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In the news on this date: Jan 19

50 years ago

1972

Mrs. Daniel Delozier was chairwoman of that year’s cookie sale by the Talus Rock Girl Scout Council with Smokey the Bear as council representative, who appeared in uniform at the Penn Alto Hotel in Altoona for a photo.

25 years ago

1997

Thirty-two volunteers gathered at the Altoona YWCA to begin filming a one-hour “Our Town” segment for WPSX-TV in State College. Landmarks like Valley View Home, Mansion Park, Altoona Hospital and the Altoona Area School District were some of the sites being filmed.

10 years ago

2012

Keith Hilltop Terrace Apartments, formerly D.S. Keith Junior High School, was named to the National Register of Historic Places, Altoona Mayor Bill Schirf announced.

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