A Pa. State Police Fire Marshall is framed by the icy remains of Fawn United Methodist Church while he and other officials investigated the four-alarm fire in Fawn Grove on Thursday, March 3, 2005.
Looking back: Star Wars Night!
Looking back: Spot-news Saturday
Looking back: A typical week in July
Looking back: The Can-Am Fire-Police Games, and Williams Grove Speedway
Throwback Thursday: Fire on a Thursday
A Pa. State Police Fire Marshall is framed by the icy remains of Fawn United Methodist Church while he and other officials investigated the four-alarm fire in Fawn Grove on Thursday, March 3, 2005.

This was a rare sight for me as ice formed on both the structure of the church and on the firefighters as they battled this four-alarm fire at the Fawn United Methodist Church in Fawn Grove on a Thursday in March of 2005 that was later ruled an arson. The loss for the church was [...]

Looking back: Star Wars Night!
Looking back: Star Wars Night!

So, I’m a sucker for Star Wars. I’m not the fan who’ll dress up like a stormtrooper or come up with a Jedi name for myself, but I did grow up thinking the Force was real (when I was 5, anyway), and I’ll always associate the 20th Century Fox introductory music with Star Wars, because [...]

Looking back: Spot-news Saturday
Looking back: Spot-news Saturday

There was a reason I planned to take a trip back to my native Texas and return in time to work Saturday — normally my last day of the work week — last week. I don’t remember now what that reason was, but Saturday did get me hustling back into the rhythm of the news [...]

Looking back: A typical week in July
Looking back: A typical week in July

It’s late July, which is a weird time of year. We’re still in the thick of summer, so there remain plenty of summery assignments to photograph. School starts up in 3-4 weeks, so we’re also getting back-to-school assignments. Local high school football teams are gearing up for the forthcoming season, which means the GameTimePA folks [...]

Looking back: The Can-Am Fire-Police Games, and Williams Grove Speedway
Looking back: The Can-Am Fire-Police Games, and Williams Grove Speedway

The Can-Am Fire-Police Games — basically, the Olympics for fire, police and emergency personnel — came to York County last week. Photographers Kate, Paul and Jason each had several assignments to cover the Games, but I had only one: The Toughest Competitor Alive event on Saturday. I tried to shoot these a little differently, and [...]

Looking back: Bugs
Looking back: Bugs

Mayflies are swarming the Columbia-Wrightsville bridge, where they then die in heaping piles of carcasses, and it is stank-nasty. I’ve covered a lot of weird, gross stuff, but this assignment might be among the worst I’ve had to do. Just, ugh. Ugh, ugh, ugh. Anyway, moving on. For two weeks in June, I was a [...]

Prepared for Takeoff
Prepared for Takeoff

I always enjoy shooting on farms. There’s so much going on – animals running wild, even when they’re not supposed to be, farm dogs and always tons of mangy cats. Earlier this week I photographed on Rettland Farm in Mount Joy for an upcoming story. I’ve never seen chickens quite like this. They were running [...]

Horse Teeth
Julia Prebula, right, helps 13-year-old Ryleigh Miller of Conewago Township as she readies "Wing" before a lesson at Prebula's home in Conewago Township Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Prebula, 18, qualified for the National Rodeo Finals in Wyoming next month while riding with the Maryland State High School Rodeo Association.  Kate Penn — Daily Record/Sunday News

Wednesday I photographed Julia Prebula. This driven 18-year-old qualified for the National Rodeo Finals in Wyoming next month. I get distracted when I’m shooting on farms because there is always so much cool stuff going on. Roosters mingling with horses, goats wandering the fields. This photo doesn’t really have anything to do with the story [...]

St. Joe’s Strikes Again
Kaylee Bandow, 13, plays outside in the rain in front of empty stalls at St. Joseph's Carnival in Springettsbury Township Thursday, June 12, 2014. Rides were cancelled and small games and food were moved inside for the day because of poor weather.  Kate Penn — Daily Record/Sunday News

I photograph the St. Joseph’s Carnival pretty much every year, and I always really enjoy it. Small, handmade games, the nuns and brothers looking completely out of place next to gawdy, brightly lit rides, it’s a gem. So I was bummed when I found out they were cancelling rides and moving small games inside tonight [...]

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