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Release No. STELPRD4022564
ContactKelly Edwards715-701-2741
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Village of Rosholt receives funding for new Village Hall

Rosholt, WI, Dec 09, 2013 -- Contact: Kelly Edwards | (715) 340.1264 |

Mark Forseth, Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative | (715) 677-2211|

Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Announces Investment to Support A Local Community

Village of Rosholt receives funding for new Village Hall

ROSHOLT, WI – DECEMBER 9, 2013 - - - Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative officials joined Rosholt Village Leaders at their monthly board meeting today to present the Village with a Check for $325,000.

Funds presented were used for the construction of the new Village Hall in Rosholt, Wis.

“One of our seven guiding principles is Commitment to Community” said Co-op CEO Mike Wade “It’s in that spirit we’re pleased to be able to assist in the construction of the new Village Hall. We’d like to thank USDA for making programs like this available to us.”

The Village Board expressed their appreciation to the Co-op and USDA for their help in completing the project. Features of the new 5100 square foot Village Hall are: Village Clerk’s office, Village meeting room, space for elections and ample storage space for all of the Village’s equipment and supplies.

The Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative received the $325,000 as a pass through loan to the village of Rosholt at 0 percent interest for 10 years through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development’s Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program. 

“At USDA Rural Development our mission is to support and contribute to the economic viability of rural communities and help them build toward the future” said Jeff Hudson, USDA Rural Development Wisconsin Business and Cooperative Programs Director “This funding will assist Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative in their goal to support regional initiatives and expand the capacity for economic opportunity and job growth. We are proud to apart of this partnership where Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative, local government, and USDA Rural Development have come together to make things happen for this community.”

The Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program is designed to support job creation efforts, promote business development, and strengthen economic growth in rural communities. Eligible recipients are rural utilities providers that pass the funds to local organizations. The money must be used for projects to retain and create jobs, upgrade public infrastructure, improve service delivery, or improve the quality of life for area residents and visitors.


Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative (CWEC) is an electric utility serving approximately 7,100 members in Waupaca, Portage, Shawano, and Marathon counties. Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative is committed to enhancing the economic well-being of the communities they serve. In addition to working with area economic development groups, the Co-op also administers programs that support new or expanding businesses.

During the past year, USDA Rural Development helped a record number of Wisconsinites receive funding for economic development projects and quality-of-life improvements. The agency’s $832 million investment in Wisconsin helped create or retain more than 1,300 jobs, helped 3,500 families buy their own homes; and assisted more than 100 communities improve community facilities and upgrade local infrastructure.

USDA Rural Development’s mission is to deliver programs in a way that will support increasing economic opportunity and improve the quality of life of rural residents. As the lead federal agency for rural development needs, USDA Rural Development administers more than 40 various programs to finance and foster growth in homeownership, business development, and critical community and technological infrastructures. Further information on USDA Rural Development programs is available at a local USDA Rural Development office or by visiting the web site at

Photo Caption:

Jeff Hudson, USDA Rural Development Wisconsin Business and Cooperative Programs Director; Mike Wade, CEO Central WI Electric Cooperative; Tom Smith, Central WI Electric Cooperative Board Member; Larry Kielblock, Village of Rosholt President; Jill Kumenius, Village of Rosholt Board Member; Travis Firkus, Village of Rosholt Board Member; JoAnn Burk, Village of Rosholt Board Member; Donald Kontney, Village of Rosholt Board Member; and Tony Buss Jr., Central WI Electric Cooperative Board Member.


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Last Modified:11/20/2014 
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