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Energy sleuthing

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Posted on May 22, 2018 in Energy

Spending a few hundred dollars on an energy audit now could save you thousands of dollars over time. A home energy audit is a detailed assessment of your home that can give you a roadmap for future energy-related investments: • What efficiency investments will be most effective in reducing your energy bills? • Why might some areas… Continue reading.

Living in a Connected Hometown

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Posted on May 22, 2018 in Features, General

When Chris Muegge went off to college in 2007, he thought his days working with his dad on the family farm were done. Leveraging his education in animal/feedlot nutrition from Oklahoma State University and then Purdue to come back to his parents’ 1,200-acre grain and livestock farm in southeast Hancock County seemed economically improbable. “I… Continue reading.

Best of Indiana 2018

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Posted on May 22, 2018 in Features, General

With summer just a few weeks away, now’s the perfect time to add new places to your Hoosier bucket lists. Electric Consumer readers have been providing their picks of places to check out since we announced in March that our “Readers’ Choice Awards” would be back. After sharing their favorites in four categories — Best… Continue reading.

People in Partnership

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Posted on May 01, 2018 in Kankakee Valley REMC

If you didn’t make it to this year’s annual meeting, you missed a great celebration. A total of 640 registered members took part in the April 10 meeting. This is the highest registered member attendance since 1979. All members received a lighted outlet cover and a $10 bill credit as a welcome gift. In addition,… Continue reading.

Arbor Day roots

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Posted on May 01, 2018 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Commitment to Community is a cooperative principle that Kankakee Valley REMC puts into practice many times throughout the year. Our most recent community outreach program was the sponsorship of trees for Arbor Day. We visited 10 fourth grade classrooms in schools throughout our service territory with a message of electrical safety when planting trees. Students… Continue reading.

Operation Round Up scholarships awarded to area students

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Posted on May 01, 2018 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Six local high school seniors received Kankakee Valley REMC Operation Round Up scholarships totaling $8,000 at KV REMC’s annual meeting last month.  This year’s $2,000 scholarship recipients were (pictured above): Truman Maxwell, Boone Grove High School; Samantha Williams, Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics & Humanities. The $1,000 scholarship recipients were: Rylee Briel, Valparaiso High School;… Continue reading.

Youth selected for summer programs

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Posted on May 01, 2018 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Kankakee Valley REMC is excited to announce its participants in this year’s Touchstone Energy Camp and Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. Students were selected from applications they submitted to the cooperative for each program. In addition to the applications, students were required to complete an essay.  These all-expense-paid opportunities are sponsored by Kankakee Valley… Continue reading.

Trading Post

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Posted on May 01, 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: Red 2010 GMC Sierra 4×4, ½ ton 1500 regular cab, long bed pickup. Features, air, cruise, tilt, AM/FM,… Continue reading.

Indiana catches elusive state insect

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Posted on May 01, 2018 in Features, General

The Indiana state flag features a torch with stars beaming out from its flame against a dark blue field. Every summer night, that flag comes alive in the fields and forests of rural and suburban Indiana in the form of fireflies lighting up the dark blue night with their illuminating flickers. How appropriate, then, that… Continue reading.

Peony for your thoughts

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Posted on Apr 29, 2018 in Backyard

By B. Rosie Lerner To admire a peony in full bloom is a fitting way to celebrate our full arrival into spring. Although it is native to Asia, the peony has become a staple of Midwestern flower gardens — so much so that the Indiana Legislature in 1957 adopted the peony as the state flower…. Continue reading.

Getting organized

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Posted on Apr 29, 2018 in DIY

By Scott and Heather Limeberry Spring cleaning season is upon us, and for many people that means more than scrubbing and scouring. It also means clearing out clutter and reorganizing problem areas in their homes. A big part of organization anywhere in the house is being able to easily locate and get to the things… Continue reading.