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Happy Trails to You Until We Eat Again

Happy Trails to You Until We Eat Again

I'm not a food challenge kind of guy. For a newspaper story, I once dressed as Santa and ate "firebrand spice" chili to get Santa Claus’ name on a wall of fame. And sure: A friend and I may have been responsible for amendments to a former Lafayette restaurant's all-you-can-eat sushi lunch. But scaling multi-pound mountains of meat or putting away pizzas the size of a table aren’t my thing.

Will your next vehicle be electric?

Will your next vehicle be electric?

Electric vehicles (EVs) have a long and complicated history. The first electric car debuted in the U.S. around 1890. It was a six-passenger vehicle with a top speed of about 14 miles per hour. By the early 20th century, many taxis in New York City were electric. But the high cost of production compared to gasoline-powered cars combined with a lack of electricity outside the cities was too much to overcome. By the mid- 1930s, electric vehicles had mostly vanished.

The Luck of Nine Irish is Still Going Strong

The Luck of Nine Irish is Still Going Strong

My wife and I have only lived together in two different cities: Springfield, Illinois; and Lafayette, Indiana. But each is home to a local restaurant that would follow us wherever we may go if we had our druthers. Places where they know you and what you want. That jump to the top of any dining-out conversation. That feel like a room in your home.

Why are we here?

Why are we here?

We recently received a heartwarming note via our Facebook page:

“I’m not sure who the gentleman was at McDonald’s, but the side of his truck said Tipmont REMC. He helped me and my daughter and I'd just like to say it really made our day. My daughter started crying and said there are still people out there that care.”

Accelerating our fiber development

Accelerating our fiber development

When we first announced our broadband project in February 2018, the reaction from our membership was a mixture of excitement and disappointment. Many were excited for a better internet option, but were discouraged with our eight–year timeline. So, we began looking for ways to accelerate our performance.

Going with the flow at Teays River

Going with the flow at Teays River

Look out, Wabash River. There’s a new body of water in town — or an old one. Well, sort of.

Confused yet? It’s pretty simple: Without the Teays River, there’s no Wabash River. In the Pleistocene Era, the Teays was eastern North America’s dominant waterway. But not even a mighty river can withstand the destructive power of glaciers, which laid waste to the original river and rendered it a valley. Now, it’s an aquifer that provides water with which Teays River Brewing and Public House pours a copious craft beer selection on Lafayette’s south side. 

Taco Rico: No frills? No problem

Taco Rico: No frills? No problem

It’s a bit of amusing irony that two of Lafayette’s more appealing exotic restaurants are hidden in the average aesthetics of a Sagamore Parkway strip mall. Sharma’s Kitchen offers top-flight Indian and Indochinese cuisine on its buffet. Just a few doors down, there’s Taco Rico — which continues to maintain its low-key great status as one of the area’s best Mexican restaurants.

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