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Ask Rosie: August 2022

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Posted on Jul 22, 2022 in Backyard

Longtime Indiana Connection contributor B. Rosie Lerner, a Tipmont REMC consumer, is a retired Purdue Extension consumer horticulturist. Questions about gardening issues may be sent to “Ask Rosie,” Indiana Connection, 8888 Keystone Crossing, Suite 1600, Indianapolis, IN 46240-4606, or use the form at IndianaConnection.org. Here she answers some of your backyard-related questions. Tough Beans? Here… Continue reading.

Here comes the sunflower

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Posted on Jul 22, 2022 in Travel

The “Sunflower State” is Kansas. But Indiana is no shrinking violet when it comes to celebrating the giant, sun-loving flower that brings the radiance of the sun to our fields and gardens. Beginning this month and continuing until the sun starts to fade into fall, Hoosiers will be celebrating sunflowers at various festivals and events…. Continue reading.

County Profile: Porter County

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Posted on Jul 21, 2022 in County

Porter County sits in the middle of the three Hoosier counties touching Lake Michigan. This unique geographical location gives the county its amazing “otherworldly” landscape and ecosystem that is the Indiana Dunes. The lakeshore offers some of the most unspoiled natural areas in the state and is home to Indiana’s only “National Park.” Indiana Dunes… Continue reading.

Discovering beneficial electrification benefits

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Posted on Jul 21, 2022 in Energy

By Brian Hawk As gas prices soared over the last several months, more drivers considered the appeal of electric vehicles. Those thoughts likely grew stronger when drivers stared at the gas pump’s ever increasing price display while they filled the tank. Transitioning from a gas-powered vehicle to an electric vehicle can help drivers save on long-term… Continue reading.

Ramen Redo

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Posted on Jul 21, 2022 in Features

What college student hasn’t relied on a 25 cent package of ramen for sustenance? Not only is it a cheap and filling meal, its as easy to make as boiling water. But the iconic block of noodles and foil packet of bouillon powder can easily be made over into an impressive — and healthier —… Continue reading.

Focusing On Our Future

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Posted on Jul 21, 2022 in Features

“I touch the future. I teach.” is a quote attributed to Christa McAuliffe, the star-crossed classroom teacher who was to be the first teacher in space aboard the ill-fated Space Shuttle Challenger. In their own ways, Indiana’s electric cooperatives have been touching the future, too … for decades. Fulfilling the cooperative commitment to community and… Continue reading.

Utility receipts tax repealed

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Posted on Jul 10, 2022 in Southeastern Indiana REMC

Beginning July 1, Hoosiers will no longer have to pay the utility receipts tax, a state-mandated tax on the sale of utility services.   The elimination of this state tax was made possible through the efforts of Indiana’s electric cooperatives advocating for their consumers and negotiating with the Indiana General Assembly to repeal this tax,… Continue reading.

Rebates for mini-split heat pumps

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Posted on Jul 10, 2022 in Southeastern Indiana REMC

Southeastern Indiana REMC offers a rebate for single room or whole home installations. Requirements Rebated equipment must be installed in primary residence. Single room installations must be: Located and serviced by member​ Occupied/used year-round (seasonal     occupancy does not qualify) Submission must be within 90 days of installation date. Purchase date must be between… Continue reading.

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Ligtel taking broadband lead

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Posted on Jul 10, 2022 in Noble REMC

Recent grant funding is making broadband deployment a reality in underserved areas of Noble County, where many of you, our members, reside. We want to congratulate our friends at LigTel Communications, who were recently awarded $11.5 million in NextLevel Broadband grants from Indiana’s Office of Rural and Community Affairs. Combine this with more than $7.7… Continue reading.