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It’s your business

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Posted on Aug 31, 2021 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

No matter your job, a business owner lives in your house: you! As a member of your local electric cooperative, you are actually an owner (a member-consumer) of the organization! Electric cooperatives sprang up across the U.S. in the 1930s as towns and cities across the nation gained access to electricity. The Rural Electrification Act… Continue reading.

Resilient Upgrades

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Posted on Aug 31, 2021 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Upgrading 1,680 miles of the electrical grid is a significant endeavor in the best of times. Throw in a pandemic, and it’s easy to imagine how the whole thing could get off track. But that’s not what happened with a recent project. Hoosier Energy takes a proactive approach toward grid reliability. This can be seen… Continue reading.

What does the bill breakdown mean?

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Posted on Aug 31, 2021 in Boone REMC

Line by line: what’s the breakdown? This graph shows your use comparison for the last 13 months. This is a great place to analyze and determine what has changed from month to month. Did you have guests? Was the weather hotter? What changed? This becomes even more effective if you use it along with the… Continue reading.

One lucky bunch of winners

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Posted on Aug 31, 2021 in Boone REMC

Starting in 2006, Boone REMC gives scholarships at its annual meeting. These scholarships are drawn out of a raffle drum at random. The Snyder family is one lucky bunch of winners because every one of the Snyder children has won one of the $500 scholarships given. The odds are not in their favor as the… Continue reading.

Shelf life

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Posted on Aug 25, 2021 in From the Editor

By Emily Schilling So, I’ve been scouring home décor magazines for months now, seeking inspiration on how to update the mid-‘90s style that we’ve surrounded ourselves with all these years into something more on trend. Kitchens and bathrooms seem to top most homeowners’ renovation to-do lists. I totally understand why. When comparing the dark wood… Continue reading.

Take care when charging your electric vehicle

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Posted on Aug 25, 2021 in Safety

Do you recall all the safety rules you were taught about refueling when you first learned to drive: Shut off the engine; don’t smoke; don’t leave the pump unattended; don’t overfill? If you are among the growing number of drivers sliding in behind the wheel of an electric vehicle, different “refueling” considerations apply.  The most… Continue reading.

County Profile: Ripley County

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Posted on Aug 25, 2021 in County

Muzzleloaders and bumbershoots make Ripley County burst with the curious combo of clouds of black powder and showers of color this month. The county, in the southeast pocket of the state, has long been known for hosting the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association in Friendship with its spring and fall competitions. The NMLRA was established… Continue reading.