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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Gary is responsible for the overall management of MHV. Guiding the staff, informing the board, and networking with officials, volunteers, corporate sponsors, individual donors and other guests. He has a business diploma and a MA in Global Studies from Providence Theological Seminary. With his family he did humanitarian work for 18 years in Asia, including being a CEO of a Compost Enterprise in China. He loves to discuss the Mennonite story and how it is relevant in our world. Learn more about the MHV. is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.