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Seek shelter from storms

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Posted on May 31, 2021 in Steuben County REMC

When you’re out on summer days having fun, it might be hard to do the right thing when bad weather suddenly approaches. But lightning can kill instantly and seemingly come from out of the blue. Don’t stay out when you hear the first rumbles of thunder; that’s nature’s warning! When storms approach: Seek shelter immediately…. Continue reading.

Stop those summer energy drains

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Posted on May 31, 2021 in Steuben County REMC

Summer break can be a recipe for high electric bills if kids are home all day enjoying cool indoor air. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that 9 percent of Americans’ household energy costs are dedicated to air conditioning alone, so try these tips to keep costs down when the temperature rises. Avoid ‘phantom’ load… Continue reading.

Celebrating our cooperative

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Posted on May 28, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

I am really looking forward to seeing you all at our annual member event on Friday, June 11, from 3-6 p.m. here at our Decatur County REMC office! We have so much to celebrate! Due to ongoing COVID concerns, it is a drive-thru event this year. While DCREMC has been powering our community for 82… Continue reading.

2021 Nominating Committee Candidates

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Posted on May 28, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

CHRIS MORROWDISTRICT 5 Chris Morrow resides on Ironmine Road in Westport. He is a 2004 graduate of South Decatur High School and is currently a paramedic student at Ivy Tech. Morrow works as a full time EMT/firefighter for Letts Fire Department. He has also served as a volunteer firefighter since 2004.  Morrow’s favorite part of… Continue reading.

2021 Board of Directors Candidates

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Posted on May 28, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

BRIAN SCHEIDLERDISTRICT 5 (Incumbent) Brian Scheidler and his wife, Linzi, live on County Road 60 East in Westport. A lifelong Decatur County resident, he graduated from South Decatur High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural systems management from Purdue University.  Scheidler is the precision ag specialist for Kova Fertilizer in Westport… Continue reading.

Summary of board’s meeting in March

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Posted on May 28, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

The meeting was opened by Chairman Michael Brelage and Brian Scheidler kept the minutes of the meeting. All board members were present with Steve AmRhein attending virtually. Also present was CEO Brett Abplanalp and employees Jennie Meyer, Rachel Sullivan and Crystal Greathouse. Upon motion made by Jason Barnhorst, seconded by Dale Wernke, and carried, the… Continue reading.

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Capital credits

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Posted on May 26, 2021 in Harrison REMC

The board of directors of Harrison REMC has approved paying capital credits in 2021 in the amount of $800,000 for the remainder of 1984, 1985 and a portion of 1986 capital credit allocations. The board is excited to return your investment in your electric cooperative with this capital credit retirement. As a member of Harrison… Continue reading.

Capital credit frequently asked questions

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Posted on May 26, 2021 in Harrison REMC

Q: What’s the difference between allocated and retired capital credits? A: Allocated capital credits appear as an entry on the permanent financial records of the co-op and reflect your equity or ownership in Harrison REMC. When capital credits are retired, a check or bill credit is issued to you and your equity in the co-op… Continue reading.

Introducing prepaid electric service

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Posted on May 26, 2021 in Harrison REMC

Harrison REMC is introducing a new way residential members can pay for electricity. It is called Prepaid Electric and allows you to control your budget by making payments into your account as you can afford to do so. Simply add money into your account online, over the phone, or in the office, as your account… Continue reading.