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In This Issue January 2019 || Vol. 39, No. 1
Michigan’s Electric Cooperatives
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A Multitude Of Experiences
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7 SAFETY Portable Generator Safety Tips 10 MI CO-OP KITCHEN Tasty And Filling Pasta Recipes Christin McKamey & Our Readers
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Thumb Electric Cooperative 2231 Main Street Ubly, MI 48475-0157 1-800-327-0166 or 989-658-8571 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.tecmi.coop
Board Of Directors HURON COUNTY Randall Dhyse, Treasurer District 1 • 989-551-6533 Don Wolschleger, Director District 2 • 989-975-2027 Beth McDonald, Secretary District 3 • 989-550-7470 SANILAC COUNTY Kim Nunn, Vice President District 1 • 810-679-4291 Mike Briolat, Director District 2 • 989-284-3405 Duane Kursinsky, Director District 3 • 810-837-3828 TUSCOLA COUNTY Louis Wenzlaff, President District 1 • 989-683-2696 Jonathan Findlay, Director District 2 • 989-551-8393 Carl Cousins, Director District 3 • 989-871-4449 Dallas Braun, General Manager PAYMENT STATIONS Huron County Bad Axe—Northstar Bank Pigeon—Northstar Bank Tuscola County Akron—Northstar Bank Caro—Northstar Bank Mayville—Mayville State Bank Millington—Mayville State Bank Sanilac County Sandusky—Northstar Bank
Visit Thumb Electric’s website tecmi.coop Join us on Facebook facebook.com/thumbelectric Thumb Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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with mike cleland
How long have you worked at Thumb Electric Cooperative (TEC)?
I’ve worked at TEC for the last sevenand-a-half years. Prior to that I worked out-of-state for various contractors, completing my apprenticeship and becoming a journeyman lineman. When my first child was born, it was time to put down roots, and I was lucky enough to be hired on at TEC. I’ve been here ever since. Michigan’s thumb is a good place to call home.
What does a regular day of work look like for you?
We start the day at 7:30 a.m. Each day is a little different depending on the job order received that morning. The day’s assignment could be anything from underground primary work to overhead distribution work (and anything in between). We load up the truck with the material needed and head out to the job. After we arrive on site, we conduct a safety tailboard meeting and get to work!
What’s your favorite part of the job?
My favorite part of the job is restoring outages. Whether it is an individual outage at 3 a.m. on a Saturday night, or an ice storm that’s left thousands without power, I’m always up for the challenge.
So, do you sleep with your phone by your bed?
Yes. Two phones, every night. Both with the ringers turned all the way up. Sometimes in outage situations, additional help is needed by the on-call crew. I’m also a volunteer fireman, so I want to be able to take the call if someone needs help.
What’s the toughest part of the job?
The toughest part of the job is dealing with the weather—especially winter. I hate the cold! I am constantly trying new clothing that claims to be “wind resistant” or “water repellent.” Some of it is better than others.
What do you like to do in your free time? In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my three daughters: Adrienne, 7; Avery, 4; and Adalynn, 1. Anything and everything that I do, they want to be doing it with me.
What kind of activities do you do together?
In the summer, baseball is a big hit at our house. I have coached t-ball since my oldest was old enough to play, and my second will start playing this year, too. During the winter months, we all enjoy snowmobiling. But for some reason, it seems like I’m usually working on the machines while everyone else rides!
Member of Minden City Lions Club
Lineman at THumb electric cooperative
a lot of hats
Ubly little league t-ball coach
You call this place home, and so do we. In fact, not only was Thumb Electric Cooperative built by this community, we belong to it. Any profits we make are allocated back to our members.
