History repeats itself, the old adage contends. It’s certainly true in Gary Gerlach’s case. This month, the Pulaski County farmer will take over the presidential reins of Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC), the service association for Indiana’s member-owned electric utilities. He was elected to the post at IEC’s annual meeting Dec. 4, 2017. Gerlach, a director… Continue reading.
One thing most all sweethearts get asked at some point: “How did you meet?” For some, it was like Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Some Enchanted Evening.” Sparks flew at the first meeting of eyes across a crowded room, love at first sight. Sometimes, one person felt that spark right away, while the other looked for the… Continue reading.
Even as a college sophomore with little experience being interviewed, Michelle Study-Campbell said she knew this one was not going well. Before a panel of politicos, she was applying for a statehouse internship for the 1996 legislative session. “As I was interviewing, I could see it was kind of flat. I wasn’t getting a lot… Continue reading.
Gov. Mike Pence spent an autumn afternoon with a Warren County REMC board member, leading a town hall meeting and operating a combine — experiencing a short time in the boots of an Indiana farmer. Pence held the community meeting in Fowler, Indiana, at the family farm of Bruce Buchanan, secretary-treasurer of Warren County REMC’s… Continue reading.
“Some superheroes wear capes. Some superheroes can fly. But my type of superheroes are dressed in scrubs and wear white jackets …” — Mekinley Elrod Youth Power and Hope Awards winner Mekinley Elrod says it best: Not all “superheroes wear capes ….” Superheroes, however, have one thing in common — a desire and drive to… Continue reading.
While the risk of a historically massive blackout — like the ones the Northeast United States experienced in 1965 and 2003 — is rare, we all know power failures can occur locally during severe weather. Weather is the number one cause of power outages in the United States, costing the economy between $18 billion and… Continue reading.
Of all the decades of the 20th century, arguably the 1960s made the greatest contribution to the “popular culture.” That was the decade that gave us such popular pop culture phenoms as the space program; the Beatles; the Super Bowl; “Star Trek” and so on. Here are some pop culture references to Northeast Blackout of… Continue reading.
Blame it on a Q-29, a safety device the size of a shoe box, at a remote Canadian electrical substation near Niagara Falls. Blame it on human error for setting the suspect Q-29’s limit too low for the transmission line it protected. Or blame it on the hubris of those who never fathomed so small… Continue reading.
An estimated 4,500 people turned out Sept. 12 for the annual Family Safety Day at Warsaw’s Central Park. Kosciusko REMC has been one of the main sponsors since 2008. The event brings together the community’s first responders along with the REMC and health care and fitness facilities for a hands-on day of meeting, greeting and… Continue reading.
One sunny Saturday morning last month, when 4-year-old twins Kade and Bella Jones normally would have been outside playing, they were inside a large garage-like building watching a grown man play with a toy farm tractor, grain auger and little dolls. He also made steam shoot out the side of a hot dog on a… Continue reading.
Across the U.S., cases of fraud and identity theft are at all-time highs. In 2014 alone, there were over 40,000 cases of phone- or utilities-related fraud, or 118 cases every day. Energy scams are becoming more sophisticated and prevalent, and it’s possible for anyone to be tricked by them. The best way to stay safe… Continue reading.
Got an old fridge or freezer out in the garage or in the basement? Is it always running — but cooling only a six-pack of beer, some left over fishing bait or a few miscellaneous items you rarely use? If so, you better go catch it … and your electric meter … and your wallet…. Continue reading.
Indiana has no officially designated “state fruit.” But if it did, chances are the healthy and wholesome apple would be the apple of Hoosier eyes. Not only is the apple by far the most plentiful fruit crop grown in Indiana, but Johnny Appleseed, the pioneer nurseryman who cultivated orchards from Pennsylvania to Illinois, was himself… Continue reading.