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.
Sherryl Rhinesmith, manager of the shared communications and marketing department of LaGrange County and Noble REMCs, is saying goodbye to those she considers family. “Working with all the people here is absolutely awesome. We’re a family. I’ve been blessed with, not just one, but two co-op families,” Rhinesmith said. “Both LaGrange County and Noble REMCs… Continue reading.
Cole Howe has joined the LaGrange County REMC team as a tree trimmer and groundman. Howe is a graduate of Prairie Heights High School and earned his associate degree in agricultural diesel mechanics from the University of Northwest Ohio in 2015. He most recently worked at the Jayco factory in Middlebury. Residing in the Stroh-Hudson… Continue reading.
On April 22, the world celebrates Earth Day by educating the public about ecological issues and by taking part in local projects to improve the environment. In honor of that annual initiative, LaGrange County REMC would like to remind our members about alternative energy programs that are available to them throughout the year. LaGrange County… Continue reading.
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.