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Don’t be fooled: Bust these energy myths

Posted on Feb 01, 2024 in Features

Eating carrots will improve your eyesight, cracking your knuckles leads to arthritis, watching too much TV will harm your vision. We’ve all heard the superstitions, but did you know there are also misconceptions about home energy use? Don’t be fooled by these common energy myths. MYTH: The higher the thermostat setting, the faster the home… Continue reading.

Save on Energy Season by Season

Posted on Feb 01, 2024 in Features

Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be difficult. Focus on small changes to save big. Try breaking up energy-saving tasks by season. By the end of the year, expect to have some extra money in your pocket — just in time to spend at Christmastime! WINTER SPRING SUMMER AUTUMN

The second sunday in February

Posted on Feb 01, 2024 in From the Editor

When many people think of February, they think of Valentine’s Day. In my house, we think of a particular football championship game that, for legal reasons, I can’t name. You know the one. The “big game” is a national holiday for my husband, our friends, and me. Since we have lived in Indianapolis, we have… Continue reading.

History on a tray

Posted on Jan 29, 2024 in Features

By Richard G. Biever At 6-feet-4, Alonzo Fields could look over the shoulder of most people. But none were as broad as those of the four men he served as the chief butler in the White House for 21 years. Born in the tiny Black farming community of Lyles Station in southwestern Indiana in 1900,… Continue reading.

Maple Magic

Posted on Jan 27, 2024 in Travel

Hoosier sugar shacks open to the public in March for a behind-the-scenes look and taste of Indiana maple syrup. Photos courtesy of Indiana Maple Syrup Association  By Natalie Derrickson Breakfast enthusiasts, preservationists, and nature buffs all have something to love when it comes to maple syrup, and one magical weekend a year, they can see… Continue reading.

County Profile: Randolph County

Posted on Jan 27, 2024 in County

By Nicole Thomas After forming in 1818, Randolph County became home to many Quaker settlers from North Carolina who supported abolitionism. Abolitionist Levi Coffin worked with these Quakers to help nearly 3,000 enslaved Americans find freedom through the Underground Railroad’s sites in Indiana and Ohio. In 1846, Quakers and free people of color founded the… Continue reading.

Steve McMichael

Preparing for the future

Posted on Jan 16, 2024 in Features

Steve McMichael was recently elected as the president of the board for Indiana Electric Cooperatives. IEC is the statewide trade association representing Indiana’s 38 electric cooperatives and is the publisher of Indiana Connection. McMichael lives in New Haven, Indiana, with his wife of 36 years, Judy, and their dachshund/beagle mix, Zelda. Their two daughters and their… Continue reading.

Uranus Fudge Factory

Posted on Jan 05, 2024 in Travel

By Natalie Derrickson It’s not every day that a business’s marketing tactics live up to the hype of their product, but at the Uranus Fudge Factory in Anderson, Indiana, the in-store experience is as silly, wacky, and all-out fun as advertised. Visitors can satisfy their sweet tooth with delicious confections such as fudge, chocolate, popcorn,… Continue reading.

Integrity and responsiveness

Posted on Dec 28, 2023 in Features

My name is Ryan Heater, and I appreciate the opportunity to introduce myself as the new vice president of government relations for Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC). I was born and raised in rural Indiana, grew up on a farm, and lived on a co-op line. I’m thankful for the important role that REMCs have in… Continue reading.

Ten things not to do when it’s cold outside

Posted on Dec 28, 2023 in Features, Henry County REMC, Newton County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC

1. DON’T LIGHT UP YOUR WOOD-BURNING FIREPLACE. A crackling fire doesn’t contribute much heat to your room. Plus, the open flue sucks the heated air out of your house through the chimney. Burning a fire in the hearth when the temperature dips into the 20s can actually increase your heating bills. 2. DON’T OVERSTUFF YOUR… Continue reading.

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