By Kevin Williams
We have an interesting mix of stories in this week's Amish in the News, so let's check it out!
HORSE SAGA CONTINUES: This is something we've talked quite a bit about on Amish365. Why Auburn, Kentucky has an issue with horse droppings from Amish buggies when towns all across the midwest seem to be able to deal with the issue without drama is beyond me....read the latest here.
MENNONITES IN TEXAS: We've discussed the Mennonite communities in Texas before. There's a large, very conservative community near Seminole and the local news station decided to do a story about them, but it is a very thin story...they could have done much more with it. Click here for this light read and video.
RUNAWAY MENNONITE TEEN BIKES 500 MILES: There's a lot of information missing from this article also, but to preserve the family's privacy, I won't try to dig for more....but it's rather extraordinary that this teenager biked so far....click here to read.
VISIT TO MENNONITES IN KENTUCKY: This article started out pretty lame, I thought, but really blossomed as it went along. For a tiny paper (I had never heard of Wilson, Tennessee), they did a pretty decent job. A reporter headed for the large Mennonite settlement in Allen County, Kentucky. I'm quite unfamiliar with this community, so it was interesting for me to read. The various Plain groups in western Kentucky can be confusing to sort out, even for the Plain people themselves. So I can't be 100 percent confident the article is accurate in saying this community is Mennonite. One name in the article - Brubaker -is far more common in the Brethren church than among the Mennonites. So, sounds like an unusual settlement. Click here to read more.
MILLIE OTTO'S COCONUT CREAM PIE - Check out Amish columnist Millie Otto's decadent recipe for this favorite. Yum! Click here.