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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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2021 Annual Meeting Election Details

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Posted on Apr 29, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

Election packets will arrive in the mail on or around May 11. Members can vote using the following methods: Early by mail Return your paper ballot prior to June 9. Early using SmartHub Vote through your online SmartHub account. Early using secure online link Use unique login credentials provided in election packet.

Summary of board’s meeting in February

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Posted on Apr 29, 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 Jason Barnhorst attending virtually. Also present was CEO Brett Abplanalp and employees Jennie Meyer and Crystal Greathouse.  Upon motion made by Dale Wernke, seconded by Jason Barnhorst, and carried, the agenda was… Continue reading.

The Beetle Battle

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Posted on Apr 23, 2021 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Twice every year, Jared Murphy climbs into a helicopter to patrol miles and miles of transmission rights-of-way that crisscross southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois.  As vegetation management coordinator, Murphy is looking for dead trees, overgrown brush or any other vegetation growth threatening to interfere with power lines along Hoosier Energy’s nearly 1,700-mile transmission network.  … Continue reading.

New season, new opportunities

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Posted on Mar 29, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

Spring is in the air! This season brings new growth, beautiful blooms, green grass, and often new opportunities. We are excited about the new opportunities the season brings for our cooperative as well. As you may have heard, our lobby is closed to the public as we make security upgrades. Member and employee safety is… Continue reading.

Decatur County REMC hosts Greensburg High School students

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Posted on Mar 29, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

Decatur County REMC (DCREMC) recently hosted a class of Greensburg Community High School students.  Line Superintendent Pat Nobbe and lineman Brian AmRhein shared how the electric utility industry operates from energy generation to distribution and beyond.  Students also were introduced to tools, equipment, and necessary training required for lineman.     “Decatur County REMC is… Continue reading.

Eight organizations receive Operation Round Up grants

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Posted on Mar 29, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

At its February meeting, the Decatur County REMC Community Trust committee awarded a total of $13,700 in Operation Round Up grants. Receiving grants were: Greensburg Transitional Living Center: $2,000 for meeting and counseling room equipment St. Vincent DePaul Society Thrift Store: $1,500 to feed those in need Decatur County Family YMCA: $2,500 for STEM educational… Continue reading.

Slate of candidates for the 2021 DCREMC annual election

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Posted on Mar 29, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

Director Candidates District 5 Brian Scheidler – Incumbent Andy Schwering  District 6 Jerry St. John  Dale Wernke – Incumbent District 8 Michael Brelage – Incumbent Clay Nuhring  Nominating Committee Candidates District 5 Albert Armand  Chris Morrow District 6 Angela Brewer Jarrod Daeger District 7 Joe Dwenger  Tim Huguenard District 8 Joyce Kessens  Dan Schantz The… Continue reading.

Thank a lineworker

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Posted on Mar 29, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

If you were asked to associate an image or a person with Decatur County REMC (DCREMC), we bet you would picture a lineworker. Some of the most visible employees of the co-op, lineworkers work tirelessly to ensure our community receives uninterrupted power 24/7.  “Lineworker” is listed as one of the top 10 most dangerous jobs… Continue reading.

Summary of board’s meeting in January

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Posted on Mar 29, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

HOOSIER MEETING (5:30 – 6:15pm): Virtual Meeting with Donna Walker, CEO from Hoosier Energy 6:26 p.m. The meeting was opened by Chairman Michael Brelage and Brian Scheidler kept the minutes of the meeting. All board members were present. Also present was CEO Brett Abplanalp and employees Jennie Meyer and Crystal Greathouse.  Upon motion made by… Continue reading.

Co-op Careers: How to stand out in the crowd

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Posted on Mar 26, 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

Five years ago, Tina Dixon joined Hoosier Energy’s human resources department. With over 20 years of experience today, Dixon helps the electric cooperative connect job applicants to available positions. She is on the frontline of seeing the Hoosier Energy workforce being built and how it is adapting to change.   “Through my experience at Hoosier… Continue reading.

What we’ve been up to

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Posted on Mar 03, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

Between continued COVID struggles and the crazy weather in February, we’ve had a very busy few weeks/months. Strategic Planning Update — In the past few weeks, we hosted virtual roundtable meetings with our members, community leaders, tourism, educators, real estate agents, first responders and township trustees. These meetings provided great insight as to what our… Continue reading.

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