Volunteer fireman At Minden City
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A Multitude Of Experiences Can Be Fulﬁlled Within 20 Minutes By Rick Fowler, Great Lakes Energy member
Russian-born comedian Yakov Smirnoff’s shtick includes his catchphrase, “America, what a country!” As a life-long resident of Michigan if I ever ﬁnd my way onto the outdoor speaking venue my shtick would be along the lines, “Northwest Michigan, what a beautiful piece of America!” Why wouldn’t I want to brag about this little area of our country? Within 20 minutes of stepping out my door, I can ﬁsh for lake trout, brook trout, brown trout, walleye, pike and panﬁsh. Within 20 minutes I can ply the woods for deer, bear and grouse. Plus, I am only a few minutes away from paddling on exceptional kayak and canoe waters or hopping on a boat and going through a lock. Essentially, I have the ability to travel anywhere in the world on the waters which touch the shores of nearby lakes and rivers. A few miles down the road from where I live, I can get lost on a two-track road. It’s not a panicky lost, but an exhilarating lost. Knowing that the little-used road will eventually lead me somewhere makes me want to keep advancing and not turn around just from the fear of being lost. I go slowly because if I go faster the sound is not the
same. With additional speed, this venture would be more just like a ride. I don’t just want a ride, I want an adventure. This is magical! THAT’S WHAT WE ALL CAN DO within minutes of our homes—seek the magic that waits in northern Michigan. Within 20 minutes of my home, I can awaken all of my senses. It might just be the smell of wild grape hidden amongst the tag alder and aspen, decaying moss, leaves and grass or the essence of wildﬂowers wafting in the air. It might be the crash of some creature ambling through the woods, the sight of ﬂocks of birds, rolling hills and the Windex blue of any of the lakes only minutes away. Beautiful scenery, bountiful opportunities and a slate that can be ﬁlled every day without too much effort. How could anyone who lives in this two peninsula state ever utter the word boring?
Rick taught high school English in Boyne City for 34 years. For the past 25 years, he has been an outdoor freelance writer.
NO BARRIERS ADVENTURES FOR RURAL VETERANS—APPLY BY FEB. 28 Michigan electric cooperatives believe there should be “No Barriers” for veterans with disabilities. That’s the name and idea behind CoBank’s No Barriers initiative. Michigan cooperatives are looking for qualiﬁed veterans* from our local community to participate. No Barriers is a ﬁve-day, all-expenses-paid, expedition in Colorado, designed to help veterans with disabilities transform their lives through curriculum-based experience in challenging environments (climbing, rafting and hiking). If you are a disabled veteran, or you know of a disabled veteran in our community who would like to participate in the No Barriers program, please complete the form on our website:
countrylines.com/nobarriers *Must have VA disability rating to be eligible.
SAFETY TIPS Carbon Monoxide And Ventilation
• Using a generator indoors can kill you in minutes. Exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a deadly, poisonous gas you cannot see or smell. • NEVER run a generator indoors or in partly-enclosed areas, such as garages. • ONLY use outdoors and far from windows, doors, vents, and crawl spaces, and in an area where adequate ventilation is available and deadly exhaust gas cannot accumulate. • Using a fan or opening doors and windows will not provide sufﬁcient ventilation. • It is recommended that you install battery operated carbon monoxide alarms/detectors indoors according to manufacturer’s instructions/recommendations.
Gasoline, Fueling And Burn Safety
Always read the owner’s manual and instructions for your generator. Do NOT cut corners when it comes to safety. These tips are merely supplemental and are not intended as a substitute for reading the owner’s manual.
• Do not overﬁll the fuel tank. Always allow room for fuel expansion. • If the tank is over-ﬁlled, fuel can overﬂow onto a hot engine and cause ﬁre or explosion. • Never add fuel while the unit is running or hot. Allow the generator and engine to cool entirely before adding fuel. • Never store a generator with fuel in the tank where gasoline vapors might reach an open ﬂame, spark or pilot light. • Many generator parts are hot enough to burn you during operation and while the generator is cooling after turning off. Avoid coming into contact with a hot generator.
• Use the proper power cords. Plug individual appliances into the generator using heavy-duty, outdoor-rated cords with a wire gauge adequate for the appliance load. Overloaded cords can cause ﬁres or equipment damage. Do not use extension cords with exposed wires or worn shielding. • Do not operate the generator in wet conditions such as rain or snow. • The generator must be properly grounded. If the generator is not grounded, you run the risk of electrocution. Check and adhere to all applicable federal, state and local regulations related to grounding.
