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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 Apr 28, 2019 in LaGrange County REMC

When discussing “cool” runnings, I’m not referring to the 1993 movie with John Candy (as great as it is).  I want to talk about the “cool” runnings of air conditioners and heat pumps.  There are two things I want you to keep in mind: the first is efficiency and the second is maintenance. When most… Continue reading.

Meet Your Director Candidates

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Posted on Apr 28, 2019 in LaGrange County REMC

At the LaGrange County REMC Annual Meeting on June 8, you have the opportunity to vote for your board of directors. This year includes one contested race in District 3 and three uncontested races for incumbents in District 5, 6 and 7. Here are your candidates: District 3 Tony Bontrager, who was recently appointed as… Continue reading.

Promoting native wildlife

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Posted on Apr 28, 2019 in LaGrange County REMC

People usually think about planting trees or growing plants to help the environment, but for Pine Knob County Park, the eradication of invasive honeysuckle will mean the return of native plants and wildlife. The project, headed by the LaGrange County Parks Department, is being funded through an EnviroWatts® grant recently awarded by LaGrange County REMC… Continue reading.

Spraying for safety and reliability

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Posted on Apr 28, 2019 in LaGrange County REMC

The rapid growth of foliage with rising spring temperatures can cause real problems for electric cooperatives like LaGrange County REMC. Years of experience and study have proven the safest and most efficient way to maintain power line rights-of-way is through careful use of herbicides.  Controlling more than 600 miles of lines and poles from high-growth… Continue reading.

Earn the Save

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Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

As any good baseball team brings in a new pitcher in crunch time to close out the game, you also can make upgrades to your home to improve its energy performance when and where it counts to earn the save! Many options are available that can improve your home’s comfort while reducing long-term energy use… Continue reading.

Thank you, lineworkers!

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Posted on Mar 26, 2019 in LaGrange County REMC

National studies consistently rank power line installers and repairers among the most dangerous jobs in the country, and for good reason. Laboring high in the air wearing bulky safety gear and working directly with high voltage creates the perfect storm of a dangerous and unforgiving profession. But electric lineworkers are up to the task. These… Continue reading.

Enjoying the ’View

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Posted on Mar 26, 2019 in LaGrange County REMC

Most people know upgrading your lighting fixtures to LEDs is a simple way to become more energy efficient. When it’s done throughout an entire elementary school, not to mention the largest in the district, it adds up to a lot of future savings, as well as an immediate cash rebate. Meadowview Elementary School, part of… Continue reading.

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