From The Attic


10 Years Ago

• The Village of Swanton applied for $60,000 in Safe Routes to School funding.

• A road salt shortage caused some area entities to be more cautious when spreading salt.

25 Years Ago

• Swanton native Howard Kurth ended his postal career after 37 years. He started his career in 1956 when the post office was located on Dodge Street.

• Swanton Township School students of the month were Brandon Swick, Mandi Heinemann, Scott Swickowski, John DeSelms, Brian Loch, Cierra Schwabel, Melissa Russell, Joel Slachta, Melinda Steagall, Nicholas Heller, Cory Anderson, and Desirae Swick.

50 Years Ago

• The Swanton Board of Education opened bids for construction of a new elementary school on Crestwood Drive and an addition to Park Elementary School.

• The vocal department of Swanton High School planned a Christmas proram that included solos by Jill Towell and Gay Wilbourne.

75 Years Ago

• The Fulton County Fair had a net profit of $2,029.
• The Fulton Raiders topped the Swanton Bulldogs 33-27 in boys basketball.
• Playing at the La France Theater in Swanton was “My Friend Flicka” starring Roddy McDowell.
90 Years Ago
• The Enterprise adopted a new type, designed for ease of reading.
• The office of the late Dr. H. E. Brailey was rented by Dr. G. W. Butz, who intended to make Swanton his permanent residence.
• It was rumored that Henry Ford had acquired 700 acres of land one mile west of Delta, adjoining his railroad right-of-way, to establish a manufacturing center.