From The Attic

10 Years Ago

• Sandra Barber picked to be Fulton County Republican Party chair.

• The Housing Service Alliance and Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission proposed building 24 units in Paigelynn Place for low income seniors.

25 Years Ago

• Bob Gill named Swanton Village Council president and vice mayor.

• Officials tackled an odor problem at the Swanton Municipal Building that arose following a remodeling and renovation project. It was described as smelling like dead fish.

• An article on turkeys mentioned there were no wild turkeys in northwest Ohio.

50 Years Ago

• A recount did not change the result for a Swanton School operating levy that failed by 13 votes.

• The Sterling Store on S. Main St. offered a one pound bag of potato chips for 49 cents.

75 Years Ago

• An overflow crowd attended the opening of the new LaFrance Theatre in Swanton. Many had to be turned away.
• A record crowd of some 1,500 spectators saw Swanton beat Delta 14-12 in football behind the running of Emerson Cole, who would late play in the NFL.
90 Years Ago

• The 1929 Corn Festival had a net profit of $1,052.48.

• The Swanton Retail Merchants Association was formed.