Capital credits: Money back for you, our members
With the holidays just around the corner, there’s no better time to show our commitment to our members than through the disbursement of capital credits. Longtime members of LaGrange County REMC have benefited from receiving cash back over the years. For our newer members who aren’t as familiar with our cooperative principles, let me help…Continue reading.
Director Jeff Hampshire’s decision to join the LaGrange County REMC Board of Directors in 1992 was sparked in the 1970s with a piece of advice from former board member Frankie Parish. “You know, at some point in time, you young people are going to have to step up to the plate and take over for… Continue reading.
Saluting sacrifice and service
Northeast Indiana veterans from World War II and the Vietnam and Korean Wars were recognized in October for their service and sacrifice with an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials dedicated to them. The trip was provided through Honor Flight Northeast Indiana, which has hosted more than 2,200 veterans on such trips… Continue reading.
Co-op Solar brightens members’ home
Kathy Brittenham smiles as she explains why she and her husband wanted to become part of LaGrange County REMC’s Co-op Solar program. “It’s time to put my money where my mouth is, so to speak,” Britthenham said with a laugh. A former environmental science teacher at Prairie Heights Middle School, she said even though she… Continue reading.
Operations Manager Terry Helmer can still recall his beginning days with LaGrange County REMC. He made $3 an hour as one of 10 employees at the cooperative, learned his job as a lineman through a correspondence-like program and served about 3,000 members. Helmer celebrated 45 years at the cooperative this year, and was recognized in… Continue reading.
Making a difference in our communities
Concern for the community is one of the strongest principles of LaGrange County REMC and its members. This is tangibly seen through Operation Round Up, which distributes grants to local nonprofit organizations from donations collected through participating members each month. This quarter, that generosity amounted to more than $9,500 in contributions to local food banks,… Continue reading.