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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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Decatur County REMC director Jason Barnhorst

Barnhorst earns credentials

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Posted on Sep 29, 2019 in Decatur County REMC

Decatur County REMC (DCREMC) Director Jason Barnhorst successfully completed requirements to earn the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) designation.  The first part of NRECA’s three-part Director Education Program, the CCD program consists of five courses that focus on basic governance knowledge and the essential skills required of cooperative directors. The… Continue reading.

Summary of board’s meeting in July

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Posted on Sep 29, 2019 in Decatur County REMC

• Chairman Steve AmRhein called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m., and Michael Brelage kept minutes of the meeting. • All members of the board were present. Also present was DCREMC CEO Brett Abplanalp and DCREMC staff members Jennie Meyer and Rachel Sullivan. • Upon motion by Dale Wernke, seconded by Jason Barnhorst, and… Continue reading.

Grant funds school improvements

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Posted on Sep 26, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Gavin Scherschel walks a small piece of wood over to a tabletop circular saw and carefully trims it to the perfect length. He is on a team building a model home in the construction trades program at the North Lawrence Career Center.  A year ago, the process of trimming a piece of wood was not… Continue reading.

Summer got you down?

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Posted on Aug 31, 2019 in Decatur County REMC

We are grinding out the last few weeks of summer and heading into fall full of energy (pun intended). I am excited about what we are working on and the strategies that we’ve established to help guide the way. As I mentioned last month, one of our current strategic initiatives is operational excellence. In order… Continue reading.

Storm preparation should begin now

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Posted on Aug 31, 2019 in Decatur County REMC

It’s your worst-case scenario. A major storm was predicted and this time, the predictions were right. Many power lines are down, and your electricity may be out for several days. You are low on everything – food, pet supplies, toilet paper, batteries, diapers and your medication.  Imagine how you would feel in this situation.  While… Continue reading.

Larry Scheidler retiring

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Posted on Aug 31, 2019 in Decatur County REMC

Humble, dependable, knowledgeable, kind, organized, good listener, servant leader These are just a few words that the employees of Decatur County REMC used to describe the backbone of our organization, Larry Scheidler.  After 20 years of service at Decatur County REMC, Scheidler retires this month. Scheidler joined DCREMC in 1999 after an already lengthy and… Continue reading.

Summary of board’s meeting in June

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Posted on Aug 31, 2019 in Decatur County REMC

• Vice Chairman Steve AmRhein called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. and Jason Barnhorst kept minutes of the meeting. • All members of the board were present. Also present was DCREMC CEO Brett Abplanalp and DCREMC staff members Jennie Meyer and Jeanne Loechle. • Upon motion by Michael Brelage, seconded by Dale Wernke,… Continue reading.

The lawncare crew that loves its job

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Posted on Aug 28, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

You might have driven past one of the 10 cooperative solar arrays throughout central and southern Indiana. Each site provides renewable energy to co-ops like yours and is the size of nine football fields. This creates a challenge in the summer months — lawncare.  Hoosier Energy has hired a crew to help keep the grass… Continue reading.

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