Electrocution Hazard And Electrical Shock Hazards
• Allow at least ﬁve feet of clearance on all sides of the generator when operating. • Generators can be used during a wide variety of weather temperatures, but should be protected from the elements when not in use to prevent shorting and rusting. • Operate the generator only on level surfaces and where it will not be exposed to excessive moisture, dirt, dust or corrosive vapors. • Inspect the generator regularly. • Always disconnect the spark plug wire and place the wire where it cannot contact the spark plug to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs to the generator.
• Do not connect your generator directly to your home’s wiring or into a regular household outlet. • Connecting a portable electric generator directly to your household wiring can be deadly to you and others. A generator that is directly connected to your home’s wiring can “back feed” onto the power lines connected to your home and injure neighbors or utility workers. • Only start or stop the generator when no electrical loads are connected. • Overloading your generator can seriously damage your valuable appliances and electronics. Do not overload the generator. Prioritize your needs; do not operate more appliances and equipment than the output rating of the generator. A portable electric generator should be used only when necessary and only to power essential equipment.
Generator Placement And Operation
Source: American Red Cross with technical advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Fire Protection Association (publisher of the National Electric Code®) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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CO-OP NEWS Save The Date For The June 8 Annual Meeting At Octagon Barn
Special Election Notice For TEC Members MARCH 2019 In March, a nominating committee of nine Thumb Electric Cooperative members will meet to select a slate of candidates for one director position in Sanilac and Tuscola counties and two director positions in Huron county. Members served by the cooperative will vote at the June 2019 Annual Meeting for positions in District 1 currently held by Randall Dhyse, Kim Nunn, and Louis Wenzlaff, as well as District 2 in Huron County currently held by Donald Wolschleger. Any co-op member interested in running for a district director position should write a letter to the Thumb Electric nominating committee chairperson prior to Feb. 8, 2019, indicating his or her interest in being nominated. The committee will review the prospective nominee’s qualifications to determine whether they meet bylaw requirements and whether he or she should be placed on the ballot. If you would like more information, please contact the co-op’s general manager, Dallas Braun, at 800-327-0166 or 989-658-8571. 8 JANUARY 2019
This year’s Annual Meeting will again be held at the Octagon Barn near Gagetown. The meeting will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. and the business meeting starting at 10 a.m. You will be voting for your cooperative directors and listening to updates on cooperative improvements. As always, there will be entertainment for the kids with balloons, face painting, pony rides, and bucket truck rides. When the meeting concludes about noon, lunch will be served and you will then be free to enjoy the Octagon Barn sites and exhibits.
System Upgrades Depending on weather and any unknown outages, as of this writing, Thumb Electric contractors will be in the final stages of the rebuild of the 41.6 KV transmission line between Ubly and Kinde. The section between Kinde and Richardson road is complete and operational, so the concentration will be near the substation in Ubly, as well as the removal of the old lines and poles from the deep right-of-way. Because this is a large and complex rebuild project, it can take some time; completing the project safely and properly is the main focus. These efforts help to ensure the system is as reliable as possible.
Tree Trimming Efforts Ongoing As we head into the peak of winter, tree trimming continues at an aggressive pace, but these efforts are also weather dependent. Trimming has resulted in TEC members seeing their reliability greatly improve. Removing and trimming trees make for fewer outages and shorter duration of outages. Because of this, greater emphasis will be put on tree removal as opposed to tree trimming as it is more cost effective. Priorities will continue for line sections that are historically problematic, followed by overgrown sections. Members may also see an emphasis on our 41.6 kV transmission lines, depending on how things freeze this winter. As time allows, less severe circuits will be maintained. Members in Vassar, Dayton (especially Shay Lake area), Juniata and Indianfield townships will see crews finishing in their area, and we anticipate finishing work on circuits in Kingston, Koylton, Lamotte, and Marlette townships as well. Due to a disease in the Ash tree, which is a very popular species of tree in our service territory, we have had to adjust our trimming locations. It has made planning a challenge at times, but we make every effort to contact members ahead of the trimmers. We will send out a postcard to members to let them know trimmers will be in the area and, at times, we will try and call members to let them know the plan for their area. If you have an updated phone number, please call us with your new contact information.
