The City of Gowrie Police Department is the recipient of an Aureon Charity Grant to invest in technology for the new police cruiser.
Pictured are Marcie Boerner, Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association, presenting the check for $1,500 on behalf of Aureon to Chief Patrick Monaghan, Gowrie Police Department.
The grant application requested funds to go towards a new laptop, one of many pieces of equipment that will be used within the new patrol car. This laptop is essential to keep officers connected with all digital tasks and information such as shift logs, citations, case management and working with other agencies.
Aureon is committed to advancing Iowa communities and invites public and non-profit agencies throughout the Webster-Calhoun service area to submit proposals for consideration in assisting with charity drives and funding specific projects. Most awards range from $250 to $1,500. Quarterly grant applications are specifically available through local independent telephone companies like Webster-Calhoun throughout Iowa.
The Aureon Charity Grant Program was established to increase service and support to rural independent telephone companies and the communities they serve. Applications are considered on a quarterly basis and available to organizations within the WCCTA service area.
Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association provides Landline Telephone, Digital TV and Internet service to 20 rural communities on a Fiber driven network just outside the Fort Dodge, Iowa area: Pilot Mound, Boxholm, Lanyon, Paton, Churdan, Farnhamville, Gowrie, Somers, Moorland, Knierim, Barnum, Clare, Thor, Badger, Vincent, Duncombe and in the towns of Lohrville, Manson, Rockwell City and Lake City.
WCCTA is Gigabit Certified and designated a Smart Rural Community by NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association.