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The Wonder of Wandering

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Posted on Apr 22, 2021 in Features

By Richard G. Biever “What’s the difference between wonder and wander?” pondered Phil Anderson rhetorically. It begins with a subtle — yet internally rapturous — “oooh” and “aaah.”  “It’s just a letter,” he said. “Wonder and wander go hand-in-hand. Why do you wander? It’s because you wonder. Curiosity … wonder: It’s what makes you get… Continue reading.

Down on Main Street

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Posted on Apr 22, 2021 in Indiana Eats

Speedway, Indiana, may most famously be known as the home of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But race fans shouldn’t overlook the town’s six-block long downtown area just walking distance from the south end of the track for a taste of small-town charm and a comparatively large selection of podium-caliber restaurants to satisfy a variety of… Continue reading.

County Profile: Noble County

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Posted on Apr 22, 2021 in County

Noble County is situated in northeastern Indiana’s “lake country.” And two lakes — or rather, a series of nine connecting lakes and one other — are especially significant in the county’s culture and its attractions. The Chain O’Lakes State Park, in south central Noble County, is a series of serene kettle lakes — created by… Continue reading.

Share your 9/11 stories and photos

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Posted on Apr 22, 2021 in Features

As we approach the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, Indiana Connection wants to hear your stories about this fateful day and see your photos.  What were you doing when you heard about the planes crashing into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon? Do you have a personal connection to the events… Continue reading.

Surge Protectors

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Posted on Apr 22, 2021 in Energy

By Zach Motsinger Those dusty black boxes stuffed behind entertainment centers that connect all of our devices can be misleading. While some of these devices are surge protectors, others are simply power strips. While one can help protect your equipment during a surge in energy the other is just a convenient way to plug in… Continue reading.

Treat electricity with respect

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Posted on Apr 21, 2021 in Features

Electricity is safe when it’s used correctly. We should treat electricity with respect inside our homes as well as in our yards. Keep the following electricity rules in mind so you can stay safe: Never climb on or play near anything that says “High Voltage.” Never go near a fallen power line or near someone… Continue reading.

Laying it on the line

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Posted on Apr 21, 2021 in Features, Heartland REMC

For all the wonderful things electricity does for us, it can be unforgiving if not treated with respect — all the time. Electricity is energy. Like most forms of energy, it’s powerful. As essential as electricity is to our daily lives, when it is misused or the system that delivers it to our homes is… Continue reading.

Check your home for safety hazards

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Posted on Apr 21, 2021 in Features

Electricity causes over 140,000 fires each year, resulting in more than 500 deaths, 4,000 injuries and $1.6 billion in property damage, according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International. There are many measures you can take to ensure the safety of your loved ones. Use these helpful tips from ESFI to safeguard your home: In the… Continue reading.

Grow an eggshell garden

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Posted on Apr 09, 2021 in Features

What you need Eggs Bowl Egg carton Newspaper Cup Potting soil Water Spoon Grass seed Spray bottle (optional) What to do Crack each egg, very carefully, really close to the top of the shell, all the way around the shell. (Crack it close to the top so that you have a deep cavity in which… Continue reading.

Thanks, Lineworkers!

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Posted on Apr 06, 2021 in Warren County REMC

If you were asked to associate an image or a person with Warren County REMC, I bet you would picture a lineworker. Some of the most visible employees of the co-op, lineworkers work tirelessly to ensure our community receives uninterrupted power 24/7.  “Lineworker” is listed as one of the top 10 most dangerous jobs in… Continue reading.