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County Profile: Porter County

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Posted on Jul 21, 2022 in County

Porter County sits in the middle of the three Hoosier counties touching Lake Michigan. This unique geographical location gives the county its amazing “otherworldly” landscape and ecosystem that is the Indiana Dunes. The lakeshore offers some of the most unspoiled natural areas in the state and is home to Indiana’s only “National Park.” Indiana Dunes… Continue reading.

Ramen Redo

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Posted on Jul 21, 2022 in Features

What college student hasn’t relied on a 25 cent package of ramen for sustenance? Not only is it a cheap and filling meal, its as easy to make as boiling water. But the iconic block of noodles and foil packet of bouillon powder can easily be made over into an impressive — and healthier —… Continue reading.

Focusing On Our Future

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Posted on Jul 21, 2022 in Features

“I touch the future. I teach.” is a quote attributed to Christa McAuliffe, the star-crossed classroom teacher who was to be the first teacher in space aboard the ill-fated Space Shuttle Challenger. In their own ways, Indiana’s electric cooperatives have been touching the future, too … for decades. Fulfilling the cooperative commitment to community and… Continue reading.

Host an energy-free potluck party

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Posted on Jun 24, 2022 in Features, Heartland REMC

If it’s too hot to fire up the grill for summertime entertaining, then it’s too warm indoors to heat up the oven. The solution: Host an energy-free potluck and ask each guest to bring a cold dish that does not require any cooking before the get-together or heating during the event. Some suggestions: Salads featuring… Continue reading.

Easy ways to cut your summer energy bills

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Posted on Jun 24, 2022 in Features

The quickest way to lower your energy costs is to conserve. Here are some simple things you can do that will help you save energy this summer: Give your stove a rest. A microwave oven uses two-thirds less energy than your stove to cook and heat food. Other energy-savers: grilling outdoors or enjoying cold, healthy… Continue reading.

Hot house? Find out why

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Posted on Jun 24, 2022 in Features, Heartland REMC

If your house is too warm and your energy bills are too high, don’t guess why. Have a pro figure it out before you invest a lot of money in updating your air conditioning unit or replacing your drafty windows.  Those big-ticket items could be contributing to the problem, but they’re probably not the core… Continue reading.

Your email sign-off

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Posted on Jun 24, 2022 in From the Editor

By Emily Schilling I can’t even tell you how many emails I send in a day. Nor can I tell you exactly what I’ve written in each correspondence. I probably spend just a few seconds composing most of them, clicking on “Send” quickly before tackling the next of many messages in my inbox. In most… Continue reading.

Taking it to the limit

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Posted on Jun 23, 2022 in Profile

Electric linemen are a tough breed. They climb 30-foot wooden poles in all kinds of weather with only metal spikes strapped to their legs and a leather belt around the pole and themselves. They work within reach of live power lines protected physically by only rubber gloves and sleeves. But Brent Buckles, a former lineman… Continue reading.

County Feature: Franklin County

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Posted on Jun 23, 2022 in County

Recreation and the celebration of history and culture make Franklin County in southeastern Indiana come alive. County seat Brookville sits at the southern edge of Brookville Lake. Brookville’s earthen dam was constructed in 1974 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and impounds the East Fork of the Whitewater River for flood control and… Continue reading.

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