Photos and Story By Richard G. Biever Going the extra mile is what makes Sarah Mahnesmith smile … and tick. In track and field, instead of the one-mile, the Rensselaer Central High senior prefers running the two-mile. In 4-H, she wasn’t just a local leader; she represented Indiana at the National 4-H Congress. In high… Continue reading.
Electric cooperatives share in nation’s quest to secure the promise of renewables Green sprigs of young corn plants signaled spring’s eternal renewal. Their two or three leaves, looking oversized to the yet tiny stalk, waved in the gentle breeze blowing across the open fields of rich brown earth. Nearby — and all around to… Continue reading.
Hazards commonly found in older homes are increasingly causing fires and fatalities in the United States. However, by taking a few simple steps and by incorporating newer technology, you can protect your home from many of these dangers. Each year the Electrical Safety Foundation International sponsors May as National Electrical Safety Month. For this year’s… Continue reading.
Artist of the year ‘works’ at his art The work of art winning the Best of Show in this year’s cooperative calendar of student art contest depicts children at play. But “work” was the operative word for this piece of art. Sophomore Kenny Martin and his Whitko High School art teacher, Walter Malicki, both agreed… Continue reading.
(This article originally appeared in the February 2008 issue of Electric Consumer.) Before Abraham Lincoln belonged to the ages, he belonged to the Ohio, Anderson and Sangamon rivers. Before he belonged to the Union he saved, he belonged to the fields and flatboats, borrowed books and backwoods, creeks and courtrooms of Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois…. Continue reading.
American First Day Cover Society Contact: Douglas Kelsey Executive Director PO Box 65960, Tucson, AZ 85728-5960 520-321-0880 email@example.com www.afdcs.org A full-service, not-for-profit, noncommercial society devoted exclusively to First Day Covers and First Day Cover collecting. Publishes 90-page magazine, First Days, eight times per year. Offers information on 300 current cachet producers, expertizing, foreign covers, translation… Continue reading.
Electricity is probably the most profound and pervasive man-made power to touch our lives. It’s a product and a service. Electricity is power plants and poles, wires and meters, outlets and switches. But it’s also the light in the night, the world at our fingertips, TV and music. Electricity is the roar of machinery from… Continue reading.
Trips together down memory lane began with a flat tire My husband and I met over a flat tire in 1959. He stopped to help me fix it. We started to date and in 1960, he bought this beautiful car: a 1960 red Chevy Impala convertible. One of our great memories is driving to Indianapolis… Continue reading.
Limberlost Cabin puts you in Stratton-Porter’s shoes In a framed photograph on a mantel, Gene Stratton-Porter stands beside a fireplace. As you look at the photo, it suddenly dawns on you that you’re standing exactly where she stood when the photo was taken a century ago. That’s what the Limberlost State Historic Site in Geneva… Continue reading.
Gene Stratton-Porter was a self-taught naturalist, novelist, photographer and illustrator. Here’s a glimpse of her life. Born: Aug. 17, 1863, Wabash County. Family: Charles Porter, husband (married 1886); Jeannette, daughter (born 1887). Died: Dec. 6, 1924, in Los Angeles in a traffic accident. Milestones: Moved to Geneva in 1889. By 1900, photographed birds and animals… Continue reading.
Ten years ago, restoration began on small sections of the long-lost Limberlost, the inspiration to Hoosier writer and naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter a century ago. From the limb of a tall dead tree, a lone and lordly bald eagle perched undisturbed and almost unnoticed. It looked down over a shallow lake lined with reeds and cattails… Continue reading.
How do you get high school students to pay attention to a show and tell on electrical safety — stuff they’ve heard a million times before? For starters, you might unsnap your left hand at the wrist and pass it around. Or hold up one of your spare right legs. Or tell them what it’s… Continue reading.
A black cat crossing the path might be considered bad luck. But for Evelyn Walker, a high school sophomore from Sunman, a black cat proved most fortunate. Her pen and ink illustration not only won the 10th grade division in the recently completed cooperative student calendar art contest, it also was picked “Best of Show.”… Continue reading.