By Kevin Williams
We have an interesting mix of stories in this week's Amish in the News. First, though, an update on the tragedy we reported on last week where three family members in Michigan died when a truck plowed into their buggy on a quiet Sunday morning. Originally, the family was reported as being Amish, but they are, in fact, Old Order Mennonites, part of a close-knit church in central Michigan.
It's just a devastating story, but the Mennonites are handling it with characteristic stoicism and forgiveness. And you do have to feel for the driver of the truck. There's no indication that alcohol was involved or any other factor like being distracted, sometimes accidents do happen and it's awful for all involved. Click here to read the latest on this terrible tragedy.
Okay, to some lighter topics:
MAINE BUGGY SAFETY: This is a topic that has really captured headlines in Maine recently after a rash of non-fatal accidents. This time the Portland paper, the state's largest, revisited the topic. Click here.
AMISH IN MANITOBA? This is exciting. The Amish in Canada definitely seem to be on the move. It's just getting too crowded in southern Ontario which is where they have traditionally lived. It's a hassle to move to the States so they are looking to expand westward and, now, for the first time, they are planting roots in the great province of Manitoba. Click here to read more.
VERSAILLES, MISSOURI MENNONITES: Wow, this sounds like an awesome community to visit. Sounds like you could easily make a day of it in this settlement some 30 miles southwest of Columbia. Click here to check it out!
MILLIE'S PUMPKIN COBBLER: Check in with Illinois Amish columnist Millie Otto who writes about her life's happenings this past week and shares a recipe for homemade pumpkin cobbler. Yum! Click here for the latest and for the recipe.