Starke County Fair and 4-H Get $10,000 from Rural Cooperatives

Kankakee Valley REMC Director of Marketing and Communications Amanda Steeb presents the grant to Starke County Fair Board Treasurer Beverly Albright
Kankakee Valley REMC Director of Marketing and Communications Amanda Steeb presents the grant to Starke County Fair Board Treasurer Beverly Albright

The Starke County Fair and 4-H program have received $10,000 in grant funding, thanks to Kankakee Valley REMC and CoBank. Kankakee Valley REMC says its $5,000 donation is just the latest part of its regular support of county fairs in Starke, Pulaski, LaPorte, and Porter counties.  Continue reading

KVREMC Service Project Benefits Starke, Pulaski County Customers

Kankakee Valley REMC member, Harry Lindstrom Jr. enjoyed receiving his new mailbox sign courtesy of Kankakee Valley REMC employees during Community Day.
Kankakee Valley REMC member, Harry Lindstrom Jr. enjoyed receiving his new mailbox sign courtesy of Kankakee Valley REMC employees during Community Day.

Several Kankakee Valley REMC customers in Starke and Pulaski Counties have new reflective mailbox signs thanks to the cooperative’s employees. Their third annual “Indiana’s Electric Cooperative Community Day” focused on member safety. Continue reading

Kankakee Valley REMC Launches School Supply Drive

BackpackKankakee Valley REMC wants to make sure children are property equipped for the start of the new school year.

The member-owned electrical cooperative has launched its third annual Pack A Backpack school supply drive. Marketing Director Amanda Steeb says they want to help local families throughout their service area who might be struggling fulfill the necessary list of school supplies for their children. Continue reading

Storms Leave REMC, NIPSCO Customers in the Dark

 
 

A transmission outage at two Kankakee Valley REMC substations in Starke County has thousands of customers in the dark. Spokeswoman Amanda Steeb says a combination of ice and wind this morning has caused numerous broken poles and downed power lines. She reminds everyone to stay clear of downed lines and to treat them as though they are energized. No restoration time is available. More than 3,100 members are without power. Continue reading

KVREMC Employees Install Reflective Signs in Starke County

Employees Joel Metcalf, Chris Lawler and Jill Brown stand with KVREMC member Ben Warren after installing a reflective mailbox sign at his house.
Employees Joel Metcalf, Chris Lawler and Jill Brown stand with KVREMC member Ben Warren after installing a reflective mailbox sign at his house.

First responders in Starke County will have an easier time locating several homes thanks to the efforts of Kankakee Valley REMC employees. They spent the second annual Indiana’s Electric Cooperative Community Day installing reflective mailbox signs. Continue reading

CADA Receives Grant to Help Secure the Phoenix House

CADA Executive Director Wendy Elam accepts an Operation Round Up donation from Kankakee Valley REMC Communications/Marketing Director Amanda Steeb.
CADA Executive Director Wendy Elam accepts an Operation Round Up donation from Kankakee Valley REMC Communications/Marketing Director Amanda Steeb.

Women and children fleeing from domestic or family violence can rest a little easier at the Phoenix House, thanks to a grant from Kankakee Valley REMC. The electric cooperative recently gave the shelter $3,115 to assist with security at the transitional home for women and children. Counseling and other support services are also offered. Continue reading

Kankakee Valley REMC Employees Give Back to Starke, Porter Counties

 
 

Gov. Mike Pence has declared this “Indiana’s Electric Cooperative Community Day.” Kankakee Valley REMC members are spending it giving back to the community. They are adding a new section of privacy and security fence at the Phoenix House in Knox. It’s a transitional facility for women and children who have left home to escape domestic violence. They are also painting a 700-foot-long fence for longtime REMC member Mrs. Dolores Hammerlund at her home on 350 West in Knox. Continue reading

Expert Says Proposed Coal Regulations Don’t Consider “Big Picture”

  
 

The proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulations of coal-fired power plants could hit Hoosier energy consumers hard in the pocketbook. That’s the contention of organizations like Kankakee Valley REMC, NIPSCO and even Gov. Mike Pence, who are all opposed to what they say is an overreaching proposal by EPA to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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