From The Attic

10 Years Ago

• The Swanton football team defeated Montpelier 34-6 to end a 34-game Northwest Ohio Athletic League losing streak.

25 Years Ago

• Jerry Anderson of WSPD Radio was the guest speaker at the Swanton Rotary Club meeting.

• Swanton girls cross country topped Wauseon and Patrick Henry, led by Rachel Bolling.

50 Years Ago

• Swanton enrolled 2,068 students at the start of the school year.

• Eight people were injured in a crash at the corner of Frankfort Road and State Route 295.

• Gretchen Gore was hired to teach math at Swanton High School.

75 Years Ago

• Football spirit returned to Swanton ahead of the Bulldogs opener against Perrysburg. There was an old-time pep meeting, bonfire, and snake dance.
• Five hundred solicitors canvassed Fulton County to sell war bonds.

90 Years Ago

• The Fleming Furniture Girls Indoor Baseball Team was scheduled to play the local men’s team, the Swanton Yellow Jackets, at the Corn Festival.

• The opening of a new $25,000 moving picture house, the La France Theatre was scheduled with Buster Keaton’s newest picture “The Cameraman” to be shown.