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8 Touring our
HISTORY
Co-op youth
head to D.C.
13 Preparing
FOR
DISASTER
Natural disasters pose a
24 PIZZA with
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27 On the
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Electric co-ops are committed to implementing innovative energy solutions

4 for consumers. Energy storage is one emerging technology that could reshape
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR RECIPES
how we use electricity. Following are quick guides to storing energy.
Heading back to D.C.
Stockpiling
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LETTER FROM
THE EDITOR
Heading back to D.C.
Each month, we here at Wisconsin Energy Cooperative June 2018 Vol. 78 No. 12
News strive to provide our readers with timely,
The Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News
Dana Kelroy, Editor informative, and meaningful stories. Thank you to (Formerly Wisconsin R.E.C. News) has been
the readers who reached out regarding last month’s Letter from the Editor, published monthly and distributed since July
“Honoring our Veterans,” about the non-profit group, Honor Flight, that arranges 1940 to members of Wisconsin’s non-profit,
free trips to Washington, D.C., for veterans to see the memorials dedicated consumer-owned rural electric cooperatives.
to their service. A number of you indicated that you are veterans who have It is available to non-members for $10 per
participated on a flight, or family members who have accompanied a veteran, year or $28 for three years. Members pay
$6.93 per year.
and reiterated the value of the experience in providing closure and honoring
those who have served. Published by the Wisconsin
On page 8 this month, our thoughts again return to Washington, D.C., but Electric
this time we focus on an entirely different generation—current high schoolers. Cooperative Association,
This month, nine different Wisconsin electric cooperatives are sponsoring 13 222 W. Washington Ave.,
high schoolers on the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s annual Ste. 680, Madison, WI
Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. History will come alive for these youth as they 53703.
Steve Freese,
tour national monuments, meet with elected representatives, and broaden their president & CEO.
knowledge of the cooperative business model.
For 60 years, Youth Tour sponsorships have instilled a sense of civic pride USPS number: 688-480.
and duty by enabling students to personally experience the commemoration of
sacrifices made on behalf of us all. Postmaster: please send address changes to
Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News,
222 W. Washington Ave., Ste. 680, Madison,
WI 53703.

Periodicals postage paid at Baraboo, Wis.

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Web site: www.wecnmagazine.com.

Co-op Members: Please send address


changes to your local electric co-op.
Contact information can be found on
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Steve Freese WECA president & CEO


Dana Kelroy editor
Mary Erickson associate editor
David Hoopman contributing writer
Ann Bailey graphic designer
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the state’s Public Service Commission
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(PSC) this spring.
year’s final quarterly report, filed in January power purchase agreement for the facility’s
The proposed Cardinal-Hickory
with the Public Service Commission (PSC), output of a little more than 100 megawatts,
Creek extra-high-voltage line would
gave a target date of 2019. the latest report lists “petitions and motions
link Dubuque County, Iowa, and
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Dane County, Wisconsin. The three
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solar build-out, bringing its total number of Albert Lea, Minnesota. The 15 facilities Their preferred route (Wisconsin
solar facilities under contract to 18, the La already in service are all located in the law requires applicants to specify two
Crosse-based generation and transmission service areas of Wisconsin co-ops that are alternatives) crosses the Mississippi
co-op has announced. Dairyland member-owners. River at Cassville, proceeds northeast to
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plate capacity of 1.5 megawatts, will be raise Dairyland’s solar capacity to 25 mega- Montfort, where a new substation would
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“FOCUS” FUNDING MAINTAINS STATUS QUO route would cover 87 miles, compared
Wisconsin’s Public Service Commission a little less than one-fourth of the program’s with an alternative that would stretch
voted 3–0 last month to keep the Focus on total spending, the bulk of which goes to 102 miles, the applicants said.
Energy program’s emphasis on containing subsidize consumers retiring old equipment Capital cost of the preferred route
total statewide energy consumption rather and appliances for more energy-efficient is an estimated $492 million compared
than shift it to reducing peak demand, a replacements. with $543 million for the alternative,
change sought by some advocacy groups. Program-wide Focus on Energy funding according to the applicants, who said
State law requires the regulatory panel is set by state law, which requires regulated Wisconsin consumers can expect eco-
to review the program at least every four utilities to contribute an amount equivalent nomic benefits of as much as $350 mil-
years, and it may order changes in priorities to 1.2 percent of annual operating revenues lion over and above those costs during
aimed at serving the goal of moderating derived from sales. That formula has been the project’s anticipated 40-year life.
growth of electricity and natural gas de- generating approximately $90 million an- Completion is expected in 2023.
mand and ensuring efficiency. nually for the program, a figure that’s not Wind energy is a major motivator
The commission (PSC) maintained expected to change substantially in the near for the project, the application docu-
existing Focus funding levels for renew- future. ments confirm, saying the new line
able energy—such as solar, biofuel, small Participating cooperatives and munic- would add about 1,300 megawatts of
wind, and geothermal projects—keeping ipal utilities follow a separate funding for- transfer capacity between Iowa and
the designated expenditures at $5.5 million mula that requires collection of consumer Wisconsin, “easing congestion, increas-
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our history, When the National


