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(11/2/15) - (Timberville)Andrea and Aaron Yutzy hold their 13-month-old son, Levi, in front of one of their dairy barns outfitted with solar panels. Their farm, Windcrest Holsteins, has the largest privnelry-owned solar instillation in Virginia, a $1.5 million project. (Nikki Fox/Daily News-Record)

Family-owned dairy works towards eliminating electricity bill with largest private solar power installation in Virginia

For more than five decades, the Yutzy family has produced milk, corn and small grains at Windcrest Holsteins. Next week, the dairy farm will start producing a new commodity — electricity. The south-facing roofs of the farm’s free-stall barn and milking parlor have been covered with 1,798 solar panels expected to generate 707,139 kilowatt hours of electricity a year. Thanks lar ...More


Former president Mumaw was “father” of Pleasant View

In the late 1960s, not long after John R. Mumaw had completed nearly two decades as EMU’s fourth president (1948-1965), he began to devote more attention to his concern for people with intellectual disabilities. This had been close to his heart since his great-nephew, Chester, was born with Down syndrome. Then moderator of the Virginia Mennonite Conference, Mumaw convened a committee t ...More