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.
Most of us don’t think twice about electricity. We plug something in or switch something on and the current flowing through the wall does what we need. However, obtaining power and delivering it to your home or business is not quite so simple. It becomes even more challenging during the warmest and most humid days… Continue reading.
The nation’s capital brightened in June with the arrival of a delegation of students representing electric co-ops across the state. LaGrange County REMC sponsored Prairie Heights High School student Cassidy Gunthorp for the annual Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. The event provides young Hoosiers with the opportunity to tour the nation’s capital, learn about… Continue reading.
Tourists visiting Alcatraz learn about the island’s prison history under light bulbs energized by the high-tech future — one of the nation’s largest microgrids, which powers the site. Microgrids are localized energy grids that can operate independently. As new energy sources power more of the nation’s towns and cities, new technologies ensure that these sources… Continue reading.
Six local organizations recently felt the large impact of spare change thanks to our members. Through LaGrange County REMC’s Operation Round Up program, members can choose to round up their bill to the highest dollar each month. These pennies on the dollar are then given back to the community through grant funding, which has totaled… Continue reading.
Just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, planning for the LaGrange County REMC Annual Meeting begins months in advance. Important work takes time, and, in our case, that means weeks spent coordinating vendors, local organizations and employees to provide an event that both celebrates you, our members, and gives you the opportunity to vote… Continue reading.
This year’s LaGrange County Habitat for Humanity auction will take place Friday, Aug. 3, at the Shipshewana Auction Barn. Participants can bid in the annual auction or dine in the haystack dinner tent. It’s all for a great cause: to continue the tradition of working alongside families who are building their own futures. Currently, that… Continue reading.
LaGrange County REMC is proud to announce the recipients of our 2018 scholarships. We awarded three $1,000 scholarships to help students in our community further their education. The recipients’ parents or guardians must be members of LaGrange County REMC to qualify. Candidates were judged on grade point average, a short autobiography and letters of recommendation,… Continue reading.
Tracy Hawk recently joined the LaGrange County REMC team as its newest customer service representative. A Topeka resident, Hawk previously worked as the office manager at Burnworth Zollars Auto Group in Ligonier. She grew up in the Cromwell/Ligonier area and graduated from West Noble High School. She and her husband, Kevin, have four children and… Continue reading.
Members enjoy day dedicated to them Around 1,300 LaGrange County REMC members and their families came together on June 9 to elect two directors to the cooperative board, as well as spend the day eating, learning and laughing together. Registered members re-elected incumbent director Jeff Hampshire to represent District 3 and elected Clifford Hibbs to… Continue reading.
Cooperative employees and directors are often asked why customers are called “members.” The answer is simple: our members own our business. Every decision made at LaGrange County REMC directly benefits you — our owner-members. Member driven and member owned, we look out for you because we are you. With members in charge, you can feel confident… Continue reading.
LaGrange County REMC’s annual meeting gives our members the opportunity to vote on the cooperative’s board of directors while enjoying time with neighbors and community organizations. This year will see the election of two board members representing Districts 3 and 4. Both candidates are incumbents and are running unopposed. Attend the annual meeting Saturday, June… Continue reading.
Locally, LaGrange County REMC members who upgrade to a geothermal heating and cooling system can be rewarded with a POWER MOVES® rebate. Now, those who make the environmentally-friendly improvement have the opportunity for a federal tax credit, as well. In February, Congress approved a budget which reinstated the federal tax credit on residential and commercial… Continue reading.