From The Attic

10 Years Ago

• An $8,000 fireworks show was set off in Swanton to celebrate Independence Day.

• The population of the Village of Swanton was estimated to be 3,651.

25 Years Ago

• Swanton celebrated the Fourth of July with fireworks and activities in Memorial Park, including softball and volleyball tournaments, tug-of-war contest, and events for children.

• Winners Circle Racing Collectibles had opened at 198 W. Airport Highway in Swanton.

• Aimee Rodriquez of Swanton was crowned Fulton County Lamb and Wool Queen.

50 Years Ago

• As part of the Ambassadors Abroad Program, Swanton residents Arthur Thomas, Bert Mann, John Warkentin, Bart Mann, Bob Keller, Bev Thomas, Jeff Dennis, Karen Keller, Colleen Murphy, Mrs. Thomas, Debbie Coon, Sue Warkentin, Sue Mikola, and Diane Beach traveled to Europe.

• Heavy rains over the Fourth of July weekend left homes damaged and Valleywood Golf Club inoperable.

75 Years Ago

• Lieutenant John R. Curtis was reported missing in action following a bombing mission over Germany. Curtis, a Swanton High School graduate, had earlier been awarded the Air Medal.
• Playing at the La France Theater in Swanton was “Song of Nevada” starring Roy Rogers.