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Jacobus, Pa.: Where Randy Parker started to make it happen

This story on Pines Pharmacy’s relocation from its longtime site in Jacobus appeared in the York Daily Record on June 25, 1986.

The other day, York Daily Record/Sunday News’ Randy Parker found the clip by happenstance in our newsroom’s library.

This was among the first articles he did as a freelancer for the YDR – his first professional work. He had graduated from Dallastown Area High School in 1984 and spent a couple of summers between semesters at Temple University picking up such assignments.

Twenty-six years later, he serves as managing editor of our newspaper and assorted digital products, approving checks for freelancers, among a stack of other duties.

It’s fitting that this early piece tells a story from this particular borough on the Susquehanna Trail.

When Randy’s Air Force family settled in York County, the town of choice was Jacobus, Pa.

Randy did not have to travel far for that freelance story.

But our M.E. has come a long way since.

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