The Amish believe strongly in education, but only provide formal education through the eighth grade. They are exempt from state compulsory attendance beyond the eighth grade based on religious principles. Schooling concentrates on the basic reading, writing and math skills, along with vocational training and socialization in Amish history and values.
Many Amish communities provide parochial schools for their children. A local farmer or other landowner will donate land for a school house and the community will assist in building it. Most of the schools are governed by a local school board made up of parents of the children in ...
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It’s time for morel mushrooms! Spring rains and hot, humid days bring out the annual fungi that are so delicious simply sautéed in butter.
These springtime delicacies are worth their weight in gold. Well, maybe not gold, but definitely silver. Elusive and a challenge to find, morel mushrooms are a springtime delight that brings out the most determined hunters.
At the weekly Farmerstown auction, bidders were vying against one another to the tune of $70 per pound. While that seems like a high price to pay, consider what it takes to hunt for these tiny morsels. Often climbing over uneven, muddy terrain, traversing around or over ...
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Anticipation of the Swiss Festival in downtown Sugarcreek always begins when that first food cart rolls into town, or the Scrambler sets up in the back corner of the fire station parking lot.
As more and more vendors and festival rides make their way into town, the Swiss Fest will take shape for its 62nd year. The weekend will feature plenty of cheese, polka and, of course, the Little Swiss Miss competition.
The festival originally began as a way to help the Ohio Swiss Cheese Association sell its excess cheese, but continues to be a highlight ...
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