to keep you safe on the farm.

"Youth to Washington" trip winners announced

State Senator Chapin Rose and Representatives Avery Bourne and Brad Halbrook met with students representing Shelby Electric Cooperative during the Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day on Wednesday, April 18 in Springfield. More than 210 students from around Illinois had an opportunity to visit the State Capitol, view state government in action and question their legislators on key issues. They also were invited into the office of Secretary of State Jesse White.  


Monday, April 9, 2018, was the official Cooperative Lineworker Appreciation Day!  We pay tribute to linemen and women across this country that serve their members, maintaining and restoring power 24/7 365 days a year in all kinds of weather. More than 15,000 electric cooperative lineworkers serve on the front lines of our nation's energy needs, maintaining 42% of this countries electric distribution lines. Lineworkers perform complex work, often in dangerous conditions, to ensure we receive the safe reliable power we depend on.

Cooperative Employees Make Donation to Pana Food Pantry

Cooperative employees Heidi Hall & Kevin Bernson, on behalf of all the employees at the cooperative, made a food & monetary donation to the Loaves & Fishes food pantry in Pana. "Around this time each year employees of the cooperative participate in a food drive. Area food pantry names were put in a hat to see who would receive this year's donation and Loaves & Fishes name was drawn out," said cooperative employee Heidi Hall.

Volunteers from the United In Faith Church in Pana were on hand for the picture.

Stop Scammers ...

We often hear reports about different schemes people deploy against other utility companies across the state. It doesn't matter if your utility is investor owned, a municipal or a member-owned distribution cooperative like Shelby Electric Cooperative. Scammers are out there so don't be fooled.  Never give out personal information and always call your utility company right away if you suspect something isn't right.  1-800-677-2612 is our toll-free number.