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Working on electricity? Be smart

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Posted on Apr 26, 2022 in Features

The smartest, safest way to fix an electrical problem around your house is to call a licensed electrician. Even if you are an expert handyman, it’s just not smart to fool around with electricity. If you must, however, at least: Turn off the power at the breaker box. Don’t just turn the appliance or light… Continue reading.

Take it from the experts

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Posted on Apr 26, 2022 in Features

No one understands the importance of electrical safety more than electric lineworkers. Every day, they literally put their lives on the line to ensure you have power. Lineworkers know than when working with electricity, it is crucial to always follow the rules and never take any safety shortcuts. That’s why during Electrical Safety Month, we… Continue reading.

Practical pointers to stay safe around electricity

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Posted on Apr 26, 2022 in Features

May is National Electrical Safety Month, and Indiana’s electric cooperatives want to raise awareness about potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical safety. Modern homes run on electricity but if you don’t properly maintain your electrical products, they can create hazards. The good news: Eliminating electrical hazards from your home doesn’t have to… Continue reading.

County Profile: Cass County

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Posted on Apr 21, 2022 in County

Cass County might be famous for cats (as in “Felix the” … the Logansport Community High School mascot which was also the state’s first mascot) and beautiful hand-carved horses on its nationally historic carousel, but come June 18 the county will be high on the hog … as in pork. The first “Squeal on the… Continue reading.

Boundless courage

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Posted on Apr 21, 2022 in Features

By Richard G. Biever Pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart is remembered most for how her life ended. Her tragic disappearance over the Pacific while trying to girdle the globe in 1937 remains a mystery that still evokes a sense of wistful sadness and loss. But her most endearing legacy, especially at Purdue University where she was… Continue reading.

Cooperatives are a special, special place

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Posted on Mar 23, 2022 in Profile

Chris Chastain’s first experience with an electric cooperative was as a “fuzzy” — a nickname the linemen and outdoor crews gave to college kids hired as summer interns. “I suppose that probably derived from the peach fuzz still on our faces,” Chastain says. But, what the Rose-Hulman electrical engineering student saw at his hometown electric… Continue reading.

Aaron’s Odyssey

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Posted on Mar 23, 2022 in Features

By Richard G. Biever On or about April 8, 1952, an 18-year-old baseball player with an unusual swing packed a small travel bag for his first road trip. He hugged his weeping mother; waved goodbye to his dad, siblings, and coach at the train station; and was off to join his first professional team for… Continue reading.

County Profile: Pike County

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Posted on Mar 23, 2022 in County

Pike County is named after Zebulon Pike, the Western explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado also was named. But the person from Pike County to scale the loftiest heights was baseball star Gil Hodges. Hodges, the former Brooklyn Dodger and manager of the New York Mets who died suddenly 50 years ago April 2,… Continue reading.

Make your yard work for you

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Posted on Mar 23, 2022 in Features, Heartland REMC

Location, location, location is the mantra in real estate, but is also applies to your yard this time of year when you want to lower energy bills and create curb appeal. Positioning the right combination of plants and trees can yield shade, beautify, and unearth energy savings. Such smart or energy-efficient landscaping, claims the U.S…. Continue reading.

Take control of your water heating dollars

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Posted on Mar 23, 2022 in Features

In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the typical family spends up to 18 percent of its utility dollars on water heating. Good news: It’s simple to lower that cost. Here are six tips: Get rid of your old showerheads and bathroom faucets.  They pump out way more water than you need to… Continue reading.

All the news that’s fit to clean

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Posted on Mar 23, 2022 in From the Editor

I’m a sucker for household hints, those tried-and-true tips designed to help you clean up, tidy up and make your home a better place to be. Anytime I can save time or money, or cleverly repurpose something I never thought I could, is a great time as far as I’m concerned. So, just in time… Continue reading.

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