From The Attic

10 Years Ago

• Swanton received a $1 million grant to help fund improvements at the sewer plant.

• A burglar entered Reichert Jewelers through a wall at Patty and Company and took an estimated $2,000 worth of jewelry.

• Swanton girls basketball dropped its season opener to Springfield, 47-41, despite a game-high 15 points from Danielle Bezeau.

• Pastor Brian Haller was announced as the grand marshal of the Christmas in Swanton parade.

25 Years Ago

• Pat Doyle Buick Pontiac offered a new Buick LeSabre for $20,995.

• Marvin McIntosh named Swanton Police Department’s new sergeant.

• Swanton boys basketball opened the season with a 51-48 win over Springfield, led by 13 points from Matt Norman.

50 Years Ago

• Swanton boys basketball opened the season with an 80-42 win over Springfield. Dave Purdy led the Bulldogs with 21 points.

• Zarn’s Christmas Tree Farm on County Road 2 near County Road 1-2 opened for the season.

• The Swanton A&P offered apple pies for 39 cents each.

75 Years Ago

• Swanton area residents had the opportunity to view German and Japanese planes that had been shot down.
• Leo Koepfer was elected president of Valleywood Golf Club.
• Playing at The New LaFrance in Swanton was “The Climax” starring Susanna Foster, Boris Karloff, and Turhan Bey. Admission was 40 cents for adults and 14 cents for children under 12.
90 Years Ago

• Area school to start serving hot lunches. The hot dishes included cream of tomato soup on Monday, creamed potatoes on Tuesday, vegetable soup on Wednesday, scalloped corn on Thursday, and macaroni and cheese on Friday.

• Gustav Kohler selected to organize and train the Swanton high school band.