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.
Would you drive on a highway blindfolded? Of course not. However, if you text while driving 55 mph on a highway, you are essentially doing just that. Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of a football field… Continue reading.
When should activities be stopped during storms? If you see lightning. The ability to see lightning varies depending on the time of day, weather conditions, and obstructions such as trees, mountains, etc. In clear air, and especially at night, lightning can be seen from storms more than 10 miles away if obstructions do not limit… Continue reading.
This photo honors the veterans who participated in Honor Flight #28 to Washington, D.C., in May. For more information on the Honor Flight program, upcoming trip schedules, veteran applications and guidelines, or to donate, please visit www.hfnei.org.
Each month, Marshall County REMC linemen attend various safety training sessions in conjunction with Indiana Electric Cooperatives. This includes the pole top rescue pictured here. Pole top rescue training is designated to retain a lineman’s ability to properly rescue an injured and/or stranded lineman. As part of the annual training session, each lineman must climb… Continue reading.
Does your family know what to do in case of… Electrical Fire: Turn off the power, if possible. Never throw water on an electrical fire! Use a multipurpose fire extinguisher or one that is rated for electrical fires. Downed Wire: Stay away from the wire. Do not touch anything or anyone that is touching it. … Continue reading.
The Community Foundation received $5,000 to assist with flood relief in Marshall County. The Community Foundation is working to raise $200,000 to help flood victims of Marshall County. Two homes were destroyed, and 140 were heavily damaged — many without flood insurance. United Way is urging the community to support these families in need. Donations… Continue reading.
The summer sun quickly drives up outdoor temperatures — and energy bills with it! Rather than perpetually running your air conditioner, some strategic planning can save you energy, leading to lower electric use. Steps you can take to reduce your energy costs are to: Open the windows on cool summer evenings and nights. A cool… Continue reading.
Where would you be without those time- and labor-saving appliances in your kitchen and laundry room? You’d probably be right there in the kitchen and laundry room a lot longer than you are now, tackling chores the hard way like folks did before electricity. And that’s certainly not practical, considering today’s hectic lifestyles! Those appliances… Continue reading.
Safety is a serious issue, especially when it comes to electrical safety. For Marshall County REMC, it’s the number one priority. This is not empty talk. Over time, Marshall County REMC has created a culture of safety by putting our employees’ safety and that of the community above all else. At its essence, Marshall County… Continue reading.
The meeting was called to order by Robert Broeker, chairman of the board of directors. The minutes were recorded by Jon Rettinger, secretary of the board of directors. David Fortin, representing the Stevens, Travis and Fortin law firm, served as parliamentarian. Broeker welcomed the members and requested them to stand for the playing of the… Continue reading.
Marshall County REMC hosted a tour with Homestead Dairy, the nation’s largest robotic dairy farm, and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch. The event provided Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch a unique look into rural Indiana business and highlighted the value of the partnership between Homestead Dairy and Marshall County REMC. Homestead Dairy collaborated with Marshall County REMC… Continue reading.