Here's our tasty, family-friendly version of a "Minnesota Hotdish. (Courtesy image)

PRIMETIME WITH THE KIDS: Supper is on with hearty wild rice chicken casserole

Primetime with the kids is a new family meals feature to the News-Sentinel and will appear every Friday on Here's our tasty, family-friendly version of a "Minnesota Hotdish." Hotdish, you say? If the term is new to you, think "casserole," which is really the same thing -- a ...

John Rosemond

JOHN ROSEMOND: “What proof exists of a child’s need for adult respect?”

I was fresh out of grad school when psychologists and other mental health types began recommending that when speaking to a child, an adult should squat down to eye level with said child. Supposedly, this submissive posture is a means of demonstrating respect for the child while, at the ...

Award-winning Christian music artist David Phelps will perform his Classic Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in Merillat Center for the Arts at Huntington University in Huntington. (Courtesy photo)

Entertainment calendar for Nov. 16, 2017

Send your listings to The News-Sentinel, PO Box 102, Fort Wayne, IN 46801, or email Include event’s time, date, location, admission cost, reservation deadline and address, or phone number for making reservations. We need information one week in advance. ...

Terry Ratliff, whose "Chicago Skyline" is pictured here, will be among more than 30 area artists and craftspeople whose work will be for sale during The Art Studio Holiday Gallery Nov. 24-Dec. 24 in Jefferson Pointe shopping center. (Courtesy photo)

Art galleries and museum exhibits calendar for Nov. 16, 2017

Send your listings to Ticket!, The News-Sentinel, PO Box 102, Fort Wayne, IN 46801, or email Include event’s time, date, location, admission cost, reservation deadline and address, or phone number for making reservations. We need information one week in ...

EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How I Spent 40 Bucks to Avoid Surgery

Everyday Cheapskate is a new weekly household tips feature to the News-Sentinel and will appear every Tuesday on It was a total self-inflicted injury. I did a really stupid thing. Early one Saturday morning, I heard the doorbell chime, which reminded me I'd set up an ...

Sterling K. Brown, oen of the stars of NBC's "This is Us."

Ask Stacy: “This is Us,” Simon Baker and Larry King updates

Ask Stacy is a new weekly entertainment feature to the News-Sentinel and will appear every Monday on DEAR STACY: Sterling K. Brown is the best actor to come along in quite a while, in my opinion. I would like a few facts about him. Age? Marital status? Children? Other credits ...

Clean lines, a low-pitched tile roof, and Bermuda shutters create a contemporary exterior with a bit of West Indies style.  (Photo by M. E. Parker)

HOUSE OF THE WEEK: Ready for good times with friends

Design Number: HOTW170048 Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 4½ Square Footage: 3,380 Dimensions: 82’ x 88’5” Framing: Block Foundation: Slab To build this home, you can order a complete set of construction documents by calling toll-free (866) 228-0193 or visiting ...


The week ahead in Fort Wayne

There’s always plenty to fill your day with. Here are’s picks of things to do: Today: 100th mile of Fort Wayne Trails ribbon cutting – The Plex North: Celebrate the completion of Fort Wayne’s 100th mile of trails. The ribbon cutting will take place trailside on the ...

Featuring a bold and refined new look, the completely redesigned 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is built of style and purpose. The all-new Traverse offers customers best-in-class cargo space and convenience features that make loading and unloading a breeze.

2018 Chevy Traverse: Updated for families and friends

My family couldn't make the trip with me to Traverse City, Mich., so I made one of my best friends an "honorary family" member to test-drive the 2018 Traverse, designed to carry families and oodles of gear. Laurie was thrilled to travel with me to this picturesque area located on the ...

Jim Daily, President of Focus on the Family

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY: Estranged father wants to reach out to adult daughter

Q: I'm estranged from my adult daughter. I definitely wasn't the best father, although I've changed for the better in recent years. But I haven't spoken to her since she was 17; she's 35 now. I'd love for our relationship to be rekindled, but I don't know if I should reach out or wait for her ...

Hi! My name is Vinnie. I'm a six-month-old pup hailing from Doha, Qatar! That’s right – this pup has a passport, and I've traveled internationally to find my forever home! I'm a Saluki mix, which is a unique breed that gives me fantastic personality traits like being gentle, loyal, and intelligent. I’m also affectionate – I like give hugs, and when I do, I press my forehead on to yours! Since I am young, I’m an active and playful boy. My favorite game to play is fetch, and I like to play every day, so it would make me so happy if my new family was active as well. Interested in adopting me? Visit the Allen County SPCA and ask to see Vinnie today! Animal ID: 37026146
Breed: Saluki/Mix
Age: 6 months
Sex: Male
Size: Large
Color: White/Tan
Weight: 39 lbs.
Neutered: Yes

Pets of the Week

The Allen County SPCA is at 4914 S. Hanna St., Fort Wayne, IN 46806. You can call it at 1-260-744-0454, Ext. 211.

Loaves of Susan Schlabach's beautiful salt-rising bread in the oven. (Courtesy image)

THE AMISH COOK: Super salt-rising bread

Editor’s Note: While regular columnist Gloria Yoder is taking a week off to settle in with her two new foster children, Susan Schlabach — who’s family owns The Home Place, in Georgetown, Ohio. — has agreed to fill in. The Schlabachs belong to the Beachy Amish-Mennonite church. The ...

Carrie Underwood pauses during an emotional performance of "Softly and Tenderly" during an In Memoriam tribute at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. Pictured on screen are victims of the Route 91 Harvest mass shooting. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

CMA Awards highlighted by political, emotional moments

The 2017 Country Music Association Awards marked one of its most political and emotional shows in years, as the night offered powerful moments focused on unifying as a country during a year dominated by gun violence, divisive politics and natural disasters. Carrie Underwood broke down while ...