From The Attic

10 Years Ago

• The Swanton Parents Club was planning the return of the Spring Carnival.

• Holy Trinity student Anna Ringel placed second in the regional Power of the Pen Tournament in Findlay.

• Swanton’s Ryan Johnson was named first team all-league in the NWOAL.

25 Years Ago

• An air cargo that had planned on relocating to Toledo Express Airport with 620 jobs announced it was instead moving to Terre Haute, Ind.

• A zoning changed was approved for 515 acres of land for a North Star BHP steel mill.

50 Years Ago

• Darwin Eaton, a former teacher at Swanton High School, received an Honorary Life Membership in the Ohio Industrial Arts Association.

• The Swanton Police Department moved from Village Hall to its former location in the comfort station building at Main and Broadway streets following remodeling.

• The Fulton County Health Department launched a campaign to have children ages 1-10 immunized against rubella.

75 Years Ago

• Swanton Village Council released a code of regulations for an orderly village-wide celebration when word is sent out from the European theater of war that Germany has surrendered unconditionally. Mayor R.O. Harding said restraint would be expected at the celebration as war would still be fought with Japan after German surrender.
• Jerry D. Richardson was killed in action in Germany.
• Playing at the LaFrance Theatre in Swanton was “Her Lucky Night” starring the Andrews Sisters.
90 Years Ago
• H.D. Allen, local retail merchant and village clerk, was named Census enumerator for the Village of Swanton.
• Deputy County Health Officer Ed Hoodles told Swanton Council that the sanitary conditions in the village were “very bad.” The health officer said he could not imagine a town the size of Swanton being so slow to comply with state laws doing away with outside toilets.