Archive - Feb 10, 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â Parkview Whitley Hospitalâs nursing staff has received a national accolade, according to a hospital press release.
The hospital announced Friday it had been chosen as the recipient of the American Nurses Associationâs (ANA) National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality for a Community Hospital in the year 2011. The award recognizes hospitals that improve patient outcomes and maintain high nurse job satisfaction, the hospital said, adding that the NDNQI is the nationâs most comprehensive database of nursing performance measures.
Here is a listing of the 2012 Primary Election Candidates as provided by the Whitley County Election Office. The last day to file was Friday.
Cindy (Greer) Doolittle (Republican)
Laurell E. Hodges (Republican)
Tami R. Plew (Republican)
Randy Dellinger (Republican)
Jim Macino (Republican)
Ron McNeal (Republican)
County Commissioner - District #1
Tom Rethlake (Republican)
County Commissioner - District #3
Don Amber (Republican)
County Council - At Large (3)
COLUMBIA CITY â A Columbia City High School senior will soon be featured on television harvesting the trophy of a lifetime. Tanner Pfeiffer 18, of Columbia City, was hunting with his father, John, last October in Pampa, Texas when he shot a large whitetail deer with his high-powered rifle.
The hunt was filmed for a TV show called âThe Way Outfitters Adventures,â which airs on the Sportsmanâs Channel on Thursday nights at 10:30 p.m. and again Friday at 10:30 a.m. Tannerâs episode airs Feb. 23 at 10:30 p.m. and again Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â Greatbatch Medical, which has a manufacturing facility in Park 30 industrial park, just east of Columbia City, has announced a strategic alliance and exclusive sales distribution agreement with ECA Medical InstrumentsÂź for its Single Procedure and Single Use Orthopaedic Surgical Instrumentation in the United States, Canada and Europe.
The newly executed partnership introduces the worldâs first and only disposable torque limiting and ratcheting surgical drivers.
COLUMBIA CITY â As primaries draw near, Whitley County Councilman At-Large Paula Reimers is again throwing her hat in the ring. Currently, she joins five other Republicans and one Democrat who have given their notice to run prior to the Feb. 10 deadline. Reimers was elected Whitley County Councilman At-Large in 2010.
COLUMBIA CITY â A special weather statement by the National Weather Service was issued shortly before 6 a.m. Friday for Whitley and surrounding counties:
LIGHT SNOW EXPECTED DURING THE AFTERNOON RUSH HOUR INTO EARLY
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION TODAY...USHERING
IN A BLAST OF COLDER AIR THAT WILL PERSIST INTO THE WEEKEND. LIGHT
SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG AND BEHIND THE FRONT WITH THE
MOST FAVORABLE TIME FRAME FOR ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL BETWEEN 4 PM
AND 9 PM EST /3 PM AND 8 PM CST/. ACCUMULATIONS FROM A DUSTING TO