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Painting the tower

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Posted on Feb 25, 2019 in Kankakee Valley REMC

REMCs help fund repair to Kouts water tower When two electric cooperatives heard the news of the offensive graffiti painted on the Kouts water tower, they wasted no time in making donations toward the repairs. Both serving the rural areas in and around Kouts, Kankakee Valley REMC and Jasper County REMC often find opportunities to… Continue reading.

Trading Post

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Posted on Feb 25, 2019 in Kankakee Valley REMC

WANTED: Old gas station pumps & signs. 219-928-6520. FOR SALE: Brand new, still in the box, never opened, Singer Adjustable dress form. Fits sizes 16-22½. Bust 40-46”, waist 30-37”, hip 40-47”, $100. Ornate liquor bottle lamps, $35 each. Photo available upon request. 574-772-8092. FOR SALE: Seasoned firewood. 219-733-2359. FOR SALE: 7” GPX portable DVD player… Continue reading.

Solutions at hand

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Posted on Feb 25, 2019 in Kankakee Valley REMC

KV REMC has the answers for your uncomfortable home Every home has its little quirks. Maybe it’s a doorknob you have to jiggle a certain way or a strange creak you hear only in the middle of the night. When you move into a home, it takes time to figure all those quirks out. Kankakee… Continue reading.

Spring to Your Co-op’s Annual Meeting

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Posted on Feb 25, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

The melting snow means that spring is arriving – and so is your local electric cooperative’s annual meeting! Co-ops start hosting their annual meetings in the spring, which is a great time for you to get it on your calendar and plan to attend! As a member of your local electric cooperative, you are also… Continue reading.

Distribution Line vs. Transmission Lines

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Posted on Feb 25, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? Transmission and distribution power lines are a vital part of “the grid.” These lines incorporate separate voltages as power is transmitted from generating stations to member-consumers. Distribution lines: These lines and equipment are owned by member-co-ops who deliver energy to member-consumers. The most common voltage of distribution lines is 12,470 kV…. Continue reading.

Energy assist program ends

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Posted on Feb 22, 2019 in Southern Indiana Power

Participants are reminded that the moratorium on disconnection for non-payment ends March 15. Accounts assisted by EAP must be brought up to date before then or they may be disconnected the following day. If you have questions about your account, please call the office before March 15.

Quarterly employee spotlight

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Posted on Feb 22, 2019 in Southern Indiana Power

Eric Schank has been employed at the co-op for nearly 10 years. He was hired Aug. 17, 2009, as an apprentice lineman. He graduated from the Hoosier Energy Apprentice Training and Safety (HEATS) program to become a journeyman lineman in November 2013. He and his wife, Caroline, live in Perry County. They are expecting their… Continue reading.

Why do we trim trees all year?

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Posted on Feb 22, 2019 in Southern Indiana Power

At the cooperative, another growing season means it’s time to clear rights of way underneath and around the cooperative’s power lines. Dead trees, overgrown weeds or any other vegetation growth threaten to interfere with power lines along Southern Indiana Power’s 1,600-mile distribution network. Chances are you’ve spotted our line crews and contractors working by the… Continue reading.

80 years of service

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Posted on Feb 22, 2019 in Southern Indiana Power

ANNUAL MEETING and 80th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Tuesday, April 16 at the Spencer County 4-H Youth and Community Center 5 – 7 p.m.: Registration, Food, Fun, Kids’ Activities, Bingo 7 p.m.: Business Meeting, Prize Drawings You must register at the meeting to be eligible for the prize drawings. You don’t however, have to be present to… Continue reading.

January board summary

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Posted on Feb 22, 2019 in Southern Indiana Power

In an effort to keep you informed of your cooperative’s operations and activities, the following are highlights of the Jan. 23 board meeting. All directors were present along with CEO Steve Seibert and administrative assistant Lisa Hinton. Also present was system engineer Todd Hammond. The Dec. 27, 2018, board meeting minutes were reviewed and approved…. Continue reading.