Shipshewana, a small town just south of Interstate 80 in Northern Indiana, has become identified as a tourist Mecca with a special focus on the local, peaceful Amish. The broad highways leading into the bucolic community have wide lanes on either side so the Amish can safely drive their buggies into town. But a battle […]

The tourist brochures at the Indiana Turnpike rest area on Tuesday afternoon seemed to promise smiling Amish kids and scenes of perpetual summer in Shipshewana. Despite the overcast, rainy afternoon in mid-February, perhaps it was worth a look. Patches of old, dirty snow and numerous pieces of trash speckled the countryside along the highway, which […]