From The Attic


10 Years Ago

• Possible sale of Ohio Turnpike has area residents concerned.

• The Swanton High School football team topped Lake 33-24 to end a 20 game losing streak.

25 Years Ago

• Burlington Air Express to hold grand opening ceremony.
• With nine league cross country titles between them in the last five years, the Swanton cross country teams look to continue success.
50 Years Ago
• Swanton Local Schools to open new school year with nearly 2,000 students and a teacher shortage.
• Luci Johnson, the daughter of president Lyndon B. Johnson, and her husband Patrick Nugent, were spotted at the Oak Openings Turnpike Plaza in Swanton.
75 Years Ago

• Plans for the 27th Corn Festival are rapidly taking form, according to Lawrence Pilliod, general chairman.

• Playing at the LaFrance Theater in Swanton was “Love Crazy” with Myrna Loy and William Powell.

90 Years Ago

• Chicago Pike Road east is closed as the new cement road is rushed to competition.

• A rain and hail storm caused significant damage in the Swanton. A large barn on the Roy Taylor farm on N. Main Street was burned to the ground. A new barn was lowered to the ground on the Charles Zeigler farm northeast of the village.