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.


  • Despite FWCS size, staff positions fill fast
    It’s anything but easy when it comes to replacing staff, teachers and administrators in 51 schools within the Fort Wayne Community Schools district, officials say.
  • Ivy Tech now offers CNC training
    To meet the job skill needs of northeast Indiana manufacturers, Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast has unveiled a certification program for com­puter numerical control machine operators.
  • Open-meeting lawsuit can proceed
    INDIANAPOLIS – A Marion County judge has cleared the way for a lawsuit to proceed against members of the State Board of Education that alleges public access violations.

Spacek to speak at Tapestry event


– Academy Award-winning actress Sissy Spacek will be the keynote speaker for its 2013 Tapestry event, IPFW announced Tuesday.

Spacek’s most recent appearance was in the film adaptation of the New York Times best-seller “The Help.” Spacek won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Loretta Lynn in “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”

In May, she released a memoir titled “My Extraordinary Ordinary Life,” which details her journey to fame from a small town in Texas. The mother and wife writes about not losing sight of home and family despite building a successful professional career.

“Tapestry: A Day for You,” in its 12th year, is an annual fundraiser that gives women a day to take time off, learn something new and raise money for scholarships. Last year, the event broke a record by raising $86,000.

The event will be April 26 at Memorial Coliseum. Tickets are $65 a person for open seating or $700 for a reserved table for 10. The price includes breakfast, two breakout sessions, the noon luncheon, scholarship presentation and Spacek’s keynote address. For more information, go to