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Posted on Sep 25, 2017 in Features, General

Shortly after opening a taproom in downtown Wabash last March, Chapman’s Brewing Company shed a totally different light on “light beer.” And it had nothing to do with quaffing fewer calories. Tapping into Wabash’s claim as “the world’s first electrically lighted city,” the town’s newest beer hall sponsored “Pints for Power.” Thirty-one percent of its proceeds… Continue reading.

The Best of Indiana

Posted on Aug 24, 2017 in Features, General

Electric Consumer readers know what they like, and they were eager to tell us.  Since we first asked for input in May, readers let us know their favorite things from all over Indiana. Your picks for “the best” showcase just what makes our state special! This is the sixth time in 15 years that we’ve… Continue reading.

Following the moon shadow

Posted on Jul 26, 2017 in General

All of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun, Monday, Aug. 21 (barring  clouds). And, one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights — a total solar eclipse — will pass on a path just missing the far southwestern tip of Indiana. Hoosiers wanting to witness this rare perfect alignment of sun and… Continue reading.

State Fair fare

Posted on Jul 26, 2017 in Features, General

Indiana State Fairgoers may want to bring much bigger appetites to the annual event this month. The 2017 theme is the “Wonderful World of Food.” We all love food. We grow it, sell it, cook it and eat it! And at the 2017 Indiana State Fair we will celebrate it with a featured food each… Continue reading.

4-H Electric connects to next generation

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 in General

Several years ago, leaders in the 4-H Electric program around the state started growing concerned about the decline in participation in the long-time program. To outsiders, the program was mostly associated with wiring a circuit on a plywood board and constructing extension cords and shop lights. Despite its endless energy and opportunities, considering it is… Continue reading.

Making a splash!

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 in General, Southern Indiana Power

Southern Indiana Power recently donated several cases of bottled water to local schools to be sold at events as fundraisers. Pictured above are students from South Spencer Jr./Sr. School. Other schools receiving donated water through the program include Perry Central Jr./Sr. High School, Heritage Hills High School and Tell City Jr./Sr. High School.

Save on Holiday World tickets!

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 in General, Orange County REMC

Visit, and look under the “REMC Store” link for Holiday World tickets. Or go directly to To receive the discount, use the following information to login and complete your purchase: Username: Holiday496 Password: World496 Season passes and concert tickets for special events can also be purchased this way. Children 2 and under are… Continue reading.

Reaching for Tomorrow

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 in For Youth, General

“I touch the future. I teach.” is a quote attributed to Christa McAuliffe, the star-crossed classroom teacher who was to be the first teacher in space aboard the ill-fated Space Shuttle Challenger. In their own ways, Indiana’s electric cooperatives have been touching the future, too, … for decades. Fulfilling the cooperative commitment to community and education, they… Continue reading.

Finger food history

Posted on May 01, 2017 in General

Finger foods, also known as canapés, are tasty and don’t require a fork! Plus, because of their small size, you can taste a variety of foods in one meal. The French began calling finger foods canapés in the late 18th century. Originally, canapés referred to thin slices of bread that were toasted or fried and… Continue reading.

A Hoosier at Heart

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 in General

(This article originally was printed in the October 1998 issue of Electric Consumer.) New Yorkers reputedly are a surly sort. But the old sayings about not judging books by their covers and nice guys finishing last sure don’t apply — at least when it comes to their baseball mascot. “Mr. Met is the nicest character… Continue reading.

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