From The Attic


10 Years Ago

• The future of Swanton Park and Recreation was still being ironed out.

• Fulton County saw a higher than expected investment return in 2008.

25 Years Ago

• A bond issue to build a new high school in Swanton was defeated by voters.

• Park Elementary School teacher Louanne Thompson was named statewide consultant on phonics.

• Students of the Month at Township School were David DeSelms, Heather Wiederman, Josh McMillan, Adam Aleshire, Lisa Fisher, Betsey Koepplinger, Courtney Franklin, Alicia Grant, Scott Nelson, Shannon Huth, Josh Bundy, and Sarah Butler.

50 Years Ago

• Tom Olzak of Swanton received his Eagle Scout award.

• Arthur Ruggles, industrial arts instructor at Swanton High School, was chosen to be a judge at the Ohio Industrial Arts Convention.

• Dick Follett took over the Sunoco station formerly known as Jim’s Sunoco and located on Airport Highway at S. Main Street.

75 Years Ago

• Fulton County dairymen met to form a county association.
• Swanton boys basketball topped Holland, led by 12 points from Albert Langenderfer.
• Playing at the La France Theatre in Swanton was “The Oklahoma Kid” starring James Cagney.
90 Years Ago
• Playing at the La France Theatre in Swanton was “The Fleet’s In” starring Clara Bow.
• Swanton Exchange Club to receive its charter.
• The East Swanton Farmers’ Institute met at the schoolhouse on the Chicago Pike.
• It was requested that all books be returned to the Swanton library so they could be re-catalogued and placed under the latest “Dewey” decimal system.