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.
With the retirement of Sherryl Rhinesmith (see story on page 7), the staff of the shared communications and marketing team of LaGrange County and Noble REMCs have changed titles and added a new member. Kevin Dreibelbis, with 25 years of experience in cooperative communications, will now lead the team as the communications and marketing manager…. Continue reading.
Lineworker Appreciation Day is April 9, and we’d like to extend our appreciation to the LaGrange County REMC lineworkers who work around the clock to make sure members’ power stays flowing. Front row, from left, are Nate Yoder, crew leader/journeyman lineman; Delmar Bontrager, crew leader/journeyman lineman; and Cole Howe, tree trimmer/groundman. Back row, from left,… Continue reading.
As snow melts and the ground thaws, electric cooperatives start planning for their annual meetings. Did you know that as a retail member of your local energy co-op, you are also part owner? You have an ownership stake and a direct say in how things are run. As a result, your cooperative’s annual meeting directly… Continue reading.
How many of you remember dropping into LaGrange County REMC with your parents or grandparents to pay the light bill? Whether you do that in person, by mail or online, today paying your monthly electric bill does a lot more than just keep the lights on. Electricity keeps us connected to our modern world. Consider… Continue reading.
Thanks to nearly 75 percent of LaGrange County REMC members for supporting Operation Round Up. Participating program members allow their electric bills to be rounded up to the nearest dollar. This spare change is used to benefit people who live in our community. Since the beginning of the program in January 2002, nearly $480,000 has… Continue reading.
LaGrange County REMC is offering three $1,000 scholarships designed to help area students further their education at an accredited college or trade school of their choice. To apply: Pick up an application at the REMC office or download at lagrangeremc.com. Complete the application. Submit by March 29. REQUIREMENTS Applicants must be an actively enrolled senior…. Continue reading.
At this year’s LaGrange County REMC Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 9, members can vote for individuals to represent them for the following districts: District 3: All of Bloomfield Township and the East portion of Clay, being all of Sections 1, 2, 11, 12, 14, 13, 23, 24, 26, 25, 35, and 36. The NW… Continue reading.
The LaGrange County REMC board of directors recently appointed Clifford Hibbs to represent the membership in District 4 following the passing of Director Mark Bontrager. Hibbs has been a member of the cooperative for 27 years. A Westview High School graduate, he attended Glen Oaks Community College. In 1993, he received his certification from the… Continue reading.
Mark your calendar for the 2018 LaGrange County Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 9, at our office. Be sure to read future issues of Electric Consumer for more information.
The LaGrange County REMC will be accepting applications from non-profit, service organizations for environmentally friendly projects that benefit LaGrange County. Projects that could be funded by EnviroWatts grants: Develop renewable energy sources and resources. Reduce energy use. Improve water quality of rivers, streams and underground aquifers. Improve air quality of local area. Enhance species diversity…. Continue reading.
The petition process for election to the LaGrange County REMC board is underway. Two directors will be elected for a three-year term at the cooperative’s annual meeting in June. Any LaGrange County REMC member, subject to certain conditions, whose primary residence is in a district up for election may become a candidate. The board is… Continue reading.
Energy efficiency is easy: Anybody can do it, anywhere. However, once you get past low- and no-cost solutions, “one-size-fits-all” information becomes scarce. As we know from the frigid weather we experienced in early January, to the hot summer days we had last August, our climate zone varies. The changes in temperature and humidity levels dictate… Continue reading.