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Decatur County REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Greensburg, Indiana. As a cooperative, Decatur County 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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Summary of board’s meeting in May

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Posted on Jul 28, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

The meeting was opened by Chairman Michael Brelage, and Secretary Brian Scheidler kept the minutes of the meeting. All board members were present with Suzanne Parmer attending virtually. Also present was CEO Brett Abplanalp and employees Jennie Meyer, Matt Raver and Crystal Greathouse.  Upon motion made by Steve AmRhein, seconded by Dale Wernke, and carried,… Continue reading.

Renewable generation

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Posted on Jul 27, 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

In the early 2000s, Hoosier Energy began diversifying how it generates electricity. New resources include hydro, solar, landfill gas and wind power. The addition of these renewable resources has been strategic, allowing your co-op’s power supplier to meet the needs of member-consumers like you. Hoosier Energy is pleased to announce that Hallador Energy Company will… Continue reading.

A balanced fuel mix promotes power reliability

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Posted on Jul 02, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

As I’ve noted in my past columns, the energy industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation as consumer demand for more renewable energy sources grows, and innovation and technology continue to advance exponentially.  In your summer travels, you may have noticed fields of solar panels, along with an increase in solar panels on your neighbors’ roofs…. Continue reading.

2021 DCREMC Annual Meeting recap

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Posted on Jul 02, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

We had a fantastic annual member drive-thru event and virtual annual meeting!  Thanks to everyone who came and celebrated our cooperative with us!  We had a total of 512 registered members, 1,440 votes cast with a participation rate of 21.5%. Board of directors election results District 5 – Brian Scheidler District 6 – Dale Wernke… Continue reading.

Summary of board’s meeting in April

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Posted on Jul 02, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

The meeting was opened by Chairman Michael Brelage. Brian Scheidler kept the minutes of the meeting. All board members were present. Also present was CEO Brett Abplanalp, and employees Rachel Sullivan and Crystal Greathouse. Upon motion made by Steve AmRhein, seconded by Dale Wernke, and carried, the agenda was approved.  Annual Meeting  Rachel Sullivan presented… Continue reading.

From State Police to power industry

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Posted on Jul 01, 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

When Curt Durnil joined Hoosier Energy in November 2020 as its communications coordinator, media and public relations, he brought with him a solid public service background — just in a different field. For the past 26 years, he was the Indiana State Police’s public information officer. Indiana Connection sat down with Durnil to learn more… Continue reading.

Celebrating our cooperative

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Posted on May 28, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

I am really looking forward to seeing you all at our annual member event on Friday, June 11, from 3-6 p.m. here at our Decatur County REMC office! We have so much to celebrate! Due to ongoing COVID concerns, it is a drive-thru event this year. While DCREMC has been powering our community for 82… Continue reading.

2021 Nominating Committee Candidates

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Posted on May 28, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

CHRIS MORROWDISTRICT 5 Chris Morrow resides on Ironmine Road in Westport. He is a 2004 graduate of South Decatur High School and is currently a paramedic student at Ivy Tech. Morrow works as a full time EMT/firefighter for Letts Fire Department. He has also served as a volunteer firefighter since 2004.  Morrow’s favorite part of… Continue reading.

2021 Board of Directors Candidates

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Posted on May 28, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

BRIAN SCHEIDLERDISTRICT 5 (Incumbent) Brian Scheidler and his wife, Linzi, live on County Road 60 East in Westport. A lifelong Decatur County resident, he graduated from South Decatur High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural systems management from Purdue University.  Scheidler is the precision ag specialist for Kova Fertilizer in Westport… Continue reading.

Summary of board’s meeting in March

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Posted on May 28, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

The meeting was opened by Chairman Michael Brelage and Brian Scheidler kept the minutes of the meeting. All board members were present with Steve AmRhein attending virtually. Also present was CEO Brett Abplanalp and employees Jennie Meyer, Rachel Sullivan and Crystal Greathouse. Upon motion made by Jason Barnhorst, seconded by Dale Wernke, and carried, the… Continue reading.

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