The Pondera Medical Center (PMC) has hired Tiffany Nitz as the new Director of Nurses for the PMC-Extended Care Unit.
Nitz received her Associates Degree in Nursing from MSU Northern Havre in 1994 and then went on to receive a certificate in Psychiatric Nursing and Advanced Gerontology (the study of aging) Nursing from Oregon Health and Science University.
She also received a Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix in 2007.
Directly after graduating from Nursing School Nitz was employed by the Northern Montana Care Center (NMCC) in Havre and stayed with NMCC for 13 years.
At the regular meeting of the county commissioners on Wednesday there was a limited discussion on what constitutes an ‘emergency’ for snow removal.
No action was taken and the commissioners will be working on this topic later.
There was one abatement approved for $298.21 for a property that was taxed twice in error.
Do you need some glass panels? The Commissioners have declared two 4x8, three 5x8 one quarter inch thick plate glass windows and two doors as surplus property.
ALWAYS A GOOD TIME – Jim Greer hosts a “Light Auction” Saturday night with the help of Zane Drishinski’s unmatched enthusiasm. This light, donated by Kronebusch Electric, was sold for $50, but Kronebusch Electric matched those funds for $100. I-O Photo by Deanna Wakkinen
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
The parking lot filled quickly as cars began to spread down the adjacent roadways, and the masses joined together to support a young girl and her family.
Toddler Lahren (Rhen) Fowler is like any other youngster, curious, determined and quick on her feet. Dec. 18 will weigh heavily on this family as they remember it as the day that all of these young qualities got the best of her. Rhen, in the blink of an eye, tumbled off a second story balcony, causing her to suffer a traumatic brain injury.
Now on the road to recovery, the family finds itself temporarily residing in a hotel room, close to A Denver hospital and returning there daily for occupational and physical therapy.
With support stemming from near and far, a spaghetti dinner and live auction were held on Saturday at the Pondera Golf Club. The results, over $50,000 raised to help out a great family and their medical expenses.