Monthly Archives: December 2006

York County’s top 10 news stories in 2006

The massive fire at Adhesives Research was one of the top York County stories in 2006. The York Sunday News ran this list, compiled from the newspaper staff, of the top stories of 2006. Take a gander at the following … Continue reading

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Dominick Argento at top of York A & E hall of fame

Dominick Argento would be in any top 10 list of feted York countians in arts and entertainment fame. (See other York A & E achievers at Cameron Mitchell, Craig Sheffer, Dixie Chick born here.) Argento, a William Penn High School … Continue reading

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Stand-in stole show in YLT’s “Inherit the Wind”

Cameron Mitchell gets a coat of makeup for his role in ‘Inherit the Wind.’ Ill health prevented the Rev. C.M. Mitzell from playing the lead role in “Inherit the Wind” in the York Little Theatre’s 25th anniversary production in 1958. … Continue reading

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Cameron Mitchell, Craig Sheffer, Dixie Chick born here

Tenor saxophonist Tim Warfield, left, a 1983 William Penn High School grad,  plays with fellow York native Chris Bacas. Warfield has toured with jazz legends and recorded CDs on major labels. Background post: Musician Bob January dies and TV show … Continue reading

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Noted musician’s memorial service set for, well, January

Bob January’s band plays at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria in 1987. Add the late to the list of Bob January musical luminaries hailing from York County. Born Robert Slenker, January graduated from York’s William Penn High School in 1952. He went … Continue reading

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York County’s World War II sacrifices …. part last

York County’s Dennis Mohr holds his hand over his heart as the final casket is carried in for a late-June 2006 ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Mohr’s brother, Cpl. William G. Mohr, was among the WWII soldiers laid to rest … Continue reading

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York’s large attractive arch turns out to be one big old sewer line

The York Water Company initially used 10,000 feet of bored logs to transport water to users after it had flowed from springs near Baumgartner’s Woods to a reservoir in southeast York.

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Bataan survivor from Red Lion persevered as POW

Anne Frutiger received this telegram about her husband’s death in the Philippines. Other posts in this series about WW II sacrifices. Bataan survivor persevered, The first in (World) War (II) …, Perhaps the last in (World) War (II) …. Still … Continue reading

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Spooky old York incinerator now used as crematorium

This turn-of-the-20th-century building was originally used to burn refuse from York, Pa., and York Hospital. It’s been converted into a crematorium.

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Henry Laurens kept Congress together in Valley Forge winter

Unsung Revolutionary War hero Henry Laurens was reportedly the first American to be cremated. Southern Carolinian Henry Laurens was not one of the younger men to serve in the Continental Congress during its nine-month stay in York County. (See discussion … Continue reading

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