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February 15th, 2012

NEW SCHOLARSHIP: Signature Giving establishes April 21 scholarship deadline

February 15, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Signature Giving is taking applications for the Signature Giving Vocational Scholarship.
Whitley County high school seniors who are seeking a vocational degree or certificate are encouraged to apply.
Applications are available at Columbia City High School, Whitko High School, and Churubusco High School and are due by April 21, 2012.
Some of the criteria the selection committee is requesting are: 2.5 GPA or higher, career goals, where you see yourself in five years, and how your future profession/ career will benefit the community of Whitley County.

February 14th

VALENTINE'S DAY SNOWFALL: Early morning snow adds time to travel

February 14, 2012

Light snow is falling across Whitley County this morning, Valentine's Day.

Whitley County had recorded about two inches of snow by 5 a.m. Freezing drizzle is also adding to already slick road conditions.

Local roads are snow-covered and slick. Stopping at intersections or trying to slow in a hurry will be nearly impossible until road conditions improve. A very small number of slide-offs and minor non-injury accidents have happened in the region.

February 13th

WINDS SHIFTING: Commissioners to hear wind issue soon

February 13, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The wind discussion will soon be making its way from the lower level conference room of the Whitley County Government Center — where the Whitley County Plan Commission meets — 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.

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

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