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Lines that gallop

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Posted on Jan 02, 2020 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, General, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

When ice storms coat power lines, high winds can lead to lines that bounce and buck around. While rare, this movement is known as galloping lines.  Power lines are designed to sway, but if a wire is weighted down with ice and is pushed around from wind, it could move close to a grounded component… Continue reading.

A comic con near you in 2020

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Posted on Dec 20, 2019 in General

Larger-than-life yet all-too-human superheroes, it’s been said, have become one of the most successful and universally enjoyed entertainments in human history. No where is that clearer than when comic book/superhero enthusiasts gather. Here is a list of some of those gatherings, commonly called “comic cons” around Indiana this year. NWI Comic Con  | Feb. 15 … Continue reading.

Hall of Heroes Highlights

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Posted on Dec 20, 2019 in General

Other Items to see at the Hall of Heroes Museum! Comic Books  65,000 superhero comic books: Includes complete runs of every title published between 1956 and present, and a large number from 1938-1955. It’s considered one of the largest comic book collections in the world. Visitors may ask to have specific issues pulled and are… Continue reading.

Bring only safe toys into your home

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Posted on Nov 25, 2019 in Features, General

December is the month when you’re most likely to buy toys and gifts. Purchase safe ones.  If you’re shopping for children, buy toys that are age appropriate. You don’t want your gift to turn a child’s holiday into a nightmare. Here is a checklist for buying safe toys: Check the minimum age recommendation on the… Continue reading.

Ask the energy advisor

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Posted on Nov 04, 2019 in General

By Brian Hawk Growing up in rural Indiana, I’ve always had a love for fast cars with enough horsepower to shove you back into your seat every time you hit the gas pedal.  There is an exhilaration that comes over me every time I experience the sound of the vehicle rpms rising and the feeling… Continue reading.

November 2019 Bonus Content

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Posted on Oct 25, 2019 in General

We gather together The holiday season is not only a time for families and food — it’s an opportunity to save money and energy. Read on for some timely tips, not only for turkey day but for those getting an early start on their holiday decorating.  Savor an energy-efficient Thanksgiving feast Make this year’s Thanksgiving… Continue reading.

Increased speeds, increased market

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Posted on Oct 24, 2019 in General

Tucked in the rural Indiana community of Brownstown is a small business named Nehrwess. Tony Nehrt started the company after he sold Brownstown Quality Tool and Design, a business his father founded more than four decades earlier, to two longtime employees in 2015. Nehrwess designs and manufactures small straps, hangers and clamps that mount underground… Continue reading.

Indiana’s ‘Up North’

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Posted on Oct 24, 2019 in General

By Richard G. Biever For Eddie Wise Jr., tobogganing at Pokagon State Park each winter is a family tradition with roots frozen in time. The park’s famed icy toboggan run where he brings his kids, just as his parents brought him and his sisters when he was little, starts atop a steep-crested hill above the… Continue reading.

Autumn photo with leaves

October 2019 Bonus Content

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Posted on Oct 10, 2019 in General

Not only is the tenth month of the year literally “cool” (autumn IS just around the corner!), it’s cool for a few other reasons. We celebrate cooperatives and energy awareness this month. Kids and candy lovers alike look forward to trick-or-treating at month’s end. And, a little known holiday, dedicated to one of our germiest… Continue reading.

Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie

History and Horror

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Posted on Oct 02, 2019 in General, Travel

By Richard G. Biever Haunted houses and creepy corn mazes are crawling with chain-saw slinging Jasons, razor-fingered Freddy Kruegers, and other gory ghouls from Hollywood this time of year. But as you might expect from a living history museum, Conner Prairie digs a little deeper into American fright night folklore to scare up its brand… Continue reading.

Picture of the Mowery Family

Living their dream

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Posted on Oct 02, 2019 in General

When Jennifer and Patrick Mowery married in 2013, they knew they wanted to raise a family together. Jennifer also longed for her small-town community of Crawfordsville, where much of her family still resided.  But they faced two major roadblocks – both of their careers were tied to Indianapolis and they had been unable to build… Continue reading.

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