Notice To Members Of Thumb Electric Cooperative Bylaw And Tariff Changes Effective March 1, 2019 The Thumb Electric Cooperative Board of Directors acted on and adopted the following changes to the cooperative’s bylaws and tariffs at a special open board meeting held November 20, 2018, in accordance with P.A. 167: • Revised TEC Bylaws Article II, Meeting of Members, Section 4. Quorum from 150 to 50, the number of members present in person or represented by proxy to constitute a quorum.
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• Revised TEC Bylaws Article II, Meeting of Members, Section 5. Voting to allow mail-in and electronic voting for directors pursuant to the terms established by the cooperative in addition to the currently allowed practice of in-person and proxy voting at the Annual Meeting.
If you have never attended a Member District Meeting and would like to learn more about your electric cooperative, let us know! We’ll add you to our invite list. Member District Meetings are a way for Thumb Electric Members to stay in touch with the board of directors and its management team. To get on the list, give us a call at 989-658-8571, 800-327-0166 or email us at email@example.com.
Want less clutter in your life? Want to be environmentally friendly? Would you like to save yourself and your co-op members money?
• Established the 2019 Power Supply Cost Recovery (PSCR) Factor at $0.00000/kwh, based on annual cost forecasts, effective with bills rendered on or after March 1, 2019. • Established tariff D-27.00 Renewable Energy Purchase and Sale Program (Buy-All/Sell-All) Schedule BASA that allows a member to install and interconnect a solar or wind renewable energy generator sized 50KW or less to the cooperative’s system and sell all power generated from the generator to the cooperative for $0.06/kwh. For specific details on any Thumb Electric Cooperative tariffs, please call 1-800-327-0166, or visit TEC’s website at tecmi.coop
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Four Winners Will Be Chosen! • All members who are signed up for paperless billing by June 6, will be entered in the drawing. • Sign up online at tecmi.coop or via Smarthub. • Winners will be announced at TEC’s Annual Meeting on June 8. • Paperless members will receive an email or text letting them know their bill is available to view. No physical copy of the bill will be mailed unless a member falls into shutoff status.
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Pasta Perfect Quick, tasty and ﬁlling pasta recipes. Photos—Robert Bruce Photography
Gigi’s Famous Farfalle And Sausage Pasta Gigi Bozzano, Midwest Energy & Communications
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 pound Italian sausages (sweet or spicy), casings removed before cooking ¼ to ¾ teaspoon dried crushed red pepper (optional according to taste) ½ small onion (red or white), finely chopped 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced (optional) 1 can (28-ounces) crushed tomatoes (with puree) ¾ cup heavy whipping cream 1 pound farfalle (DeCecco brand works well) • salt for pasta water: 1 tablespoon table salt or 1.5 tablespoons kosher salt ½ cup packed fresh basil, chiffonade right before serving • grated pecorino Romano or Parmigiano-Reggiano Heat olive oil on medium heat in a large (12-inch) heavy skillet. When simmering, add Italian sausage and crushed red pepper. Sauté sausage until no longer pink, breaking it up with a wooden spoon while it cooks for about 5–6 minutes. Add chopped onion and garlic; reduce heat. Cook until soft but don’t let brown, 3–4 minutes. Add tomatoes and cream and reduce heat to a simmer (so the cream doesn’t curdle). After about 5 minutes, taste. If the sauce is a little acidic, add ½ teaspoon sugar. Meanwhile, ﬁll a large pot with water. Add salt and bring to a boil. When boiling vigorously, add pasta and cook until it still has a 10 JANUARY 2019
“bite;” undercook it by about 3 minutes, as it will ﬁnish cooking in the sauce in the skillet. When the pasta is ready, reserve and set aside 1 cup pasta water. Drain pasta or remove with a large slotted spoon and add to sauce/sausage. Toss pasta and sauce over medium-low heat and toss until all the sauce coats the pasta. Add pasta water by ¼ cups to ensure the sauce stays creamy and coats everything. The dish usually requires at least ½ cup of pasta water. After 2–3 minutes, taste pasta for doneness, and if it’s “al dente,” remove from burner. Taste for seasoning. If you think it needs salt, remember that cheese adds salt. Transfer to a large serving dish and chiffonade* and add fresh basil. Toss pasta with basil. Serve the grated cheese on the side. Gigi’s Tip: Basil chiffonade Pile basil leaves on top of one another and gently roll into a cigar shape. With a sharp knife, cut basil into thin strips. I’ve been making this for 30 years and it’s my most requested dish. Buon appetito a tutti! (Enjoy your meal!)