Rural Electric Coopera-
tive Association (NRE-
FORMING CA) held its 1957 annu-
al meeting in Chicago,

OUR FUTURE the then-majority leader


of the U.S. Senate—
perhaps already ponder-
ing his first (1960) run
for the presidency and
undoubtedly mindful of
his bedrock association
with electric coopera-
tives—traveled there to
address the gathering. Lucas Ruechel, sponsored by Oconto Electric Cooperative, stops
One outcome of the to reflect at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
meeting, Johnson said,
ought to be co-ops “send- For various reasons in recent years, some elections have
ing youngsters to the national been moved from dates that had long been familiar. For
capital where they can actually many decades, Wisconsin’s primary for partisan offices at the
see what the flag stands for and federal (except president), state, and county levels had been
Steve Freese
President and CEO represents.” held in September. That primary now occurs in August. This
That same year and the year it’s August 14, and there’s no do-over for showing up
next, electric co-ops in Johnson’s home state of Texas, the following month.
and in Iowa and Illinois, began sending busloads of high Primary voters this year will winnow the field for gov-
school students to Washington, D.C. By 1964, NRECA ernor and U.S. senator, along with state legislative seats in
was coordinating an annual Youth Tour for a week each districts where there’s a primary challenge; likewise with
June. This month’s event will attract some 1,500 young county offices.
people and 250 chaperones who, as in previous years, The general election hasn’t been moved. This year it’s on
will gain a higher appreciation for the sacrifices that have Tuesday, November 6.
kept us free, form lasting friendships, and learn something We make a big deal of this because as a general principle
about our country’s system of governance and the role of we think active civic involvement is important, and because
electric cooperatives in building rural America. analyses of recent election outcomes have shown rural
Participants apply for, and are selected for, Youth Tour communities have the ability to “punch above their weight”
sponsorship by their local electric cooperative. in terms of deciding who wins. That’s a big reason why your
Of course the trip will be fun. But as with other co-op statewide co-op organization is active in the NRECA’s “Co-
events, the sponsored youth participants are expected to ops Vote” campaign to boost rural voter participation.
fulfill serious educational purposes. They learn about the
structure and workings of government, meet with their A Not-so-early Reminder This month, on June 12,
elected officials, and absorb some of the history embod- there will be special elections to fill two vacant state legis-
ied in the monuments and memorials they visit, such as lative seats. Earlier this year, incumbent lawmakers in the
Arlington National Cemetery. 1st senate district (Door and Kewaunee and parts of Brown,
In a time when the American Council of Trustees and Calumet, and Manitowoc Counties) and the 42nd assembly
Alumni has found that only 18 percent of liberal arts col- district (parts of Adams, Columbia, Marquette, and Sauk
leges require even one survey course in American history Counties) resigned to accept state agency positions.
or government, and that one in three of us can’t name even Both districts have a substantial electric cooperative pres-
one right protected by the First Amendment, surely the ence, and because the timing means turnout for these elec-
Youth Tour is a worthwhile investment. tions is unlikely to be large, co-op voters can play an outsized
role. The Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association doesn’t
An Early Reminder If it’s true that as a society, we endorse candidates or take partisan sides, but we do urge the
fall short of understanding our own history, it’s also true member-owners of our member cooperatives to look at issues
that sometimes a little confusion is understandable. A case and candidates, decide what you believe is best for you and
in point is the scheduling of elections. your co-op, and cast your ballot accordingly.

