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Spraying for safety and reliability

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Posted on Apr 28, 2019 in Noble REMC

Spraying for weeds in your own yard is a big enough project. Now imagine doing that over more than 1,200 miles. That’s what Noble REMC’s right-of-way crew is responsible for maintaining. With the warming weather, controlling vegetation is one of our main priorities over the next few months, as foliage will begin growing rapidly. This… Continue reading.

Marshall County REMC Lineman Helps Bring Power To Village In Guatemala

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Posted on Apr 28, 2019 in Marshall County REMC

Marshall County REMC Lineman Doug MacLain, along with 13 Indiana electric cooperative lineworkers, traveled to Guatemala as part of an international initiative to bring electricity to a developing area.  “Project Indiana: Empowering Global Communities for a Better Tomorrow” brought electricity to an underdeveloped part of the Central American country. The crew electrified the village of… Continue reading.

Annual Meeting Recap

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Posted on Apr 28, 2019 in Marshall County REMC

Minutes of the 81st Annual Meeting of the Members of Marshall County Rural Electric Membership Corporation on April 2, 2019  The meeting was called to order by Robert Broeker, chairman of the board of directors. The minutes were recorded by Jon Rettinger, secretary of the board of directors. Marc Morrison, representing the Morrison Law Office,… Continue reading.

The value of electricity

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Posted on Apr 28, 2019 in LaGrange County REMC

Technology is a priority in our culture. Everyone is connected and on the go, whether we’re making phone calls, texting or checking email. Such communication freedom is a luxury we pay for, generally without grumbling. But when it comes to electricity — a necessity in our modern world — some of us complain when the… Continue reading.

Ask the energy advisor

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Posted on Apr 28, 2019 in LaGrange County REMC

When discussing “cool” runnings, I’m not referring to the 1993 movie with John Candy (as great as it is).  I want to talk about the “cool” runnings of air conditioners and heat pumps.  There are two things I want you to keep in mind: the first is efficiency and the second is maintenance. When most… Continue reading.

Meet Your Director Candidates

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Posted on Apr 28, 2019 in LaGrange County REMC

At the LaGrange County REMC Annual Meeting on June 8, you have the opportunity to vote for your board of directors. This year includes one contested race in District 3 and three uncontested races for incumbents in District 5, 6 and 7. Here are your candidates: District 3 Tony Bontrager, who was recently appointed as… Continue reading.

Promoting native wildlife

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Posted on Apr 28, 2019 in LaGrange County REMC

People usually think about planting trees or growing plants to help the environment, but for Pine Knob County Park, the eradication of invasive honeysuckle will mean the return of native plants and wildlife. The project, headed by the LaGrange County Parks Department, is being funded through an EnviroWatts® grant recently awarded by LaGrange County REMC… Continue reading.