We have an interesting mix of stories in this week's Amish in the News.
AMISH IN IDAHO: The Amish now have a firm foothold in Montana, so it makes sense that they'll try to branch out and move to neighboring states where they can find ample land and welcoming locals. It seems they've found such a place in Baker, Idaho, a rural area along the Montana border far from anywhere (which is probably the appeal). Locals seem to be intrigued by their presence. Check out a local news story about them here. When I visited St. Ignatius, Montana several years ago I wasn't all that far from Baker, Idaho, but I don't think that community had been established yet.
INVESTMENT SCAM: A man in northern Indiana is being prosecuted for bilking a largely Amish clientele out of close t0 4 million dollars. Whether the man intentionally did this or just got in over his head will be up for the courts to sort out. Click here to read more.
MILLIE'S YUMASETTI: Read about what Millie Otto has been up to the past week. She is an Amish writer in the community of Arthur, Illinois. Click here to read more and get the recipe for yumasetti, a popular Amish casserole.
HUTTERITE STUDENTS PHONE IT IN: forget Skype or other more modern video link communication methods, Hutterite students in some rural outposts of Canada use the old-fashioned telephone to phone in some of their school work. Click here to read more.
OLD ORDER MENNONITES AND TECHNOLOGY: If you are near Bluffton College in Ohio this Friday, professor Gerald Mast is delivering what sounds like will be a fascinating presentation. I wish I could make it. Click here for the details.