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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.

Game of the Names

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Posted on Feb 12, 2012 in Features

Looking for a party game to kick off your football get-together? Download this PDF to see how many of the 32 pro teams you can identify from these playful clues. Answers are on the second page of the PDF. Print or photocopy as many as you need and good luck!

SuperBound

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Posted on Feb 12, 2012 in Features

By the time Super Bowl XLVI kicks off in Indianapolis Feb. 5, 150,000 visitors are expected to have flocked in for the game and the 10 days of events preceding it. Some 8,000 Hoosier volunteers in handmade blue and white scarves will have provided them assistance and hospitality.But since last summer, a core group of… Continue reading.

Artist’s Night Out

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Posted on Nov 18, 2011 in Features, For Youth

Cameras flashed and young faces beamed as the winning student artists in the 2012 Cooperative Calendar of Student Art were honored both collectively and individually by Hoosier Salon, state’s premier arts organization, at a special reception Sept. 29 at the Governor’s Residence in Indianapolis. Thirteen of the 22 students whose works appear in the calendar… Continue reading.

Across the Waters

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Posted on Oct 13, 2011 in Features

How do you build a better world? By changing one life, one farm, one village  at a time. Driven by this premise, the nation’s consumer-owned electric cooperatives brought power and light to millions of rural residents across the United States 75 years ago, forever altering the economic fortunes of rural America. During the Kennedy administration,… Continue reading.

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