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.
Kathy Brittenham smiles as she explains why she and her husband wanted to become part of LaGrange County REMC’s Co-op Solar program. “It’s time to put my money where my mouth is, so to speak,” Britthenham said with a laugh. A former environmental science teacher at Prairie Heights Middle School, she said even though she… Continue reading.
Operations Manager Terry Helmer can still recall his beginning days with LaGrange County REMC. He made $3 an hour as one of 10 employees at the cooperative, learned his job as a lineman through a correspondence-like program and served about 3,000 members. Helmer celebrated 45 years at the cooperative this year, and was recognized in… Continue reading.
Concern for the community is one of the strongest principles of LaGrange County REMC and its members. This is tangibly seen through Operation Round Up, which distributes grants to local nonprofit organizations from donations collected through participating members each month. This quarter, that generosity amounted to more than $9,500 in contributions to local food banks,… Continue reading.
The brisk chilly air and color-changing leaves let you know that the holidays are just around the corner! As you plan to partake in annual holiday decorating, you can take some steps to help save money on the décor’s accompanying energy use. Some steps to consider are: Use LED lights for energy savings. If you… Continue reading.
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” In the spirit of William Arthur Ward’s words, I’d like to express my gratitude for your membership in our electric cooperative. Because of your connection to LaGrange County REMC, we are able to make our community a better place. During… Continue reading.
We’ve all heard the saying: If you don’t like the weather in Indiana, wait five minutes. Mother Nature may have pushed back LaGrange County REMC’s Community Day, but the wet weather didn’t dampen our spirits. In honor of Co-op Month, held every October, LaGrange County REMC teamed up with electric cooperatives across the state to… Continue reading.
Did you know farmers on LaGrange County REMC lines can receive money back on such simple investments as the purchase of variable-frequency drives and LED lightbulbs? They can also earn rebates when they show a reduction in overall power consumption. If you’re a farmer and want to know more, we invite you to an upcoming… Continue reading.
When a storm hits and the power goes out, look to your phone for more information. LaGrange County REMC’s outage map is now available on any mobile device by visiting outages.lagrangeremc.com. Accessing the site on a phone or tablet will bring up the map, similar to the one you see on a desktop computer. It… Continue reading.
Get involved in your local 4-H program! The first 200 youth who enroll in LaGrange County 4-H by Feb. 28, and whose families are REMC electric customers, will have their 4-H program fee reimbursed by LaGrange County REMC. Upon enrolling and paying the $15 program fee, a credit voucher can be obtained by eligible participants… Continue reading.
All cooperative businesses around the world operate in accordance with the seven cooperative principles, but less known is the fact that cooperatives have also adopted a set of values that helps put these principles into practice. These values include self-help, responsibility, democracy, equality and equity, which equate to a belief in honesty, openness, social responsibility… Continue reading.
By KELLY LYNCH When LaGrange County REMC restructured the leadership of its operations department, no one expected the transition to be quite so seamless. But after months in place, it’s developed into a successful team endeavor that promotes cooperation and communication both within the co-op and with our members. Three employees now lead the operations… Continue reading.