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‘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.

During a Storm

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Posted on Apr 13, 2012 in Features

A tornado is a violently rotating column of air descending from a thunderstorm and in contact with the ground. Though tornadoes are usually brief, lasting only a few minutes, they can sometimes last for more than an hour and travel miles, causing considerable damage and death. The peak of the tornado season is April through… Continue reading.

The Open Arms of Recovery

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Posted on Apr 13, 2012 in Features

A week to almost the very hour tornadoes tore from the sky to destroy towns, homes, farms and families across five southeastern Indiana counties last month, cooperative line crews strung and secured the last strands of new power line needed to bring electricity — and, more importantly, a little bit of normalcy and relief —… Continue reading.

Power dives

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Posted on Mar 28, 2012 in Features

Home energy audits are an effective way to curb energy use. They bring to light little and large things homeowners can do — like caulk an unnoticed crack or replace an old appliance — to save money. But what can you do if you’re a commercial or industrial consumer whose electric bill is 100 or… Continue reading.

A Place in the Sun

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Posted on Mar 12, 2012 in Energy, Features

Five months ago, this “Indiana Home” in Lafayette was gleaming — but not in the moonlight upon the nearby Wabash. Rather, the cute clapboard bungalow new to Shenandoah Drive basked in the sunlight upon the Potomac — amid memorials and monuments in the nation’s capital — and in the glow of national praise. Dubbed “INhome” for… Continue reading.

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