From The Attic


10 Years Ago

• Area farmers delayed planting due to cool, wet weather, but projections for the season still looked good.

25 Years Ago

• Toledo Express Airport ranked second in the Great Lakes for handling air cargo.

• Swanton eighth grade students Burt Williams and Stephanie Miller received the Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award

• Swanton students Williams T. Gibson, Chad McQuade, and Corey McQuade and Evergreen students Brian Szabo and Kyle Gleckler attended Buckeye Boys State in Bowling Green.

• The Franzen Bros. Circus came to Swanton.

50 Years Ago

• Swanton High School Industrial Arts Department and instructors Harold Ridgeway and Arthur Ruggles, were commended for the uniformity and neatness of the shop areas by the Industrial Commission of Ohio.

•Swanton Lumber on E. Broadway offered a Dig-ezy shovel for $4.19.

75 Years Ago

• Swanton Lieutenant Delmar Stevens was co-pilot of B-29 in bombing of Japan steel center.
• Swanton parents met to promote youth center.
• Playing at the La France Theater in Swanton was “It Comes Up Love” starring Donald O’Connor.