Last week one of the two men accused of setting fire to the windmill at Mennonite Heritage Village eleven years ago was given a two-year sentence to be served in the community and a year of probation on completion of that two-year term. The judge, as well as both counselors, emphasized the gravity of this crime. They also acknowledged the role of the accused in bringing closure to this old case through his voluntary confession and also noted his attitude of remorse.

We are thankful for the degree of closure that MHV, the accused and his family will experience through this sentence. It is also encouraging to hear that the accused has experienced a significant realignment of his moral compass in recent years.

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Barry is the Executive Director of the Mennonite Heritage Village. While he does not consider himself to be a historian, he places a high value on the preservation and interpretation of the Mennonite and pioneer stories that help people of all ages understand and appreciate their heritage. Learn more about the MHV.

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