sterling fire department donation

Old Fashioned Fourth of July honored through Cenex® donation to Sterling Fire Department

STERLING, Kansas, July 8, 2019 — Sterling’s Old Fashioned
Fourth of July celebration was recognized by the Central Prairie Cooperative and
Cenex®, the energy brand of CHS, for being a unique source of pride in central
Kansas. To celebrate the multi-day annual tradition, the co-op gave a $5,000 grant
to the Sterling Fire Department.

The $5,000 donation, made by Sterling-based Central Prairie
Cooperative, was made as part of a Cenex grant program that celebrates unique
aspects of Cenex communities. A check was presented to Sterling Fire Department
on July 4 at the 81st Annual Turtle Races during Old Fashioned
Fourth of July. The Sterling Fire Department will use the funds for a
side-by-side all-terrain vehicle (ATV) to reach areas conventional firetrucks
cannot, necessitated by some of the grass fires experienced in the area.

“Central Prairie Cooperative is proud to recognize the Old
Fashioned Fourth of July celebration as a meaningful tradition here in
Sterling,” said David Lockhart, Location Manager of Central Prairie Cooperative in Sterling. “We
are glad that our donation will contribute to equipment that will help our
brave firefighters keep Sterling safe.”

The donation was made possible through a grant program that
encourages Cenex distributors to share stories about what makes their local
communities special. In total, more than $100,000 will be given back to Cenex

“The Cenex brand has a deep-rooted history of serving the people and
communities of rural America,” says Bryan Brignac, director of marketing at CHS,
the nation’s largest farmer-owned cooperative. “We are proud of our Cenex dealers,
like Central Prairie Cooperative, who play an active role in enriching their

About Cenex

Cenex, the energy brand of CHS,
provides high-quality refined fuels through nearly 1,500
locally-owned convenience store locations across 19 states. Consumers
depend on Cenex fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy
products to power homes, businesses and communities. CHS, Inc.(, which owns the Cenex brand, is a leading global agribusiness owned by
American farmers across the United States with domestic and international
operations including energy, agronomy, grain trading and food processing.


Please join us for our first annual Producer’s Meeting.

Tuesday, February 26 – 11:00am – 1:00pm
Nickerson Community Center – Nickerson, Kansas

A BBQ lunch will be provided and various petroleum topics will be discussed:

Cenex will also be giving away prizes!

Please RSVP to the Energy Department by February 21st at or 620.422.3207.

Bob Mizell of Mizell Farms Inc. received a check for $34,844.09 for the Cenex Total Protection Plan coverage on his Case-IH CVT 370. The check was presented to him by CHS Lubricants District Manager Jed Miller, CPC Energy Manager Emily Haas and CPC Certified Energy Specialist Wyatt Mobley.

The claims process went pretty smooth.

I’m well pleased with it, to be real honest.”

-Bob Mizell, Mizell Farms Inc., Nickerson, Kansas

Protect your agricultural equipment for up to 10 years of 10,000 hours with Cenex Lubricants, Cenex Ruby Fieldmaster Premium Diesel Fuel and the Cenex Total Protection Plan. No deductible. No hassles. No worries.

Contact the local experts at Central Prairie Co-op by calling 620.422.3207

Don’t know what to get that hard-to-buy-for relative?

We have the perfect gift! 

Central Prairie Co-op offers Fuel Gift Cards!

Contact Peggy at the Sterling Main Office for more information!

Fuel Gift Card Picture with Christmas

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It is the customer’s duty to warn Central Prairie Co-op of all work performed on their propane gas system or appliances. Any person who authorizes someone other than Central Prairie Co-op to perform maintenance, repair, removal, installation, adjustment or service of any propane gas appliance, shall notify Central Prairie Co-op that one or more of the actions mentioned above has been performed on his/her propane system prior to the system being placed back into service.

Appliances include (but are not limited to:

If Central Prairie Co-op is informed at the time of the work completed, the gas check is at no charge. If Central Prairie Co-op is informed at a later date an extra labor fee will be charged for the gas check.


People can become gravely sick from breathing the carbon monoxide (CO) that may be produced from the incomplete burning of common heating fuels like wood, coal, fuel oil, kerosene, natural gas and propane. Carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless so it’s difficult to detect. Common indicators of CO contamination are:

If you suspect the presence of CO, get everyone to fresh air, open windows and doors to air out the structure and call your local HVAC technician or Central Prairie Co-op at 620.422.3207.

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After 34 years with the co-op, congratulations are in order for Sterling Station Manager, Bob Boltz!

On May 11th a retirement party was thrown in Bob’s honor where fun memories, embarrassing stories and laughter was shared. The CPC employees and the community will miss seeing Bob at the Station. Don’t worry though, you will still see him hanging around Sterling, either on a riding lawn mower, hanging out with his family, at a ballgame watching his grandchildren or playing with his band, The Rice County Line.

Thank you for a wonderful 34 years of service and enjoy your retirement Bob!


Emily Haas
Energy Department Manager, Emily Haas – 308.241.1446 or

Certified Energy Specialist, Wyatt Mobley – 620.278.6620 or