Marshall County REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Plymouth, Indiana. As a cooperative, Marshall 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.
Sixty-five linemen from 24 Indiana electric cooperatives, including Kenny Eggleston and John Yates of Marshall County REMC, assisted in the Hurricane Irma recovery efforts in Georgia and Florida. The massive storm left more than 6 million people, some 1.5 million who are co-op members, without power in the southeastern United States. REMC would like to… Continue reading.
The Annual Marshall County Ag Day was held Thursday, Sept. 14, for area third graders at Centennial Park in Plymouth. Children learned about the value of agriculture in our community. Presenter topics included bees/pollination, electrical safety, ducks, chicks, swine, sheep, goats, dairy, beef, conservation of natural resources, crop production, farm safety and draft horses. Journeyman… Continue reading.
Wabash Valley Power recently joined its member cooperatives to dedicate three new solar array sites in Peru, Indiana; Paris, Illinois; and Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. The new sites will join existing arrays in Danville and Wanatah, Indiana, to produce electricity for a new community solar program called Co-op Solar, which will be available to members of… Continue reading.
This month is National Co-op Month. As a reader of Electric Consumer, you likely are aware that you are a member of an electric cooperative. Yet you may not know that your local electric co-op is also part of a cooperative — which creates the electricity delivered to your home. Your local co-op is a… Continue reading.
You may not think you need to have an understanding of energy demand and purchasing, but do you ever look at your energy bill and wonder what it all means? If your answer to that question is “yes,” then you might be interested to learn how demand impacts your utility bill. To start, it is… Continue reading.
Perhaps you are familiar with an undesirable aspect of the electronic and IOT (Internet of Things) revolution: vampire loads. Vampire loads come from devices that use electricity even when they appear to be off. The primary culprits are chargers, set-top television boxes, instant-on televisions and gaming systems. There are others, but these four represent the… Continue reading.
Make sure to use your Co-op Connections Card® for everyday savings! Save on prescriptions and so much more. Many local and national businesses participate in the Co-op Connections Card program by offering great discounts or special offers to members who show their Co-op Connections Card. Members can search saving opportunities by visiting www.marshallremc.com or by… Continue reading.
There is a lot of great advice on how to be more energy efficient — using ENERGY STAR®-rated LEDs and appliances, for example. But then there’s the not so great advice: the misinformation, mistakes and myths that could lead you astray. Here are a few of the most common myths — and the truths that… Continue reading.
On July 25, the Operation Round Up board awarded three grants, totaling $4,200, to local organizations. Argos Community Elementary School received funding to assist third grade teacher Ashley Thayer and her co-worker in building a classroom library for her students. Students between preschool and sixth grade attend Argos Elementary. Marshall County Historical Society Inc. received… Continue reading.
Junior Divisions Division 1: Circuit Board Champion: Reed Selner Reserve Champion: Anthony Padilla Division 2: Shake Flashlight Champion: Caden Large Reserve Champion: Travis Barnhart Division 3: Trouble Light Champion: Cassidy Riddle Reserve Champion: Aurora Davis Junior Grand Champion Cassidy Riddle Junior Reserve Grand Champion Reed Selner Senior Divisions Division 4: Lamp Champion: Caleb Poisel Reserve… Continue reading.