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So, an Indiana women who was raised Amish is now the best truck driver in the state.

Verna Gillen of Columbus grew up in Ohio’s Amish country and went to Amish schools. She bolted the sect when she was 22. After a divorce and meeting her second husband, a truck driver, she decided to get into the hauling racket.


Verna Gillen Outside Her Rig

Last month she became the first woman in the 74-year history to win the Indiana Truck Driving Championships. Today, the Herald Times carries a nice little profile of her. USA Today profiled her four days ago.

What next? A Missionary Baptist earning top honors in the state’s Evolutionary Biologists Championship?

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