Orange County REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Orleans, Indiana. As a cooperative, Orange 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.
Orange County Fiber employee Darrell Burkett retired on Feb. 18, with 3.5 years at Orange County Fiber as the fiber coordinator. Prior to working at Orange County Fiber, Burkett spent 30 years with General Motors and 13 years in the fiber optic field. Burkett will now take the title of “on call papaw.” The management… Continue reading.
Before you dig, dial 811 or visit www.call811.com to protect underground utilities. Careless digging poses a threat to people, pipelines and underground facilities. Contact 811 first and help keep our community safe.
Each year, we mark a special day to say “Thank You” to the lineworkers that keep the power flowing to the homes, farms and businesses in our community. Please join us, by visiting our the Orange County REMC Facebook page and leaving a note of appreciation for our hard-working linemen. #THANKALINEWORKER
Hoosier Energy’s Merom Generating Station in Sullivan County has a new owner — Hallador Power Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Terre Haute-based Hallador Energy Company. The transaction — which includes a 3 ½ year power purchase agreement (PPA) — is scheduled to close in mid-July once required governmental and financial approvals are obtained. Here’s what… Continue reading.
In one of the most notable inaugural speeches given, John F. Kennedy spoke his famous words, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” His inspiring words urged Americans to take actions that benefited the greater good. In essence, Kennedy was saying our country thrives when… Continue reading.
Orange County REMC’s Lorena Lindsey submitted a photo she took of an sunrise at Crest Haven Cemetery to the RE (Rural Electric) Magazine photo contest. The photo won “Photo of the Month” for October 2021. Later, the winning photos from each month of 2021 ran head-to-head in a contest to be named “Photo of the… Continue reading.
Orange County REMC appreciates the patience and support of our members during the ice storm we experienced in early February. We are also extremely proud of our employees who worked in some tough conditions during outage recovery.
Jeffery Coleman joined the co-op team in January as our new locator. Coleman graduated from West Washington and lives in Paoli with his wife, Jennifer. They have three children and one grandchild. Carla Buechler of Jasper recently joined the REMC team as our office manager. Beuchler graduated from Northeast Dubois High School, then earned her… Continue reading.
Whether it was first grade or eighth grade, the dream began early. On Dec. 17, 2021, that dream became reality for Jasper, Indiana’s Mitchell Werner and Greensburg, Indiana’s Waylan Case as they graduated from the North American Lineman Training Center. Both claimed their diplomas from the school in McEwen, Tennessee, with the help of a… Continue reading.
If your garage doubles as a catch-all room for junk you haven’t gotten around to getting rid of, your house has a its own den of hazardswaiting to happen. If you want your garage to be safe for your family to park cars, retrieve sports equipment or even root around for lost stuff, clean it… Continue reading.
If you were to pull your desk or your TV cabinet out from the wall, you’d probably find a tangle of cords, cables, wires and plugs. That tangle isn’t so good for your electronics. Besides creating a tripping hazard, a mess of electrical cords could lead to a fire if they’re all plugged into the… Continue reading.