Hutterite News

The cold morning wind whips across this mostly bare 3,000-acre stretch of land about 12 miles east of Olds. Just a few buildings jut out from a landscape in the midst of recovering from winter’s deep freeze. Soon all that will change, as a tight-knit Hutterite community builds a brand new colony from the ground up. Valleyview Colony leaders envision the new settlement as a simple but productive place bustling with a variety of manufacturing and agricultural operations.

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Pet Deer Shot Dead on Hutterite Colony

Submitted on February 19, 2013

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People at a Manitoba Hutterite colony are shocked after conservation officers shot a deer they had adopted. Mike Hofer said he heard a gunshot Saturday on the Windy Bay Hutterite colony near the community of Pilot Mound. He followed the sound and turned a corner to see the deer bucking on the ground. Hofer said the Manitoba Conservation officers told the colony members they weren’t allowed to domesticate wild animals. He said the deer, called Bambi or Bob by people on the colony, was not...

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Internet no longer an un-Hutterite thing

Submitted on December 24, 2012

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Every time reality TV series American Colony: Meet the Hutterites airs, even reruns, the hits on Mark Waldner’s website (he views them on a Google Analytics line graph) spike like a high-steepled church on the flat prairie. The National Geographic Channel show is a 10-part series that could be called Redneck Hutterites. The Hutterites in a colony in Montana curse and drink and party. Many Hutterites from other colonies (there are about 500 colonies in North America) fear people will think all Hutterites are like...

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Cooking at Prairie Elk Colony

Submitted on December 24, 2012

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Some of us fret over what to cook for an average sized family of four or five. We stress over how to keep the meals exciting, healthy and enticing enough to make sure everyone willingly eats it. And for many, the thought of cooking for large groups of people is enough to put us over the edge with frayed nerves and nervous stomachs. So, it’s difficult to imagine what kind of pressure a person might feel cooking for 56 people every day of the year...

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