Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

July 1, 2010

Meagan Semren was at a loss for words after being named Miss Davison 2010 – but all you had to do was look at her face to see her excitement. “Can’t you tell by looking at my face?” said Meagan, 17, moments after winning the 72nd annual Miss Davison Pageant, June 24. “I was shocked to make the final five.” Rounding out Semren’s Miss Davison 2010 court were first runner-up Kellie Rowe, 17, and second runner-up Megan Ricica, 18. Earnign the title of Miss Congeniality was Chloe Davis, 18, a senior at Davison High School.

Residents are beginning to see the first signs of city financial cutbacks – the grass in the city’s parks is not getting mowed as often. The first public complaints about the un-mowed grass began coming out at Monday’s Davison City Council meeting where several residents got up to ask the council why their parks are looking a little shabby.

25 YEARS AGO

June 28, 1995

Winners of the Miss Davison Pageant celebrated June 22. Katie Mahalic was crowned Miss Davison 1995 with judges choosing Mary Pettengill and Crystal Smith to the Miss Davison Court. In a rare occurrence, Mahalic also won the title of Miss Congeniality, bestowed by a vote of the contestants themselves.

You can’t sell beer without a license. The city of Davison is already at its capacity for Class C licenses from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. The Davison High School baseball field (at least four bases and most of the seating area) are located within the boundaries of the city of Davison. Therefore, supporters of a proposal to have a minor league baseball team in Davison may have a problem.

50 YEARS AGO

July 1, 1970

Davison is to have a youthcenter in operation hopefully on July 18. The initial program is scheduled for that date, in the city owned old Masonic Temple at Davison Street and Fourth Street. Sponsoring the project are the pastor and congregation of Davison Baptist Church. The Rev. Karl E. Unger some weeks ago presented the plan to the Davison City Council which was quick to give enthusiastic approval.

Paul McCormick has been appointed varsity swimming coach at Idaho State University for the 1970-71 season, Athletic Director Milton Holt announced today. McCormick, a former Davison High Scholl swimmer from 1965-66, was ISU’s assistant coach last season and had charge of the Bengal’s divers.

100 YEARS AGO

June 25, 1920

Beginning Tuesday, our milkman, Ray Austin, started to deliver milk twice daily on account of hot weather and the inability of many customers to keep milk sweet.

Richfield Township will vote on consolidated schools Saturday, June 26.

Ellis Burgess will conduct an eating parlor at Potter’s Lake this summer for the Industrial Fellowship League. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index.