From The Attic


10 Years Ago

• The Swanton Lions club held its second informational and organizational meeting.

• The Swanton High School football stadium was named David W. Hansbarger stadium after the former head coach.

• Construction began on a new fire building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds.

25 Years Ago

• Seven families on County Road 1-1 and Waterville Swanton Road filed suit against Burlington Air Express, the City of Toledo and Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority claiming night time flights have devalued their property and created a nuisance for them.

• Metamora celebrate its 100th birthday.

• Jon Beier of Swanton was one of three valedictorians at St. John’s High School, where he was also first team All-Ohio in football.

50 Years Ago

• Swanton High School student Bob Luce earned a first place rating in French II Ohio Scholastic Ability testing in Bowling Green. He was also 10th in the state.

• McSurley TV & Appliance opened its doors in Swanton.
• Don’s Superette, at the corner of Airport Highway and Brailey Road, held a grand opening.

75 Years Ago

• It was predicted that roadside parks would receive many visitors due to gasoline rationing.

• Centerville Grocery offered three pounds of soup beans for 27 cents.

90 Years Ago

• “Bob” Kirk pitched shut out ball in Swanton’s 7-0 Ohio-Michigan League baseball win over Sylvania.

• C.J. Brindley & Son advertised a Honeymoon Special to June brides for $99.75. It had 63 pieces including a kitchen cabinet, 5-piece breakfast suite, 8-piece glass jar set, 15-piece iridescent glassware set, and 31-piece Minerva dinner set.