Clean your clothes dryer’s lint trap every time you load the machine. A lint-free trap allows for better air circulation, which could mean your clothes will dry quicker. Wash clothes in cold water. You’ll not only save energy, but you’ll save water, too. Adjust load settings for smaller loads. And turn off the “heated dry”… Continue reading.
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.
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.
Recycling is one of the easiest and most effective ways to help preserve natural resources and reduce the waste sent to landfills. It also creates jobs and saves the energy that would normally be used to produce new products. Here are six simple ideas to help you recycle right: Get started The United States Environmental… Continue reading.
Earth Day is April 22. If you’re looking for easy ways to reduce your energy use, you can start by:
By Stephanie Groves This month it is my pleasure to introduce you to Kiley Lipps, a graphic designer and photographer who is an integral part of our team. Kiley freelanced for Indiana Electric Cooperatives for six years before joining the staff full-time this past June. I asked her to share a little about herself and… Continue reading.
March and April are the two months when the four letters “N-C-A-A” roll off the tongue most frequently — especially in basketball-crazed Indiana. Though the clock runs out on the college hoops season with the Final Four, Hoosiers don’t have to let the lore or excitement fade with the arena crowds. The NCAA Hall of… Continue reading.
At 23, Shadd McLochlin has been working for just about five years. In that short span, he’s worked all aspects of wireless and fiber internet, has earned a double major in business management and marketing, supervises five employees and has worked for two owners operating under two business models. “It’s always changing. It’s always moving… Continue reading.
Jennings County is home to a “disaster” just waiting to happen. That place is the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center. The center provides the infrastructure for realistic scenarios replicating natural and manmade disasters, military urban warfare and much more. Military; local, state and national agencies; and civilian first responders come to Jennings County from around the… Continue reading.
By Richard G. Biever When Tyrese Ellis was a high school freshman, his future looked uncertain at best. He admitted he lacked motivation and was “borderline failing” most classes. “I was a heavy gamer,” he said. “I wasn’t heavy into going to school.” When the Fort Wayne Snider senior says “heavy gamer,” Tyrese means video… 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.