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Rare birds

Posted on May 24, 2023 in Features

By Richard G. Biever Janet Cross said she’d never seen anything quite like it. She may have been talking about the little black and orange bird that showed up at her backyard feeders for a few days in April. She used the bird-identification app Merlin to learn it was a black-headed grosbeak. But the spectacle… Continue reading.

Professional progression: Erica Worland

Posted on May 24, 2023 in Profile

Erica Worland acknowledges the role of family in achieving the career success she’s had working for electric cooperatives. But that family is not just blood, it’s extended through her community and among the cooperatives themselves. Worland just completed her first year as the director of finance and accounting for Daviess-Martin County REMC in Loogootee. There,… Continue reading.

County Profile: White County

Posted on May 24, 2023 in County

White County has arguably had its landscape and culture affected by renewable energy sources more than any other Indiana county. Founded in 1834, the county was named for Isaac White, a colonel in the Illinois militia. White volunteered to serve as a private in the Indiana militia in Gov. William Henry Harrison’s march on Prophetstown…. Continue reading.

Steer clear of power lines

Posted on Apr 25, 2023 in Features

Electricity is an amazing addition to our lives. We couldn’t watch TV, turn on a lightbulb or check email on a computer without it. However, for all the wonderful things that electricity does for us, it can also be unforgiving — and even deadly. One thing to remember as you go about your daily activities:… Continue reading.

12 tips to help you stay safe around electricity

Posted on Apr 25, 2023 in Features

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), thousands of people in the United States are critically injured or electrocuted as a result of electrical fires and accidents in their own homes every year. An average of 51,000 electrical home structure fires occur each year, claiming almost 500 lives, injuring more than 1,400 people and… Continue reading.

Meet the Team: Richard Biever

Posted on Apr 25, 2023 in From the Editor

By Stephanie Groves Senior Editor Richard Biever is a rare talent and the lifeblood of Indiana Connection magazine. Here’s more about him, in his own wonderful words.   My role at Indiana Connection is to tell the stories of Indiana’s electric cooperatives and their consumers. As senior editor, I generally write and photograph most of… Continue reading.

Strawberry festivals forever

Posted on Apr 24, 2023 in Travel

Strawberry Fields may be forever — at least in some of our Beatle-inspired minds — but the juicy red morsels of late spring and early summer are fleeting. Be certain not to miss out on these first fruits of the season by visiting a strawberry festival near you. All around Indiana, festivals featuring strawberries kick… Continue reading.

County Profile: Fountain County

Posted on Apr 24, 2023 in County

Fountain County is named for James Fountaine (1757–1790), an officer who served in the American Revolutionary War and the Northwest Indian War. Fontaine was from Virginia and began a military career at an early age. After the Revolutionary War, he moved to Kentucky, where he served as major. He was killed Oct. 22, 1790, in… Continue reading.

Are we there yet?

Posted on Apr 24, 2023 in Features

Motorists have long been told we were on a journey to a greener place. Just around the bend was a new world where electric vehicles would easily merge alongside gas-powered vehicles. But for decades, as we rounded the curves, topped hills and traveled long stretches, we passed untapped power lines. And from the back seat… Continue reading.

Bringing home a shelter pet?

Posted on Apr 05, 2023 in Pets

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is April 30, so if you’ve researched the right type of animal for you and are ready to bring a pet home, now’s a perfect time. Even though a shelter animal may have had a rough start to life, many make wonderful family pets, andsome even go on to… Continue reading.

Plant a tree this Arbor Day

Posted on Apr 03, 2023 in Boone REMC, Features

Celebrate Arbor Day (April 28) by walking through a local park and admiring the foliage, attending an event in your area or planting a tree. If you’re thinking about adding a new tree to your yard, here are five tips to get you started. Choose the right tree Before you plant, you’ll want to consider… Continue reading.

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