Jay County REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Portland, Indiana. As a cooperative, Jay 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.
by Carly Nichols One of the trickiest things about being an adult is knowing if you are making the right decisions. Life is full of choices (though some may be less important than others), and can affect your whole family. No one knows this better than Kayci Zimmerman, owner of The Pink Barn Company in… Continue reading.
It’s winter in Indiana. That means storms with wind, snow and ice. When high winds and ice combine, it can affect power lines in a unique way causing them to “gallop.” When ice accumulates on power lines, it forms a teardrop shape. If there are strong winds, the ice that builds up is only on one… Continue reading.
The holiday season is finally here, and some call it the most wonderful season of all. That’s because we associate it with family traditions and gathering with friends and loved ones. It’s a time of giving and spreading joy. Giving back reminds me of the many good things we have right here in our community… Continue reading.
Cruis’n the HoliJay Lights at the Jay County Fairgrounds will be available through Dec. 23. View the festive display on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6-9 p.m. On Dec. 11 from 5-8 p.m. the fairgrounds will have carriage rides, ornament and cookie decorating, Santa and music. Questions? Call Debi Gillespie at 260-729-3648.
To celebrate our annual Co-op Community Day, Jay County REMC reached out to our communities for ideas on how employees could serve. We were thrilled to receive several ideas, and we narrowed our search down to the Bryant Parks Department. Pastor Paul VanCise, current president of the Bryant Town Park board, reached out to see… Continue reading.
This holiday season, while preparing for the fun that comes from the enjoyable winter holidays, you also can prepare for the higher bills caused by the wastes of energy past, present, and future. By overcoming these energy phantoms, you can make amends for past wasted energy and prevent them from taking more from your wallet… Continue reading.
Most of us consider our pets as part of the family. That’s why during the winter months, we make sure our whole family, stays warms without breaking your budget. This month, I’d like to share a few simple ways you can make your home more comfortable for you and your pets this winter, which can… Continue reading.
By Carly Nichols A heavy-set elderly dog, appearing to be an assortment of many breeds, sways toward me as I sit at a wrought iron patio table. He wobbles a little with every step to give me an approving sniff before he lays down under a chair. I assume he’s resuming a nap he was… Continue reading.
The falling autumn leaves will soon give way to falling snowflakes and carolers singing our way into the holiday season. While it may seem like an odd time to plan outdoor getaways, it’s the right time for gifts that will help avid campers get ahead! Technology has led to some unique possibilities offering comfort (and… Continue reading.
This October, you should be treated by ghoulish figures visiting on Halloween — not tricked by unexpectedly high energy costs. Every fall, people enjoy the milder temperatures while preparing for the coming Midwestern winter. Make sure you’re treating yourself to energy savings by making the right upgrades. Even small home improvements can lead to long-term… Continue reading.