From The Attic


10 Years Ago

• A firm was hired to remove mold from the 1904 Swanton school building.

• Derek Johnson and Mimmo Lytle of Swanton won sectional wrestling titles.

25 Years Ago

• State Trooper Joyce (Nowak) Roberson, a Swanton graduate, was rescued from a fiery crash.

• A site near Delta was selected for a $400 million North Star Steel Company and BHP Steel minimill.

• McNeill Chevrolet offered a 1993 Caprice station wagon for $15,500.

50 Years Ago

• Lee’s Fashion Center and Bridal Shop opened in the upstairs of 116 N. Main St. in Swanton. The ground floor was occupied by Bernath Furniture Store.

• Tickets were available at Purdy’s for Swanton’s game against Sylvania High School in the postseason basketball tournament at Waite High School.

• Bowling Green State University wrestling coach John Billings was the speaker at the Swanton Booster Club meeting.

75 Years Ago

• Warren E. Walter was reported by the War Department as being killed in action on Luzon.

• Leo J. Pilliod was posthumously awarded the Air Medal for courageous action against the Japanese

• Raymond Dzierzawski was reported killed in action in Germany.

• Playing at The LaFrance in Swanton was “Strange Affair”, starring Evelyn Keyes and Edgar Buchanan.

90 Years Ago
• Work began on a new 200,000 gallon elevated tank just east of the Pilliod Company for the town water works.

• Int the statewide Every Pupil Test, it was announced that 51% of high school students did not know where the first New England colony was established.