From The Attic

10 Years Ago

• The Swanton girls basketball team won its fifth straight sectional title.

• Swanton’s Rick Bunting qualified for state in bowling and Jacob Pezzin qualified for state wrestling.

• Ben Gombash won a first place award at the regional accounting competition.

25 Years Ago

• Swanton Fire and Rescue personnel recounted responding to the scene of a Burlington Air Express plane crash.
• Richard McQuade Sr. was honored by the Fulton County Bar Association for 50 years in law.
50 Years Ago
• Stop lights were installed at the intersection of Airport Highway and Hallett Avenue.
• A notice ran reminding residents that animals and fowl should not be running at large.
• The Swanton Water Commission met with residents of Brindley and Scott roads to discuss extending the village water line.
75 Years Ago

• Brailey Farmers Institute was well attended.

• Petitioners in Swancreek Township sought to halt bond sale for the construction of a new centralized school in the township.

90 Years Ago

• The Swanton High School girls basketball team won the Fulton County tournament. They defeated Lyons and Metamora to win.

• Fulton County Commissioners added approximately 100 acres to the Village of Swanton, extending corporate limit to Chicago Pike.

• Fulton School to be dedicated. The former Fulton Centralized High School had burned to the ground 18 months earlier.