Boone REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Lebanon, Indiana. As a cooperative, Boone REMC follows seven core principles that are universal to cooperatives worldwide. Among those principles is one stressing education, training and information. Indiana Connection, a monthly magazine published especially for Indiana’s electric cooperative members, is one way the REMC informs and educates its members. Indiana Connection is available not only in a print format, but as an electronic publication for those who prefer getting their information on their electronic devices.
When your local electric cooperative’s energy advisor is stumped by a perplexing power problem, the solution may come from a fellow energy advisor in another town – or even another state. Local electric cooperatives, including your power provider, vary in size and the number of homes and businesses they serve. Yet they are… Continue reading.
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.
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.
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.
These dog days of summer might have you considering putting those loitering summer sunrays to work making electricity for your home. Advances in technology have helped make the cost of solar energy more affordable. More people than ever before are considering adding solar panels to their home. But before you contact a solar panel sales… Continue reading.
Jane Hammock was on the board of the Boone County Historical Society (BCHS) when the Cragun House was donated in 1988. Thirty years later, she has seen the house continue to mark history. Now the president of the society, Hammock is about to embark on another capital campaign for the 1893 historical landmark. “It took… Continue reading.
Crystal Enchantments LLC has been a dream in motion for owners Richard and Rhonda Kent who opened their metaphysical store in Lebanon this February. They have made themselves the largest source of crystals and semi-precious stones in Boone County and prided themselves on being less costly than all of their competitors by giving customers the… Continue reading.
During the severely sweltering summer, planning ahead to save energy can keep you cool while helping the environment — and even get you some green back! People know the basic rules of supply and demand — when demand goes up, the price typically goes up. The same goes for electricity: when businesses are operating and… Continue reading.
Boone County is a mecca for BBQ and is home to four BBQ restaurants that bring customers to their doors as a destination spot. The Rusted Silo Southern BBQ & Brew House in Lizton, Indiana, is a family-owned establishment that features rotating entrees, like the prime rib, as well as BBQ standards, like ribs. Fresh… Continue reading.