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THE AMISH COOK: Butchering day isn’t bologna for Gloria

Since our move here to "the home place," which is an Amish term used for the homestead where the parents used to live, we have been blessed with the opportunity to host some large church gatherings and events. This week we had such an occasion, when we had our annual hog butchering. It's a ...

THE AMISH COOK: Gloria serves up ham & cheese soup

As I contemplated what areas to fill you in on this week, I thought, "Well, there's not much I enjoy more than writing about family life. In spite of the constant demands of motherhood, there really are more blessings than I could ever tell. Take 10-month-old Elijah, he's just brimming with ...

THE AMISH COOK: Revisiting favorite recipes

Editor's note: Gloria took a week off from the column to celebrate the holiday with her family in Ohio. She will return next week. This week, we thought we'd take a look back at some favorite reader recipes. Check out these recipes you might have missed, or old favorites you want to reconnect ...

‘Eddie Munster’ to be in Fort Wayne this weekend

Butch Patrick, who as a child portrayed Eddie Munster on the iconic 1960s television show "The Munsters," will appear at PopCon Fort Wayne this Saturday, Dec. 29th and Sunday, Dec. 30, to be held at the Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd. Patrick ill be on hand for autographs and photos ...

THE AMISH COOK: Cozy winters with the Yoders

Winter months do have a twist all their own. For many of us Amish housewives, the quiet winter months are a time to catch up on sewing for our growing families. Just yesterday while sewing a shirt for Austin, I told Daniel who stepped in the house for a minute, "I forgot how much I enjoy ...

THE AMISH COOK: Winter’s many blessings and the Yoder’s New Year specialty

How is everyone? Ready to settle down after the holidays and have a quieter schedule? I know winter does tend to be long, cold and gray, but I do enjoy having less work with not having a garden to care for, or a yard to look after. Summer and Fall is also a busier time for us with canning and ...

THE AMISH COOK: A Beautiful Yoder Christmas Story, Part II

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part column from Gloria about their long journey through the foster care system and, ultimately, to adoption. Adoption among the Old Order Amish and New Order Amish is a long tradition, but it’s not widespread everywhere or among everyone. ...

Alan Jackson to perform at Coliseum April 26

Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson will perform at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Friday, April 26, 2019. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m. Tickets and information are available at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, at the Memorial Coliseum Ticket ...

THE AMISH COOK: A Beautiful Yoder Christmas Story, Part I

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part column from Gloria about their long journey through the foster care system and, ultimately, to adoption. Adoption among the Old Order Amish and New Order Amish is a long tradition, but it’s not widespread everywhere or among everyone. ...

Roseanne Barr to perform at Coliseum May 16

Comedian Roseanne Barr will bring her ‘Alive & Kickin’ Tour’ to the Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event will go on sale to the public on Friday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. at the Coliseum ticket office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by ...

Gloria and Daniel team up

DANIEL: So we all like to make memories you know, and tonight was one of those nights, today was the last day of deer season for shotgun, so I told Julia and Austin that I would like to take them with me. Wow, excitement was in the air, they could hardly wait. I told Austin that he needed to ...

An Amish Thanksgiving

Tuesday evening as I looked around the circle of friends, both Amish and non-Amish, I wished there was a way to reach any readers who are widows and invite you to our annual Thanksgiving dinner. Really now, if any of you would be interested in participating a year from now and bring a friend ...

Thanksgiving not as easy as pie for the Yoders this year, but still thankful

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I wonder what you think of as you prepare this holiday? As long as I can remember, a hearty Thanksgiving dinner took priority at our house on Thanksgiving, along with it, time spent with family and friends. Generally, we had something like mashed ...

Ossian United Methodist to host dinner and bazaar Saturday

Ossian United Methodist Church, 201 W. Mill St., will host its Harvest Dinner and Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 17, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 10 and free for 4 and younger and include baked steak or ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, salad, ...

Community Band’s annual holiday concert will be Dec. 11

The Fort Wayne Area Community Band, which is starting its 39th year, will present its holiday concert Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the John & Ruth Rhinehart Music Center on the Purdue Fort Wayne campus starting at 7:30 p.m. Free parking is available in the garage across from the center. Theme of ...

Sloppy Joes make the perfect comfort food

Ever since Grandma’s death, I knew the auction was coming up. But you can’t really face it until it comes to reality. The Amish tradition is to sell the deceased parents’ items over auction with only the family included. The proceeds then get added to the inheritance money, and each ...

Zion Lutheran Church to host Fall Festival Saturday

Zion Lutheran Church, 2313 S. Hanna St., will host its annual Fall Festival Saturday, Nov. 3, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event features sausage, all-you-can-eat mashed potatoes and sauerkraut, green beans, drinks and dessert. Soft drinks and beer are also available for a donation. A children's ...

THE AMISH COOK: Gloria on a Roll (Cinnamon)

Good morning! The children are all sleeping, so I'm seizing some quiet moments to get in touch with you. I'm writing in response to Norma, from London Ohio, who wrote that she would be interested in hearing how I began my walk with the Lord. As I think back over my girlhood days, I could just ...

THE AMISH COOK: The Yoders take a shot

I tossed and turned. The mental list was only getting longer. "This is ridiculous, why waste this precious time when I could be sleeping?" I asked myself. "Lord, you can remind me of everything I needed to remember in the morning." Soon after I drifted off to sleep, I heard a cry from Jesse's ...