Schools get wind farm money

Each district received $50,000 as part of a payment agreement from the Prairie Queen Wind Farm. Payments will continue for the next four years.

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February 3, 2021 - 10:02 AM

Windmills at the Prairie Queen Wind Farm north of Moran. Photo by Trevor Hoag / Iola Register

Wind farm payments have finally been awarded to local schools via the county, with each district receiving $50,000.

Those receiving the awards on behalf of their various educational entities included Kevin Heisler, Humboldt school board; Kay Lewis, Humboldt superintendent; Stacey Fager, Iola superintendent; Dan Willis, Iola school board; and Kim Ensminger, Marmaton Valley superintendent.

Those receiving wind farm payments on behalf of their educational entities are, from left, Kevin Heisler, Humboldt school board; Kay Lewis, Humboldt superintendent; Stacey Fager, Iola superintendent; Dan Willis, Iola school board; and Kim Ensminger, Marmaton Valley superintendent.Photo by Trevor Hoag / Iola Register
School officials receive congratulations on receiving wind farm money from Commissioner David Lee.Photo by Trevor Hoag / Iola Register

Commissioner Jerry Daniels explained how in 2017, when Allen County entered into an agreement with Prairie Queen Wind Farm, part of the arrangement was that the wind farm would make some form of local donation/contribution.

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