Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

July 22,2010

Carol Worvie said she counted 75 people in one hour pass by her Gale Road home since the opening of the Black Creek Trail extension this summer. The extension not only increases the length of the Black Creek Trail, which runs from the township offices on Irish Road to Gale Road, but it connects the township trail to the trail system I the city of Davison’s Jack Abernathy Regional Park. Carol and Dennis Worvie cut the ribbon for the trail extension at a ceremony held July 25.

The Fifth Annual I Chews the Blues Festival returns to the Davison Eagles Club, 3270 N. State Rd., Aug. 7 for a day full of music, food and fun. The festival begins at noon and features food, beer and some of the hottest Blues acts from the metro Flint and Detroit areas. The entertainment line-up includes: Dirty Boulevard with Barry Forster, The Boa Constrictors, The Broken Arrow Blues Band, the Knucklehead Blues Band, The Fabulous Windbreakers, Argentucky Blues Band, Jones’n and Greg Nagy.

25 YEARS AGO

July 26, 1995

With a 169-11 record compiled since October, wrestler Joe Streeter has added the Amateur Athletic Union Grand National title to his accomplishments. Streeter went to Tulsa, Okla. For a free-style tournament July 19-22, competing against wrestlers from 38 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He wrestles at 140 pounds in both free style and high school or folk style wrestling, having been a champ last year and third in the nation.

City officials have taken action in an attempt to prevent the spread of tree disease, but property owners must help make the program effective. The Davison City Council on Monday voted to spend $1,300 for a spraying program for elm trees I the city parkways. In addition, the city will be enforcing an existing ordinance which calls for property owners to treat or remove diseased trees.

50 YEARS AGO

July 29, 1970

The Davison City Council Monday night was given a set of landscaping plans for the civic center, including the library and city hall, presented by Mr. & Mrs. Wilfred Cole, speaking for the Davison Beautification Committee. It provided for some tree removal, placing shrubbery, replacing sodded areas, hard to maintain, with woodchips and installing redwood fencing around the air conditioning units in the mall between the two buildings.

Around 200 employees of Genova Products in Davison are now officially union employees after the contract with Local 708 of the United Auto Workers union and Genova was signed Monday afternoon. The contract, effective July 8, was for a term of three years and is the first time that the employees of Genova have had union representation. Both sides showed satisfaction with the new contract.

100 YEARS AGO

July 23, 1920

Watch Lockwood’s stunts in an airplane at the Davison Racetrack Saturday afternoon. Big bunch of fast horses, one price admits all.

The opening of the new Ford garage, salesroom and service station last Friday evening was attended by a large number of our citizens and others from Flint and surrounding territory. All were pleased with the new establishment and many took the opportunity of joining in the dance that progressed in the spacious garage from 9-12, the music being furnished by an eight-piece orchestra from Flint. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the archives of the Davison Index.