By Kevin Williams
First, a shout-out the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram in Elyria, Ohio, this first story is an example of some fine, fine journalism. I’d say 95 percent of reporters would see a story about a buggy crash, shrug, print a brief, and leave it at that. The C-T dug deeper and came up with amazingly textured, nuanced story with super context about buggy accidents. Add to this story is that it is a rare, thoughtful interview with a Swartzentruber Amish. Now, I often talk about newspapers and their decline, but this article is a perfect example of how newspapers can remain relevant by digging deeper and seeking the story behind the story. Click here to read a super article about an Amish man who was just involved in his 14th buggy accident.
AMISH AND HEART HEALTH: Of all things, it was the Amish and their love of milkshakes that led researchers ona globetrotting tour to unlock the mysteries of better heart health. Click here to read.
UPSET MENNONITES: As the CBC drama mini-series “Pure” continues to air in Canada, many Mennonites are increasingly upset. Click here to read more.
MENNONITES NEAR BUFFALO, MISSOURI: Never heard of Buffalo, Missouri, but it sounds like they have quite a Mennonite presence in the area. Click here.
MY AMISH HOME: Check out Millie Otto’s latest column and her recipe for Triple Orange Salad. Millie is an Old Order Amish woman from Arthur, Illinois. Click here.