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Links in the Chain

Posted on Aug 29, 2023 in Features, Newton County REMC

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.

Meet the Team: Mandy Barth

Posted on Aug 29, 2023 in From the Editor, Newton County REMC

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.

County Profile: Gibson County

Posted on Aug 23, 2023 in County, Features, Newton County REMC

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.

Professional Progression: Shane Smith

Posted on Aug 04, 2023 in Profile

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.

Meet the team: Amber Knight

Posted on Aug 04, 2023 in From the Editor

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.

Bright futures

Posted on Jul 30, 2023 in Features

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.

County Profile: Pulaski County

Posted on Jul 30, 2023 in County

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.

Play ball!

Posted on Jul 30, 2023 in Features

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.

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