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Halloween Memories!

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Posted on Jun 01, 2020 in Features

The sweetest thing about Halloween may not be the preponderance of candy, but the inspired décor and “couture” associated with the holiday. Our October cover story will focus on what readers like you do to make your Halloween spook-tacular. What are some of your favorite DIY costumes and how did you make them? How do… Continue reading.

Career Profile: Restoring power to consumers

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Posted on May 28, 2020 in Profile

Top 3 responsibilities in a day: Update geographic information system (GIS) maps based on work and service orders and reports by field teams.  Dispatch outages. Help create GIS maps, both static and online, for internal and external use. What kind of education do you have?  I have a master’s degree in GIS and also attend specialized… Continue reading.

Fighting like cats and dogs

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Posted on May 27, 2020 in Pets

If you’ve found added comfort in the company of furry family members while sheltering in place, maybe you’re considering adding another set of paws upon your floor. Perhaps you’ve heard of a pet orphaned by COVID-19; or you think your pets would welcome the added company after life returns to normal and they are once… Continue reading.

Virtual Vacation

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Posted on May 27, 2020 in Features

By Richard G. Biever Marcy Dodson was working at home — alone — as most everyone has the past couple of months. She was putting together the first installment of a new virtual feature for the Indiana State Museum designed to keep patrons engaged remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic closure. The topic was a goosebumper… Continue reading.

County Profile: Kosciusko County

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Posted on May 27, 2020 in County

When settlers began filling in the new state of Indiana in the first half of the 1800s, they proudly adopted names relating to their heritage. One county’s Polish ancestry stands out in its name — Kosciusko — and its seat — Warsaw. The northern Indiana county, founded in 1836, is named after the Polish general… Continue reading.

This summer, unplug

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Posted on May 27, 2020 in Features

Unplugging from the rat race for a week or so during the summer helps recharge your batteries. Unplugging your appliances when nobody’s using them helps conserve energy. Most people leave at least 40 appliances plugged in all the time — even though they use trace amounts of electricity when they’re turned off. That trickle of… Continue reading.

When working outside this summer …

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Posted on May 27, 2020 in Features

It’s Father’s Day, Dad, and you’re probably itching to get outside and use those new power tools you just unwrapped. But beware: Home repairs can be a dangerous undertaking when electricity is involved. So, use care with electrical equipment and steer clear of power lines. Use common sense and a bit of caution when you’re… Continue reading.

Give your home a quick electrical check

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Posted on May 27, 2020 in Features

June is Home Safety Month. It’s a good time to check for all kinds of hazards in your home, especially when electricity is involved. Start with a self-audit of your home — something you should turn into an annual ritual. Check that all of your appliances are still in working order by turning them on… Continue reading.

The gift of safety

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Posted on May 27, 2020 in Features

Years of power tool shopping for Father’s Days past have probably yielded your dad a garage full of gadgets. This year, give him the tools he needs to use his stockpile safely. For table saws and other large tools, give your dad a motor safety switch with a large “stop” paddle or switch. It allows… Continue reading.

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