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County Feature: St. Joseph County

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Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in County

Two feast days this month make St. Joseph County a divine choice to feature. The first is March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day. The county on the Michigan border, of course, is home to the renowned University of Notre Dame, whose athletic teams are known as “The Fighting Irish.” The pugilistic leprechaun with raised dukes… Continue reading.

Measuring up the competition

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Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Energy

Disclaimer: The Energy column provides general information to help you manage your energy costs. Some electric cooperatives may not offer all the programs mentioned in this column. By Bob Geswein, guest columnist With spring comes a natural desire to remodel our homes or perhaps even build a new abode. Often during this time of year,… Continue reading.

Field of flowers

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Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Backyard

A growing concern for years, especially for those in the world of agriculture, has been the marked decline of bee populations necessary for pollination of plants and crops. That concern was dialed upward last year with the addition of the rusty patch bumblebee to the list of endangered species. It is the first bee to… Continue reading.

Tomato Talk

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Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Features

By Brian D. Smith Call me Mr. Tomato Head. That’s the nickname I earned in a previous job after gathering ripe tomatoes from my backyard garden at the crack of dawn, hauling them to my downtown Indianapolis office, and tempting my co-workers with the offer, “Free to good homes!” And these were no run-of-the-mill ’maters,… Continue reading.

See you at your annual meeting!

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Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Noble REMC

Do you know why the cooperative holds an annual meeting each year? It gives you the opportunity to vote for your board of directors, hear important financial information and, of course, pick up your free registration gift and energy credit! Noble REMC’s annual meeting and picnic is a community gathering where members can meet new… Continue reading.

Ask the energy advisor

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Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Noble REMC

By Brian Hawk No, it’s not the latest technology at your favorite airport. It’s not the center of the wheel on a Smart car either. It is, however, the best way for you to manage your account at Noble REMC. The SmartHub app is loaded with options from something as easy as viewing and paying… Continue reading.

Company earns efficiency rebate

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Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Noble REMC

Charleston Metal Products of Corunna recently received a Noble REMC POWER MOVES® rebate check for improving the energy efficiency of the business. It earned $6,887.83 for the installation of a variable-frequency drive air compressor, an efficient way to save money and energy. If you are making energy-efficient upgrades to your home, farm or business or… Continue reading.

Round up for others

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Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Noble REMC

It’s not unusual to find yourself scrolling through social media and see local organizations asking for financial assistance or donations. Programs through the local fire department, recreation center or school system are all in need of funding to help continue the work that makes such a difference in our lives and the lives of others… Continue reading.

Chitwood joins team

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Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Noble REMC

A few months into his new position as Noble REMC’s manager of finance and accounting, Adam Chitwood is enjoying the challenge of learning about the cooperative difference in the electric industry. Chitwood, an Auburn resident, has nearly 20 years of experience as a leader in finance, previously working at a public accounting firm and serving… Continue reading.

Scholarship deadline is March 29

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Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Noble REMC

Each year, Noble REMC awards three $1,000 scholarships to help area students further their education at an accredited college or trade school of their choice. The deadline to apply is only a few weeks away, so don’t miss your opportunity! Applicants must be an actively enrolled senior. Their parents’ or legal guardians’ primary residence must… Continue reading.

Are you owed patronage capital?

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Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Noble REMC

Noble REMC makes sure we do everything we can to deliver money back to all of our members who are due their share. That’s why we’ve posted a list of names to our website for members, or former members, to check if they have unclaimed patronage checks. Several names on the list are former members… Continue reading.