From The Attic


10 Years Ago

• Murder charges against Walter Zimbeck were dismissed. He had recently been indicted for the 1985 murder of Lori Ann Hill.

• Fulton County Commissioner Joe Short announced he would not seek re-election.

25 Years Ago

• Swanton Schools Superintendent Roger Barnes said he would resign due to low proficiency test results

• The Swanton fifth and sixth grade girls basketball program began the season with 61 players.

50 Years Ago

• Village of Swanton appointments included Claron Mauer, street commissioner; Harold Kurth, building inspector; Robert Adams, park board; Alvin Kahle, Swanton Recreation Committee; Burt Elton, Chief of Swanton Civil Defense; and James Lambert, Planning and Zoning Committee.

• Sworn into office as Swanton Village Councilman were Thurlo Judson, Arthur Smith, James Lambert, and Robert Onweller.

• Fulton County Sheriff Lester “Jim” Trigg spoke to the Swanton Exchange Club about drug abuse in Fulton County.

75 Years Ago

• Rural mail carriers urged residents to shovel snow away from their mail boxes.
• Corporal Theodore J. Winter, son of Fred B. Winter of Swanton, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
• Playing at The New LaFrance in Swanton was “Cowboy Canteen” starring Charles Starett, Jane Frazee and Tex Ritter.
90 Years Ago
• The Swanton Boosters, a local independent basketball club, lost two games, falling to Metamora Oils at the Pilliod hall and losing on the road against the Wauseon Firemen.
• L.R. Baker was elected Swanton School Board president.