If you’re playing Pokemon Go, here’s a tip – you won’t find a rare character at an electrical substation, and staying away from them while wandering in search of an elusive Pikachu could save your life. Continue reading
Kankakee 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
The Kankakee Valley REMC Operation Round Up program has now raised over a million dollars for local nonprofit groups. Since 2000, REMC members have had the option to round their electric bills up to the next dollar, with that extra money going into a trust, set up to support worthy causes in local communities. Continue reading
Officials with Kankakee Valley REMC are pleased with Tuesday’s Supreme Court stay of proposed coal industry regulations. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan sought to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Continue reading
A blown insulator is being blamed for power outages in North Judson and extending into rural areas of Starke and Pulaski counties. That’s according to Kankakee Valley REMC spokeswoman Amanda Steeb. She says the problem is in NIPSCO’s equipment, and crews are on their way to repair the problem. Continue reading
Kankakee Valley REMC crews are in for another long day as they work to restore power to members affected by Monday’s storms. Continue reading
The combination of strong winds, ice and numerous vehicle versus utility pole crashes created a perfect storm for utility crews yesterday as they endeavored to keep power turned on to customers throughout northern Indiana. Continue reading
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
Knox Middle School will be able to continue offering a substance abuse prevention program to sixth and seventh graders, thanks to a grant from Kankakee Valley REMC. Continue reading
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
The Town of North Judson’s getting a new hand-held radar gun thanks to a grant from Kankakee Valley REMC’s Operation Round Up program. The program raises money for local causes by giving customers the option to have their electric bill rounded up to the next highest dollar, with that extra money going to the program. Continue reading
Students in Starke, LaPorte and Porter Counties went back to school with new supplies thanks to Kankakee Valley REMC’s second annual Pack a Backpack program. Members purchased supplies or made monetary donations to help provide for students in need. Continue reading
The Starke County Sheriff’s Office will be able to equip seven officers with bullet resistant vests thanks to a grant from Kankakee Valley REMC. Continue reading
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
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
The lights are back on for NIPSCO and Kankakee Valley REMC customers after a strong thunderstorm rolled through the area yesterday afternoon. Neither utility is reporting outages at this time. Yesterday more than 1,000 NIPSCO and 230 Kankakee Valley REMC customers were without power. Continue reading
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.
Kankakee Valley REMC is committed to serving their community. They provide electric services to approximately 18,000 individuals in Starke, Pulaski, Porter, Lake, Marshall, St. Joseph and La Porte counties.
NIPSCO officials say it could take several days to restore power to areas affected by Monday night’s storms. As of 4:30 this morning, nearly 35,000 customers are still in the dark. That number includes more than 700 in Starke County, more than 600 in Marshall County and a handful in Pulaski County. Nearly 2,000 NIPSCO customers in LaPorte are without power as well. Continue reading
Power is still out this morning across much of the Kankakee Valley after two lines of strong storms tore through the area last night. NIPSCO and Kanakee Valley REMC crews are working as fast as they can to restore power to affected areas. About 3,800 REMC customers in Starke, Pulaski and Marshall Counties are in the dark. More than 86,000 NIPSCO customers across the northern Indiana are without power as well. Continue reading