After high school, Colton Carden’s career ambition was to join the military to work on robotics — smart weapons, autonomous vehicles, and the like. While he never joined the military, his interest in cutting-edge technology is now being deployed on the home front, for consumers of Bartholomew County REMC. As director of engineering and technology… Continue reading.
The art contest to illustrate the 2024 Cooperative Calendar of Student Art draws to a close this month. A first-place winner will be selected for each grade, K-12, and will receive $200. The winning artworks will illustrate the cover and the 12 months inside. One “Artist of the Year” will also be selected from among… Continue reading.
Whether you’re a gardening novice or a seasoned green thumb, you’ll be sure to find inspiring ideas at these local area garden shows. These events are just a sampling of the exciting affairs that you can anticipate. March 11-19 | Indiana Flower + Patio Show Indianapolis — Indiana State Fairgrounds.Monday-Wednesday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday:10 a.m.-8… Continue reading.
Did you know that you can use things you probably already have on hand to take your garden to the next level? From baking soda to aluminum foil, here’s the scoop on how you can utilize these unconventional items in your garden: Prune with a kiddie pool If you have a large pruning task planned,… Continue reading.
Once the snow and ice melts, it may not quite be time to delve your hands into the soil, but you can still begin planning and prepping to get your garden ready to shine. It might feel overwhelming to tackle all these tasks at once, but if you check items off your list bit by… Continue reading.
By Stephanie Groves I’m new to the Indiana Connection team, so I recently met everyone on staff who works to produce the magazine each month — and I thought you might enjoy getting to know a bit about them, too. Over the next few issues, you’ll learn more about each person, their role and why… Continue reading.
By Richard G. Biever A wintry wind blustered around the big red-sided barn at WonderTree Farm, just north of Zionsville. Inside, Hunter Smith pulled another wedge from a neatly stacked cord of firewood and deposited it into a pot-bellied stove. The 105-year-old restored relic is the newest addition to the farm’s store. Set in a… Continue reading.
After high school and college, Pete Byrum worked a couple of jobs, but no job felt like a permanent “home” until he took a position just beyond his high school’s front doors at his hometown electric cooperative. It was a place his dad had encouraged him to look into since high school. At age 28,… Continue reading.
Wabash County is named after Indiana’s famed “official” river, the Wabash. The river flows through the heart of the county and the city of Wabash, the county’s seat. While the Wabash River has its place in Indiana culture and history, the county and city have had their share of the limelight. One instance came on… Continue reading.
Valentine’s Day falls perfectly between the year-end holidays and spring break, which is usually still a month or so away. In the deadest of winter, Valentine’s Day is a shining moment that gives everyone from harried parents to budding couples a chance for some rest and romantic relaxation. Whether you live in the northern or… Continue reading.
Cluttered countertops and overflowing cabinet drawers can put a damper on your home, so it’s worth taking the time to find organizational solutions that work. You can help streamline your space and keep everything you need in easy reach with these simple tips. Plus, think of all the time you’ll save once you no longer… Continue reading.
Thinking of starting a new DIY or home remodeling project? Before you begin, here are some quick tips and tricks to keep in mind to make your work go as smoothly and successfully as possible. Keep it simple It’s a good idea to set realistic targets for what you’d like to accomplish. If you’re a… Continue reading.
Small steps can add up to significant reductions in electricity use — which will also help you save on your electric bill. These five ideas are simple to implement but will lead to energy conservation and cost reduction down the line. Switch to LED lighting Traditional incandescent bulbs consume a good deal of electricity and… Continue reading.