Community involvement is important to cooperatives like Lane-Scott Electric. It is one of the guiding principles that shape the way we do business. At Lane-Scott Electric, community involvement goes further than being a good corporate citizen. It means looking beyond our business to support other local businesses and communities.
Lane-Scott Electric takes an active role in supporting our youth. Two scholarships are available yearly for high school seniors or graduates who wish to continue their education. During the summer, we sponsor two youth programs: a leadership camp in Steamboat Springs, CO, and a youth tour in Washington, DC. In addition, we support local 4-H programs and county fairs, the Dighton High School Electrathon team, booster clubs, and various school sponsorships. We donated funds to the Dighton Kid Wind Challenge to help build a wind tunnel to test their wind turbines. We support our community events such as Pheasants Forever, Utica May Day, Dighton Summer Kick-off Event, Wildwest Catbackers, Amusement Associations, the McCracken Rodeo, Brownell Labor Day, Bazine Picnic, Local Fire Departments, American Legions and Historical Societies.
Helping During Tough Times
The coronavirus pandemic created difficult and uncertain times for so many people affected in some way by the coronavirus. We wanted to help our members in more ways than just prohibiting disconnects for non-payment and working with members on payment plans. We were happy to be able to donate Boot Hill hand-sanitizer to high-traffic businesses in our service area. During this difficult time, we also held our annual food drive to help stock our local food pantries. While it was a challenging time for a food drive, both the Lane & Ness county pantries received great support from our communities!
Hand cleanser being distributed in our communities.
Lane and Ness County Food Pantries receiving Lane-Scott's financial donation and collected food bank items.
Kid Wind Challenge Sponsor
Lane-Scott donates to the Kid Wind Turbinator team
The wind tunnel is demonstrated during the DHS Buzz Series Proudly donated by the Members of Lane-Scott Electric
Dighton High School Electrathon Team
2019 DHS Electrathon Team: Sponsor Liberty Nichols, McKenzie Doris, Madison Johnston & Liberty Nicols prepare Madison Johnston races the #27 Solar Car
Burke Shapland, David Speer, McKenzie Doris, before the Scott City Electrathon
Madison Johnston, Brody Landgraf
Stock the Pantry for Summer Food Drive
In 2019 Lane-Scott sponsored a food drive to support the food banks in Dighton and Ransom. The food drive had two phases, a school initiative and a community initiative. The community initiative had drop off locations for donations around town. The Dighton Elementary School and Western Plains North Elementary school were invited to participate in a "Food Drive Classroom Challenge." The class who in each school who collected the most items for their city's food bank won a pizza party and a $100 donation to the winning classroom for the next year's school supplies. The Dighton Pre-K - 6th grade students collected 1,050 items that were taken to the food pantry in Dighton! The Western Plains North K-5th grade classes collected 630 items that went to the Ness County Food Bank in Ransom!
Dighton Elementary School donation to the Dighton Elementary School 1st Grade Class receiving their $100 donation for
Dighton food bank. winning the classroom food challenge.
Western Plains North School donation to the food bank in Ransom. Western Plains North 4th & 5th Grade Class receivein their $100 donation for
winning the classroom food challenge.
Safety Demonstration at Lane County Feeders Chad Rupp during an Arc Trailer demonstration for 1st Responders Chris Terhune demonstrating contact with a tractor in a downed line