Marshall County REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Plymouth, Indiana. As a cooperative, Marshall 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.
Cooperatives in America are as old as the nation itself. The first successful U.S. cooperative was organized in 1752 when Benjamin Franklin formed the Philadelphia Contributionship for the Insurance of Houses from Loss by Fire — the nation’s oldest continuing cooperative. It continues to operate today. Electric cooperatives began because investor-owned utilities did not find it… Continue reading.
Since September is National Preparedness Month — and because severe weather events seem to be occurring more frequently — consider planning for bad weather now before storms hit. I urge you not only to have enough food, water and supplies to last at least a few days, but to take other practical steps to keep… Continue reading.
Great job to all of the students who completed their 4-H Electric projects. Division 1 Champion: Liam Wright Reserve Champion: Levi Bansen Division 2 Champion: Zane Hurford Reserve Champion: Brayden Langfeldt Division 3 Champion: Michael Czajkowski Reserve Champion: Isaiah Pletcher Division 4 Champion: Marcus Houin Reserve Champion: Bryce Ferguson Advanced Electric Champion: Mathew Houin … Continue reading.
The Marshall County 4-H Electric Program is successful thanks to our dedicated volunteer leaders. The REMC would like to thank one of those leaders for his 47 years of service to the 4-H Electric program. Nilas Miller served his last year as the division 4 leader after helping countless students get their projects ready for… Continue reading.
Continuing the mission of concern for community, Operation Round Up awards local non-profits with grants to support the work they do in the community. On Tuesday, July 26, the Marshall County REMC Operation Round Up board awarded four grants, totaling $6,500 to the following organizations: Brotherhood of Professional Police Officers and Emergency Services received funding… Continue reading.
Co-op members building their “forever” homes enjoy choosing new home options — from flooring to cabinets to paint colors. Those members can also work with their local electric cooperative to build a Power Moves® Home. Houses built to the Power Moves Home standard are on average at least 20% more energy efficient than a traditional… Continue reading.
Some temptations are hard to resist. An example: the allure of that “ding” on your phone, alerting you to an incoming text or call. When you’re driving, you know you shouldn’t check your phone but, still, the curiosity is driving you crazy! You tell yourself that making an exception — just this once — won’t… Continue reading.
Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. Marshall County REMC sponsored two local students on the Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., this June. Youth Tour provides young Hoosiers the opportunity to visit the nation’s capital, learn about government, experience American history, and gain a better understanding about their electric cooperative and government. Students visited the Flight… Continue reading.
4-H Electric students visited Sequel Wire and Cable in Argos. Sequel produces copper fabricated and insulated wire and cable products for use in a variety of markets including, OEM, wire and cable distribution, appliance, automotive, and recreational vehicles. A big thanks to Sequel Wire and Cable for giving us a tour of your facility!
As of July 1, Hoosiers no longer have to pay the utility receipts tax. This tax elimination will annually put an estimated $28.5 million back in the pockets of 1.3 million Hoosiers served by the state’s 38 electric cooperatives. This resulted in a 1.4% decrease in our new electric rates. This was made possible because… Continue reading.
When will I see the rate increase on my bill? The new rates are in effect for the bills due Aug. 15. How much will my bill increase? Residential and farm members will see an average increase of 11-13%. Why is the rate increasing? The last increase went into effect in 2011. In the last… Continue reading.