Guest Column

Grandma Grace

By Rik Cryderman, Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op member. Rik is a retired hospital chaplain who worked for Beaumont Health for more than 30...

First Time Bow Hunting with Dad

Every fall, I have the same warm and wonderful memory of my first year of bow hunting with my dad. My dad put me...

Spring Gardening

By Kris Rigling, a Great Lakes Energy Cooperative member One of my fondest memories growing up was coming home from school in the spring on the...

Nature Memories

Growing up, our family always kept a flower garden. It was filled with roses, dahlias, and peonies. The Peace rose was my dad’s favorite....

Anything Is Possible While Fishing In The Dark

By Andy Duffy, Great Lakes Energy member. A proponent of the bucolic life, Andy lives in co-op country in a rural area near Evart. There,...

The Salted Christmas Goose

On Christmas Day, Ma always got up first and stuffed the Christmas goose. This year was no different. She stuffed the goose and salted...

The Turtle Race Tradition

By Jean Alexander, Great Lakes Energy member. Jean enjoys sports, nature and going “up north” to Michigan as often as possible. Every summer since 1986 our family travels...

Coon Hunt

My dad had 17 coon hounds and a war surplus Willys Jeep (circa 1940s). It had a canvas top, a windshield, and no doors....

Floating Michigan Rivers

By Julie Kate O’Brien, a Great Lakes Energy Cooperative member The rivers of Michigan have danced through my soul since an early age. Bank fishing,...

Last Train Ride

By Tom McWhorter, Cherryland Electric Cooperative member My grandmother lived in Lake Odessa and sometime in the mid-’50s, she took a train to Grand Rapids. She...

Casserole Recipes Due by July 1

Share your favorite “Casseroles” recipe with us by July 1 and you could win a $100.00 credit on your electric bill. Plus, there’s more! To...