From The Attic


10 Years Ago

• The temperature dipped to 14 degrees below zero in Swanton.

25 Years Ago

• Temperatures dropped as low as 18 below zero and Swanton students enjoyed extra days off of school.

• Pat Doyle Buick-Pontiac offered a new Buick Park Avenue for $25,995 and new Pontiac Grand Am for $13,875.

50 Years Ago

• Miss Christine Dugas was named the Evergreen Homemaker of Tomorrow.

• Savings in the First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Delta and Swanton increased nearly $1.5 million to top the $14 million mark

75 Years Ago

• Walter Hallett elected president of the Swanton Commerce Club.

• Mr. and Mrs. Al Ross changed the name of the Pike-Inn, a popular roller skating rink on the Chicago Pike, to Rollatorium.

• Playing at the La France Theatre in Swanton was “The Old Barn Dance” starring Gene Autry.
90 Years Ago
• Playing at the La France Theatre in Swanton was “Varsity” starring Buddy Rogers.
• M.J. Linehan was elected Swanton School Board president.

• Prominent Swanton merchant Frank J. Curtis died following a stroke.

• The Pilliod Cabinet Company planned a new two-story building.