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Stars of Wonder!

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Posted on Nov 30, 2015 in Features, For Youth

“Some superheroes wear capes. Some superheroes can fly. But my type of superheroes are dressed in scrubs  and wear white jackets …” — Mekinley Elrod Youth Power and Hope Awards winner Mekinley Elrod says it best: Not all “superheroes wear capes ….” Superheroes, however, have one thing in common — a desire and drive to… Continue reading.

Be prepared for blackouts

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Posted on Oct 30, 2015 in Features

While the risk of a historically massive blackout — like the ones the Northeast United States experienced in 1965 and 2003 — is rare, we all know power failures can occur locally during severe weather. Weather is the number one cause of power outages in the United States, costing the economy between $18 billion and… Continue reading.

1965 blackout a part of 1960s pop culture

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Posted on Oct 30, 2015 in Features

Of all the decades of the 20th century, arguably the 1960s made the greatest contribution to the “popular culture.” That was the decade that gave us such popular pop culture phenoms as the space program; the Beatles; the Super Bowl; “Star Trek” and so on. Here are some pop culture references to Northeast Blackout of… Continue reading.

Lights Out!

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Posted on Oct 30, 2015 in Features

Blame it on a Q-29, a safety device the size of a shoe box, at a remote Canadian electrical substation near Niagara Falls. Blame it on human error for setting the suspect Q-29’s limit too low for the transmission line it protected. Or blame it on the hubris of those who never fathomed so small… Continue reading.

Family Safety Day

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Posted on Sep 30, 2015 in Features, General

An estimated 4,500 people turned out Sept. 12 for the annual Family Safety Day at Warsaw’s Central Park. Kosciusko REMC has been one of the main sponsors since 2008. The event brings together the community’s first responders along with the REMC and health care and fitness facilities for a hands-on day of meeting, greeting and… Continue reading.

SAFETY FIRST

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Posted on Sep 30, 2015 in Features, General

One sunny Saturday morning last month, when 4-year-old twins Kade and Bella Jones normally would have been outside playing, they were inside a large garage-like building watching a grown man play with a toy farm tractor, grain auger and little dolls. He also made steam shoot out the side of a hot dog on a… Continue reading.

Scammed, Shammed, Flimflammed

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Posted on Sep 01, 2015 in Features

Across the U.S., cases of fraud and identity theft are at all-time highs. In 2014 alone, there were over 40,000 cases of phone- or utilities-related fraud, or 118 cases every day. Energy scams are becoming more sophisticated and prevalent, and it’s possible for anyone to be tricked by them. The best way to stay safe… Continue reading.

There’s an APPLE for that!

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Posted on Aug 31, 2015 in Features, General

Indiana has no officially designated “state fruit.” But if it did, chances are the healthy and wholesome apple would be the apple of Hoosier eyes. Not only is the apple by far the most plentiful fruit crop grown in Indiana, but Johnny Appleseed, the pioneer nurseryman who cultivated orchards from Pennsylvania to Illinois, was himself… Continue reading.

Apple Slices of trivia

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Posted on Aug 31, 2015 in Features, General

A bruised image: While the apple is commonly depicted as the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge that tempted Eve and Adam in the Garden of Eden, the Bible never called the fruit by name or described it. Archaeological evidence suggests that the apple was unknown in the Middle East at the time the… Continue reading.

Character Counts

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Posted on Jul 31, 2015 in Features

Basketball is part of Luke Zeller’s DNA. A former Indiana Mr. Basketball and University of Notre Dame standout, Zeller worked his way to the NBA in 2012. His brothers Cody and Tyler followed similar high school and college paths and are currently playing in the NBA. His uncle Al Eberhard also used to play professional… Continue reading.

A MONUMENTAL ‘THANK YOU’

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Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in Features, General

‘We can’t all be heroes,” humorist Will Rogers once observed. “Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they walk by.” That’s a sentiment the national Honor Flight Network is founded on: flying veterans to Washington, D.C., so they can visit the memorials honoring their service to the nation and be… Continue reading.

Mission from the Heart

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Posted on May 29, 2015 in Features

BY DIANE WILLIS We take electricity for granted. We flip a switch, and there are lights. We push a button, and we connect with the world. This April, 14 Indiana linemen from 14 electric cooperatives — from Plymouth to Jasper, New Castle to Tell City — brought a village in Guatemala into the 21st century…. Continue reading.

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