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Tick Talk Time

Posted on Jul 02, 2019 in Backyard

BY TIMOTHY J. GIBB It is tick talk time. When I say “tick talk,” I am not referring to a timekeeping device, such as a watch or a clock. I am simply pointing out it is the best time to discuss ticks and their potential danger. Most people have had the disagreeable experience of finding… Continue reading.

Irrigation information

Posted on Jul 02, 2019 in Safety

No one will argue that Indiana weather can be unpredictable. A long-term drought could be overtaken by major flooding all in the course of days.  During the spring and summer, farmers are growing their crops and rainfall is needed to sustain proper crop growth and development. Because Indiana has different types of soil, irrigation equipment… Continue reading.

Keeping it cool

Posted on Jul 02, 2019 in DIY

As the summer heat beats down, we want our homes and vehicles to keep us cool. But what happens when your car’s AC system isn’t working properly? For those willing to tackle a DIY project, there are some steps you can take to recharge your auto’s AC. First, purchase a charge kit for your car…. Continue reading.

County Profile: Harrison County

Posted on Jul 02, 2019 in County

BY NICK ROGERS Indianapolis may be Indiana’s hub, but the heart of our state’s history hugs the Ohio River just two hours south in Harrison County. Named for William Henry Harrison, who went on to serve as the ninth President of the United States, the county was founded in 1808. Eight years later, on what’s… Continue reading.

Bigger isn’t always better

Posted on Jul 02, 2019 in Energy

BY ZACH MOTSINGER Bigger must be better! This is a common misconception of many homeowners during the heating and air equipment buying process. Although it may sound attractive to size your system to its largest capacity, from an energy efficiency standpoint it is never a good idea to oversize your furnace or air-conditioning unit. Have… Continue reading.

Prime Dining

Posted on Jul 02, 2019 in Indiana Eats

Family-owned restaurants are a rarity in these days of chain eatery domination. But The Saratoga in downtown Terre Haute has been lovingly run by the Malooley family since 1942.  Back then, Joe Malooley purchased the restaurant from local attorney George Nasser. Nasser was the brother-in-law of Joe’s brother, Abe. When Abe returned home from serving… Continue reading.

2019 annual meeting recap

Posted on Jun 30, 2019 in Decatur County REMC

Decatur County REMC held its annual meeting of the membership on June 14 at the Decatur County Fairgrounds. It was so fun to see so many of you. We had a great time visiting, eating Chick-fil-A and ice cream, being entertained by some wonderful piano music, and learning more about our cooperative.   In case… Continue reading.

Circus City

Posted on Jun 30, 2019 in General

BY BRIAN D. SMITH He’s old enough to get the senior discount at Arby’s. But 55-year-old Brian “The Human Fuse” Miser isn’t standing in line for roast beef. He’s on ABC-TV’s “America’s Got Talent,” preparing to be set ablaze and shot through the air from a giant crossbow as a panel of judges and a… Continue reading.

Considering solar?

Posted on Jun 25, 2019 in Steuben County REMC

BY JOSH DURBIN Today’s consumers want and expect options, including the type of energy powering their homes. Many homeowners are looking for a less expensive form of energy with ongoing savings. Some are looking for a green energy source. These two motives are why many homeowners are exploring rooftop solar panels.  The interest in alternative… Continue reading.

High voltage demos available

Posted on Jun 25, 2019 in Steuben County REMC

Steuben County REMC partnered with the City of Angola to present a high voltage electrical safety demonstration to all city police and fire employees, as well as several other local and county departments. This demonstration illustrated the importance of staying away from downed lines and training on how to approach dangerous situations such as vehicle… Continue reading.