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50 Years Ago


Dr. H. Fred Moffitt of Altoona retired after 50 years. Moffitt was the head of the Altoona Hospital gynecology department, having delivered 1,500 babies, a surgeon at Altoona and Mercy Hospitals, helped form the Blair Unit of the American Cancer Society –president for 12 years — and was an Army veteran of WWI as a doctor.

25 Years Ago


The Jannetta Co. of Camp Hill, the development company owned by former Altoona Mayor David Jannetta, was hired to coordinate the building of a Blair County Convention Center.

10 Years Ago

About 30 members of the Altoona Area High School Junior Academy of Science Club, David Borst adviser, attended the annual Nanoscience Open House at Lock Haven University.


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