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Gold Standard

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Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Features, For Youth

With great pleasure Electric Consumer announces the winners of the 2014 Youth Power and Hope Awards. They are: Summer Allen, New Salisbury Summer Allen, an eighth grader at North Harrison Middle School, has been instrumental in growing the Random Acts of Kindness Program at her school. The program teaches kindness through role modeling and rewarding… Continue reading.

Page Day

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Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in Features, For Youth

A lot of Hoosiers vote every election day, yet go their entire lives without ever really watching lawmakers perform the job they’ve elected them to, or even stepping foot into the beautiful and historic Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis. Indiana Electric Cooperatives offer students aged 13-18 an educational and exciting look into the General Assembly with… Continue reading.

Charge ‘er up!

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Posted on Apr 15, 2013 in Features

No Unwieldy extension cord flails from the rear of Mary Gibbs’ Chevrolet Volt as it silently slips through the rolling Harrison County countryside on her workday commute. Nor does the car shudder to a halt when that mythic cord stretches to its limit and rips itself from the outlet in her garage. But from the… Continue reading.

The Stellar Zellers

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Posted on Feb 15, 2013 in Features

Luke, Tyler and Cody Zeller have a little hardwood history among them: three Indiana Mr. Basketball awards; four state titles; three McDonald’s All-American honors; an NCAA championship and more. Here’s a little about them, and what they’ve been up to lately …

‘DistinXion’ is More Than Just a Youth Sports Camp

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Posted on Feb 15, 2013 in Features

“Basketball is something that is definitely a segue to life,” says Indiana basketball standout Luke Zeller in the introductory video to the basketball training program — DistinXion — that he created and operates with his family.What makes this training and youth camp program distinct among sports camps is that DistinXion — which also includes Luke’s… Continue reading.

A Higher Goal

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Posted on Feb 15, 2013 in Features

Indiana’s bailiwick is basketball. The state’s love of the game is renown and real. And while a handful of Hoosiers can lay claim to a vein of hardwood lineage running in their family tree, Hysteria historians would be pressed to find any stronger or deeper than what Steve and Lorri Zeller transplanted in the fertile… Continue reading.

A Mission of Power and Light

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Posted on Nov 15, 2012 in Features

by Diane Willis, Special Correspondent Bringing power and light to people who’ve never had it before may not be a miracle, but it is a mission. And it was a historic mission that 28 rural electric cooperative linemen and four field supervisors from across Indiana accomplished this summer. They brought power to the people in… Continue reading.

A Monument to Memories

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Posted on Sep 15, 2012 in Features

Rowena Richardson remembers long summer days as a kid in Monument City. She and playmates “lived” in the cool shade of the grassy playground behind the big red brick school building. They’d play on the wooden-seated swings, and sometimes get really adventurous. “The school had one of those big old round fire escapes that went… Continue reading.

Vacation Tales

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Posted on Jun 14, 2012 in Features

Readers of Electric Consumer had plenty of tales to tell about favorite vacations. Some told of bygone days when gas cost two bits a gallon and the two lane was the only way to see the USA. Others noted GPS-technology and state-of-the-art hotels of glass and steel. Some tales told of personal journeys of discovery… Continue reading.

A Natural Artist

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Posted on May 13, 2012 in Features, For Youth

When December 2013 rolls around and calendar pages are turned, Amanda Whaling’s senior send-off to the Cooperative Calendar of Student Art will be revealed at last. She’ll be a sophomore in college then, but her valedictory work — horses pulling a wagon at a snowy Christmas tree farm — will still be wowing those who appreciate… Continue reading.

Taking Wing

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Posted on May 13, 2012 in Features, For Youth

Birds and butterflies, beetles, biplanes and other winged things have long been popular subjects of the works entered in the annual Electric Consumer/Indiana electric co-op calendar of student art contest. How apropos they all are since the art contest — now in its 15th year — has given wing to so many young artists. Each… Continue reading.

After a Storm

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Posted on Apr 13, 2012 in Features

When you’re dealing with the trauma that follows a tornado or serious storm — possible injuries to yourself or loved ones and neighbors, damage to your home and belongings — electrical safety is probably not the first thing on your mind. But before you go outside, step foot into a flooded area or enter a… Continue reading.

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