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Manna Pro grain elevator: How its demolition will feed change in York, Pa.

This tall Manna Pro grain elevator has formed part of York, Pa.’s skyline for decades. The city’s Redevelopment Authority is going after state funding to demolish this former agricultural center. One estimate places that job at $500,000. So let’s see what this says about change in York, Pa. A former grain elevator, representing county agriculture, is expendable. The city is looking to use the land for a possible hotel, given its proximity to the York Expo Center, aka the York Fairgrounds. The York County Agricultural Society, sold the land to the Redevelopment Authority. So we have the fair and its board, representative of the agricultural community for 250 years, selling a former agricultural asset to clear way for a hotel. An county agricultural economy, as old as the fair, is giving way to a recreational/tourism economy. The grain elevator and its planned demolition is a symbol of that change. Not that there’s a bad guy in this case. It’s change, and that often is good and needed.

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How York County observed Pearl Harbor anniversary

These are scenes from the annual event in which York County honors survivors of Pearl Harbor and the Battle of the Bulge, connected to the anniversary of ‘the day that will live in infamy.’ This Pearl Harbor observance photo gallery captures even more of the day. At Autumn House East, Mary Moon was among those honored. She was one of the first 288 women officers commissioned in the regular Navy under the provisions of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act of 1948, according to York County Heritage Trust records.

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Bury burgers beat out Big Mac as first fast-food eatery in Downtown York

A hammerhead shark created a little stir some years ago at York, Pa.’s, South George Street MacDonald’s. But the store itself created bigger headlines after it did not meet city expectations when constructed in the mid-1980s. As for the shark, … Continue reading

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New McStore went in highly trafficked York-area spot

One of York County’s older McDonald’s has moved to capture traffic at a new hot spot about a mile north of its current location. The owners of the Route 74 McDonald’s, not far from West York High School, have built … Continue reading

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