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Energy-saving ideas for your home

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Posted on Jan 28, 2023 in Features

Small steps can add up to significant reductions in electricity use — which will also help you save on your electric bill. These five ideas are simple to implement but will lead to energy conservation and cost reduction down the line. Switch to LED lighting Traditional incandescent bulbs consume a good deal of electricity and…

Hi, my name is Stephanie Groves.

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Posted on Jan 28, 2023 in From the Editor

I am thrilled and humbled to be stepping into the editor role at Indiana Connection, succeeding the inimitable Emily Schilling. I am grateful to everyone at Indiana Electric Cooperatives for this opportunity, and I’m also extremely nervous. Have you ever felt that way when you started a new role or job? Emily Schilling is someone… Continue reading.

Professional progression: Stefanie Lifford

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Posted on Jan 25, 2023 in Profile

In four short years, Stefanie Lifford has gone from taking calls from individual consumers to now working on the electric distribution side monitoring power flow, troubleshooting outages, and helping keep the lights on for large numbers of consumers at a time. “That was really the big picture for me,” she said. “As a customer contact… Continue reading.

County Profile: Montgomery County

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Posted on Jan 25, 2023 in County

Montgomery County’s seat of Crawfordsville features two historic sites that are now public museums. One fits into its self-proclaimed nickname as the “Athens of Indiana” because of the number of authors who were born or have worked there, and the other revolves around a novel form of incarceration. The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum,… Continue reading.

Officially Indiana

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Posted on Jan 25, 2023 in Features

Every true blue-blooded, gold-torch-carrying Hoosier probably knows the official state bird is the native Northern cardinal. And most Hoosiers could likely recite at least part of the refrain of the state song, “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away,” whether they live along the Ohio River, the southern tip of Lake Michigan, or in… Continue reading.

Cold spots in your home?

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Posted on Dec 28, 2022 in Features, Heartland REMC

If some rooms in your house are too cold while others are too hot, you might need more insulation in your attic. Cold air that seeps into your attic doesn’t have to find its way into your living space. Adequate attic insulation, properly installed, can catch it.  If your floor is unusually cold, check the… Continue reading.

Saying goodbye

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Posted on Dec 28, 2022 in From the Editor

Thirty-nine years ago, I began a journey that ended up defining my lifetime. Just a couple of years out of college, I was hired to write a history book about rural electrification in Indiana and work on a tabloid newspaper called Electric Consumer. I never would have imagined back then that I would make a… Continue reading.

Youth making a difference

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Posted on Dec 28, 2022 in Profile

Since 2009, Indiana Electric Cooperatives has recognized young Hoosiers through the Youth Power and Hope Awards. The awards program — coordinated by the staff of Indiana Connection magazine — honors a select group of middle school students in grades 5 through 8 who are making an impact on their communities. The winners for 2022 were… Continue reading.

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