Ed Elm of Columbus has retired from Loup Power District after nearly 42 years of service.
Elm joined Loup in 1977 as a Maintenance Man at the Genoa Headworks. He was promoted to Assistant Dredge Operator in 1979 and to Heavy Equipment Relief Operator in 1981.
In 1982, Elm transferred to Columbus and was promoted to Heavy Tractor Operator. His title was changed to Equipment Operator in 1986 and he continued in that position until his retirement
As an Equipment Operator, Elm operated the District’s heavy equipment and was part of the crew that performs maintenance on the canal system from Genoa to Columbus. He also worked at the two powerhouses when needed, helped build substations, and took care of District parks and lakes.
Elm is a graduate of Genoa High School and attended Central Community College–Columbus.
He and his wife, Christine, are the parents of three sons: Adam, Austin, and Alden.