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.
We’d also like to welcome Owen Bowersox, our newest right-of-way crew member! Bowersox, from right over the border in Sturgis, Michigan, started in July after coming to the co-op from a background in the steel construction industry. With high regard for the crew that has been teaching him the ropes, Bowersox is happy with his… Continue reading.
Though the trees are changing color and the leaves are beginning to fall, the need for environmental protection and care doesn’t stop with the end of summer. That’s why LaGrange County REMC provides a way to give back that spans the entire year — our EnviroWatts program. Participation in the program is a two-fold benefit…. Continue reading.
If your pleasant warm shower is quickly chilled by a sudden rush of cold water, it may be time to consider replacing your home’s water heater. Fortunately, a variety of options exist that can lower long-term energy costs, including heat pump water heaters (HPWHs). They utilize the same technology found in heat pump heating and… Continue reading.
Why is voting important? Author Sharon Salzberg explained, “Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country, and this world,” and politician Jens Stoltenberg said, “By voting, we add our voice to the chorus that forms opinions and the basis for actions.” Or someone who put it more bluntly, comedian George… Continue reading.
A local partnership turned a house into an energy efficient home. Construction of the newest LaGrange County Habitat for Humanity home was recently completed and came with a multitude of firsts for the community. Located near Royer Lake, the 1,100-square-foot home was made possible through a partnership with the Lakeland High School Building Trades program… Continue reading.
You’ve probably been told to replace your furnace filter every month to every three months or follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. These suggestions are fine, but may be wasteful. Here are a few things to think about when purchasing, replacing and inspecting your furnace filters: Pleated Vs. fiberglass. Pleated filters cost slightly more than standard fiberglass… Continue reading.
From our furry friends to our athletic little ones to new families, the most recent disbursement of LaGrange County REMC’s Operation Round Up positively impacts a large number of members in our community. We’re grateful for the nearly 75% of LaGrange County REMC members who participate in the program, allowing their electric bills to be… Continue reading.
Most of us were disappointed, yet understanding, about the need to cancel the traditional local summer fairs for the safety of the community. Luckily, 4-H’ers were still able to participate in their programs, with restrictions put in place for social distancing and judging remotely. LaGrange County REMC traditionally volunteers to help judge local 4-H Electric… Continue reading.
As school buses resume roaming roads and the sun starts setting sooner, it won’t be long before autumn arrives. Yet before pumpkin pie aroma fills the air and Halloween costumes decorate storefronts, you can still take advantage of the late summer to prepare your home for the fall and winter. Some suggested considerations include: Tackling… Continue reading.
The energy industry is undergoing rapid change, and technology is paving the way for innovation in the way energy is used, produced, stored and shared. While the changing energy market has created more options for consumers, it has also resulted in more utility scams and misleading information surrounding solar installations in particular. That’s because of… Continue reading.
Art runs in his family. As soon as he was able to hold a pencil, 14-year-old Bryan Yoder was sketching. “My dad is a pretty good artist,” said Bryan of his father, Ben. “Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve drawn all the time.” He’s also well-known by his fellow students at Westview Junior… Continue reading.