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What is economic development?
The key to cultivating robust communities is economic development. Economic development seeks to improve the overall quality of life within a community. The scope of development typically includes job creation and business retention through incentives for small businesses and workforce development programs. Continue reading.
Camp offers unique experience
Riding in a bucket truck, zip lining and making new friends are what students will remember from their time spent at Camp Kilowatt this summer.
LaGrange County REMC sponsored Prairie Heights incoming seventh grader, Jeremiah Hinkle (pictured at right), to travel to Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana, for four days of fun June 8-11. He joined nearly 80 other students from around Indiana. Continue reading.
No lost time accidents
LaGrange County REMC was recently presented with a “No Lost Time Accident Award” in recognition of its management and employees for their outstanding achievement of an accident-free record of 95,774 employee hours since June 22, 2018, by the Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange. Pictured at left are current employees marking the achievement.
Crew completes training
LaGrange County REMC’s tree crew successfully completed the Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP). This training helps prepare the crew for working safely near energized utility wires. Instruction included identifying specific electrical hazards when working around energized conductors. Team members also got to practice aerial rescue training where they successfully lower a “compromised” co-worker to the… Continue reading.
Unclaimed capital credits await former members
LaGrange County REMC is attempting to locate former members who have unclaimed capital credits. These capital credits were retired and issued during 2019 for persons who received electricity from REMC during 1995 and 2018.
A list of the individuals who did not cash their check can be found here. Click ‘Unclaimed Capital Credits’ for the list of names.
If no one claims the retired amount within 60 days, the REMC may add the unclaimed amount to the Cooperative’s permanent, non-allocated capital or use the unclaimed amount as otherwise permitted by law. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
Broadband coming to four areas
Our crews have made great strides completing the fiber backbone and building distribution fiber for our broadband internet service. We are now collecting applications for service in these four zones: LaGrange North, State Road 9 North, LaGrange East and Howe. If you are in one of these zones and have pre-registered, you should have received… Continue reading.
After school savings
Buses steadily starting and stopping along subdivision streets signal the start of the season’s school day schedules. As teens settle back into the school year, they’re also getting used to their afterschool routines: fall sports, homework or part-time jobs. Regardless of when teenagers arrive home, there are steps they can take to minimize their electricity… Continue reading.