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In the news on this date: September 9

50 years ago

1971

Eugene G. Hamill of Hollidaysburg was retiring after 12 years as a Blair County Commissioner and was presented a plaque at the 58th annual convention of the Blair County Association of

Elected Township Officials.

25 years ago

1996

Mardell Gunsalus was named Woman of the Year by the Altoona Business and Professional Women’s Club, where she was a past president and past director of the Pennsylvania BPWC. She retired as head of the physical therapy department of the Mercy Regional Health System.

10 years ago

2011

The Blair County Intermunicipal Relations Committee, John Frederick executive director, presented the Perfect Recycling Award to Gary and Judy Edmundson of Altoona for maintaining a “perfect” recycling bin.

— Compiled by Tim Doyle

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