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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.

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Mini Splits

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Posted on Oct 27, 2020 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

People updating their homes and replacing outdated HVAC systems are more frequently considering mini split heat pumps. This newer technology provides more flexibility and energy efficiency compared to many other options. Our Power Moves team has received four times as many mini and multi split system rebates this year compared to this time in 2019…. Continue reading.

Operation Round Up grants awarded

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Posted on Sep 30, 2020 in Boone REMC

The Operation Round Up board voted to grant $5,000 toward playground equipment for Virgil Benge Community Sports Complex (VBCSC) located in Jamestown. According to the VBCSC committee, the current playground is unsafe and in need of an upgrade.  “We have had several families that come out here looking for playground equipment,” VBCSC Board President Scott… Continue reading.

Heat pump water heaters can wash away high energy costs

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Posted on Sep 28, 2020 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

If your pleasant warm shower is quickly chilled by a sudden rush of cold water, it may be time to consider replacing your home’s water heater. Fortunately, a variety of options exist that can lower long-term energy costs, including heat pump water heaters (HPWHs). They utilize the same technology found in heat pump heating and… Continue reading.

Mark your calendars for this young artist

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Posted on Aug 27, 2020 in Boone REMC

A picture of a cat on a window sill is the artwork that won Jeremy Loveras, a seventh grader at Lebanon Middle School, an opportunity to have his work displayed in the Indiana State Museum and in a statewide calendar distributed by Indiana’s electric cooperatives.  “I drew another one of a cat on a window… Continue reading.

Farm dreams take flight for Groves family

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Posted on Aug 27, 2020 in Boone REMC

After working in the restaurant industry, Scott and Chelsea Groves wanted a better understanding of how their food was grown and where it was coming from. This led them to a small farm outside of Lebanon where their dreams of raising food and children have taken flight.  “It started off with a love of cooking,”… Continue reading.

Don’t Fall Behind! Prep Your Home for Autumn & Winter

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Posted on Aug 22, 2020 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

As school buses resume roaming roads and the sun starts setting sooner, it won’t be long before autumn arrives. Yet before pumpkin pie aroma fills the air and Halloween costumes decorate storefronts, you can still take advantage of the late summer to prepare your home for the fall and winter. Some suggested considerations include: Tackling… Continue reading.

Celebrating 85 years!

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Posted on Jul 24, 2020 in Boone REMC

June 18, 1935 Boone REMC was started and began signing up members. July 22, 1935 The Rural Electrification Administration granted its first loans for $567,926 to the cooperative.  Jan. 9, 1936 The first pole was set.  April 10, 1936 Boone REMC became the first electric cooperative established in Indiana incorporated as the Boone County Rural… Continue reading.

Operation Round Up approaches $800,000 mark

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Posted on Jul 24, 2020 in Boone REMC

The Operation Round Up board granted $13,533.92 at its last meeting to three different organization that serve three different communities, bringing their grand total of giving to $757,354.45  Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center was granted $8,208.92 for a child-friendly deposition room, equipment and a transcription service. This room would allow children to testify against their abusers without… Continue reading.

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