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In the news on this date: Sept. 22

50 years ago

Sept. 22, 1971

Deborah Muldoon of Altoona was elected the first Miss Central Blair United Fund at the United Fund kickoff dinner at the Penn Alto Hotel. Miss Muldoon worked as a communicator for the State Police.

25 years ago

Sept. 22, 1996

Altoona native John Pielmeier, who became famous when he wrote a Broadway play, later made a movie, called Agnes of God, was presenting a one-may play at Penn State Playhouse in State College called “Willi: An Evening of Wilderness and Spirit.”

10 years ago

Sept. 22, 2011

A group called PennEnvironment, Charley Dorsaneo Clean Energy associate, released a list that had Pennsylvania named sixth in the nation on a list for smog pollution and Altoona 21st in the nation for small metropolitan areas.

— Compiled by Tim Doyle

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