Ham radio more than a hobby for Hoosier Energy employees

Every year, tens of thousands of people descend upon Dayton, Ohio, for the Hamvention.   This is an event that has nothing to do with food.   The Dayton Hamvention is the world’s largest amateur radio gathering, an event that started in 1952 and has grown yearly since other than a two-year hiatus for the…

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Open house opens the door to change for SCI members

Change is never easy.   It only gets more difficult when change is unwanted.   But in the case of Hoosier Energy’s Centerton to Wilbur Project, constructing 5.8 miles of new 69kV overhead transmission line is a necessity for South Central Indiana REMC members.   An open house at Centerton Elementary School on June 23-24…

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Whitewater Valley REMC breaks ground on future home

Whitewater Valley REMC took its next step into the future on June 27 when it held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility in Liberty.   Construction on the 33,860 square-foot building is projected to take 12 months with relocation to the new facility expected to take place in the summer of 2024.   This…

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Centerton open house opens the lines of communication

In the utility industry, it’s reasonable to expect the unexpected.   When Hoosier Energy threw open the doors at Centerton Elementary School on June 23rd and 24th for the Centerton to Wilbur Project Open House, no one was sure what to expect.   “If we’ve done an open house in the past, it wasn’t done…

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Cooperatives celebrate students with scholarships

School’s out for summer, but students from 14 Hoosier Energy member cooperatives are collecting college scholarships for the 2023-24 year.   As a matter of fact, the total of 90 students receiving scholarships surpasses last year’s already high standard of 86. Three of those are recipients of statewide awards as Alivia Hopper of Orange County…

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Campers put pedal to the metal at Camp Kilowatt

Camp Kilowatt put the pedal to the medal in 2023, literally.   The annual four-day program for students entering seventh grade, funded by electric cooperatives across the state of Indiana, including Hoosier Energy, took place June 7-10 at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana.   Hoosier Energy was also the primary sponsor for circuit boards and…

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Bikes just one thing on the list for Desert Rose Foundation

Julie Myers keeps a running list.   So, when Hoosier Energy reached out this spring to offer four bikes to Desert Rose Foundation in Martinsville, Myers was ready to give each of them a new home.   New homes are Myers’ specialty as a Case Manager/Victim Advocate for Desert Rose, which provides assistance for victims…

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A little cooperation goes a long way toward repairing storm damage

Cooperation among cooperatives.   This is a principle that’s been repeated many times, but the practical application is unmistakably crucial.   That was once again the case with this spring’s tornado damage throughout the Hoosier Energy footprint.   In assessing the damage, several items were in short supply. Hoosier Energy Manager of Purchases and Contracts…

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