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Timeless traditions

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Posted on Nov 29, 2017 in Indiana Eats

Traditions abound during the holidays. Visions of beautifully adorned trees, decked halls and delicious food impart fond memories. Holiday traditions are showcased at Tippecanoe Place in South Bend. Built by Clem Studebaker of the famed Studebaker family in the late 1880s, the mansion is now a well-known event venue and fine-dining establishment. Typical items on… Continue reading.

Holiday safety

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Posted on Nov 20, 2017 in Safety

Winter is full of holiday festivities, and, unfortunately, home fires. Avoid the hazards that are all too common during this time of year with some helpful holiday and winter electrical safety tips! During these winter holiday months, everyone breaks out their space heaters, electric blankets and lots of holiday decorations. It’s no wonder that more… Continue reading.

Refresh the halls

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Posted on Oct 30, 2017 in DIY

by Dennis and Sherry Bishop The holiday season is upon us, and in the midst of planning for family gatherings and creating Black Friday shopping lists, you might also be thinking about how you can get your home ready for all those whimsical Christmas decorations and loving family members from out of town who will… Continue reading.

Tech the Halls

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Posted on Oct 30, 2017 in Product Picks

by Jayne Cannon ’Tis the season to be joule-y. Check out these electronic toys for youngsters and teens on your Christmas list. A REAL DOLL Luvabella isn’t just another talking doll. She giggles, learns new words and animal sounds, and even has a heartbeat. Feed her, comfort her and get her to talk to you…. Continue reading.

Honoring heroes

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Posted on Oct 26, 2017 in LaGrange County REMC

The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. The organization, with the help of many individuals and community supporters, makes it possible for our heroes to fly to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at the memorials built to honor their service. Following breakfast at the… Continue reading.

Honoring heroes

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Posted on Oct 26, 2017 in Noble REMC

Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. The organization, with the help of many individuals and community supporters, makes it possible for our heroes to fly to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at the memorials built to honor their service. Last month, about 85 veterans,… Continue reading.

Holiday food preparation

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Posted on Oct 25, 2017 in Safety

During the holidays, everyone gathers in the kitchen to cook favorite recipes, share warm meals and reconnect with each other. Keep your family safe during these joyful times by learning some basic holiday food preparation safety tips before you start cooking. “The United States Fire Administration estimates more than 2,000 residential fires are reported each… Continue reading.

Energy efficiency for renters

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Posted on Oct 03, 2017 in Energy

by Laura Matney Just because a renter doesn’t own his/her home doesn’t mean energy-saving improvements can’t be made to the apartment or rental property. The 10 tips on this list do not significantly modify the house, but still can save the renter money. Here is the list: 1) Low-flow showerhead: Remove that old showerhead and… Continue reading.

Down by the river

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Posted on Sep 22, 2017 in Indiana Eats

A culinary institution since it opened in 1948, the Overlook Restaurant hugs the banks of the Ohio River near Leavenworth, Indiana. Its prime location, which offers a 20-mile panoramic view of the river, undeniably attracts clientele from near and far. Once there, no one leaves hungry after enjoying Overlook favorites like fried chicken, apple-topped pork… Continue reading.

Call 811 before you dig!

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Posted on Sep 22, 2017 in Safety

Tree roots and power lines often coexist without problems. But whether you’re dealing with underground or overhead power lines, take these precautions when planting trees. Not only do dangers lurk for the person planting the tree, nearby power lines and trees can be harmed as well. Trees growing too close to electrical lines are the… Continue reading.

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Cooking with Grace

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Posted on Sep 12, 2017 in Features

From an early age, Grace Sellers enjoyed helping her mom in the kitchen. Now a 16-year-old homeschooled student from Sellersburg, Grace follows more complicated recipes, such as Mexican Lasagna and Honey-Dill Salmon, and often submits her favorites to Electric Consumer for the food pages. Her first recipe published in Electric Consumer was for Honey Peanut… Continue reading.

Working for You: Jerry Applegate

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Posted on Sep 11, 2017 in Clark County REMC

Jerry Applegate is Working for You. This summer, Jerry was promoted to a Foreman from his previous position as a Lineman. Jerry has been with Clark County REMC for 11 ½ years, but has been an experienced lineman since 1997. When asked he stated, “The challenge of the work and storm restoration are what I enjoy… Continue reading.