From The Attic

10 Years Ago

• The Swanton Parents Club hosted its first student carnival in 10 years with an estimated 1,000 people in attendance.

• Cole Waldron received his Eagle Scout Award.

• Melissa Vaculik bowled a 792 series to set a Swanton Sports Center record.

25 Years Ago

• Swanton Local Schools was seeking passage of a 4.9-mill operating levy.

• The Swanton team of Brandon Bachler, Matt Culbreath, Andrew Dittes, Shawn Hall, and Adam Walter was recognized by the Swanton Board of Education for their top ratings at the Northwest Ohio Computer Challenge and Skills Fair.

• The Ohio High School Athletic Association rejected a proposal from state football coach to increase the number of playoff teams in each region from four to eight.

50 Years Ago

• Third and four grade students at Park Elementary School presented the operetta, “Hello World.” Students will speaking parts were Bob Rupp, Lois Dorsey, Judy Steyer, Randy Drewyor, Mike Fleming, Terry Tucker, James Saxer, Scott Flowers, Jeff Gilmartin, and Joey Wagner.

• The Swanton Meat Market and Locker homemade bulk sausage for 49 cents per pound.

75 Years Ago

• Barbara Russsell and John Mitchell were the leads in Swanton High School’s spring play.
• Swanton graduate Archie Eicher was killed in action on Iwo Jima.
• Playing at the LaFrance Theatre in Swanton was “This Man’s Navy” staring Wallace Beery.
90 Years Ago
• Swanton’s oldest resident, Mary Zeigler, celebrated her 92nd birthday.
• Superintendent L.A. Walker was given a three-year contract by the Swanton Board of Education.