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Meadow Lake Wind Farm at a glance

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Posted on Mar 31, 2016 in General

Location: White County, south of Wolcott; west of Chalmers and Brookston Dimensions: 12 miles by 12 miles; over 92,000 acres Status: Phases I to IV operating (2009-2010); More construction to begin in 2017 Nameplate capacity: 500 megawatts (Phases I-IV); 600 MW (by 2018) Number of turbines: 303 (Phases I-IV); 353 (by 2018) Power generation: 1,535,606 megawatt-hours annually… Continue reading.

Alternative Power

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Posted on Mar 31, 2016 in General

Alternative sources of energy are gaining ground as costs drop, efficiencies improve, and consumers, lawmakers, regulators and utilities all seek cleaner solutions for the environment when it comes to how we generate electricity and use electricity.  Indiana’s electric cooperatives have been diversifying their power portfolios for over two decades — even before renewable mandates and… Continue reading.

Blue & Gold gardens

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Posted on Mar 01, 2016 in Backyard, General, Outdoors

By B. Rosie Lerner To celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial this year, the Garden Club of Indiana and the Indiana Bicentennial Commission are hoping gardeners will join the Blue & Gold garden tribute to Indiana’s state flag. It’s an easy way for all Indiana residents to commemorate the bicentennial. If you don’t have a traditional garden bed,… Continue reading.

Are you eating the right amount of protein?

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Posted on Mar 01, 2016 in General

Without protein, our bodies wouldn’t be able to function properly. Protein is a structural molecule composed of amino acids, which our bodies typically can’t produce on their own. Not only do proteins make muscles, tendons, organs and skins, our bodies rely on proteins for enzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters and other important functions. According to the U.S…. Continue reading.

Robins come a-calling

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Posted on Mar 01, 2016 in General

By Jack Spaulding I was a little amazed a few weeks ago when I noticed a flock of about 15 robins sitting in the ash tree behind the house. Robins are not seed feeders and didn’t show up for the sunflower seeds at our bird feeder. I don’t know if they were a small flock from… 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.

How does food pairing work?

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Posted on Feb 01, 2016 in General

When foods share certain chemical compounds — like coffee and roasted peanut — they complement each other and attract more flavor from one another when paired together. Did you know that roast beef shares chemical compounds with the most other foods? Roasted beef connects with peas, peanuts, potatoes, shrimp, milk, wheat bread and many more… Continue reading.

Bathroom bliss

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Posted on Feb 01, 2016 in General, Product Picks

By Becky Billingsley Feel like the king or queen of your castle while luxuriating in technology that turns your bathroom into a royal spa. LAP OF LUXURY SERENITY NOW Immerse yourself in relaxation in a sleek Ariel Platinum Whirlpool Bathtub. You’ll be treated to 15 massage jets, six massage modes, four intensity settings, a touchscreen… Continue reading.

Where are citrus fruits most commonly grown?

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Posted on Jan 04, 2016 in General

According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, more than 140 countries produce citrus fruits. About 70 percent of the world’s total citrus produce is grown in the northern hemisphere. Brazil, China and the United States are the top total citrus fruit producers, growing grapefruit, lemons, limes, oranges and tangerines. In the United… Continue reading.

Co-op Champions

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Posted on Dec 03, 2015 in Co-op Connection, Commentary, General

Now in its third year, the Champion of Indiana’s Electric Cooperatives award is being presented to three lawmakers who are strong advocates for cooperatives in three different legislative arenas: the U.S. House of Representatives, the Indiana House of Representatives, and the Indiana Senate. The award is the most distinguished honor for public servants presented by… Continue reading.

Do you know how these holiday traditions began?

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Posted on Dec 01, 2015 in General

Christmas cookies began in medieval times with cookies flavored with Christmas spices, dried fruit and nuts. Cut-out cookies trace back to 18th century England when people used them as props when acting out Christmas stories. Eggnog is from the British aristocracy who drank the warm milk and egg beverages with expensive spices and brandy to… Continue reading.

Meal prep

Save time with meal prep and planning

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Posted on Nov 01, 2015 in General

In addition to following quick recipes, you also can save time in the kitchen by planning and preparing your meals in advance. With busy schedules, it can seem impossible to cook a healthy meal at home each evening. But meal planning and preparation allow you to make quality meals for your family without sacrificing extra time…. Continue reading.

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