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Preparing for Spring storms

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Page Day

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Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in Features, For Youth

A lot of Hoosiers vote every election day, yet go their entire lives without ever really watching lawmakers perform the job they’ve elected them to, or even stepping foot into the beautiful and historic Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis. Indiana Electric Cooperatives offer students aged 13-18 an educational and exciting look into the General Assembly with… Continue reading.

Charge ‘er up!

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Posted on Apr 15, 2013 in Features

No Unwieldy extension cord flails from the rear of Mary Gibbs’ Chevrolet Volt as it silently slips through the rolling Harrison County countryside on her workday commute. Nor does the car shudder to a halt when that mythic cord stretches to its limit and rips itself from the outlet in her garage. But from the… Continue reading.

The Stellar Zellers

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Posted on Feb 15, 2013 in Features

Luke, Tyler and Cody Zeller have a little hardwood history among them: three Indiana Mr. Basketball awards; four state titles; three McDonald’s All-American honors; an NCAA championship and more. Here’s a little about them, and what they’ve been up to lately …

‘DistinXion’ is More Than Just a Youth Sports Camp

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Posted on Feb 15, 2013 in Features

“Basketball is something that is definitely a segue to life,” says Indiana basketball standout Luke Zeller in the introductory video to the basketball training program — DistinXion — that he created and operates with his family.What makes this training and youth camp program distinct among sports camps is that DistinXion — which also includes Luke’s… Continue reading.

A Higher Goal

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Posted on Feb 15, 2013 in Features

Indiana’s bailiwick is basketball. The state’s love of the game is renown and real. And while a handful of Hoosiers can lay claim to a vein of hardwood lineage running in their family tree, Hysteria historians would be pressed to find any stronger or deeper than what Steve and Lorri Zeller transplanted in the fertile… Continue reading.

A Mission of Power and Light

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Posted on Nov 15, 2012 in Features

by Diane Willis, Special Correspondent Bringing power and light to people who’ve never had it before may not be a miracle, but it is a mission. And it was a historic mission that 28 rural electric cooperative linemen and four field supervisors from across Indiana accomplished this summer. They brought power to the people in… Continue reading.

A Monument to Memories

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Posted on Sep 15, 2012 in Features

Rowena Richardson remembers long summer days as a kid in Monument City. She and playmates “lived” in the cool shade of the grassy playground behind the big red brick school building. They’d play on the wooden-seated swings, and sometimes get really adventurous. “The school had one of those big old round fire escapes that went… Continue reading.

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