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No place like home

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Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Boone REMC

No matter what kind of system you have, a heating system checkup by a qualified professional will ensure that it’s operating efficiently and safely before the first cold days arrive. That checkup should include any portable heaters you may be using. Make sure the cord to the portable heater is in good condition and that… Continue reading.

Backpack to school days

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Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Kankakee Valley REMC

For 250 elementary school students, having new school supplies and a sharp new backpack won’t be a problem this year. In its fifth year, Kankakee Valley REMC’s Pack-a-Backpack program gave members and community residents the opportunity to work alongside their cooperative with a focus on cooperative principle seven — concern for community. “Hundreds of students… Continue reading.

Sharing the load

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Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Kankakee Valley REMC

As Kankakee Valley REMC continues discussing its possible consolidation with Jasper County REMC, KV REMC’s management and directors would like to share some insight on how the consolidation would mitigate risk to both cooperatives. As shown on the chart at right, the total kilowatt-hour (kWh) sales for both cooperatives are comprised of three segments: residential,… Continue reading.

Sealed bid truck sale

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Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Steuben County REMC

Steuben County REMC is accepting sealed bids through the month of September for a retired service vehicle, a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado truck.  All sealed bids must be received in the REMC office no later than Friday, Sept. 28, at noon. Envelopes not received by that time will not be considered. The winner will be announced… Continue reading.

Discounts at local businesses at your fingertips with your Co-op Connections® Card

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Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Look for this column each month as we feature local businesses offering an instant discount to Kankakee Valley REMC members. Just show your Co-op Connections® Card and enjoy! Ladybug Cleaners, LLC 1607 Calumet Ave.,Valparaiso 219.462.2713 10% off dry cleaning. Excludes leather. Lemon Tree Mediterranean Grill 356 Indian Boundary Rd., Chesterton 219.926.8733 10% off MEAL. Excludes… Continue reading.

Find (and seal) the hidden treasures in your home to save money

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Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

There might’ve been a time when you came across an antique or old item in your attic or basement that you could sell for money. Yet did you know that there could very easily be some additional treasures in the form of air leaks – and finding (and sealing) them could lead to energy savings! … Continue reading.

Trading Post

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Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Kankakee Valley REMC

As a service to our members, Kankakee Valley REMC publishes “Trading Post” on its locally-circulated pages of Electric Consumer. Readers may submit two ads per REMC membership, per month. Please see below for more details! FOR SALE: Masterbuilt outdoor gas turkey fryer,.like new w/ss pot $50, 4 pc bedroom set, medium pecan veneer, $500 obo…. Continue reading.

Walker named next Hoosier Energy CEO

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Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Donna Walker is currently the chief financial officer and executive vice president of Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative Inc. a non-profit generation and transmission cooperative providing wholesale electric service to 18 member distribution cooperatives in central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois.   Since joining the organization in 1995, Walker has progressively advanced to a… Continue reading.