Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

June 17, 2010

As of July 1, the city of Davison will employ 18 people. At the start of 2009 it had a staff of 30. Through attrition and cuts approved in the 2010-11 budget, during the city council’s June 14 meeting, the leaner city will press on through an approximately $200,000 budget deficit. Layoff notices arrived Monday for some employees… they include two Department of Public Works employees, three police officers and the city Community Development Director Colleen Hackney.

Davison admittedly could have played a little better in the final round of the state golf tournament last weekend, but it wouldn’t have made any difference. The Cardinals and everybody else in the Division 1 finals were overwhelmed by Detroit Catholic Central’s record-setting performance at Forest Akers East on the campus of Michigan State University.

25 YEARS AGO

June 14, 1995

Citizens will have a chance to step to the plate and take a swing at a proposal for a minor league baseball team to play at Davison High School’s field. School administrators have scheduled a public meeting at 7 p.m. June 29 in the high school auditorium. According to a statement from Gary Kelley, assistant superintendent for fiscal affairs to be investigated before the board of education can make a decision on the proposal.

One of the final steps was taken Monday for a Davison area family to bring their business into their home community and become the first occupant of a new industrial park. Acting on a request by Don Wood, owner of D&W Awning and Window Co., the Davison Township board approved a recommendation to rezone six sites in the White Industrial Park at Court Street and Irish Road.

50 YEARS AGO

June 17, 1970

Pfc. David Lee Ex, age 19, died June 12 in Vietnam. Death was due to non-combatant connected causes. Ex was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Ex. He attended Davison High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army in February 1969.He had been stationed in Vietnam with Troop A, 2nd Squadron of the 1st Calvary Division since March 1970.

The 320 members of the senior class at Davison High School will be swinging into their last week of high school activity this week. Honors Night will be held June 18 in the high school cafetorium at 8 p.m. On this night the top 10 students will be honored along with the presentation of scholarship awards.

100 YEARS AGO

June 11, 1920

One party at Potter’s Lake who was taking a swim, tried to make the monotony of the pastime by climbing a tree and diving from the same. He lighted in in such a way as to call for the services of Dr. Wall, who found the man suffering from shock, but no broken bones.

What Davison needs now to round out its Main Street is a big movie theater to occupy the gully owned by Andrew Bird. With our population climbing to around 900, this should be a good place for the operation of a silver screen. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index.