Category Archives: York celebrities

Check out this list of 18 York countians who have made it big

A member of the community mentioned Christian Bucks, the youngster behind the widespread Buddy Bench movement, on a list of well-known people with York,County, Pa. links and roots. His idea is that if a student is sitting on the bench along, another student should recognize that and take a seat, too. The idea came up when Christian was a first-grader at Central York School District’s Roundtown Elementary School and it spread from there. Christian rightly appears on a list of accomplished people, as you’ll see below.

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These 20 pro sports celebrities have York County ties

York County, Pa., has produced its second NFL Hall of Famer – Ron Wolf. Here, he is seen in this Associated Press photo with a bust of  himself. That’s his son, Eliot, at his induction ceremony last weekend. York County’s … Continue reading

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York Rotary 100: These 10 photos provide snapshots of this venerable century-old club

York Rotary 100: These 9 photos provide snapshot of century-old club.

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Off-year, off-season election musings: Leader and Wolf families have impact on York County, Pa.

This is a story of two front pages and two venerable York, Pa., families. Next to the York Daily Record copy machine the other day, I ran across a copy of The Gazette and Daily front page. One of our … Continue reading

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J. Horace Rudy’s art found in places outside borders of his adopted York County, Pa.

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Valuable Fraktur/Street Rod invasion, 2015 style   Derek Dilks is a history-minded developer. His most recent project is renovation of the Pullman apartments in York, Pa., former home of the city’s noted, early 20th-century noted automaker. … Continue reading

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This York County town borrowed its name from its postmaster. And his name wasn’t even Jacobus

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Ever hear of Myrtle Louise Stonesifer-King?/Year of Pa. barns Jacobus, Pa., is York County’s newest incorporated town – a little known fact. The borough came about in 1929, when its name was changed from New Paradise. … Continue reading

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Gen. Jacob Loucks Devers as a post-war celebrity: ‘I was very excited and proud to get his autograph’

Gen. Jacob Loucks Devers was not only a ranking general in the European Theater in World War II. After the war, this York County, Pa., native and four-star general became a celebrity around his home county. York countian Carole (Gosnell) Canonico, for one, collected his autograph, as seen here on her 1963 York High ‘Tattler’ cover page.

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Gen. Jacob Loucks Devers in WW II: ‘True driving force in the creation of American tanks and tank divisions’

Gen. Jacob Loucks Devers, left, talks with Lt. Donald E. MacNutt, 85th Engineers, as light and heavy vehicles from the 10th Armored Division cross the Rhine River about 70 years ago – on April 1, 1945. The engineers installed this … Continue reading

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Nervous York County native Lawrence Gobright reported on Lincoln assassination

Lawrence Gobright, was a Hanover, Pa., native and a veteran Associated Press journalist. He career capstone was the terrible assignment of covering the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, five days after the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. ‘I carefully wrote my dispatch, … Continue reading

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Millard E. Gladfelter and Edgar Fahs Smith, of York, Pa.: Who were those guys?

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. The achiever above and the man with the bow-tie below were both York countians and both educators, who gained success elsewhere. Both were absolutely at the top of their fields, 50 and 100 years … Continue reading

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