Archive - Feb 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Parkview Whitley Hospitalâ€™s 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 Associationâ€™s (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 nationâ€™s 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 â€śThe Way Outfitters Adventures,â€ť which airs on the Sportsmanâ€™s Channel on Thursday nights at 10:30 p.m. and again Friday at 10:30 a.m. Tannerâ€™s 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 InstrumentsÂ® for its Single Procedure and Single Use Orthopaedic Surgical Instrumentation in the United States, Canada and Europe.
The newly executed partnership introduces the worldâ€™s 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
By BOB SHRALUKA
The Decatur Daily Democrat
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Dan Sigler was back at work Monday in his Columbia City law office after a dramatic weekend in which the state official he was prosecuting was found guilty by a jury â€” a verdict Sigler learned of at his home while in bed recuperating from the flu.
â€śEveryoneâ€™s calling today to see if theyâ€™re in my will,â€ť Sigler laughed over the telephone.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” It was not your average teachersâ€™ meeting at Little Turtle Elementary School Wednesday.
The subject was autism spectrum disorder and education leaders from around the world attended the meeting.
Several international educators specializing in autism were in attendance at LTES.
Also visiting the school were Dr. Ann Cox of the National Professional Development Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. and Melissa Dubie, educational consultant from the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community and Indiana Resource Center for Autism.
Visiting from Saudi Arabia was Ohoud A. Alhaqbani.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City may have a young Tiger Woods on its hands.
Tyler Green, student at Indian Springs Middle School is ranked No. 1 in Indiana and No. 12 in the U.S. in his age group in golf.
He recently placed second in a tournament in Arizona.
To read the full article including Green's hole-in-one as a five-year-old, see Thursday's Edition of the Post and Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees is gearing up to receive feedback from parents in an effort to monitor or improve safety in schools.
According to Dr. Pat Oâ€™Connor, the state requires school districts to create what is known as a Discipline Plan.
The plan is comprised of strategies to follow in terms of safety and discipline.