When your local electric cooperative’s energy advisor is stumped by a perplexing power problem, the solution may come from a fellow energy advisor in another town – or even another state. Local electric cooperatives, including your power provider, vary in size and the number of homes and businesses they serve. Yet they are… Continue reading.
Hoosier Energy is proud to announce two new scholarships honoring the contributions of longtime Hoosier Energy Directors and Board Officers, Eugene Roberts and Dan Schuckman. Eugene and Dan represented our members for a combined 35 years, devoting countless hours of service to achieve Hoosier Energy’s mission of providing members with assured, reliable and competitively priced… Continue reading.
Diana Martinez used to be a “face” of Carroll White REMC as the member services representative working closely with consumers who had billing issues and questions. Now, she’s made a 180-degree shift. As operations coordinator, she literally and figuratively has gone from front to back: from the front offices to the back operations; from helping… Continue reading.
By Richard G. Biever If sampling a wide variety of chili from cooks all around the Midwest stokes a fire in your belly, then you’ll want to hop aboard the Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity Cook Off, Oct. 16. Billed as “the largest annual chili cook off east of the Mississippi,” the event has attracted… Continue reading.
Controlling Creeping Charlie Q: How can I safely control/stop Creeping Charlie in the garden? Don Kochert, Floyds Knobs, Indiana A: Creeping Charlie (also known as ground ivy) is an herbaceous perennial that spreads by seed as well as horizontal, above-ground stems called stolons or runners. These runners are easy to hand pull, especially after rain… Continue reading.
When Ralphie Parker’s “old man” attempts to plug his “major award” — the infamous plastic leg lamp — into an overloaded wall outlet in the classic movie “A Christmas Story,” there first came a “snap of a few sparks” and the “whiff of ozone” before the lamp blazed forth in the living room front window…. Continue reading.
By Richard G. Biever Spending a night or weekend in jail probably isn’t high on most people’s bucket lists … unless the stay’s at the Old Jail Inn in Rockville. The inn is literally the old Parke County pokey … hoosegow … the slammer … the calaboose … or “the Rock,” as TV’s Deputy Barney… Continue reading.
Local “mom and pop” pizza places are community treasures: unique to their hometowns and dedicated to sharing lots of love from their pizza ovens. Homemade “secret recipe” sauces and crusts, and toppings ranging from traditional to a bit unusual, nourish hungry patrons after football games, on date nights, on too-busy-to-cook weeknights, and whenever “the hungries”… Continue reading.
Most towns have a mural or two depicting aspects of the town’s history or famous residents. But Jasper County has turned itself into a giant art gallery for murals — painted on buildings throughout the county seat of Rensselaer. Beginning with just one mural a half dozen years ago, Rensselaer now hosts an annual mural… Continue reading.
Eighteen years ago, Starbucks unleashed pumpkin spice lattes on the world, and autumns have never been the same. Who’d have thought a fruit formerly famous strictly for its guises as jack-o’-lanterns and Thanksgiving table pies would suddenly become a worldwide obsession — and continue to be fall’s flavor of choice. Pumpkin and the aromatic mixture… Continue reading.
The arrival of ghoulish costumes and creatures to your door this Halloween has nothing on the lurking horror of high energy bills this fall and winter. With the autumn weather temperatures dropping, you may have noticed your house feeling colder than you remembered last year. Or, you may have been reminded that your HVAC system… Continue reading.