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power a home for only a few hours. In could improve the use of renewable energy. Energy

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Storm Recovery
As utilities improve responses to storm-related
power outages, they are focusing on quick
WECN Jun18Feature1.indd 3 restoration of essential services. Large batteries
5/16/18 1:30 PM
Storm could immediately power pharmacies, gas
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could improve the use of renewable energy. Energy

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that the technology has been in use restoration of essential services. Large batteries
here and in Europe since the 1920s. Storm could immediately power pharmacies, gas
Recovery stations and other urgent priorities.
A Weighty Matter If you’ve ever
Source: NRECA

owned a clock powered by suspend- backup power for hypothetical 15-minute periods. Busi-
ed weights, you’ve already seen a miniature demonstration nessgreen said the expected power output of four mega-
of an energy-storage technique British analysts say can get watts over a short period could “help manage the real time
the job done less expensively than batteries. grid balance between system demand and total generation.”
A start-up company called Gravitricity has obtained An upside is that the system would have a life expectancy
U.K. government financing to test its concept, which of 50 years and could cycle through several times daily.
resembles pumped hydro in that both depend on heavy
weights put in motion. Spending in Pursuit of Savings Building redundant
In April, Businessgreen published a story reporting energy systems to ensure continuous backup is expensive,
that Gravitricity proposes to suspend weights up to two but perhaps surprisingly, the ESA says the technologies
million pounds in disused mine shafts. (Let’s introduce an offered or under examination by its members can save con-
element of symmetry many will appreciate and suggest the sumers money in at least four ways. It lists reduced
company has found a way to get emissions-free electricity cost of providing electricity, allowing consumers to avoid
from coal mines.) When surplus generation is available, peak-demand pricing, fewer outages, and reduced outage
the weights are winched to the top of the shaft. When extra time. (ESA’s international membership includes the
power is needed, the weights can be released and as they National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the Na-
descend, the winches function as generators, producing tional Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation,
lots of electricity very quickly or less power at a slower and Wisconsin-based American Transmission Company
pace, depending on demand. and Johnson Controls).
Analysts at Imperial College London, Businessgreen The few technologies described here barely scratch the
reported, say the Gravitricity system should be able to pro- surface of known or developing energy storage methods.
duce power at $141 per kilowatt, compared with $154 for The one certainty is that every percentage increase of
lithium ion batteries and $187 for lead-acid batteries. renewable generation on the grid makes the next improve-
A downside is that the Gravitricity technique is de- ment of storage technology more important.
signed to operate very briefly on each cycle, providing —Dave Hoopman

BATTERIES ARE INCLUDED


The emerging trend of residential battery storage allows consumers to store power generated by solar panels, wind
turbines and other types of renewable energy systems.

POWER IS PRODUCED
With solar energy systems, sunlight is
collected by photovoltaic panels. An
inverter converts the energy from direct
current (DC) power to alternating current
(AC) power, which is used inside homes.

POWER IS STORED
The electricity generated by the solar
panels is used to power the home, and POWER IS USED
any excess electricity can be routed to the Consumers can use the stored
battery storage system. power when they need it, for
example, during a power
outage or times when energy
demand is high.

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PREPARING
FOR DISASTER

B
Every year, the United efore disaster strikes, familiar- • Flashlights and Candles: Be sure
ize yourself with the types of to keep extra batteries and matches
States is hit by many disasters that are common in (in a waterproof container)
natural disasters, your region, especially if you’re new on hand.
to the area. Many of the specifics de- For additional guidance on emer-
including storms, pend on what type of disaster you’re gency items to keep around the house,
tornadoes, snow and expecting, but there are several visit www.ready.gov/build-a-kit. Also
ice, hurricanes, and general guidelines to keep in mind as consider training offered by local
you prepare: emergency management services such
wildfires. These types • Water: You will need one gallon as Community Emergency Response
of disasters pose a per person per day. If you assume Team (CERT) classes.
your family of four may be strand- Some disasters occur suddenly,
significant threat ed for a week, store a minimum of but many bring advance warnings,
to our communities 28 gallons. like hurricanes and winter storms. Pay
• Food: Stock up on non-perishable special attention during the week lead-
and homes. The most or long shelf-life items, such as ing up to the event for local and state
important step you can wheat, soybeans, canned fruits, government warnings and evacuation
take to keep you and peanut butter, jelly, and condensed notices. Make sure every family mem-
soups. ber knows what your emergency plan
your family safe is to • First-Aid Kit: Make sure your is: staying or leaving, safe rooms in the
prepare beforehand, kit includes adhesive bandages house, where supplies are located, what
(assorted sizes), antiseptic wipes, to do if anyone is separated, and how
but knowing what to aspirin, hydrocortisone ointment, to notify loved ones that you’re safe
do during and after the scissors, and a thermometer. For after the event. It’s also a good idea to
event is crucial as well. a full list of suggested items, visit know where your home’s main water
www.redcross.org. and gas shutoff valves are located.

