From The Attic


10 Years Ago

• Gasoline prices increased to $3.45 per gallon in Swanton, while diesel prices were over $4 per gallon.

• Local officials spoke out against a proposed electricity rate hike.

• Swanton’s Brad Betz was named honorable mention All-Ohio for basketball.

25 Years Ago

• Mike Faber resigned from the Swanton Board of Education because he no longer resided in the district. He was replaced by Walt Lange.

• Swanton’s new mock trial team advanced to state. Team members were JoEllen Byron, Brandy Gregory, Jody Lorenzen, Ana Serratos, Jordanna White, Patience Garmenn and Brian Zeller.

• Swanton martial artists were part of a team that won a world title in Canada. Shannon Kubiak took grand champion honors.

50 Years Ago

• Murphy’s Ben Franklin, on Main Street in Swanton, announced an expansion. It was made possible with the purchasing of Brockhoff’s Dry Goods.

• The possibility of a swimming pool in Swanton was discussed at a meeting with representatives from the Y.M.C.A.

• Marine Cpl. Robert D. Davis, died in Vietnam of shrapnel wounds.

75 Years Ago

• An advertisement from Koepfer Hardware implored area residents to grow Victory Gardens.

• Playing at the La France Theater in Swanton was Walt Disney’s latest cartoon, “Bambi.”

90 Years Ago

• President Coolidge again declined to run for a second full term.

• Swanton Girls’ Glee Club, under the direction of Miss Freda Loyer, gave its annual concert.

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