From The Attic

10 Years Ago

• Pay to participate was eliminated at Swanton Local Schools.

25 Years Ago

• Swanton Board of Education considered a bond issue to build a new high school.

• Alexander’s the Great Pizza opened in Express Plaza on Airport Highway in Swanton.

50 Years Ago

• George L. Pilliod was elected to the board of directors of the Farmers and Merchants Deposit Company.

• Don’s Superette offered chuck steak for 65 cents per pound.

75 Years Ago

• Many car owners received a summons to appear at the Swanton Post Office to explain the absence of use tax stamps on the windshields of their automobiles.
• A severe electrical storm hit the Swanton area, downing trees in the Shaffer Road area and leaving other roads under water.

90 Years Ago

• Committees named for 15th annual Corn Festival on Oct. 4.

• Frigidaire, a product of General Motors, advertised that their product maintains a constant temperature “without thought or attention on your part.” It offered complete freedom from outside ice supply.