From The Attic

10 Years Ago

• Matt Smith was hired as Swanton High School’s boys basketball coach.

• Steve Gfell was approved to take over as Swanton School Principal and Steve Smith was approved to be assistant principal.

25 Years Ago

• Ohio Secretary of State Bob Taft visited was the guest speaker at the Swanton Area Chamber of Commerce dinner.

• Swanton Village Administrator John Syx reported on the planned widening and rebuilding of Garfield Avenue between Main Street and Elton Parkway.

50 Years Ago

• Saint Richard School graduated 39 eighth graders.

• Sara Bonam was announced as editor for the Swanton High School newspaper, the Hi-Life.

75 Years Ago

• Sixty-two Swanton High School seniors were set to receive diplomas, including valedictorian Jean Dernlan and salutatorian Lillian Repka.
• A Notice to Public read: “Owing to the Decoration Day Holiday coming on Sunday, practically all of the Swanton Retails Stores will be closed all day on Monday, May 31st, so that businessmen and their clerks may enjoy a holiday.”

90 Years Ago

• Memorial Day services were held at Memorial Park and at the grave of the unknown solider at Centerville Cemetery.

• The A.D. Baker Company hosted the Ohio Brotherhood of Threshermen at their spring meeting.