The Amish believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and would be a part of the protestant stream of theology. They emerged from the Anabaptists who began in the early 1500's. The Anabaptists, meaning re-baptizers, broke from the Catholic Church over infant baptism among other things. They believed that a person should be baptized only after an adult confession of faith.

They differ, however, in lifestyle issues since they believe that much of what is seen in Christendom has been impacted by the world. This is part of what led to the split with the Mennonites in the 1600's. Things were ...

"How do the Amish live?"

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This is our View

“Majestic” seems to be the most appropriate word to describe the Bald Eagle that sat high in a leafless tree near Fender’s Fish Hatchery. He was too far away for us to observe what he was looking at, but one could easily surmise that he was attentive to any movement of a fish near the surface of the pond directly below his perch.  Knowing that he had more time to wait than we did, we continued on our journey.


Depending on the season, in our own back yard we have noted Junco, Robins, Blue Bird, Cardinals, Blue ...

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Dave Mast

It is always amazing to see how much fun people can have at a festival despite the lack of all of the glitz and glamour many festivals put forth.

However, every year the Winesburg Fall Gathering rolls around, people flock to Winesburg because it is a totally relaxing, enjoyable day of activities, food and connecting with people you see every day or once a year.

This year’s fall gathering will take place Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. until around 6 p.m., and in that span there will be fun for everyone, including a larger auction, fantastic music, ham and bean soup, ...

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