You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.


  • USDA opens 9,600 more acres in Indiana for program
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal program that rewards farmers for turning some of their land into wildlife habitat has opened up another 9,600 acres of Indiana farmland.
  • St. Joseph County eyes stricter abortion law
    SOUTH BEND – A proposed ordinance that would require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital has stalled in a northern Indiana county. A St.
  • Good Samaritan adding devices
    VINCENNES – Money raised through golf tournaments, holiday galas and even motorcycle poker runs goes to buy equipment such as a 3-D breast tomo/stereotactic unit, equipment that in the capable hands of the staff at Good Samaritan

NE Indiana family farm wins preservation award

– A northeastern Indiana family farm is receiving a preservation award from Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Farm Bureau.

The two organizations announced Monday the Feightner Farm near Kendallville will receive the 2014 John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation on Farmer’s Day Wednesday at the Indiana State Fair.

Mark and Donna Feightner run the 125-acre farm about 30 miles northwest of Fort Wayne. Mark Feightner’s great-grandfather founded the farm in 1903, and the couple took over the farm from his great aunt in 1991. They’ve been rehabbing the structures and farming while working other full-time jobs. Mark Feightner is the fourth generation on the farm, where the couple harvests corn and soybeans.

Award program coordinator Tommy Kleckner says the couple adapted the farm’s historic buildings to new uses and practice environmental consciousness.