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Richard A. Srock, Jr., 63

September 4, 2013

Richard A. Srock, Jr., 63, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Kindred Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Richard was preceded in death by parents Richard, Sr. and Leah Margaret (Knarr) Srock of Troutville.

Born in DuBois on June 9, 1950, Richard grew up in Troutville and graduated from DuBois Area High School in 1968.

Richard lived with his parents until moving to Pittsburgh, where he brought great joy to the homes of his sisters Mary Maddox and Diane Davis until moving to Brick House at the campus of Allegheny Valley School in Coraopolis, Pa. in 2004.

Alfred J. "Pete" Manners, 94

September 4, 2013

Alfred J. "Pete" Manners, 94, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Benezette, died on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, following a lengthy illness.

He was born Oct. 28, 1918, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late William and Jessie Manners.

On May 19, 1948, in Punxsutawney, he married Ann Swanson Manners, who survives.

Pete was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during WWII in Normandy and France. He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries received during the war. He retired from Airco Speer after more than 29 years of service. 

Trail workers have Fall 50K course ready to run!

September 4, 2013

This coming Saturday, the 15th annual Groundhog Fall 50K is coming to town. Big Run’s VFW Post 9044 is hosting the race for the third straight year, and post members have completed 96 man hours of work preparing the trails. Pictured here are Tom Johnston, Bob Lott, Jesse Miller, Duane Miller and Randy Kromer, some of the workers near a new obstacle on the course — a six-foot-deep ditch carved by the flooding in June, which will cause extra challenges to the runners this year. The pipe the water used to flow through can even be seen.

PAHS students receive laptops, open fifth year of One to One program

September 4, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Now that everyone is officially back to school throughout the area, the students at Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) were given the opportunity to be reunited with their MacBook laptop computers on Wednesday.

The "One to One" computer program is beginning its fifth year at PAHS, said Dave London PAHS principal.

"Since our district received the CFF grant, we moved right into a ‘One to One’ computing program," he said. "I think kids look forward to laptop distribution day more than the first day of school."

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