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Product Recalls — October

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Posted on Sep 19, 2018 in Product Recalls

As a service to our readers and to promote electrical safety, here are some recent recall notices provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Visit www.cpsc.gov/en/recalls for full details of these recalls and for notices of many more.    1. Harbor Freight Tools recalls unsafe handgun safe  Harbor Freight has recalled two models of… Continue reading.

Maze Running

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Posted on Sep 19, 2018 in Features, General

      There’s no doubt that Indiana’s autumns can be among the most beautiful in the country, with vibrant fall foliage sometimes visible for miles. Each of us has our own autumn traditions, from making s’mores over backyard firepits to carving pumpkins to hitting the road in search of prime spots to enjoy nature’s… Continue reading.

Ask Rosie

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Posted on Sep 19, 2018 in Backyard

Q: I had potato bugs really bad this year. I picked them off every few days, but they just came back. I tried Sevin, but the rain just washed it off. What can I do about potato bugs? — S. Newland, Columbus, IN  A: There are a number of insecticides labeled for control of Colorado… Continue reading.

Dressed for success

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Posted on Sep 19, 2018 in From the Editor

Regular readers of my column won’t be surprised by this revelation: I like to dress up for Halloween. If I’m confident enough to show 274,000 readers what I look like in clown makeup (see August issue), of course I’m game to wear a silly costume to work!  For years, the Electric Consumer staff took top… Continue reading.

Value of power generated from coal

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Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Hoosier Energy operates a coal-based generation facility located near Sullivan. The Merom  Generating Station produces reliable energy 24/7/365. This station is part of Hoosier Energy’s “All of the Above” energy strategy that also includes renewable energy resources.  This station has state-of-the-art  environmental pollution control equipment installed that is used to reduce emissions. This equipment operates… Continue reading.

Don’t Fall Behind

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Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

The cooling temperatures and kids once again climbing the school bus steps to head to school mean that fall is quickly approaching! The changing season also can serve as an alarm clock to prepare for what is to come – winter. Early fall is the perfect time to prepare your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning… Continue reading.

Ask Rosie

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Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Backyard

By B. Rosie Lerner Q: I sent in a mystery plant question that was featured in your column in the July 2017 issue. The plant was not doing well then but has finally begun flourishing. I have identified it to be a portulaca molokiniensis. I have found various sites that all give different descriptions on… Continue reading.

Product Recalls — September

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Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Product Recalls

As a service to our readers and to promote electrical safety, here are some recent recall notices provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Visit www.cpsc.gov/en/recalls for full details of these recalls and for notices of many more. 1. Recessed downlights recalled for shock hazard Ketra D3 recessed downlights have been recalled because the… Continue reading.

Product Picks — September

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Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in Product Picks

Turn your bathroom into a personal spa and pamper yourself with this luxurious collection of health and beauty gadgets. by JAYNE CANNON DENTAL TAG TEAM You hear it on every visit to the dentist—brush and floss. Maybe it’s time to step up your dental game with the Waterpik Complete  Care Flosser and Oscillating Toothbrush System,… Continue reading.

Understanding your home’s electrical system

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Posted on Sep 07, 2018 in Safety

Many move into a new home without understanding the electrical system that makes all the electronics work. Would you know how to trip the main circuit if someone was being shocked in the bathroom? “Understanding how your home’s electrical system functions is important not only to keep it properly maintained, but for your safety if… Continue reading.

Indiana Eats — Midtowne Oven Restaurant

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Posted on Sep 04, 2018 in Indiana Eats

State Sen. Ron Alting likens the Midtowne Oven Restaurant in his hometown of Lafayette to an evening in the Big Easy — even though this highly rated hangout is in Purdue Boilermaker country. “The ambience reminds me of a New Orleans setting with large windows so you may dine while looking outside,” Alting said. Though… Continue reading.

Upgrade your outdated bathroom

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Posted on Sep 04, 2018 in DIY

By JEREMY & TINA BURGI Oh, the bathroom. The room with so many moving parts, taking care of our most basic needs. The room that seems to get dirty five minutes after you’ve cleaned it, and the room that can quickly show wear and tear. If you take a moment to look at your bathroom… Continue reading.