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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Kankakee Valley REMC Shows Support for the Starke County Fair with a Generous Donation

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KVREMC Communications&Marketing Director Amanda Steeb presents a donation check to Starke County fair board members, Roger Ferch and Ed Troike.

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.

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Storms Leave Kankakee Valley in the Dark

 
 

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