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Cold weather squeezes area's propane supply
Benjamin Johnson, of Badger State Propane, stretches a hose from his propane truck to a 500-gallon tank at a dairy farm south of Monroe, Monday, Jan. 27. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
MONROE - Propane is the chilling word of the week. Customers nervous about running out of their primary heating fuel are keeping local propane suppliers hopping, more so than normally, checking on the availability of the pricey natural resource. And then, there are those who are calling county and state agencies for financial assistance to purchase the hot asset.

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