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Remember When: Pastor leaves Parnassus; firemen test equipment

| Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, 9:02 p.m.
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This ink blotter was a complimentary gift from Caplan’s Shoe Shop, which was at 303 Corbet St., Tarentum. Submitted by Marlene Campbell of Tarentum.

100 years ago

Rev. M.W. Curry to leave Parnassus church for N.J.

Rev. M. W. Curry will preach his last sermon as pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Parnassus next Sunday. The departure of Rev. Curry is most genuinely regretted, not merely by his congregation, but by all the large circle of his acquaintances in the community. Rev. Curry will enter on his work as pastor at Trenton, N. J.

75 years ago

Arnold firemen test new pumper

Despite the bitter cold, Arnold firemen are putting their new 500-gallon, triple-combination pumper through its paces at the Kensington Water Company's Valley Camp plant. The truck, which rolled in yesterday, was taken to Valley Camp, and is being tested for continuous pumping for three to four hours.

50 years ago

Winter storm chills Indian summer weather; schools cancel classes

Shovels and show plows were being pressed into service as area residents attempted to dig out from a winter storm which brought an abrupt end to two weeks of Indian summer weather. Numerous schools canceled classes because school buses could not break through the drifts of snow.

25 years ago

Bishop Anthony Bevilacqua named archbishop of Philadelphia

Bishop Anthony J. Bevilacqua of Pittsburgh has been named successor to Cardinal John Krol, who resigned as archbishop of Philadelphia. As the new archbishop, Bevilacqua will be in charge of all Roman Catholic dioceses in the state.

15 years ago

Avonmore company files Chapter 11

Reynolds Manufacturing Co. in Avonmore laid off 37 of its 48 workers and filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition. The company lists $1.47 million in liabilities and $1.6 million in assets. It is the second time the company filed a bankruptcy petition.

10 years ago

VND photographer Larkin dies

One of the Alle-Kiski Valley's most well-known and lauded photographers for more than 40 years has died. William T. Larkin, 63, of Brackenridge died of a heart attack in his home. Larkin was chief photographer of the Valley News Dispatch and its predecessor, the Valley Daily News, for almost 46 years.

Five years ago

Snow totals 4 inches; warmer weather, rain on the way

Four inches of snow and high temperatures of 25 to 35 degrees descended on the region the past four days. But the snowfall of the past week will gradually disappear over the weekend when temperatures rise and rain moves in.

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