Watch a video of this month’s winning recipe at micoopkitchen.com/videos
Pasta Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette
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Laura Burke, Great Lakes Energy 8 1 2 1 ¼ 3 1
ounces uncooked small shell pasta pint grape tomatoes, halved cups coarsely chopped fresh spinach yellow bell pepper, chopped cup red onion, chopped tablespoons chopped fresh dill package (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
Lemon Vinaigrette ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon dijon mustard 1 large clove garlic, minced ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper ½ cup vegetable oil
Cook pasta according to directions; drain. Toss pasta with remaining ingredients. For dressing, whisk together ﬁrst ﬁve ingredients. Gradually add oil in a steady stream, whisking until blended. Toss pasta salad with dressing. Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 8 hours. Enjoy.
Jake Ingle knows it takes a team to create a successful snowboard half-pipe and it helps when a member of that team knows how to warm everyone up with something hot and delicious at the end of a day. Bill Van Gilder is an FIS technical delegate at half-pipe Grand Prix events. His family owns a restaurant in the Pocono Mountains——Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant. So, when Bill is cooking up something——everyone knows it’s a meal that is not to be missed.
Mostaccioli Bake Susan Miner, Cherryland 8 1½ ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 ¹⁄8 1 2 ½
ounces uncooked mostaccioli pounds hamburger cup chopped onion clove garlic can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes can (8 ounces) tomato sauce can (6 ounces) tomato paste cup water teaspoon salt teaspoon sugar teaspoon basil teaspoon pepper bay leaf cups shredded mozzarella cheese cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 F. Cook mostaccioli. In a saucepan, cook beef and onion until done.
Jubilee Bean Turkey Chili
Add garlic; cook 1 minute and drain. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, salt, sugar, basil and pepper. Add bay leaf and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 30 minutes. Remove bay leaf; stir in mostaccioli. Spoon half of the meat mixture into a 9x13 pan and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese; layer with remaining meat mixture. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Cover and bake 30–35 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes.
Appetizers and Snacks: due February 1 Breakfast and Brunch: due March 1 Submit your favorite recipe for a chance to win a $50 bill credit and have your recipe featured in Country Lines with a photo and a video. Go to micoopkitchen.com for more information and to register.
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lb. ground turkey medium onion cloves of garlic yellow pepper orange pepper ounces crushed tomatoes, undrained ounces diced tomatoes, undrained ounces black beans, drained ounces kidney beans, drained ounces pink beans, drained ounces Northern beans, drained ounces black-eyed peas, drained tablespoons chili powder tablespoon coriander tablespoon cumin dash of cayenne pepper salt and pepper to taste olive oil
Heat oil in pan on stove top. Sauté the garlic, chopped onions, and peppers until they begin to sweat. Add ground turkey until cooked through and mix. Move mixture to large pot. Rinse and drain all beans and add all ingredients to the pot, including the beans. Mix thoroughly. Simmer on low heat for 1.5 hours, mixing lightly as needed. Salt and pepper to taste. Chili can be frozen as well. It’s always better the next day! Read the full story about Jake Ingle and his half-pipe expertise on page 14 and visit micoopkitchen.com to ﬁnd this recipe and others. MICHIGAN COUNTRY LINES
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Photo Contest Cutest Kids 1. Your brown eyes are my blue skies. By Kim Pleiness, Port Hope 2. Our son, Corbin, loves everything about farming and the MSU Spartans. By Ona Warchuck, Filion 3. Our sweet daughter, Hazel, adores playing outside! By Sarah Emery-Hall, Caro 4. My granddaughter enjoys the wondrous fall season. By Bonnie Powell, Deford 5. Hair by Aunt Cheryl, Make-up by Cambry. By Cheryl Koth, Port Hope
6. James, our favorite little man. By Lisa Briolat, Ubly 7. “Focused” on her first hot chocolate! By Jan Titsworth, Millington 8. I love beets! By Phyllis Baxter, Bad Axe
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Submit your best photo and encourage your friends to vote! The photo receiving the most votes from our Facebook contest will be printed in an issue of Country Lines along with some of our other favorites. Our February theme is Food and Drinks. Photos can be submitted from January 1 to January 20 to be featured in our March issue.
