From The Attic

10 Years Ago

• Ohio’s unemployment rate hit a 25-year high of 9.4 percent.

• Swanton’s Paige Onweller and Evergreen’s Taylor Langenderfer earned all-state honors in girls basketball.

25 Years Ago

• The Maumee Valley Guidance Center opened a satellite office in Swanton.

• The Northwest Ohio Rails-to-Trails Association took ownership of part of the abandoned railroad line that ran from Maumee to Montpelier.

50 Years Ago

• Swanton Lumber Co. sold its transit mix division to Tri-County Block and Brick Inc.

• Dean Griffin was named Swanton Police Chief.

• Swanton Chrysler Plymouth offered a 1969 Plymouth Fury for $2,179.

75 Years Ago

• A Post-War Planning Committee was organized in Fulton County.
• Playing at the La France Theatre in Swanton was “Silver Spurs” starring Roy Rogers.
90 Years Ago
• Playing at the La France Theatre in Swanton was “The Home Towners” with Doris Kenyon and Gladys Brockwell.
• Swanton High School sent four representatives to the district scholarship contest at Bowling Green Normal college – Robert Michael, Louis Shanrock, Blair Unkenholz, and Roy Taylor.