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While the U.S. electric grid is reliable, it is possible to
lose power during a storm. The outage could be momen-
tary or last hours or even days. If you live in an area where
loss of power after a storm could be dangerous, consider
purchasing a backup generator for your home. These can
cost anywhere from a few hundred to few thousand dol-
lars, depending on your needs. Be sure to test the generator
before the disaster to ensure it’s operating properly.
If you don’t have a backup generator and lose power,
don’t panic. Most power outages in the United States are
short and will not last more than a few hours. However,
without knowing in advance how long the outage will last,
it’s wise to assume and act as though it will last for days.

Here are a few general tips for wise energy


practices during a disaster:
• Consume perishable and refrigerated foods
first before they spoil.
• Pack frozen foods close together and consider
freezing water bottles to eliminate any air
pockets. The frozen water will help keep the
food cooler longer.
• Make sure you have alternative lighting
sources, like candles and flashlights (with
spare batteries), located throughout the home.
• Keep manual tools such as a can opener on
hand to replace any electronic gadgets you
typically use.
• Similar to filling a bathtub with water before
a storm, make sure that all cell phones are

Benefitting
fully charged.
• If the disaster involves lightning, unplug
all electronic devices to protect against a

Future
power surge.

After the storm, be cautious when leaving your home.

Generations
Listen to government warnings and use common sense
when approaching any damaged buildings or fallen trees.
If you see a power line that is down, always assume the
wires are live and dangerous. If possible, call your local
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives make energy
electric cooperative to report the downed power line.
choices that benefit not only this generation,
With a little bit of forethought, you’re highly likely to
but future generations, making sure we all have
make it through a disaster without too many problems.
the power we need to grow and flourish, right
Remember, you and your family’s safety should always
here in our hometown.
come first.
For more information on disaster preparedness, visit
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.
www.ready.gov.
Your source of power. And information.
Thomas Kirk is an associate analyst of distributed en-
ergy resources for the Arlington, Va.-based National Rural
Electric Cooperative Association’s Business & Technology
Strategies (BTS) division.

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70% of Lightning Fatalities
OCCUR JUNE THROUGH AUGUST

Take extra care when enjoying outdoor sporting


events and activities when weather turns threatening.
If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to
pose an immediate threat. That is why the National
Weather Service advises: “ When Thunder Roars,
Go Indoors!” Lightning can strike up to ten miles
away from rain, even if you don’t see clouds.

Safe Electricity urges everyone to understand the


importance of lightning awareness and how to
stay safe. Learn more at SafeElectricity.org

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Photos and recipes courtesy of the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin.
Say
Pesto:
CHEESE! Arancini with Wrapped Cheddar
Arancini: Gently combine cold risotto with 1 cup
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted 4 cups cold prepared risotto reserved pesto in a large bowl. Divide risotto
2 cloves garlic, minced 5 oz aged Wisconsin Cheddar mixture into 20 portions. Shape each portion
1 tsp salt cheese, shredded around 1 tablespoon cheddar; roll each into
4 cups watercress 2 cups all-purpose flour a ball, sealing in the cheese. In three separate
3/4 cup olive oil 4 large eggs, lightly beaten shallow bowls place flour, eggs, and bread
2 oz aged Wisconsin Cheddar 2 cups panko bread crumbs crumbs. Dredge each ball in flour; gently
cheese, shredded Canola oil shaking to remove excess flour. Dip in eggs
Watercress, for garnish and roll in bread crumbs to coat. In a deep-
Place pine nuts, garlic, and salt in a
Aged Wisconsin Cheddar fat fryer or heavy Dutch oven, heat 3-inches
food processor; cover and pulse until
cheese, for garnish canola oil over medium heat to 375 degrees.
finely chopped. Add watercress; cov-
Fry balls in oil, in batches for 1–2 minutes or
er and process until a paste forms.
until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
While processing, slowly drizzle in
Garnish with remaining pesto, watercress,
olive oil. Add Cheddar; cover and
and Cheddar. Serve immediately.
process until smooth. Set aside.

