From The Attic


10 Years Ago

• It was announced the Swanton Middle School gym would be named after longtime Swanton basketball coach Bob Fisher.

• The solar field at the 180th Fighter Wing was expanded.

25 Years Ago

• Robert Dodson was appointed to Swanton Village Council to fill the seat vacated by Jeff Emahiser, who moved outside the village.

• Sarah Biehl and Alex Fessenden were selected as Swanton Rotary Club’s Students of the Month for January.

50 Years Ago

• Doris Fewlass was named tax commissioner for Swanton.

• Dr. George Rupp was worn into the Swanton Board of Education.

• The Swanton Police Department reported that Harry F. Batdorf shot and killed his son, Robert, and later died after opening fire on police, who fired back.

75 Years Ago

• The Fulton County Tuberculosis and Health Association conducted x-ray for new school employees.
• Playing at The New LaFrance in Swanton was “Passage to Marseille” starring Humphrey Bogart.
90 Years Ago

• A Night School was held in the commercial department at Swanton High School for the benefit of those who desired to learn shorthand and typing.