Since he opened Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch in 1976, Bob Bardwell has inspired thousands of individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential. Thanks in large part to his continuing efforts to assist those with disabilities and honor veterans of the United States military, Bardwell has been named the grand prize winner of Touchstone Energy Cooperative's 2017 #WhoPowersYou Contest. Touchstone Energy Cooperatives started #WhoPowersYou in 2016 to honor people making a powerful impact on their communities. Electric cooperative members from across the country are encouraged to nominate a cooperative member who's making a difference in his or her area. Gwen Stevens, director of member and community relations for Touchstone Energy Cooperative, nominated Bardwell for the honor... For more on this story pick up your copy of the Jan. 2 Stewartville STAR.