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LaGrange County REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in LaGrange, Indiana. As a cooperative, LaGrange County REMC follows seven core principles that are universal to cooperatives worldwide. Among those principles is one stressing education, training and information. Electric Consumer, a monthly magazine published especially for Indiana’s electric cooperative members, is one way the REMC informs and educates its members. Electric Consumer is available not only in a print format, but as an electronic publication for those who prefer getting their information on their electronic devices.

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Microgrids: electricity’s future?

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Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

Tourists visiting Alcatraz learn about the island’s prison history under light bulbs energized by the high-tech future — one of the nation’s largest microgrids, which powers the site. Microgrids are localized energy grids that can operate independently. As new energy sources power more of the nation’s towns and cities, new technologies ensure that these sources… Continue reading.

Giving back

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Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in LaGrange County REMC

Six local organizations recently felt the large impact of spare change thanks to our members. Through LaGrange County REMC’s Operation Round Up program, members can choose to round up their bill to the highest dollar each month. These pennies on the dollar are then given back to the community through grant funding, which has totaled… Continue reading.

Future planning

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Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in LaGrange County REMC

Just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, planning for the LaGrange County REMC Annual Meeting begins months in advance. Important work takes time, and, in our case, that means weeks spent coordinating vendors, local organizations and employees to provide an event that both celebrates you, our members, and gives you the opportunity to vote… Continue reading.

Habitat fundraiser set for Aug. 3

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Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in LaGrange County REMC

This year’s LaGrange County Habitat for Humanity auction will take place Friday, Aug. 3, at the Shipshewana Auction Barn. Participants can bid in the annual auction or dine in the haystack dinner tent. It’s all for a great cause: to continue the tradition of working alongside families who are building their own futures. Currently, that… Continue reading.

Higher education

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Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in LaGrange County REMC

LaGrange County REMC is proud to announce the recipients of our 2018 scholarships. We awarded three $1,000 scholarships to help students in our community further their education. The recipients’ parents or guardians must be members of LaGrange County REMC to qualify. Candidates were judged on grade point average, a short autobiography and letters of recommendation,… Continue reading.

Employee spotlight

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Posted on Jun 22, 2018 in LaGrange County REMC

Tracy Hawk recently joined the LaGrange County REMC team as its newest customer service representative. A Topeka resident, Hawk previously worked as the office manager at Burnworth Zollars Auto Group in Ligonier. She grew up in the Cromwell/Ligonier area and graduated from West Noble High School. She and her husband, Kevin, have four children and… Continue reading.

Your board of directors candidates

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Posted on May 25, 2018 in LaGrange County REMC

LaGrange County REMC’s annual meeting gives our members the opportunity to vote on the cooperative’s board of directors while enjoying time with neighbors and community organizations. This year will see the election of two board members representing Districts 3 and 4. Both candidates are incumbents and are running unopposed.  Attend the annual meeting Saturday, June… Continue reading.

Geothermal tax credit reinstated

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Posted on May 25, 2018 in LaGrange County REMC

Locally, LaGrange County REMC members who upgrade to a geothermal heating and cooling system can be rewarded with a POWER MOVES® rebate. Now, those who make the environmentally-friendly improvement have the opportunity for a federal tax credit, as well.  In February, Congress approved a budget which reinstated the federal tax credit on residential and commercial… Continue reading.

LaGrange County REMC Annual Meeting

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Posted on Apr 26, 2018 in LaGrange County REMC

Saturday, June 9 Registration: 10:30 a.m. – Noon LaGrange County REMC 1995 E. U.S. 20, LaGrange   Events, displays and giveaways: Flag ceremony and recognition of veterans Clowns and bounce houses Lunch with your neighbors Register for a $10 bill credit $1,000 in cash prizes LaGrange County REMC programs and displays Community organizations including Parkview LaGrange… Continue reading.

Restoration and preservation

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Posted on Apr 26, 2018 in LaGrange County REMC

When most people hear the word “savanna,” they visualize the great plains of Africa. What they don’t realize is northeast Indiana was once covered in such ecosystems, which are characterized by a mix of woodlands and grasslands. LaGrange County Parks and Recreation Department is looking to turn back the clock by restoring parts of the… Continue reading.

Spraying keeps power safe, reliable

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Posted on Apr 26, 2018 in LaGrange County REMC

Warm spring and summer months create rapid growth of foliage that can cause real problems for electric utilities like LaGrange County REMC. Years of experience and study have proven the safest and most efficient way to maintain power line rights-of-way is through careful use of herbicides.  You may know from working on your own lawn,… Continue reading.

Safety above all else

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Posted on Apr 26, 2018 in LaGrange County REMC

“Safety” is a universal word that is mentioned often and used loosely. Communities large and small as well as companies across all industries are committed to safety. Sports leagues, at every level, take safety seriously.  Unfortunately, when it really counts, steps to keep the public, workers, athletes and loved ones safe are often ignored in… Continue reading.

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