KENNEBEC — The strong work ethic Rod Bowar has today showed at an early age.

As a teen, the Kennebec native earned a job with Kennebec Telephone Company Inc. and worked for owners Lloyd and Delores Johnstone.

With less than two years on the job, Bowar found himself worki...

July 26, 2018

Summary of Nomination:  
Bowar Power:  How One South Dakota Manager Sustains the Small Community He Grew Up In!  

   In May of 1976, at the age of 14, Rod began working part-time for Lloyd and Delores Johnstone, the owners of Kennebec Telephone Company.  Even...

July 25, 2018

   With less than one-thousand access lines, Kennebec Telephone Company is one of the smallest local exchange carriers in the state of South Dakota.  However, due to Rod’s recognized leadership, Kennebec Telephone Company has been commended by the South Dakota Public U...

July 24, 2018

When factoring in the hours Rod spends managing the operations at Kennebec Telephone Company and the time he invests in his industry association officer duties, it is really astonishing that Rod has any time left in his day.  However, looking at Rod’s contributions to...

When a grass and tractor fire ignited last Saturday near Kennebec, four members of the Bowar family helped put out the fire. 

With the assistant fire chief, a captain and two other firemen in the family serving on the Kennebec Volunteer Fire Department, fighting fires...

Please reload

Featured Posts

Rod Bowar receives NTCA Special Achievement Award in Tampa, FL

July 26, 2018

Please reload

Follow Us

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

© 2019 by Amanda Konechne.  Created with

  • Facebook