By Richard Biever “Don’t look back,” legendary baseball pitcher Satchel Paige used to advise. “Something might be gaining on you.” For most of us, that something is time. But in our headlong rush around life’s bases, a glance over the shoulder is sometimes appropriate. This is mine. This is my final issue as senior editor… Continue reading.
By Richard Biever Duff Patterson straddled his electric bicycle and examined the trail map at the head of the Cardinal Greenway in Richmond. He was deciding if he should go right onto the rail-trail or left to a path that followed the East Fork of the Whitewater River. Until April, he’d been a lifelong resident… Continue reading.
By Stephanie Groves The final member of the Indiana Connection team to highlight is Mandy Barth, the vice president of communication at Indiana Electric Cooperatives, the publisher of the magazine. Her essential leadership provides the glue that binds the whole team together. Here’s more about her: As vice president of communication, it is my pleasure… Continue reading.
Home to Indiana’s oldest continuously running county fair, Gibson County was named after John Gibson, an officer in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. He was also secretary of the Indiana Territory and served as acting governor twice. During the American Civil War, abolitionists in Gibson County helped enslaved African Americans find… Continue reading.
Although Shane Smith grew up on electric cooperative power lines 15 minutes from the Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC’s office in Bloomfield, he had no concept of what a cooperative was when he interviewed for an internship during his first year of college in 1994. Smith knew he wanted to be an engineer of… Continue reading.
Riding on the bus is a way of life for some 25 million students nationwide, so here are tips from the American School Bus Council to help keep children safe. At the bus stop Getting on/off the bus Riding the bus
A new school year often means a fresh set of supplies, a tech device upgrade and possibly some clothes — which can all put a serious dent in your wallet. Before you start shopping for your children, read through these pointers to help you save money on all things school-related. Make a list It’s simple… Continue reading.
Many children get nervous about new situations, including changing to a different school, classroom or teacher. Here are some ideas to help ensure that kids have as easy a transition back to class as possible. 1 Consider starting your child on their school sleep/wake schedule at least a week ahead of time so that waking… Continue reading.
By Stephanie Groves Amber Knight is the creative manager of Indiana Electric Cooperatives and is a crucial component of the Indiana Connection team. She oversees the entire design of the magazine, including the cover, and has an unmatched eye for detail. Here’s more about her: As creative manager, I ensure brand consistency and design… Continue reading.
The month of June sure puts a spring in the step of Indiana’s electric cooperatives; it’s the only way they can keep up with the participants of two of their most important community outreach programs: Camp Kilowatt and the Indiana Youth Tour. CAMP KILOWATT Camp Kilowatt, held June 7-10 at YMCA Camp Tecumseh near Brookston,… Continue reading.
In 1835, Pulaski County was one of two newly created northern Indiana counties that the state General Assembly named for Polish heroes of the American Revolution. The other was Kosciusko. Count Casimir Pulaski was a Polish nobleman, soldier and military commander who has been called the “father of the American cavalry.” Though Pulaski deserved such… Continue reading.
By Richard G. Biever Little Leaguers from Hagerstown won the hearts of Hoosiers all over the state last August when they advanced to the Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. They were Indiana’s first representatives at the World Series since their next-door neighbors from New Castle in 2012. Indiana may not have a… Continue reading.
Think long-term There are actually two costs to mull over when you’re shopping for an appliance: The first covers the purchase price and the second is the cost of operating the item during its lifetime. Before purchasing, it’s a good idea to think about how often you will use the appliance and how long it… Continue reading.