From The Attic

10 Years Ago

• Area road salt supplies were adequate despite a national shortage.

• St. Richard School received multiple grants.

25 Years Ago

• Computer technology invaded the Swanton Local School District with the Learning Management System.

• Main Crossing Consignment Shop opened in Swanton.

• Lindsay Swank and Shawn Baumbarger were Swanton High School Athletes of the Month.

50 Years Ago

• Raymond’s Shell Station on Airport Highway and Route 64 and Elton’s Pure Oil Station at Airport Highway and South Main Street reported robberies.

• The Swanton Board of Public Affairs adopted a more stringent police of turn-offs for water customers to reduce arrearages and prevent future overdue accounts.

75 Years Ago

• Vincent Shondel, son of Mrs. Opal Shondel, Swanton, was decorated with the Purple Heart for wounds received during the invasion of the Gilbert Islands.
• Centerville Grocery offered one pound of mother cocoa for 12 cents.
90 Years Ago
• Playing at the La France Theatre in Swanton was “The Racket starring Thomas Meighan.
• The local Masonic organization purchased the old William Geyser property on Independence Street.
• Camp Fire Girls presented a play at the Swanton P.T.A. meeting.
• A.D. Baker was named president of Farmers & Merchants Deposit Company board of directors. C.E. Brindley was named director of the Swanton bank.
• Otto Gaiman was appointed to Swanton Village Council.