After cancelling the Spring races, competitors were excited to be back on the track. The first race of the Kansas Electrorally took place at Frontier Park in Hays, KS on September 24. Western Co-op is proud sponsor of several local high school programs. To find out more about Electric car races visit http://www.kansaselectrorally.org/?view=mobile.
Have you recently moved, or do need help registering for the first time? With the November elections right around the corner, visit https://www.kdor.ks.gov/apps/voterreg/default.aspx or stop by our office September 22 from 10-2 for National Voter Registration Day! #CoopsVote
New Apprentice Tap Penka
Western Cooperative Electric welcomes Thomas “Tap” Penka to the electric cooperative family as our newest Apprentice Lineman at our Olmitz outpost. Originally from Olmitz, Tap attended school at Otis-Bison and is very familiar with the southeast portion of our service territory.
For the past 10 years, Tap has been working as a journeyman electrician. Tap and his wife Lindsay have two kids with a third due to arrive in late September. They enjoy going to the zoo and barbecuing on the weekends. Being from the area and having prior electrical experience, Tap will be great asset to our Western team.
New Apprentice Hunter Folsom
Western Cooperative Electric welcomes HUNTER FOLSOM to the electric cooperative family as our newest Apprentice Lineman. Hunter, originally from WaKeeney, graduated from Trego Community High School in 2018. From there he enrolled in the Electrical Power Technology (EPT) program at Pratt Community College and completed a summer internship with Western last year after his first year in the EPT program. Hunter commented that he enjoyed every minute of his internship at Western.
When Hunter isn’t working, he enjoys hunting, fishing and just being outdoors. He also enjoys taking his dog hunting and learning with him each time. Hunter will be working at our WaKeeney location.