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Keep Metallic Balloons Inside
Keep Metallic Balloons Inside

Now that summer is here and the pandemic, it’s hoped, is mostly behind us, folks are trying to get back to a sense of normalcy. Part of that may be hosting belated graduation open houses, wedding receptions, garage sales and other private or community gatherings that may have been postponed or are back on the schedule.

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10G home networking: Is it really needed in today’s world?

In today’s high-speed Internet world, is 10G home networking really necessary? Most people wouldn’t think so, but if the old saying is true – that past is prologue – it’s all but certain that home Internet users will have an increased “need for speed” for years to come!        Two decades ago, home Internet usage was […]

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Former Hancock Rural Telephone Employee and Industry Leader Passes Away

Fredrick Thomas Rowland, age 69, of Lafayette, TN passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN. Tom was born in Indianapolis, IN on March 19, 1951. Tom ran track and cross country at Greenfield High School in Greenfield, IN. He married Melissa Jones in 1971. Tom started his career in telecommunications as a […]

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Struck Fire Hydrant

Just after 7:30am, a fire hydrant was struck by a large truck just south of 100S along 500W north of New Palestine. The damage was severe enough that the pumps could not keep up with the loss of flow and the tower emptied around 8:00am. Once we were able to assess the damage and confirm […]

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Data Backups: Cloud Storage

Have you ever lost something important? I know I have, may times. It’s very frustrating, and sometimes heartbreaking. Some of the most important information you have is the personal data you keep stored on your computers or smart devices. Personally speaking I have a ton of pictures, music, videos, and documents that if I were […]

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Tips for a safe holiday season!

Your friends at NineStar want you to have a happy — and safe — holiday season. Here are some easy ways to ensure you deck your halls free from fires, falls and fears. When putting up outdoor lights, fasten them securely to trees, your house, walls or another firm support. You want them to remain […]

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Mt. Vernon Student Wins 2020 Youth Power & Hope Award

Indiana Connection and Indiana’s electric cooperatives are proud to sponsor the Youth Power and Hope Awards program. Since 2009, the program has annually honored Indiana youth in grades 5-8 for their community service.  Being an active member in the community can mean anything from volunteering at your church to being involved with 4-H to helping […]

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