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Tiramisu Milkshake
1 container (8 oz) Wisconsin mascarpone cheese 1 cup cold brewed espresso (or strong coffee)
1 cup vanilla ice cream 4 tsp confectioners’ sugar
2 Tbsp milk 4 tsp baking cocoa
3 cups chocolate ice cream 4 biscotti cookies

Place mascarpone, vanilla ice cream, and milk in a blender; cover and blend until smooth. Transfer mascarpone
mixture to a bowl; set aside. Rinse blender container with water; drain. Place chocolate ice cream and espresso in
the blender; cover and blend until smooth. Combine confectioners’ sugar and cocoa in a small bowl. Pour choco-
late mixture into 4 glasses; top with mascarpone mixture. Sprinkle with sugar mixture. Garnish with biscotti.

The Lisa Marie Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place bacon slices on baking sheet
Photos and recipes courtesy of the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin.

pan with sides (jelly roll pan), bake until lightly browned and
starting to crisp, approx. 5–6 minutes. In mixing bowl, mix
8 slices bacon
brown sugar and maple syrup until smooth. Using a pastry brush,
4 Tbsp brown sugar
brush hot bacon slices with mixture. Return to oven for another
4 Tbsp maple syrup
5–6 minutes, turning once and being careful not to burn sugar.
4 Tbsp butter, at room temperature
Remove to cooling rack and let cool. Heat griddle or sauté pan
4 thick slices firm white bread
over medium heat. Butter one side of bread slices. Spread other
8 Tbsp peanut butter
side with peanut butter. Top each slice, peanut butter-side up, with
4 slices (1-1/2 oz each) Wisconsin
1 butterkäse slice and some banana slices. Place butter-side down
butterkäse cheese
on griddle and grill until sandwich bread bottoms are light golden
2–3 bananas, sliced or chunked
brown. Heat chocolate sauce until warm. Dip each slice of bacon
1 cup hot fudge or chocolate sauce
into warm chocolate to cover half of strip and place over bananas.
To serve, drizzle sandwiches with additional chocolate sauce.

In a Dutch oven, sauté onions in 2 tablespoons olive oil


Caramelized Onion in batches over medium heat until tender, adding more
Pasta Gratin oil if necessary. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook
sautéed onions for 20–25 minutes or until golden brown;
3 lbs yellow onions, halved and sliced thin stirring occasionally. Remove onions from pan when
1/4 cup olive oil, divided desired color is reached; set aside. Preheat oven to 350
3/4 lb uncooked rigatoni pasta degrees. Cook pasta according to package directions un-
3 Tbsp butter, cubed til al dente; drain and set aside. In Dutch oven, melt but-
1/4 cup all-purpose flour ter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour until smooth.
1 cup milk Gradually whisk in milk and beef broth. Bring to a boil;
1 cup beef broth cook and whisk for 2 minutes, or until thickened. Re-
10 oz (approx. 2-1/2 cups) Wisconsin duce heat to low; gradually stir in 1 cup of Swiss cheese until melted. Stir in reserved onions
Swiss cheese, shredded and divided and pasta. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon pasta mixture into
Salt, to taste a greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Place bread, thyme, and remaining Swiss cheese in a food
Pepper, to taste processor; cover and process until coarse crumbs. Drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons olive
2 slices white bread, torn into pieces oil; toss to combine. Sprinkle over pasta mixture. Bake for 15–20 minutes, or until crumbs are
2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves golden brown.

