From The Attic

10 Years Ago

• Fulton County sought additional funds for waterline for Metamora, Evergreen schools.

• Nancy Yackee announced her retirement as Fulton County Auditor.

25 Years Ago

• Work on a $1.2 million project to widen Airport Highway to five lanes continued between Main Street and Hallett Avenue.

• A Swanton Parks and Recreation summer day program had 250 children participating.

50 Years Ago

• Swanton’s annual Sidewalk Sale featured a parade, clowns, a senior citizens fun band, and chicken dinners for $1.75.

• Robert W. Luce II was leaving to study at the University of Nancy in France.

• Vandals caused damage at Trinity Methodist Church, including emptying a fire extinguisher, ripping the page from a Bible used on the altar, and urinating in the baptismal font.

75 Years Ago

• Lawrence Pilliod of Swanton was selected as Fulton County chairman for the 1944 National War Fund campaign.
• Vincent Schondel was decorated with the Purple Heart for wounds suffered at Tarawa.
• Playing at the La France Theater in Swanton was “Young Ideas” starring Susanne Peters.