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Character Counts

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.


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

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.


Posted on May 29, 2015 in Co-op Connection, Features

Beginning in 2012, the International Year of the Cooperative, two teams of Indiana linemen spent a month electrifying three villages in Guatemala. Lives were changed, both here and there. In 2015, the vision grew into Project Indiana and sustainable change — moving beyond electrifying villages, to making them a better place to live and enhancing… Continue reading.

Our Indiana Home

Posted on May 01, 2015 in Features

The year 2016 is a special year for Indiana. The state marks its 200th birthday. To celebrate, the 2016 Cooperative Calendar of Student Art — the 18th edition of the student art calendar — will blend Indiana history, culture, events and places with the monthly themes student artists depicted. The contest for the calendar was… Continue reading.

Celebrating National Electrical Safety Month

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 in Features, General

Each May, Indiana’s electric cooperatives celebrate National Electrical Safety Month. While safety for our members is top priority year-round, Electrical Safety Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of safety and prevention. This year, we’re focusing on electrical safety in the home. Electricity is the cause of over 140,000 fires each year, resulting in more… Continue reading.

Catching Rays

Posted on Apr 09, 2015 in Features

Greg Morrison said he’s long been interested in renewable energy. But when the Crawfordsville real estate broker researched residential wind and solar options over the past 10-15 years, he found little in both price and output that would make a true “alternative.” “It would run a lightbulb in a garage,” he offered of each discouraging… Continue reading.

Preparing for Spring storms

Posted on Apr 07, 2015 in Features, General

Beware. Spring can usher in more than April showers. Now through the summer months, thunderstorms can quickly roll in and tornadoes can touch down, often during the afternoon and evening hours, according to researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Severe Storms Laboratory. Follow these tips from NOAA and the American Red… Continue reading.

Love our Linemen

Posted on Apr 07, 2015 in Features, General

To commemorate National Lineman Appreciation Day on April 13, readers share their stories of what makes our linemen great.   The lineman I appreciate the most is my grandpa, Maurice (Bud) Hooven who started at Miami County REMC (now Miami-Cass REMC) in 1945. He shared stories with me about how they ran lines by hand… Continue reading.

Ironsides of Indiana Oak

Posted on Mar 01, 2015 in Features, General

“Old Ironsides” might be the nickname the USS Constitution was dubbed 200 years ago during the War of 1812. And though British cannonballs bounced off the ship’s hull, it’s no secret that its sides were never made of iron. Old Ironsides had — still has — oaken sides. The ship is built with massive white… Continue reading.

Power grabs

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in Features

Dubois Rural Electric Cooperative General Manager Don Book need drive only minutes in any direction from his office to see what he calls the “could’ve beens” and “should’ve beens” for the 11,000-member co-op. A Walmart, a Home Depot, fast-food franchises, retail centers and condominiums line U.S. 231 to the north of Jasper; Jasper High School,… Continue reading.

Gold Standard

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.

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