Noble REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Albion, Indiana. As a cooperative, Noble 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.
When your local electric cooperative’s energy advisor is stumped by a perplexing power problem, the solution may come from a fellow energy advisor in another town – or even another state. Local electric cooperatives, including your power provider, vary in size and the number of homes and businesses they serve. Yet they are… Continue reading.
Agriculture is the backbone of our country, and our livelihood greatly depends on the crops provided by American farmers. In addition to being one of the most labor-intensive professions, farming is also considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. The hard work and exhaustive labor are tough but rushing the job to… Continue reading.
“It was just eerie.” That’s how Noble REMC Journeyman Lineman Rob Coil remembers the moment he knew things had changed on Sept. 11, 2001. He was stringing line early that morning after hearing the news of Flight 11 crashing into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City over the radio… Continue reading.
Local organizations want to get you out of the house and out in the community (safely, of course!). The most recent disbursement of Noble REMC’s Operation Round Up grant funding is helping in their endeavor. From support for a local festival to improvements for an area park, the pennies participating members, like you, donate by… Continue reading.
No matter your job, a business owner lives in your house: you! As a member of your local electric cooperative, you are actually an owner (a member-consumer) of the organization! Electric cooperatives sprang up across the U.S. in the 1930s as towns and cities across the nation gained access to electricity. The Rural Electrification Act… Continue reading.
Most of us use electricity, either directly or indirectly, at almost all times. Because electricity is so abundant and available with the simple flip of a switch, it’s easy to take it for granted. According to the Energy Information Agency (EIA), the typical U.S. household now uses more air conditioning, appliances and consumer electronics than… Continue reading.
They say it takes a village, but no village can grow without the vision of its leaders. For Augusta Hills Learning, Recreation and Community Center in Albion, that vision came from Bill and Marilyn Emmert. Bill, a former Noble REMC director, is no stranger to giving back to the community. However, he and his wife… Continue reading.
When most people graduate after four years of schooling, there’s a large ceremony with family and friends and time spent looking back on their achievements. But after four years, including 612 hours of classroom instruction and more than 8,000 hours of on-the-job-training as an apprentice lineman, Cody Kirkpatrick is only looking forward in his new… Continue reading.
There’s no doubt that there’s a need for more (and better) high-speed internet options in our area, but one of the biggest obstacles to making it a reality is funding. But you can help. Please take a minute of your time to complete Indiana Farm Bureau’s broadband speed test – and do so as many… Continue reading.
In Indiana, Mother Nature holds no punches. Regardless of season, she usually has surprises lurking around every corner. As we write this in July, she seems to favor high heat and humidity, with what seems like an unending amount of rain and thunderstorms, but by the time this is published in August, it could be… Continue reading.