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Making a splash!

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 in General, Southern Indiana Power

Southern Indiana Power recently donated several cases of bottled water to local schools to be sold at events as fundraisers. Pictured above are students from South Spencer Jr./Sr. School. Other schools receiving donated water through the program include Perry Central Jr./Sr. High School, Heritage Hills High School and Tell City Jr./Sr. High School.

Save on Holiday World tickets!

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 in General, Orange County REMC

Visit, and look under the “REMC Store” link for Holiday World tickets. Or go directly to To receive the discount, use the following information to login and complete your purchase: Username: Holiday496 Password: World496 Season passes and concert tickets for special events can also be purchased this way. Children 2 and under are… Continue reading.

Reaching for Tomorrow

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 in General

“I touch the future. I teach.” is a quote attributed to Christa McAuliffe, the star-crossed classroom teacher who was to be the first teacher in space aboard the ill-fated Space Shuttle Challenger. In their own ways, Indiana’s electric cooperatives have been touching the future, too, … for decades. Fulfilling the cooperative commitment to community and education, they… Continue reading.

State steps up to STEM challenges

Posted on Feb 25, 2017 in General

A discussion about careers in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — often involves statistics. That’s not surprising. We are, after all, talking about a field focused on facts, figures, and formulas. So, consider this:  The Indiana Department of Workforce Development projects that opportunities in all occupations will grow by 13.9 percent from 2010 to… Continue reading.

Footsteps to Freedom

Posted on Jan 28, 2017 in Features, General

For Eileen Baker-Wall, the Levi and Catharine Coffin house is more than just a state historic site and national landmark. It’s also something as deeply personal and cherished as her family’s rarest heirloom. Her great-great grandfather William Bush perhaps owed his life to the Coffins, their home and the Wayne County community of Newport. Perhaps… Continue reading.

A River ~ not so far away

Posted on Jan 03, 2017 in Features, General

The Wabash River is Indiana’s river. It’s the official state river, and the state song also sings its praises … “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away.” But the Wabash River is not so far away for anyone living in Indiana. It enters the state at Jay County, not far from where it begins… Continue reading.

Practice makes pysanky

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 in General

(Note to readers: This story originally was published in the December 2003 issue of Electric Consumer.) When Paul Batz enters what he calls “The Egg Zone,” there’s no telling where he’ll end up or when he’ll get there. In this oval universe, Batz travels along thin ribbons of wax that en-circle and crisscross the surface… Continue reading.

Christmas Ornament Contest

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 in Features, General

It’s been looking a lot like Christmas around the Electric Consumer office for a couple of months. Tiny parcels and big boxes bearing angels and reindeer, Santa Claus and snowmen have been dropping in regularly, courtesy of the postman. Now it’s our turn to post the winners of our Christmas Ornament Contest for all to… Continue reading.

‘Ringing Everyone a Merry Christmas’

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 in Features, General

As sure as Charlie Brown, the Grinch and Frosty the Snowman come rolling around this time of year spreading Christmas cheer and baby boomer nostalgia, electric cooperative mascot Willie Wiredhand pops in to remind us that the REMC “Ringing Everyone a Merry Christmas” gift records from the 1960s are on Electric Consumer’s YouTube channel. These… Continue reading.

Race for the State

Posted on Oct 24, 2016 in Features, General

With this November issue, Electric Consumer focuses on Indiana’s gubernatorial race between Democratic Party candidate John Gregg and Republican Party candidate Eric Holcomb. Though Holcomb is currently Indiana’s lieutenant governor, the general public is still getting to know him. He was appointed to that position March 3 by Gov. Mike Pence after Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann,… Continue reading.

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