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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"How do the Amish live?"

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THIS IS OUR VIEW - Sights, Sounds, Seasons
By: Nancy Lembke

“Harvest Moon” is what they call the full moon of September - a moon bright enough that one could see well enough after the sun has set to continue harvesting the appropriate crops.   The challenge to get children up and ready for school becomes harder since the sun doesn’t want to ‘get up’ early either.  Cool nights make for better sleeping than the “dog days of summer” and wearing a sweater in the morning hours that can be removed as the day warms up is a matter of ...
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Dave Mast

How can you experience the awe and beauty of the great outdoors without ever taking a step outside? It’s easy, and enjoyable, when it comes to Miller’s Rustic Furniture, where the great outdoors comes to life, indoors.One step into the showroom at Miller’s Rustic Furniture, and visitors are transported into another world. The showroom creates the aroma, sight and feel of being out in the woods.

From the vision of furniture, which includes hickory, wormy maple, aspen, pine, red cedar and more, to the aroma, that if a person were to close ...
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