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LaGrange County REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in LaGrange, Indiana. As a cooperative, LaGrange 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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Ask the energy advisor

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Posted on Mar 05, 2020 in LaGrange County REMC

I love the imagination of a child.  Recently I listened to a conversation between two kids about the noises they heard in their home and the applied logic they used to deduce the residence of a ghost. Once I stopped laughing and could focus on their stories, I began to piece together, in my mind,… Continue reading.

Get involved!

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Posted on Mar 05, 2020 in LaGrange County REMC

LaGrange County REMC is led by you. If you want to be in the room where decisions regarding the future of the cooperative are made, now is the time to pick up and complete a petition for a seat on our board of directors. The board is made up of seven individuals who represent their… Continue reading.

Rounding up, giving back

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Posted on Mar 05, 2020 in LaGrange County REMC

With New Year’s resolutions going strong – or taking a backseat for a little while (no judgment!) – one thing our members can rely on is the fact that their contributions to Operation Round Up are continuing to benefit their community.  The most recent distribution of Operation Round Up funds are being put to use… Continue reading.

Monitor your burn this spring

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Posted on Mar 05, 2020 in LaGrange County REMC

LaGrange County REMC is asking local residents to say something if they see something. With warming temperatures approaching, residents will be spending more time outside, with a number working on their landscaping. For some in the more rural areas, this includes burning ditches to get rid of weed and brush.  Unfortunately, if the fire isn’t… Continue reading.

March Mindfulness

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Posted on Feb 25, 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

This month, you may be one of the millions of Americans turning on the television and heading to the fridge as you watch your favorite college basketball team compete for a national championship. And among the school fight songs and busted brackets, the month’s madness also provides the chance to score savings by upgrading appliances…. Continue reading.

A grant for growth

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Posted on Feb 07, 2020 in LaGrange County REMC

Serving a rural area means serving more than just its people. LaGrange County REMC aims to serve and protect the land, which supports us all. One way we do this is through our EnviroWatts grant program, which benefits nonprofit service organizations working to improve the environment locally. Is your organization cleaning up a local river… Continue reading.

It takes a village

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Posted on Feb 07, 2020 in LaGrange County REMC

You’ve probably become accustomed to reading the same headline every year: “Run for your board of directors.” But do you know why promoting this message is so important to us? People see my title of CEO and assume I have sole discretion over the leadership of LaGrange County REMC. While I lead the day-to-day operations… Continue reading.

Apply for youth programs

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Posted on Feb 07, 2020 in LaGrange County REMC

Touchstone Energy Camp (June 3-6, 2020) A fun, powerful and unique camp experience designed for students entering seventh grade in 2020. Horseback riding, canoeing, zip lining, archery, swimming, learning about electrical safety and bucket truck rides. Apply at TouchstoneEnergyCamp.org. Indiana Youth Tour (June 18-25, 2020) LaGrange County REMC wants to send you on a weeklong,… Continue reading.

New Employee: Atticus Klopfenstein

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Posted on Feb 07, 2020 in LaGrange County REMC

Hometown: Howe Job title: Tree trimmer/groundman Start date: Oct. 7, 2019 Diploma: Lakeland High School What previous jobs prepared you for this role? I worked at Klopfenstein Tree Service (if the name didn’t give it away!) for six years, cutting tress. Why did you want to join the team at LaGrange County REMC? I wanted… Continue reading.

Busting myths about energy efficiency

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Posted on Feb 01, 2020 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

There is a lot of great advice on how to be more energy efficient — using ENERGY STAR®-rated devices, for example. But then there’s the not so great advice: the misinformation, mistakes, and myths that could lead you astray in your efforts to save on your electric bill. But fear not! Here are a few… Continue reading.

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