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‘Local Lens’, a photo show to benefit Olivia’s House is tonight. The work of photographers from the York Daily Record and Hanover Evening Sun will be on display tonight and available for purchase.

A portion of the many honors accorded to York County’s Voni B. Grimes hang on the wall of his residence. Recent Ku Klux Klan activity in York County’s northern tip prompted Grimes to stop by the York, Pa., Daily Record’s office.

John Jamison and his wife, Carmen, posed in Brother John Grocery Store some years ago as part of recognition of a York, Pa., small business that does it right. The Jamison family operated the 564 N. Pershing Ave. store, now known as Lee’s Food Market, from 1973-1997.

The wrath of February’s ice and snowstorms shut down York County’s rail trail. York County, Pa., parks crews are seen here clearing the path. Which reminds you that the same types of obstructions met trains when that right of way played host to the Northern Central Railway and its successors. Working on the railroad must have been a never-ending toil.

When the Confederates approached the Wrightsville and its Susquehanna River Bridge in late-June 1863, a thin line of Union defenders awaited them. The rebel assault commenced, leaving one man – a black fighting man – dead in the trench he had just dug. He was the only known mortality in the Battle of Wrightsville. He’ll probably remain unknown, but he doesn’t have to be unrecognized. The York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News continued its opinion page series supporting a movement to permanently honor this hero.

York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Paul Kuehnel captured this touching scene at a York Ecumenical Choral Society concert at St. John Episcopal Church. The photograph drew an equally touching response from the chorus member who reached out to the youngster.

This is how Lake Redman looked before it was Lake Redman. Lureen Brown provided these photos of that snowy York Township countryside as it looked in 1961. This photo looks across the hill as it comes down from Jacobus. Five years later, lake waters flooded this land. The boat landing at Lake Redman is roughly where the big hill meets the ridge, left center. Lureen Brown said if you’d stand in that field today: ‘You’d be under water.’