Crusaders for a “tobacco-free generation”; for the homeless, hungry, handicapped and poor; for Jesus Christ; and for the community at large constituted a distinguished crop of students who are the latest to be selected for a Youth Power & Hope Award. Given by Indiana Electric Cooperatives and its magazine, Indiana Connection, since 2009, the Youth… Continue reading.
Meet Josh Durbin, energy advisor at Steuben County REMC Top 3 responsibilities in a day: Data Analysis. Finding solutions to issues our consumers are facing and answering residential and commercial bill questions. Energy Evaluation. Determining usage and trying to help consumers understand their bill and how they can be more efficient. Commercial Accounts. Energy analysis inside… Continue reading.
By Richard G. Biever In 1961, President John F. Kennedy asked the nation to commit itself to landing a man on the moon. That same year, Harold Stark put the skills he learned as a Rush County farm boy on the same trajectory. As the nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of that “one giant leap”… Continue reading.
Top 3 responsibilities in a day: Manage all IT-related operations for the cooperative. Oversee infrastructure for the tower, radio and metering. Manage vendors to keep projects on task, on time and on budget. What’s a typical day like? My “day-to-day” changes often, but I like to check in with all departments first thing in the morning… Continue reading.
Photos and Story By Richard G. Biever Going the extra mile is what makes Sarah Mahnesmith smile … and tick. In track and field, instead of the one-mile, the Rensselaer Central High senior prefers running the two-mile. In 4-H, she wasn’t just a local leader; she represented Indiana at the National 4-H Congress. In high… Continue reading.
Top 3 responsibilities in a day • Answer questions from consumers about power quality or general engineering issues. • Check the outages from the previous day to make sure the system’s coordination worked as planned. • Communicate with my co-workers about various ongoing projects. What part of your job do you find most fulfilling? I… Continue reading.
BY BRIAN D. SMITH Fifty years ago this month, a man on the moon joined the man in the moon, pressing a human footprint onto the grainy gray lunar surface for the first time in history. Neil Armstrong’s July 20, 1969 milestone step (he was soon accompanied by fellow astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin) came 6½… Continue reading.
Top 3 responsibilities in a day • Monitor the overall financial condition of the electric cooperative. • Provide financial information to help with the decision-making process for various projects throughout the co-op. • Complete any other duties as assigned by the general manager. What’s a typical day like? I wouldn’t say there really ever is… Continue reading.
BY RICHARD G. BIEVER Bryce King is growing up fast. The second grader at Kouts Elementary likes his Hot Wheels cars and remote-control race cars. But his need for speed puts him behind the wheel of scaled-down race cars traveling at 50, even 60, miles per hour. “He’s all about fast,” said his dad, Chris… Continue reading.
Top 3 responsibilities in a day Maintain and build electric power lines. Service equipment and tools. Perform substation maintenance. What’s your typical day like? There is no such thing. We have planned duties, but a weather event can change those plans quickly. What kind of education have you had? I completed a four-year apprenticeship program… Continue reading.
By Nick Rogers Sheila Klinker apologizes, but she has to reschedule. Something has come up on this rare day off from 2019’s session of the Indiana General Assembly, where Klinker has been a Democratic state representative for House District 27 since 1982. She’ll talk more later, but still makes time to preview that discussion —… Continue reading.
When Mike Bridavsky rescued a tiny kitten from a tool shed in rural Indiana seven years ago, he had no idea this runt of a feral litter would become one of the “most famous cats on the planet.” But Lil BUB’s wide-eyed face, with her trademark stuck-out tongue, is a feline phenomenon. She has been… Continue reading.