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‘Charming’ fireplace is an energy waster

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Posted on Nov 23, 2020 in Features

Wood-burning fireplaces are charming and romantic, but they’re among the most energy-inefficient devices in a home. Keep yours from sucking the heat out of your home and the money out of your wallet. Close the dampers whenever you’re not burning a fire. Fireplaces can exhaust as much as 24,000 cubic feet of air per hour… Continue reading.

Resist holiday overeating

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Posted on Nov 23, 2020 in Features

Turkey, stuffing, cookies, candy canes, fruitcake — there are so many eating opportunities during the holiday season that it’s easy to imagine becoming a “blimp” by spring. To determine if you’re eating problematically, ask yourself a few questions: Do you know what you’re eating when you’re eating it, or are you just scarfing things down?… Continue reading.

Power Premise

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Posted on Nov 23, 2020 in Energy

By Dalton Caley Few people turn on a living room lamp and ponder how it can turn on. Not many consider the complex path taken by the power that propels nearly every appliance and system you use during the day to brew your morning coffee, keep your home comfy, and entertain you with those dog… Continue reading.

Star Struck

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Posted on Nov 23, 2020 in Features

By Richard G. Biever On a clear night, Jim Tague can see forever. Through his backyard telescope, he can look out across the eons. What he finds there among the ancient dapples of starlight and emptiness, he’s sometimes not sure of. But that’s what’s kept him stargazing since he was a boy. “What draws me… Continue reading.

Why politics matter to co-ops

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Posted on Nov 23, 2020 in Features

For most people, their electricity provider is just the company that keeps the lights on. But an electric cooperative’s relationship with its consumer-owners is different. Since the 1930s when Indiana’s electric cooperatives were formed, they’ve thrived because of the political engagement between their consumer-owners and local, state and federal governments.  Indiana’s electric cooperatives advocate for… Continue reading.

County Profile: Adams County

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Posted on Nov 23, 2020 in County

Though the first non-Native settlers in Adams County were from New England, encouraged by the new Erie Canal, it was the arrival of the first Amish/Mennonite settlers in 1840 and the German-Swiss immigrants that followed that left a lasting impact on the culture of the county, especially in its southern half.  Berne was settled in… Continue reading.

Heartland REMC gives back

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Posted on Nov 05, 2020 in Heartland REMC

Over the years, you’ve probably heard or read about Heartland REMC’s concern for our community. This is one of the core principles that sets cooperatives apart from other types of utilities and businesses. We’ve always taken this mission and responsibility to heart. It’s who we are as a co-op.  Over the past few months, like… Continue reading.

Four ways to save energy in the kitchen

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Posted on Nov 05, 2020 in Heartland REMC

Ah, the kitchen. It’s undeniably one of the most-loved rooms in our homes. It’s where we gather with family and friends for our favorite meals and memories. But like most of us, you probably aren’t thinking about saving energy when you’re planning that perfect dish. Here are four ways you can save energy in the… Continue reading.

Giving back to our community

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Posted on Nov 04, 2020 in Warren County REMC

Over the years, you’ve probably heard or read about Warren County REMC’s concern for our community. This is one of the core principles that sets cooperatives apart from other types of utilities and businesses. We’ve always taken this mission and responsibility to heart. It’s who we are as a co-op.  Over the past few months,… Continue reading.

Annual Meeting Recap

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Posted on Nov 04, 2020 in Warren County REMC

Warren County REMC held its 2020 annual meeting virtually on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. from the boardroom of its office. The change from an in-person meeting to a virtual meeting was due to the current guidelines in place for dealing with the covid-19 pandemic in a safe and responsible manner.  Information on accessing the… Continue reading.