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February 13th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â The wind discussion will soon be making its way from the lower level conference room of the Whitley County Government Center â where the Whitley County Plan Commission meets â to the main conference chambers of the Whitley County Commissioners one floor up.
The commissioners spoke briefly last week with Plan Commission President Brandon Forrester about a potential timetable in regard to when the commissioners may have the wind turbine ordinance in front of them.
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 âunder controlâ 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.
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
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.
âEveryoneâs calling today to see if theyâre in my will,â 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.