2021 Annual Membership Meeting (67th Annual)
May 18, 2021 at 7pm
(Doors open at 6pm)

Please RSVP for the meeting using the form below and receive a second entry for the door prize drawing!

For COVID-19 safety considerations, we will broadcast the meeting live on our website for those who cannot attend. All members will receive a voting ballot by mail that can be submitted at the meeting or returned by mail prior to May 18. Members attending the meeting will receive a $10 credit applied to the July telephone bill (limit one bill credit per membership). Drawings for door prizes will be held after the business portion of the meeting and members must be present to win.

2021 Director Candidates

Join us for our 67th annual membership meeting on May 18th (members have a 278 or 595 phone number). Registration begins at 6:00 pm and the business meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Members will elect Directors and get updates on LightStream’s investments and upgrades. Attendees will also enjoy special offers and door prizes! The meeting will be held at the LightStream Headquarters at 306 S. State Rd. 39 in Buffalo. Please RSVP for the meeting to receive a second entry for the door prize drawing!

Per our Bylaws: The Board shall have nine (9) Directors. The Board shall manage the business and affairs of the Cooperative. Such Board shall exercise all of the powers of the Cooperative except such as are by the Acts, the Articles, or these By-Laws conferred upon or reserved to the Memberships.

Buffalo Candidates

John Mitchell
John MitchellScrap Dealer

Address: PO Box 114, Buffalo

Spouse: Linda

Children: Dane, Jeremy and Christina

Occupation: Scrap Dealer

Member of: American Legion (50 years), Masonic Lodge (46 years), Scottish Rite (46 years)

Committees Served: Benefit, Scholarship, Documents, Membership

Other Interests: Being with our great grandson – what a joy

Candidate Statement: I hope to be re-elected to continue support for all members to have access to fiber optic service and be able to connect with the internet and to keep watch over company monies.

Jared Sterrett
Jared SterrettManager of Respiratory Services

Address: 8824 N 700 E, Monticello

Spouse: Angie

Children: Todd and Carter

Occupation: Manager of Respiratory Services

Member of: American Association of Respiratory Care, Indiana Volunteer Fireman’s Association

Committees Served: Secretary and Treasurer of Buffalo Fire Dept (Retired 2019), Elder of Buffalo Christian Church

Other Interests: Fishing and outdoor sports

Candidate Statement: I’ve been part of the community for 20 years and I’m excited about the technology advances that PWRTC can bring to our corner of the State of Indiana.

Pulaski Candidates

Keith Crist
Keith CristOnline Merchandise Sales

Address: 5488 S High St, Winamac

Spouse: Sandra

Children: Stephanie and Jillian

Occupation: Online merchandise sales

Committees Served: All of them over 9+ years

Other Interests: Golf, sports, video games

Candidate Statement: To continue moving forward on the mission statement, especially finances.

Mervin Lemeron
Mervin LemeronAg Lime Custom Spreading

Address: 5587 W 550 S, Winamac

Spouse: Lois

Children: Andy and Sarah

Occupation: Ag Lime Custom Spreading

Member of: Head Hunters car club

Other Interests: Buy and sell old muscle cars

Candidate Statement: I’m 65 years old.  Married almost 45 years.  Pastor of a church in Winamac.  And lived in Beaver Township my whole life.

Rosa Dahn
Rosa DahnGoat Farmer / Dollar General Sales Associate

Address: 6233 S 600 W, Winamac

Spouse: Brian

Children: Dustin and Kassi

Occupation: Goat Farmer / Dollar General Sales Associate

Member of: Pulaski County Fair Board & Goat Committee

Other Interests: Reading, quilting, and attending horse shows.

Candidate Statement: If elected, I will do my best to help LightStream provide the best service to all of their customers.

Star City Candidates

Abagail Anspach
Abagail AnspachAg Technology Coordinator, Ceres Solutions

Address: 3075 E 675 S, Star City

Spouse: Luke

Children: Tripp

Occupation: Ag Technology Coordinator, Ceres Solutions

Member of: Star City United Methodist Church

Committees Served: Documents, Scholarship, Membership

Other Interests: Cooking, baking, gardening, and other outdoor activities.

Candidate Statement: Working in the agricultural tech space, I realize how important rural broadband is.  I’m proud of what LightStream has accomplished the past three years while I’ve served on the board.  I hope to keep serving and advocating for the Star City district.

Reese Shidler
Reese ShidlerOwner, Proscapes Unlimited LLC

Address: 1332 E 850 S, Star City

Spouse: Gretchen

Children: Elliott and Hannah

Occupation: Owner, Proscapes Unlimited LLC

Member of: President of Star City Lions Club

Other Interests: I love spending time with my family and experiencing my two children grow.

Candidate Statement: I am interested in strengthening the Board of Directors at LightStream and helping continue their mission of providing the best source of communication and internet connection in northern Indiana.  After graduating from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Landscape Horticulture and Design, I have co-owned and operated my own business for 11 years.  I will bring real business experience to the table as well as strong communication skills, problem solving practice, financial awareness, and the ability to listen and learn.

Stacey Allen
Stacey AllenMid-America Beverage, retired from Walmart

Address: 8917 S 100 E, Star City

Spouse: Craig

Children: Jenna & Jaren Allen; Nathyn & MacKenzie Allen

Occupation: Mid-America Beverage, retired from Walmart

Member of: Deputy Trustee, Indian Creek Township

Other Interests: Love spending time with my granddaughters, snowmobiling, and fishing in Northern Wisconsin