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A Family of Art

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Posted on Apr 27, 2016 in Features, For Youth

From the time the Schuler kids were barely up off the floor, the rural North Manchester siblings were encouraged to create art. First came Eli, now a high school senior. Then came triplets Attie, Ellie and Hallie, sophomores. Then came Will, an eighth grader. And finally, there’s Lily, a first grader. While all are creative… Continue reading.

More Hiking Adventures!

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Posted on Apr 04, 2016 in Features

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to fit all of the hiking photos we received from our readers into our April magazine. However, we’re happy to share some more reader-submitted photos here for you to enjoy!    

Wind in the Wires

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Posted on Mar 31, 2016 in Features

For years, Jim and Gloria Humphreys would gaze out toward the towering tri-bladed turbines of the Meadow Lake Wind Farm south of their rural Wolcott home. The colossal pinwheels, clustered across the land for as far as their eyes could see, had them wondering two things: • if they’d ever see the pair planned for… Continue reading.

Judicial Timeout

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Posted on Feb 26, 2016 in Features, General

In what many see as a stunning — even unprecedented — action, the United States Supreme Court halted the Obama administration’s sweeping rule to cut carbon emissions from power providers until the many legal challenges surrounding the 2015 regulation are reviewed by the courts. The 5-4 order came Feb. 9. For now, the stay stops… Continue reading.

More ‘Sweetheart’ stories

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Posted on Feb 05, 2016 in Features

Readers weren’t shy about sharing their love stories for February’s ‘How I Met My Sweetheart’ feature. Though we only had room for 13 letters and six excerpts in the print version of Electric Consumer, there were many more reader-written stories that touched our hearts. We’d like to share some of them with you. Check back… Continue reading.

Stepping up to a new challenge

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Posted on Feb 05, 2016 in Features

By Emily Schilling When Ron Arnholt first ran for a local REMC board position in 1986, he thought he had it all figured out. Just 28 years old, he was vying for a seat vacated by a distant relative only because folks he knew on the nominating committee asked him to run. If he won… Continue reading.

‘How I met my Sweetheart’ …

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Posted on Feb 01, 2016 in Features

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.

Making RE-Connections

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Posted on Jan 04, 2016 in Features, For Youth

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

‘Out on the farm’

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Posted on Dec 01, 2015 in Features

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.

Stars of Wonder!

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Posted on Nov 30, 2015 in Features, For Youth

“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.

Be prepared for blackouts

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Posted on Oct 30, 2015 in Features

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.

1965 blackout a part of 1960s pop culture

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Posted on Oct 30, 2015 in Features

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.

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