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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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Your spare change makes a difference

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Posted on Aug 27, 2018 in LaGrange County REMC

Through the generosity of nearly 75 percent of our members, three organizations in our community recently benefited from LaGrange County REMC’s Operation Round Up program. Operation Round Up is a voluntary program allowing members to round up their monthly bills to the nearest dollar. Those pennies on the dollar are then given back to the… Continue reading.

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.

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.

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.

Annual Meeting Snapshots

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Posted on Jun 22, 2018 in LaGrange County REMC

Members enjoy day dedicated to them Around 1,300 LaGrange County REMC members and their families came together on June 9 to elect two directors to the cooperative board, as well as spend the day eating, learning and laughing together. Registered members re-elected incumbent director Jeff Hampshire to represent District 3 and elected Clifford Hibbs to… Continue reading.

Membership matters

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Posted on May 25, 2018 in LaGrange County REMC

Cooperative employees and directors are often asked why customers are called “members.” The answer is simple: our members own our business. Every decision made at LaGrange County REMC directly benefits you — our owner-members.  Member driven and member owned, we look out for you because we are you. With members in charge, you can feel confident… Continue reading.

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