97-7 Country WGLR

The proposed merger between Premier Co-op

and Heartland Country Cooperative has been

given the green light. According to the Premier

Cooperative General Manager Andy Fiene,

members of Heartland Co-op overwhelmingly

voted in favor of the merger. The vote was taken

last month. Fiene says the merger should be

completed by March 1st.

Heartland Country Cooperative has locations in

Westby, Viroqua and La Farge in Vernon County,

and Cashton in Monroe County. Premier

Cooperative is based in Mount Horeb, and has

facilities in 11 different communities in the