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LaGrange County REMC: More than a co-op

Posted on Sep 30, 2019 in LaGrange County REMC

When people think of LaGrange County REMC, they more than likely think of the bill they receive every month or their power being restored after a storm or accident. But the cooperative is more than just electricity. We’re a community organization made up of local residents who care about those we serve. That’s why we… Continue reading.

Ask the energy advisor

Posted on Jun 24, 2019 in Noble REMC

With the summer season finally upon us, many of you are beginning to use and enjoy your pools. As with anything around the home, maintenance and breakdowns are going to happen.  When this happens to your pool pump, you should consider replacing your standard single-speed pool pump with a variable speed driven, Energy Star®-rated pool… Continue reading.

Spend to save

Posted on Jan 30, 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 Stephanie Johnson — guest columnist, Jasper County REMC This spring, the stress you encounter from filing your federal income taxes may be relieved by your tax refund… Continue reading.

All in the family

Posted on Dec 27, 2018 in General

By Holly Huffman At the age of 24, Jack “Lee” Marcum III had a choice: Come back home to run the family business or pursue a degree in computer science.  Marcum went with his heart. He chose family and the business he came to love. Since then, the CEO of New Castle, Indiana-based Jack’s Donuts… Continue reading.

Roughing It — July 2018 Product Picks

Posted on Jul 02, 2018 in Product Picks

By Jane Cannon “Roughing it” ain’t what it used to be. And unless you’re a Jeremiah Johnson mountainman-type — that’s a good thing. With these clever gadgets, you can venture into the great outdoors and still enjoy some of the creature comforts of home. Cook & charge No need to rub sticks together to cook… Continue reading.

Indiana Eats — Pappy’s Bar-B-Que

Posted on Apr 29, 2018 in Indiana Eats

When ribs, pork, chicken and brisket are carefully rubbed with a secret blend of spices and are slow cooked over hickory wood for up to 14 hours, something magical happens. They emerge as smokehouse masterpieces. At Pappy’s Bar-B-Que, an Old West-inspired eatery in Brazil, Indiana, you can enjoy the succulent meaty rewards of a painstaking… Continue reading.

Live from Jeffersonville

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in Features

By Holly Huffman “I’ll be straight up,” Sgt. Denver Leverett of the Jeffersonville (Indiana) Police Department admitted. “I got into the business to lock up bad guys.” Fans of the television show “Live PD” can certainly attest that Leverett is adept at getting the so-called “bad guys.” Leverett and his black and tan K9 cohort,… Continue reading.

Mongoose … whither shall you wander?

Posted on Apr 18, 2018 in Outdoors

BY JACK SPAULDING I recently returned from a six-day mission trip to Haiti. Haiti is a country with which I have become well-acquainted as I have been there seven times. Overall, the western side of the island of Hispaniola is mostly devoid of jungle and woodland having been stripped of wood for charcoal for cooking fires…. Continue reading.

A bite of history

Posted on Mar 29, 2018 in Indiana Eats

In 1837, Martin Van Buren was sworn in as president; John Deere started his business in Decatur, Illinois; and Nine Mile Restaurant, located in a small farmhouse on historic U.S. 27 in Fort Wayne, opened up for hungry customers. Today, it welcomes a whole new generation of diners as one of the oldest restaurants/bars in… Continue reading.

Great steaks and more!

Posted on Feb 28, 2018 in Indiana Eats

Fans of Johnny V’s Main Street Grille say that this locally owned eatery serves the best steaks in Frankfort, Indiana. But with an extensive menu featuring salads, burgers, sandwiches, pasta, dinner entrees, desserts and more, Johnny V’s makes family dining a breeze for even the pickiest of eaters. State Rep. Heath VanNatter, who represents the… Continue reading.

What’s in your Toolbox?

Posted on Feb 28, 2018 in DIY

By MIKE MCCORD DIYers with a few projects under their belts know a trusty set of basic tools is crucial. But it may not be in your budget to purchase every tool you think you’ll ever need all at once. Investing in a few quality items up front will get you started off right. Here’s… Continue reading.