Blackberry Apple Crumble with Mascarpone Yogurt


Fruit: Crumble: Topping:
3 Granny Smith apples, 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup Wisconsin mascarpone
thinly sliced 3/4 cup brown sugar cheese
3 cups blackberries 1/2 cup oats 1 cup Greek yogurt
1 lemon, juiced and zested 1/2 cup unsweetened 1 lemon, juiced and zested
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour coconut flakes 3 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp brown sugar 1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 tsp cinnamon Lightly mix together
Preheat oven to 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter mascarpone and Greek
350 degrees. Mix together yogurt. Add honey, lemon
apples, blackberries, lemon, Mix together flour, brown sugar, oats, juice, and lemon zest to taste.
flour, and brown sugar. coconut flakes, almonds, and cinnamon. Spoon a large dollop on top
Pour evenly into a Incorporate butter last with a pastry of warm crumble.
rectangular 11x7-inch dish. cutter or by using your hands. Bake
for approx. 35 minutes or until golden
brown and fruit mixture is bubbling.
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Microwave Chocolate Cake Fruit Salad
Submit your favorite recipes to be Marlene Reeder, Hayward
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in a Mug
to dylan@weca.coop. For bonus recipes, go
Rosetta Gruss, Marshall 1 tart apple with skin, sliced in small
bite-sized pieces
to http://wecnmagazine.com/recipes/. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup milk
1 can peach pie filling
1/4 cup sugar
1 banana, sliced
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Harvey’s Beggie Soup 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 can bing cherries, drained
Virginia Kauffman, Tigerton 1 small can pineapple chunks
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup green or red grapes
2 lbs beef, cubed and browned 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 orange, peeled and sliced, or 1 cup
8 carrots, diced 1 oz dark chocolate chips
mandarin orange segments
4 stalks celery, diced Whipped cream
5 beef bouillon cubes Mix ingredients together and refrig-
Water, to cover In a bowl, whisk together flour, milk,
erate for at least 1-1/2 hours. Enjoy!
6–8 medium potatoes, cubed sugar, cocoa, oil, salt, and vanilla until
Serves 6.
2 medium onions, diced fully combined. Pour into a 12 oz. mug
2 medium rutabagas, cubed or 3 short wide mouth jelly jars and
Salt and pepper, to taste top with chocolate chips. Microwave
on high power for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes,
Daddy’s Lard and Onions
Combine all ingredients in soup pot and depending on how gooey you like your (Cebulas)
cook until tender. Serve hot. cake. Carefully remove from micro- Diane Unverrich, Jackson County
wave and let cool, slightly. Top with
2 lbs lard
whipped cream and serve.
4 lbs onions, sliced
Fig Cookies 5 tsp salt
Diana Block, Black River Falls
Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake Deep fry onions in lard until onions
1 medium bag (20 oz.) dried figs Lavaughn Buehl, Janesville
1-1/2 cups water begin to float. Turn off heat, onions
2 cups flour 1 box yellow cake mix will continue to fry. Allow mixture to
1 cup sugar 1-1/2 cups rhubarb, cut into cool down. Pour into oven proof bowls
1 tsp baking powder 1/2-inch pieces or metal containers (plastic will melt if
1 tsp baking soda 1 cup sugar lard is too hot) store in the refrigerator.
1 egg 1 cup cream Served best on homemade bread.
Cool Whip
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a
saucepan, heat water to a boil. Add figs Prepare cake mix as directed on packet.
and boil until they are soft, approx. Pour cake mixture into a 13x9-inch pan,
2–3 minutes. In a mixing bowl, mix or two 8-inch round pans. If round pans REQUESTS
flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, are used, the following ingredients must from our
and egg together; mix in figs and juice be split in half and placed in each pan. READERS
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PIZZA WITH Pizz
Ryan, Larson, and Dybevik and more information here
and more here. Ryan addresses membership at the 2002
annual meeting.

BUSINESS IS GROWING
AT WINGHAVEN PIZZA FARM
W
hy just go out for pizza when you can go out for Family Farm Winghaven Pizza Farm is located on farm-
a unique pizza experience? At Winghaven Pizza land that’s been in Grover’s family for five generations. Pizza
Farm in rural Galesville, the original-recipe, locally is just the latest commodity to be produced here since Rob’s
sourced, stone-fired pizzas are reason enough to visit, but great-great-grandfather started the farm in 1862. At various
there’s so much more to see and do here that it seems a shame times it’s been a chicken farm, an apple orchard, and a crop
to just stay for dinner. farm.
Of course, almost no one does—a trip to Winghaven Pizza “Now it’s a pizza farm, so it’s gone through all sorts of
Farm, located on Riverland Energy Cooperative’s lines, often formations over the last 165 years,” said Grover.
turns into a full evening excursion. There’s a whole working The farm’s latest incarnation came about as the current gen-
crop farm set deep in a beautiful valley that guests are welcome eration of Grovers was discussing ways to maintain the farm’s
to explore, and plenty of space for both lively lawn games and legacy. About the same time, Grover and his friend Roskos,
relaxing in lawn chairs. And on most Saturday evenings, there’s who also grew up on a farm and has extensive experience oper-
local music to enjoy as the stars come out. ating businesses, visited another farm-to-table pizza operation
“We went into this not interested in just opening up a and got to thinking the idea would work well at the Grover
restaurant—we were interested in opening an experience,” family farm.
said co-owner Rob Grover. He and his business partner, Greg The two named their business Winghaven in a nod to the
Roskos, opened Winghaven Pizza Farm last September and farm’s history. Grover’s grandparents operated the farm as an
launched their first full summer season at the end of May. apple orchard in the 1930s, and they named it for the many birds
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zzazz WISCONSIN FAVORITES

