New fla­vor

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By JA­COB OWENS jowens@ce­cil­whig.com

COLORA — For more than 50 years, the Kilby name has been some­what syn­ony­mous with Ce­cil County, first as a large farm op­er­a­tion, later with county pol­i­tics and to­day, per­haps most promi­nently, in milk and ice cream.

Af­ter decades of work­ing the land, serv­ing the county and tend­ing to loyal cus­tom- ers though, Bill and Phyl­lis Kilby are qui­etly re­tir­ing, hav­ing sold their 480-acre farm and Kilby Cream op­er­a­tions to two cou­ples who they’ve known through the years.

On March 1, the Kil­bys turned their op­er­a­tions over to Cliff and An­drea Sensenig and Ben and Liz Fla­hart, of Lit­tle Bri­tain and Quar­ryville, Pa., re­spec­tively.

The Sensenigs are ac­com­plished dairy farm­ers, hav­ing earned the In­no­va­tion Cen­ter for U.S. Dairy’s 2014 Sus­tain­abil­ity Award for its co-op ma­nure di­gester

See KILBY Page A15

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JA­COB OWENS

New Kilby Cream store man­ager Katie Holmes talks with Deputy Sec­re­tary of Agri­cul­ture Jim Eich­horst, left, and As­sis­tant Sec­re­tary of Mar­ket­ing, An­i­mal In­dus­tries and Con­sumer Ser­vices Steve Con­nelly dur­ing a stop by the of­fi­cials last month.

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