Got a little bit of everything in today's Amish in the News, so I'll jump right into it.
AMISH POLLUTION: I have not heard of the website Grist.org, but they seem to be a very eco-centered publication. And today they feature an article that puts a bit of a negative spin on the Amish, pointing the finger at their farms for a lot of the pollution being experienced in the Chesapeake Bay. Click here to read more.
AMEREN TRANSMISSION PROJECT: Okay, never heard of it. And apparently this project could really impact the homes of a large Amish settlement near Greentop, Missouri. Okay, never heard of that either. Here's the story. Any of our readers shed some light on this community and the Ameren Transmission Project?
DISTURBING: How creepy! A man has been breaking into Amish homes in Lancaster County and fondling and speaking to sleeping Amish and Mennonite young ladies. I'm sure they'll catch the creep who is doing this and when they do I wouldn't be shocked if the perpetrator has some sort of connection to the community. It's a bizarre, brazen act to begin with, but having been to Amish homes myself at night to visit I can say that finding one's way around is tough even with a flashlight. A bizarre crime for sure. Click here to read more.
GERMAN BAPTIST GOODNESS: Okay, from creepy to uplifting. Sometimes one just needs to read something good and this is it: a senior German Baptist couple volunteering selflessly at their local hospital. Volunteers like them are absolute angels. Not sure whether they are Old Conference or New, but it doesn't much matter, what a special couple! Read more here. (Anthony Weber photo/Troy Daily News - Civitas Media)