JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2015
VOLUME 8      ISSUE 1

Similar to years past, 2014 resulted in several unique challenges and opportunities. While it’s impossible to feature every project or accomplishment, I’d like to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication. We head into 2015 facing some tough issues. Like the Internet, our business is changing and evolving. But we have something unique that gets us through the ups and down — each other. I look forward to carrying on public power’s tradition of togetherness, now, and in the future.

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Quiet confidence and refined knowledge of self define NPPD’s newest Board member, Barry DeKay. Alongside his brother, Perry, DeKay operates a cow and calf ranch that, established by his great-grandfather; now runs four generations deep. Structures on the ranch built by his great grandfather’s bare hands in 1898 stand tall and proud to this day, a tribute to the tradition and strong work ethic the family has in spades.

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We enter 2015 with 12 exciting, new months upon us, and alongside them are 12 interesting tidbits about Columbus Economist Ken Lemke. Read on to learn about his career in the U.S. Army Reserve, his passion for paddle boarding and so much more.

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Heart disease kills an estimated 630,000 Americans each year, and it is the leading cause of death for men and women. In the U.S., the most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to a heart attack. You can greatly reduce your risk for CAD through lifestyle changes, and, in some cases, medication.

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