Mennonites find welcome home with Iowa move

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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:00 am

STANTON, Iowa — The rolling hills of southern Montgomery County are hosting some new residents, distinguished by their conservative dress and a simple Christian lifestyle that promotes hard work but eschews some modern conveniences such as radio and TV.

Some 30 members of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite have quietly moved into the southern part of the county over the past several months. They have been buying up homes and property, mostly south of Stanton and Red Oak, since October.

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