From The Attic

10 Years Ago

• Swanton Schools’ David Smith competed to be named Ohio’s top bus mechanic.

• The unemployment rate was 15.7 percent in Fulton County and 14.6 percent in Lucas County. Williams County has the highest rate in the state at 17.6 percent.

25 Years Ago

• A pancake breakfast served 325 people and raised $1,312 to benefit the Swanton Volunteer Rescue Squad.

• Sidewalk ramps were being installed on Main Street and near Swanton High School.

• The Fulton County Humane Society Board of Directors decided to close the cat shelter in Swanton. It opened in 1988.
• Paul Yunker was named head football coach at Evergreen High School.

50 Years Ago

• Howard’s Convalescent Center was purchased by Westbrook Haven, Inc. of Toledo.

• Vallywood Apartments off North Main Street in Swanton became available for leasing.

• Miller’s Super Dollar in Swanton offered ground chuck for 79 cents per pound and chuck roast for 59 cents per pound.

75 Years Ago

• Rainfall reached an all-time July low before showers saved the corn crop in Ohio.
• Voyle M. Walters of Swanton was awarded the Bronze Star.

• Playing at the La France Theater in Swanton was “Tumbling Tumble Weeds” starring Gene Autry.