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To enter the contest visit facebook.com/thumbelectric and click “Photo Contest” from the menu tabs. If you’re not on Facebook, that’s okay. You can also enter the contest at tecmi.coop/photo-contest. Enter your picture, cast your vote, and encourage others to vote for you as well. If your photo is printed in Country Lines during 2019, you will be entered to win one of four $50 credits on your December 2019 bill.
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The following is a list of uncashed patronage checks from 2013. If you recognize anyone’s name, please have them contact our Thumb Electric capital credit department at 989-658-8571, ext 213. 19900 18209 22951 11673 3673 6975 20836 20533 21804 17820 16934 13240 2561 17027 18355 11914 14783 1415 23254 19514 12905 15830 24094 15857 23779 23479 5015 8110 10205 17704 14382 15260 23637 2936 16210 12953 22603 11930 5991 6999 21281 9159 24025 18664 21351 21742 14970 14440 22843 9742 21546 19809 7065 21303 14580 24167 22973 14913 24134 18291 15860 21274 1708 15682 24617 18599 23506 17929 20026 21356 13783 21725 21592 15822 12880 20572 22370
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Building Dreams OUT OF SNOW
By Emily Haines Lloyd Photos courtesy of Tripp Fay
The Zaugg pipe monster is the machine used to rough carve the super-pipe at Colorado's Copper Mountain.
ike all sculptures, creating a masterpiece begins with an artist’s vision. Then the artist expertly makes use of the tools he or she has learned to use, and cuts, chips, and scrapes away at the material until beauty is revealed. For artists like Petoskey resident Jake Ingle, his material of choice is snow, his tools are anything from a giant snowcat dozer to a handheld shovel, and the result is an enviable living work of art called the half-pipe.
Jake Ingle uses the Red Number 9 to help build a legendary half-pipe for Olympic athletes. This machine was “the best snowcat” in South Korea, Jake attests.
“You live for these moments. To give these folks an amazing ride. For me, it was the perfect experience.” — JAKE INGLE
Skiing and snowboarding half-pipes, like the ones Ingle creates, are expertly-crafted, snow-made ramps with a U-shaped cross-section. This shape allows winter-loving athletes to perform remarkable aerial jumps and maneuvers that defy the general public’s imaginations. The journey to creating and building these massive canvases started in a much smaller way for Ingle. It began with a love of outdoor and winter sports that Ingle shared with his whole family, as well as a mentality to “thrive, not just survive” the cold Appleton, Wis., winters. It eventually meant heading off to college at Gogebic Community College in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to study ski area management. That led to an internship at Copper Mountain in Colorado, which led to building some of the most enviable half-pipes in the country and, as they say, things snowballed from there. “I just loved to snowboard and thought I’d go be a ski bum after high school,” said Ingle. “It would have been impossible then to imagine what I’d be doing now.” His half-pipe-building work got national attention when the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association approached him, Ingle said. From there, Ingle
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Top left: A view from the ﬁnish-line area of Jake and his team's super-pipe and boarder-cross venues at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. Top Right: A spectator views the Mammoth Mountain Grand Prix Olympic Qualiﬁer super-pipe all lit up and in its glory. Left: Jake Ingle and his wife, Clare, prepare to watch one of the fruits of Jake’s labor——the Grand Prix super-pipe event in Snowmass, Co.
