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.
During a normal annual meeting, employees are celebrated in front of a crowd of our members. This year employees donned masks and were celebrated on Facebook Live and the Boone REMC YouTube channel. Those in attendance included Ben Duke, Matt Ladd, Adam Harvey, Mike Vores, Chad Farris, and Alan Cragun. Cody Hovermale and Zach Love… Continue reading.
Some of the coolest new tech for your home will chill you out in the summer and keep you toasty in the winter – while reducing your carbon footprint and lowering your energy costs. If your home is cooled by an air source heat pump, the system also heats your home in the winter. And… Continue reading.
Every year artist Sven Schumacher likes to highlight something about Indiana’s history for the State Fair. This year he wanted to include Boone REMC in his project because he is highlighting 85 years of Indiana’s rural electrification. Boone REMC is the first electric cooperative in the state, and the Clark Woody Farm was the first… Continue reading.
A place of hope for families whose options are limited, according to Janice Agarwal, Watch Us Farm has not only gained essential service status during the COVID-19 pandemic but it also continues to expand the options for the people it serves. Aside from a full-functioning farm that frequents many farmer’s markets in the area, the location… Continue reading.
A Thorntown artist and small business owner is offering some unique ways to display blossoms this year with her pottery. The Potting Shed at Sugar Creek is the unique vision of Rachel Hill. “I wanted to create something tangible, something people could feel and touch and hopefully make a positive difference in the world,” Hill… Continue reading.
Over the last few years, Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats have become a popular upgrade for people updating equipment in their homes. Thermostats such as the Nest and Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostats (among others) connect to a home’s wireless Internet network and can be programmed remotely from a wireless device, such as a smart phone or tablet. You may… Continue reading.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and all the trials it brought with it, this past year was a record for new services for Boone REMC — the second highest ever at 529. Three-phase businesses are down significantly, but the number of subdivisions and apartments has increased. According to Jerry Lasley, Construction and Staking Services Coordinator at… Continue reading.
While many were unable to meet during the quarantine of the pandemic, Maplelawn Farmstead provided a safe, socially distanced place for members of the Zionsville Community to still get together. The space has been a hotspot for service days for various nonprofit agencies, companies and schools. “During the National FFA Convention here in Indianapolis, we… Continue reading.
On May 10, 1961, the Zionsville Chamber met for its charter night at the Indiana Baptist Home. Sixty years later, the chamber is still looking for ways to improve and grow. Director Allyson Guttwein and her staff recently visited a town in Missouri similar to the size and scope of Zionsville to see how to… Continue reading.
If you’re thinking about building your own home, you’ve probably spent a lot of time figuring out the details. You’ve considered different floorplans and selected complementary colors that pop. But have you considered energy efficiency? The Power Moves Home program is perfect for anyone about to build their own home. Your local electric co-op helped… Continue reading.
While your steaming hot shower may leave you feeling like royalty, the appliance heating that water may be dethroning money from your wallet. A variety of energy resources power different kinds of water heaters to warm the water that people use in their daily lives. The type of water heater in your house could lead… Continue reading.
Boone REMC is providing free community WIFI at the Anson Acres in Whitestown. The new program, called “Boone Cooperative Advantage Connect,” now has two hotspots, one at the Lebanon office and one in Anson Acres Park, located at 4671 Anson Blvd. More locations will be added soon. “We are excited to partner with Boone REMC… Continue reading.