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Camp provides adventure and education

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Posted on Jul 30, 2018 in LaGrange County REMC

Riding in the bucket truck, zip lining and making new friends are what students will remember from their time spent at Touchstone Energy Camp this summer. LaGrange County REMC sponsored three Lakeland Middle School students — Quinton Yoder, Dylan Baker and Jeffery Mullen — to travel to Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana, for four days… Continue reading.

Online option makes bill paying easier

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Posted on Jul 30, 2018 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Paying your electric bill should be easy and convenient. For this reason, Kankakee Valley REMC offers an easy way for you to view your electric bill, along with convenient payment options.  If you prefer to pay your bill in-person, over the phone, through our interactive voice response system (IVR) or through auto payment, those options… Continue reading.

Co-op Solar program launches

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Posted on Jul 30, 2018 in LaGrange County REMC

The bright summer sun produces more than great days at the ballpark and bad tan lines. It also creates renewable energy, which our members can now take advantage of through our Co-op Solar program. Officially launching this month, LaGrange County REMC is one in a group of a dozen cooperatives in the region to offer… Continue reading.

Beating the peak

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Posted on Jul 30, 2018 in LaGrange County REMC

Most of us don’t think twice about electricity. We plug something in or switch something on and the current flowing through the wall does what we need. However, obtaining power and delivering it to your home or business is not quite so simple. It becomes even more challenging during the warmest and most humid days… Continue reading.

Playing lumberjack can be deadly

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Posted on Jul 30, 2018 in Kankakee Valley REMC

“The tree service wants how much? Forget it. I’ve got a chain saw and the tree’s not that thick. It shouldn’t be tough to bring it down.” An hour later, 130 homes are without power, and our amateur lumberjack is facing a hefty repair charge. Actually, he’s lucky to be alive. When the tree kicked… Continue reading.

Youth Tour

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Posted on Jul 30, 2018 in LaGrange County REMC

The nation’s capital brightened in June with the arrival of a delegation of students representing electric co-ops across the state. LaGrange County REMC sponsored Prairie Heights High School student Cassidy Gunthorp for the annual Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. The event provides young Hoosiers with the opportunity to tour the nation’s capital, learn about… Continue reading.

Trading Post

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Posted on Jul 30, 2018 in Kankakee Valley REMC

As a service to our members, Kankakee Valley REMC publishes “Trading Post” on its locally-circulated pages of Electric Consumer. Readers may submit two ads per REMC membership, per month. Please see below for more details! FOR SALE: Two 10 psi propane regulators with 10’ hoses, $10 each. New Craftsman auto-hammer with battery, charger and bag,… Continue reading.

Figuring your bill

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Posted on Jul 30, 2018 in Kankakee Valley REMC

If you would like to figure your electric bill yourself, here’s how: Track the kilowatt-hours you used on your meter for the month (or use the amount shown on your bill — they should be about the same). Multiply your kWh by the energy charges rate shown below in Line A. (This is the KV… Continue reading.