Skip to main content

Archive - 2012 - News Article

February 10th

FIRE: Friday afternoon garage fire near Loon Lake put out quickly

February 11, 2012

Local firefighters battled a garage fire Friday afternoon at 3321 W. Keck Rd. near Loon Lake. According to the Whitley County GIS site, the home is deeded to James and Linda Hale. Firefighters received the call at approximately 12:30 p.m. and the fire was marked “under control” by 1:05 p.m. Richland Township, Thorncreek Township and Noble County firemen all responded to the scene. Above, Thorncreek Firemen Chad Jahn, left, and Ken Smith, center, along with a Noble County fireman, right, get ready to advance into the burning building.

NATIONALLY RANKED: Parkview Whitley Nurses earn national honor

February 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Parkview Whitley Hospital’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 Association’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 nation’s most comprehensive database of nursing performance measures.

ELECTION 2012: Candidacy filing deadline passes

February 10, 2012

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.

County Treasurer
Cindy (Greer) Doolittle (Republican)
Laurell E. Hodges (Republican)
Tami R. Plew (Republican)

County Coroner
Randy Dellinger (Republican)

County Surveyor
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)

8-POINTER: Teen bags big buck

February 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 “The Way Outfitters Adventures,” which airs on the Sportsman’s Channel on Thursday nights at 10:30 p.m. and again Friday at 10:30 a.m. Tanner’s episode airs Feb. 23 at 10:30 p.m. and again Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m.

GREAT DEAL FOR LOCAL COMPANY: Greatbatch Medical establishes new, far-reaching sales pact

February 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 Instruments® for its Single Procedure and Single Use Orthopaedic Surgical Instrumentation in the United States, Canada and Europe.
The newly executed partnership introduces the world’s first and only disposable torque limiting and ratcheting surgical drivers.

ELECTION 2012: Reimers running again

February 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT: Snowy Friday afternoon and evening will usher blustery drop in temperature

February 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – 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
EVENING HOURS...

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

February 9th

BACK FROM INDY: Sigler back on the job after weighty White case

February 9, 2012

By BOB SHRALUKA
The Decatur Daily Democrat
COLUMBIA CITY – 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 — a verdict Sigler learned of at his home while in bed recuperating from the flu.
“Everyone’s calling today to see if they’re in my will,” Sigler laughed over the telephone.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Local autism workshop deemed a success

February 9, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — It was not your average teachers’ 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.

INDIANA'S TOP LINKSTER: ISMS' Tyler Green dominates fairways and greens

February 9, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

The Columbia City Main Street Association brought back the Big G’s 3-on-3 Tournament to downtown...
COLUMBIA CITY — Sounds of revving engines and the smell of exhaust filled the Grandstand Sunday...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes