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Why politics matter to co-ops

Posted on Nov 23, 2020 in Features

For most people, their electricity provider is just the company that keeps the lights on. But an electric cooperative’s relationship with its consumer-owners is different. Since the 1930s when Indiana’s electric cooperatives were formed, they’ve thrived because of the political engagement between their consumer-owners and local, state and federal governments.  Indiana’s electric cooperatives advocate for… Continue reading.

County Profile: Adams County

Posted on Nov 23, 2020 in County

Though the first non-Native settlers in Adams County were from New England, encouraged by the new Erie Canal, it was the arrival of the first Amish/Mennonite settlers in 1840 and the German-Swiss immigrants that followed that left a lasting impact on the culture of the county, especially in its southern half.  Berne was settled in… Continue reading.

Three times a winner!

Posted on Oct 26, 2020 in Features

By Richard G. Biever For an unprecedented third time, Evan has won the “Best of Show” in the latest Cooperative Calendar of Student Art contest. Winning the 12th grade division also made Evan a seven-time consecutive grade winner — another unprecedented accomplishment in the calendar contest’s 23 years. The winning works from the contest, which… Continue reading.

Out of the ring … onto the pavement

Posted on Oct 26, 2020 in Profile

As an imposing 6-foot-6, 340-pound burly bad guy professional wrestler, Carmine Azzato wasn’t the type of guy you’d want to bump into on a dark street corner. Azzato wore demonic face makeup, akin to Gene Simmons of the heavy metal rock band KISS, and wrestled under stage names like “Demolition Blast,” “Gravedigger” and “Molokai the… Continue reading.

County Profile: Spencer County

Posted on Oct 26, 2020 in County

A five mile stretch of Ind. 162 in Spencer County takes a traveler from the boyhood home of perhaps the greatest president in U.S. history to the “summer home” of one of the most beloved characters in the history of humankind. Both are closely tied to the national holidays we celebrate this month and next…. Continue reading.

What you need to know before purchasing your Thanksgiving turkey

Posted on Oct 26, 2020 in Features, Heartland REMC, Steuben County REMC

Whether purchasing a fresh or frozen turkey for that Thanksgiving dinner, consumers can be confident they are buying a quality product according to the National Turkey Federation. The decision of which to purchase is based on personal preference in price and convenience. Oven-ready fresh and frozen birds are tucked into snug, air- and water-resistant plastic… Continue reading.

Talk turkey — on the phone

Posted on Oct 26, 2020 in Features, Heartland REMC

Ever find yourself sweating over an open oven door, staring at your Thanksgiving turkey, basting and basting again, wondering if it’s cooked just right or why the skin won’t bake to a beautiful golden brown? You’re not alone — and you don’t have to figure it out alone either. Butterball’s Turkey Talk line — 800-BUTTERBALL… Continue reading.

Turkey trivia

Posted on Oct 26, 2020 in Features, Heartland REMC

Approximately 46 million turkeys will be eaten at Thanksgiving. The average weight of a turkey purchased for Thanksgiving is                        15 pounds. Many people report drowsiness after eating Thanksgiving dinner. While turkey often receives the blame, studies suggest that carbohydrate-rich meals may cause sleepiness by… Continue reading.

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