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On this date: Oct. 27

50 years ago

Oct. 27, 1971

The Blair County Civil Defense Council, Col. Lloyd M. Morris director, announced plans to coordinate all public service shortwave radio facilities in Blair County in case of emergencies.

25 years ago

Oct. 27, 1996

Vicky Longo, an art teacher at Foot of Ten and Allegheny No. 1 Elementary Schools in the Hollidaysburg School District, received the Pennsylvania Outstanding Elementary Art Education Award, which she accepted in Harrisburg.

10 years ago

Oct. 27, 2011

Vice Mayor Bruce Kelley suggested consulting with the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services to explore the options of declaring Altoona a distressed city financially if it became necessary.

— Compiled by Tim Doyle

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