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Career Profile: Providing quality service

Posted on Mar 26, 2020 in Profile

Top 3 responsibilities in a day: Provide direction. I lead the superintendents and forepersons who oversee our tree crews. Purchase. I make sure our crews have the resources they need to run safely and efficiently like personal protective equipment, tools and equipment.  Budgeting. I set and maintain a consistent budget for the required scope of work…. Continue reading.

Still blowin’ in the wind

Posted on Mar 26, 2020 in Travel

Long before electric cooperatives began stringing silver strands of singing wire across rural America in the 1930s, the rhythmic chatter of windmills performed many of the tasks needed to make America grow. Every farm, ranch and railroad stop had those mechanical marvels of wood and steel blades and fins to pump water and do other… Continue reading.

Clearing the air

Posted on Mar 26, 2020 in Features

Story and photos by Richard G. Biever Hilaria Chub stands nearly silhouetted just inside the kitchen entryway beside her cooking stove where she is baking. A small wood fire, centered atop a piece of corrugated sheet metal, fills the dusky room with gray smoke that envelops her before escaping through the door and openings in… Continue reading.

Fiber and Faith

Posted on Mar 26, 2020 in Features

Four years ago, the world stopped turning for Clayton Wilson. While fighting a virus, the Martinsville sixth grader inexplicably suffered something akin to an anaphylactic shock. He required emergency room treatment. He then began experiencing a series of severe ailments: aches and pains, anxiety, brain fog, fatigue, and even loss of consciousness. The ailments forced… Continue reading.

County Profile: Lake County

Posted on Mar 25, 2020 in County

Most all of Indiana’s 92 counties are named after a person, Native American peoples or other places. But only one is named quite simply for the largest geographical feature that touches Indiana. That’s Lake County … the state’s northwestern-most county named for the giant body of water that dimples Indiana’s upper left corner. Lake Michigan’s… Continue reading.

Why we should recycle

Posted on Mar 25, 2020 in Features, Southeastern Indiana REMC

Recycling benefits the environment by diverting hundreds of millions of pounds of valuable materials from landfills and avoiding millions of metric tons of greenhouse emissions annually, creating healthier air and cleaner waterways. Recycling also reduces the need for sourcing new raw materials through mining and logging, which can create water pollution and emit greenhouse gases…. Continue reading.

Nine tips to recycle more, better in 2020

Posted on Mar 25, 2020 in Features

Start by participating. Half of what American households throw away is recyclable. Check locally to know what’s accepted in your curbside recycling and what day it’s picked up, or find a nearby drop-off site. Know what to throw. Recycling is a global issue that requires local solutions. Many communities accept different materials. Visit your local… Continue reading.

Indiana’s top dog

Posted on Feb 21, 2020 in Profile

While Statehouse politics were underway early this year, your Indiana Connection team hounded out a behind-the-scenes interview with a Holcomb administration insider that’s not just another shaggy-dog story. What follows is an edited portion of our hot-diggity conversation with mover and shaker (especially when he’s wet) Henry Holcomb, First Pooch of Indiana.  INDIANA CONNECTION: Tell… Continue reading.

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