started working on U.S. Grand Prix and FIS World Cup events—building massive half-pipes, as well as a reputation for himself. Working on these large competitive events eventually led to a recommendation from Roberto Moresi, the World Cup race director, to build the half pipe for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Along with Ingle’s partner Mark Pevny and Austria-based colleague Alli Zehetner, the trio set out to create a work of art for the largest sporting stage in the world. “There were deﬁnitely some nerves. The half-pipes at both the Vancouver and Sochi Olympics had gotten a lot of negative feedback,” said Ingle. “The weather was brutal and made building and maintaining the pipe so hard. You really feel for those guys who worked on those pipes when there’s so much out of your control. ”Ingle and his team began their plans well in advance with site visits, measurements, drawings and a picture in mind they hoped would live up to the reality. The building of the pipe itself is half construction site, half science experience. The team of 70 used huge construction dozers, taking days to build the ﬁrst wall alone, followed by half-pipe cutter machines, and huge snow blowers. Following these massive tools, Ingle and crew pulled out the shovels and more than a few specialty tools that he has developed as a result of his experience.
We use “centimeter-accurate equipment,” Ingle said. Ingle and his partners completed their work of art in a little over two weeks and with more than a little pride. In the end, the half-pipe at the Phoenix Snow Park in Pyeongchang was 650 feet long with 24-feet-tall walls and 82.5 degrees of verticality. It surpassed even their own wildest dreams. Feedback from the Pyeongchang games was remarkably different than the previous two Olympics. Rave reviews of Ingle’s half-pipe came in from snowboarding gold medalist Shaun White’s coach and 2012 bronze medalist, JJ Thomas, as well as Mike Jankowski, head coach of the U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding teams. “You live for these moments,” said Ingle. “To give these folks an amazing ride. For me, it was the perfect experience.”
Watch a video of Jake Ingle building the half-pipe for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea at countrylines.com.
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By Karen Reilly, Midwest Energy & Communications member
My father, my hero, was a jovial man who loved to share stories of the past. I especially enjoyed hearing about life on the family farm in Dowagiac. This is a story I captured from him nearly 20 years ago from his point of view. “Back in the 1940s, life around the family farm in Dowagiac really began to change. The outhouse hole was filled in and, for the first time, we had running water in the house. This made everyday chores, such as dishwashing and bathing, much easier. However, the biggest innovation of the decade for us was the gasoline-powered tractor. My first tractor was a shiny green one built by Oliver. At the front base of its long body were two small tires. In the rear were two large tires with thick treads. Compared to the small wheels on the family Buick, these were some of the biggest tires I ever saw! The tractor had the strength of 10 horses. The plow, planter, disk, brush chopper and trailer that attached to the back of the tractor revolutionized life on the farm. Work could be done in a fraction of the time, and with the bright headlamp on the front of the tractor, we could work past daylight, if needed. We planted larger plots of land and harvested greater quantities of crops. I had to save for that new Oliver—$800 was a lot of money back then. But, she was worth every penny. I sold the tractor in the late ’40s for $1,000; I wanted to buy a Chevy convertible. In the late 1980s, I heard my old tractor was once again looking for a home. By then I had newer, more powerful machines, but for old times’ sake, I decided to take my Oliver tractor back to the farm and fi x her up. She doesn’t do much farm work anymore. Like me, she’s retired. She sure looks good, though, in that shiny, new coat of green with the little wheels in the front, and the great big ones in back. I think I will hang onto her for a while.” The original family farm in Dowagiac still stands and will turn 100 years old in the next few years. My dad built his farm just down the road from it and it remains our home today. And the Oliver tractor is also still in our family.
Photo courtesy of Thomas Mann
18 JANUARY 2019
Karen is a co-op member who is a nature-lover at heart and enjoys bird-watching, exploring woodlands, gardening and long walks. She is a dean at a community college and lives at and runs her father's farm with her husband.
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