By Richard G. Biever In 1961, President John F. Kennedy asked the nation to commit itself to landing a man on the moon. That same year, Harold Stark put the skills he learned as a Rush County farm boy on the same trajectory. As the nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of that “one giant leap”… Continue reading.
BY NICK ROGERS Brown County, just an hour’s drive south of Indianapolis, has become a multifaceted mecca for live music, noteworthy artwork and outdoor recreation. Pick-and-grin pilgrimages don’t get bigger than those to the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground in Bean Blossom. Founded by the Father of Bluegrass, the park will host the 21st… Continue reading.
BY BRIAN D. SMITH Fifty years ago this month, a man on the moon joined the man in the moon, pressing a human footprint onto the grainy gray lunar surface for the first time in history. Neil Armstrong’s July 20, 1969 milestone step (he was soon accompanied by fellow astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin) came 6½… Continue reading.
BY NICK ROGERS Spring Mill State Park boasts the usual activities, campsites and trails (eight to be exact, ranging from 1/3 to 2½ miles). But most parks don’t serve food using cornmeal made from an active, 202-year-old mill. And you’d be hard-pressed to find NASA spacecraft near nature elsewhere. On 1,358 acres about 3 miles… Continue reading.
BY NICK ROGERS Indianapolis may be Indiana’s hub, but the heart of our state’s history hugs the Ohio River just two hours south in Harrison County. Named for William Henry Harrison, who went on to serve as the ninth President of the United States, the county was founded in 1808. Eight years later, on what’s… Continue reading.
Top 3 responsibilities in a day • Monitor the overall financial condition of the electric cooperative. • Provide financial information to help with the decision-making process for various projects throughout the co-op. • Complete any other duties as assigned by the general manager. What’s a typical day like? I wouldn’t say there really ever is… Continue reading.
BY NICK ROGERS Satisfy your sense of adventure by exploring southern Indiana’s cave systems! Formed several million years ago as water dissolved limestone, these systems feature underground streams, bountiful biodiversity and awe-inspiring formations. They’re a preservation of Indiana history, a presentation of nature’s splendor and a perfect road trip! Below are details for four sites… Continue reading.
BY BRIAN D. SMITH The dog days of summer can mean days without your dog – or cat, for that matter. It’s not easy to take pet passengers on a vacation trip, which explains the burgeoning popularity of boarding. Carmen Rustenbeck, CEO and founder of the International Boarding & Pet Services Association, recalls that when… Continue reading.
BY NICK ROGERS From historical events and culinary delights to beautiful parks and trails, Boone County offers enjoyable activities for everyone. Founded in 1830 and named for legendary frontiersman Daniel Boone, the county is the site of Indiana’s first Rural Electric Membership Corporation. Today, it’s a day-trip destination from Indianapolis and surrounding counties. In Zionsville,… Continue reading.
The name Clark Woody may not mean anything for those living beyond Boone County’s borders. But in the 1930s, Woody played a significant role in ensuring you, as a customer of an electric cooperative, have access to the power you rely on in every facet of your life. Woody, a former school teacher who battled… Continue reading.
Floyd might be Indiana’s second smallest county by area, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in geographical features and history. From the banks of the Ohio River, the county’s terrain quickly rises to the rugged Southern Indiana upland. The eroded hills along the edge of this plateau — the… Continue reading.
BY RICHARD G. BIEVER Bryce King is growing up fast. The second grader at Kouts Elementary likes his Hot Wheels cars and remote-control race cars. But his need for speed puts him behind the wheel of scaled-down race cars traveling at 50, even 60, miles per hour. “He’s all about fast,” said his dad, Chris… Continue reading.
Top 3 responsibilities in a day Maintain and build electric power lines. Service equipment and tools. Perform substation maintenance. What’s your typical day like? There is no such thing. We have planned duties, but a weather event can change those plans quickly. What kind of education have you had? I completed a four-year apprenticeship program… Continue reading.