From The Attic

10 Years Ago

• Ray and Darlene Walter named Christmas in Swanton parade grand marshals.

• David Boyer was the guest speaker at the Swanton Local Schools Veterans Day program.

• Swanton’s Kendra Eitniear was named first team All-District in girls soccer.

25 Years Ago

• The Swanton High School Marching Band was preparing to participate in Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Parade.

• Ball State University, led by head coach Paul Schudel, a Swanton graduate, clinched a MAC football title.

50 Years Ago

• Swanton’s Volunteer Fire Department was sponsoring its annual Thanksgiving Dance.

• An expansion at Murphy’s Ben Franklin was nearly complete.

• The Toyland was open at the Western Auto Store at 118 N. Main St. in Swanton.

75 Years Ago

• Swanton High School football beat Delta 19-0 in a game played in snow and mud.
• The Village of Swanton was erecting a pyramid-shaped monument on the depot grounds to honor those serving in World War II.
• Playing at the La France Theater in Swanton was “Mr. Big” starring Donald O’Connor and Gloria Jean.
90 Years Ago
• A picture show, “The Landing of the Pilgrims,” was to be shown at the Swanton Parent-Teacher Association meeting.