From The Attic


10 Years Ago

• Area residents donated over 8,000 golf balls for troops at Camp Victory in Baghdad in a Elks effort.

• Michael Rochelle of Key Bank in Swanton announced the offering of a $1,000 scholarship through the Swanton Rotary Foundation.

25 Years Ago

• Swanton Public Works Supervisor Lewis Taylor retired after 22 years with the village.

• Bill Duvall and Renee Bolling were named Swanton Rotary Club’s Students of the Month.

• Former Swanton and Owens Community College basketball standout Leslie Mugg signed a national letter of intent with Ball State University.

50 Years Ago

• It was announced that former Detroit Mayor Jerome P. Cavanagh would give the principal address at the Law Day USA Banquet sponsored by the Swanton Rotary Club.

• The Swancreek East precinct was separated into two precincts.

• Dave Purdy scored the winning run as Swanton baseball beat Evergreen 2-1 in 12 innings. He also got the win on the mound, striking out 18.

75 Years Ago

• The nation mourned the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
• Swanton graduate Archie Eicher was killed in action on Iwo Jima.
• Playing at the LaFrance Theatre in Swanton was “Brazil” starring the Tito Gauzier and Virginia Bruce.
90 Years Ago
• Swanton teacher and coach Bart Swindler resigned to join the sales staff at Pilliod Cabinet Company. He was to be in charge of the new Air-o-bian flying kite department.
•According to 1930 Census figures, Swanton was the fastest growing community in Fulton County.