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Owning an insurance policy for any reason is out of the question for an Amish family. They depend on their church and community to stand with them in difficult circumstances. As mentioned in another article if their house or barn burns the community responds by helping them to rebuild. In many cases if the family is unable to absorb the losses, the deacon will visit the families of the district to solicit funds for the family to help them get back on their feet. The receiving family knows that they will have an opportunity to repay when tragedy strikes someone ...
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Look closely at the picture—there’s more than just some pretty river bottom stones to see. Barely visible to any passerby, the Killdeer nest in the center of the photo contains four precious eggs.

Killdeer chicks are one of the few fowl that literally leave the egg within minutes and are off and running. Looking like little cotton balls on tiny sticks, hey scurry after their ever-vigilant parents, following them to safety.  Should a predator, including some curious human, get too close to the nest or the chicks, at least one of the adult birds will call loudly and ...
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By Leah Brown

By Leah Brown

The Rainbow of Hope Benefit Auction at Mt. Hope Auction hit record numbers Friday and Saturday, July 25-26.

With plenty of activities, food and items for sale and auction, it isn’t hard to see why the weekend was so successful.

The auction began Friday night with a volleyball tournament, auctioneers contest, a bungee apparatus, a carry-in buffet dinner and a bake sale, among other activities. 

For the auctioneering contest, locals tried their hand at raising the most money through auctioning everything from Swiss cheese and granola to children’s toys. “It ...
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