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Let It Snow!

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Posted on Dec 24, 2017 in Features

The weather prognosticators at the trusty Farmers’ Almanac and the U.S. Energy Information Administration agree this winter is shaping up to be a doozy. But just because the snow may fly and the mercury may drop doesn’t mean we Hoosiers have to hibernate till spring. Indiana might not be positioned like Michigan, Wisconsin or Minnesota… Continue reading.

Must be SANTA!

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Posted on Nov 20, 2017 in Features, General

“Who’s got a beard that’s long and white?” Larry Schuler’s got a beard that’s long and white. “Who comes around on a special night?” Schuler comes around on a special night … (not to mention nights, days and weeks before then, too). “Who’s got boots and a suit of red?” Schuler’s got boots and a… Continue reading.

Sue Scamihorn

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Posted on Oct 26, 2017 in Features, General

Sue Scamihorn’s husband, Mike, says she must not have had enough toys when she was a child. Every day, she’s surrounding herself with a menagerie of playful little critters she sculpts with her own hands from stoneware. Most often, they come with a trademarked “overdeveloped sense of whimsy” — which is how a judge on… Continue reading.

Hand + Heart

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Posted on Oct 26, 2017 in Features, General

  One of the best compliments longtime clay artist Sue Scamihorn said she’s ever received came when she was applying for Indiana Artisan, the juried branding program that recognizes and promotes the state’s exceptional art, crafts and foods. Reviewing her work, one of the judges wrote, “She has an overdeveloped sense of whimsy.” “I always… Continue reading.

Good CHEERS!

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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.

Following the moon shadow

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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

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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

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Posted on Jul 25, 2017 in Features, For Youth, 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.

Reaching for Tomorrow

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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.

To D-I-Y, or Not to D-I-Y

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Posted on May 31, 2017 in Features

When planning home improvement projects — especially those that involve electrical work — do you know when to DIY and when to hire a professional? Here are some tips to keep in mind. Those wanting to do it themselves can tackle many types of projects, but when safety becomes an issue, seek a professional with… Continue reading.