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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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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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Here’s a York County, Pa., view that you won’t see everyday

At York Town Square, we like showing you views of things around York County, Pa., that you don’t see in the normal course of things. In fact, we’ll pose it to you. Where was the York Daily Record/Sunday News photographer standing in capturing this scene of downtown York? (Answer is below). By the way, this scene is one of the photos used for YDR’s Facebook Timeline. Check out a bunch of these unusual angles on York County scenes.

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Where does York County’s Biesecker Road get its name?

As mills go – and York County, Pa. had a lot of them – Biesecker’s Mill was large – and no doubt enlarged over the years. York countian Dianne Bowders, who submitted this photograph to ydr.com’s Your Photos, wrote that it was built about 1843. A earlier mill sat on that footprint, powered by the Little Conewago Creek. to replace an earlier mill at this site. The building can be seen from scenic Route 234, between York and East Berlin. Dianne Bowders wrote that the Biesecker family owned and operated the mill from 1920 until 1994. Many York countian who might not be familiar with the mill know its namesake road – Biesecker Road.

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A hot York County news cycle that will live long in memory

Patrick Dahlheimer, Chad Gracey, and Chad Taylor, right, members of the band Live, are seen with York City Councilman Michael Helfrich in the former Maple Press/Bi-Comp building in York this week. The trio, performing as Gracious Few, purchased the old … Continue reading

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Judge Chuck Patterson in official portrait: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Nov. 25, 2011

Marked with bunting, Judge Chuck Patterson’s portrait is displayed in the York County, Pa., Judicial Center’s lobby. Judge Patterson died this week. York County Common Pleas Court judges receive such official portraits. Judge Patterson’s funeral is set for Saturday. An … Continue reading

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