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’19 Kids and Counting:’ Meet Josiah Duggar’s Courting Partner Marjorie Jackson

19 Kids and Counting star Josiah Duggar entered into a courtship with a young lady named Marjorie Jackson on the same day big sister Jill Duggar gave birth to Israel David Dillard. In the 19 Kids and Counting family, parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have implemented the notion of courting over dating. Courting is designed to determine if a …

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Amish Girls Abducted: Two People Charged

Two young Amish girls were abducted from a vegetable stand in upstate New York last Wednesday. Many people gathered to search for the girls, but had trouble because of a lack of photos of them. Witnesses said that the two girls, ages six and 12, were helping a customer in a four-door sedan when they disappeared. The girls were missing …

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’19 Kids and Counting:’ Teens Don’t Date, They Court

The 19 Kids and Counting kids learned early on that when they became teenagers they couldn’t date. Instead they could court a close friend of the opposite sex–with the intention of that courtship leading to marriage. Three of the 19 Kids and Counting crew have found those rules of courtship to work perfectly for them. Josh Duggar, the oldest of …

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Amish Filmed Moving House by Hand

A small borough of a few hundred residents in Pennsylvania called Spartansburg is home to an Amish community that was recently filmed moving a 24′ by 36′ house by hand. Spartansburg resident Perry Clabbatz was amazed to see roughly 80 people carrying the structure off its foundation to a new location, and quickly whipped out his smartphone began filming the …

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Amish Family Chemo Battle Continues

An Amish family has fled their home, and has gone into hiding, after a court ruling ordered that their daughter continue chemotherapy treatments. Sarah Hershberger, an 11-year-old Amish girl, was diagnosed with Leukemia in April 2013, and was undergoing rounds of chemotherapy until her parents Andy and Anna Hershberger made the decision to stop treatments. Her parents believed that the …

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Amish Buggy Accident Leaves Two Dead, One Injured

An Amish woman and her daughter are dead after a truck reportedly crashed into the buggy they were riding in around 4:20 p.m. Saturday. According to Pennsylvania State Police, William Byler, 35, of New Wilmington, Pa., was operating a horse and buggy west on Pulaski Mercer Road, when a tractor truck driven by Matthew Coulter, 36, of Pulaski, Pa. reportedly …

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Amish Buggy Accident Results in 2 Fatalities

An Amish mother and her 11-year-old daughter were killed when a truck hit the back of their horse-drawn buggy in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, around 4:20 p.m. on Saturday. The accident occurred on Pulaski Mercer Road, close to the intersection of Angel Road, where Mary and her daughter were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Brad McGonigle, who …

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Amish Beard-Cutting Trial Begins Today

The trial of Sam Mullet Sr. and his followers begins today in Cleveland. Mullet and 15 of his entourage are standing trial for hate-crimes against fellow Amish after a series of bizarre attacks in which they clipped the beards and hair of their victims. In addition to hate crimes, the defendants are on trial for conspiracy, kidnapping, and obstruction of …

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Amish Boom Could Reshape the Rust Belt

As the recent recession descended upon the U.S., few regions were hit harder than the rust belt. Thousands of workers throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan were laid off, somethimes throwing entire towns into dire financial situations. Things are so bad in Detroit that at least one child has set up a lemonade stand to raise money for the city. …

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Amish Buggy Amendment: Will this Lead to More Deaths?

The Amish community wants to be able to practice their religion more closely and ditch the orange safety triangles that they have been legally mandated to affix on the back of their carriages. Yesterday Kentucky’s General Assembly voted out the old rule but Governor Steve Beshear has yet to sign it. This buggy drama has been a topic of debate …

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