While visiting Winghaven Pizza Farm , guests are encouraged to explore the property and get a taste of farm life while they wait for their
made-to-order, stone-fired pizza. Winghaven offers eight varieties of pizza and, new this season, an alternating pizza of the month.

that appeared here due to the farm’s lo- cooking classes, developing techniques cheapest pizza around, but we want to
cation along the migratory bird path pro- in various aspects of Italian cooking. give people really good-quality pizza
vided by the nearby Mississippi River. As the partner mainly responsible for that we’re proud to serve.”
“They’d have so many birds nesting Winghaven’s food creations, Roskos has
in the apple trees that they called it a put what he learned from his mother to Local Loyalty It’s also important
haven for birds, so the orchard became good use. The pizza recipes he devel- to Grover and Roskos that Winghaven
Winghaven,” Grover explained. “We’re oped for Winghaven reflect his mother’s uses as many local sources as possible.
honoring their legacy and the past cooking and incorporate many of her Many appetizers come from Wisconsin
generations by calling the pizza business own combinations in the signature sea- vendors as well, with Ellsworth cheese
Winghaven.” soning blends and sauces. curds and fresh meat sticks and jerky
“It was something I kind of took to from Holmen included on the menu.
Quality Food They’re also honoring heart because it gave me the opportunity “We’re a small business ourselves,
Roskos’ family through the tasty pizzas to honor my mom’s memory,” he said. and we like to support other small
they serve. Roskos’ late mother was a Winghaven pizzas are not only businesses as much as we can, not in a
skilled and passionate cook with a spe- created from the heart, but they’re competitive nature but in a collaborative
cial fondness for Italian cuisine. Roskos also made with fresh, quality ingredi- nature,” Grover said.
learned at her side and grew to share her ents. Sauces and seasoning blends are Quality is also maintained by the
passion for cooking. specially developed for Winghaven and owners’ preferred method of cooking.
One of his first and most memorable prepared on site, and toppings are fresh The pizzas are stone-fired, but unlike
trips abroad, he said, was to Italy with and abundant. many farm pizza operations, Winghav-
his mother and grandfather when he “One of our big things is to not en uses high-efficiency electric ovens
was just a teen. While there, the three skimp out on ingredients,” Roskos said. housed in a commercial trailer where the
participated in a number of hands-on “We’re not trying to give people the food is prepared.
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Winghaven Pizza Farm offers plenty of outdoor seating and a relaxed atmosphere. Lawn games are provided, although guests are also
welcome to bring their own. Pictured above right are the owners Rob Grover (left) and Greg Roskos. During peak times, they have 15 to
20 additional employees working with them. (All photos courtesy of Winghaven Pizza Farm)

