From The Attic

10 Years Ago

• Swanton softball opened tournament play with a 3-1 win over Fairview behind the pitching of Megan Chapman.

25 Years Ago

• Bobby Stinson and Michelle Border were honored at the Swanton Elks Lodge Outstanding Youth Recognition Dinner.

50 Years Ago
• An ad for Swanton TV Sales & Service offered an advanced converter that allowed viewers to to “Get the New UHF Channel 24.”

• Marine Private First Class Gilbert A. Urban of Swanton was awarded the Purple Heart.

75 Years Ago

• Swanton High School students Lewis Taylor and Jeanne Davidson earned high ratings at the state music contest.

• The Board of Education of Swancreek Township filed a petition for permission to hold a special election to erect a centralized school. The new building would replace the Utah, Blake, Brailey, Lutz, Raker, Wagner, and Gately schools.

• A new group was formed in Swanton to obtain factories, industry in Swanton. Walter Hallett was elected chairman.

• Playing at the LaFrance Theater in Swanton was “Buck Privates” with Bud Abbot, Lou Costello, and The Andrews Sisters.

90 Years Ago

• L.A. Pilliod Motor Sales opened on North Main Street in Swanton.