COLUMBUS — J.R. Fischer of Columbus retired from Loup Public Power District after more than 20 years of service.

Fischer joined Loup in 1994 as a utilityman for the retail department at the Columbus Service Center. In 2004, he transferred to a meter reader position with the administrative services department at the Columbus General Office. Fischer became a utilityman for the retail department at the Columbus Service Center in 2008. As utilityman, Fischer’s duties included servicing the district’s rental water heaters in Columbus, running interoffice mail and assisting on other projects as needed.

A native of the Valentine area, Fischer is a graduate of Chadron High School. He earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in refrigeration from Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Wyoming.

Fischer and his wife, Sandi, are the parents of five grown children: Casey, Gina, April, Kari and Ryan.

About Loup Power District: For more than 80 years, Loup Power District has provided reliable, low-cost electricity to customers in Boone, Colfax, Nance and Platte counties and part of Madison County. The district also provides economic development and recreational services in these areas. More information about Loup is available at www.loup.com.

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