“We decided early on to go with electricity,” Grover ex- Visitors order their food at the trailer, and then proceed to
plained. “One thing we really like about the electric ovens is the bar built into the side of the barn to order beverages. Drink
that we’re not putting off a lot of smoke that you sometimes choices include many varieties of soda, freshly made lemon-
get with wood-fired ovens. We look at electricity as being very ade, and a wide selection of local wines and craft beers.
environmentally conscience, especially with what the electric Because each pizza is made to order, it may take a while
co-op is doing now with renewable energy.” before the food is ready, but that’s part of the fun. There’s plen-
Roskos said he and Grover also believe the electric ovens ty to do until the food arrives, although the bucolic setting may
provide them with a better quality pizza. convince some guests that they’d rather spend the wait time
“When developing recipes, we wanted to make sure we doing nothing at all.
could have consistent products coming out each time,” he “One thing we’ve found with a lot of the families coming
explained. “I knew with the electric ovens we could control here is the parents will relax with a bottle of wine while the
the way we could efficiently and effectively get out a good kids run around and burn off their energy before the pizza’s
number of pizzas while keeping them consistent, meeting the ready,” Grover said.
same high expectations every time.” Music fills the air most Saturday evenings. Winghaven
“Ease of operation is also important to us,” he added. “Be- offered occasional live music during its brief introduction last
cause we chose to have this operation on the farm, we didn’t autumn, and it was such a hit with the guests that Grover and
want to have to build a lot of outbuildings. We wanted to keep Roskos had a stage built on the property, with plans for even
the focus on the farm.” more music this summer. Winghaven Main Stage not only pro-
vides guests with more entertainment, but it gives Grover and
Family Fun There’s certainly no missing the farm. When Roskos yet another opportunity to showcase local talent.
guests arrive at Winghaven Pizza Farm on a weekend evening, And of course, there’s the pizza. That’s still an experience
they’re greeted in the former barnyard area where the food in itself.—Mary Erickson
trailer is set up near the 1906 red barn. Adjacent to the barn is Winghaven Pizza is located at N18057 Grover Lane, Galesville. For
a covered seating area with picnic tables, although guests are more information, call 608-519-4228, visit Winghavenpizzafarm.com,
encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets as well. or follow Winghaven Pizza Farm on Facebook.
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WISCONSIN EVENTS June 2018
2 Breakfast Fundraiser—Wisconsin Dells. 9 Spider Lake Run—Iron River. Commu- 21 Brat Fry—Medford. VFW Clubhouse,
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Dells Country Historical Society. Adults welcome. 10K, 5K, and 2 mile walk/run. or more. 715-748-3173.
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21 Thrift Shop Sale and Salad Luncheon—Ca-
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22, 23 Cheese Curd Festival—Ellsworth. East
2 Vets 4 Vets Golf Outing—Suring. Red 10 Western Pleasure Show—Melvina. West- End Park, Fri. 4–11 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.–11
Maple Country Club, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. ern Saddle Club of Cashton, 7:30 a.m.– p.m. Free entry. Music, cheese curd
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2 Barbershop Show—Colfax. High School, 10 Plant Sale—Eau Claire. Phoenix Park, 23 Tractor Show—Oxford, 3848 County
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students under 18, $3; “afterglow,” $2. 608-586-5485.
10 Pancake Feed—Fairchild. Rod & Gun
3 Fly-in/Drive-in—Wild Rose. Idlewild Club, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. 23, 24 Quilt Show & Boutique Sale—Coloma.
Airport, breakfast 7:30–11 a.m.; lunch Community Center, Sat. 8 a.m.–4 p.m.;
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train rides, gamma goat rides, and 50/50 Golf Club, all day. Fundraiser for 4-H 715-228-2565.
raffles. 715-281-2290. programs. 612-309-1794.
24 Pie & Ice Cream Social—Mauston. Boor-
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7, 8 Garage Sale—Ladysmith. First Church a.m.–4 p.m.
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a.m.–12 p.m. Acres, all day. Music, food, bar stool 25 Music in the Park—Neillsville. Schuster
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Winding Rivers United Methodist 15, 16 Car Show—Eau Claire. Pioneer Park 29–30 Blues Festival—Chippewa Falls.
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p.m. 608-562-3487. followed by cookout Friday. Overnight all day. Enjoy food, drink, and blues
camping allowed. music. 715-558-1679.
8–10 Community Yard Sale—Iron River.
Communitywide, all day. Pick up maps 15–17 Withee Days—Withee. Commu-
at Chamber of Commerce. nitywide, all day. Games, food, parade, Upload events directly
music, and more. to the new wecnmagazine.com
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all day. Breakfast, games, music, mini 16 Kayak/Canoe Outing—Ladysmith. Me-
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softball tournament in Tarrant Park. House Museum, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Brat fry be received early in the month prior
and bake sale fundraiser. Special guest to the month in which the event will
9 Blacksmith Family Day—Hyde. Blacksmith Cambria’s own actress Gena Rowlands. occur. Due to space limits, we may
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Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 8 a.m.–12 18 Sugar River Bible Camp Golf Fundraiser— of interest to the greatest number of
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