Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

Aug. 5, 2010

Davison Township expects ground to be broken soon on the Menard’s project after the board of trustees approved the sewer contract for the store at its July 22 special meeting. In a 5-0 vote, the board awarded the bid for the sewer contract to Dean Holmes Excavating, Inc. of Davison for $54,257.15. The official title of the contract and the project is the Irish Road Relief Sanitary Sewer Extension, Phase 1 – Court Street Section.

Deb Caryl is excited to be bringing a national sheep shearing contest to the Genesee County Fair for the first time, Aug. 19. “We’re going to give the public a show they’ve never seen before,” said Caryl, 60, who is owner of the D&S Farm in Davison Township. And unless they’ve attended a sheep shearing contest at the now-defunct Michigan State Fair, many from this area probably haven’t seen a national contest.

25 YEARS AGO

Aug. 2, 1995

In addition to a few more good men, the Davison Area Fire Authority is looking for a few more good fire trucks. As efforts continue to add more volunteers to the department roster, the authority is in preliminary steps to replace the pumper truck and possibly two other units. Fire Chief Jack Somers said the 1977 American LaFrance truck had been refurbished in 1987 and the authority is considering its replacement.

Mayor Kay Ann Adair presented the July “Business of the Month” award to Dr. Rod Pierson of Pierson Veterinary Clinic. The Davison Area Economic Development Authority chose the business for the award for meeting the health needs of area “animal friends” and service through community organizations.

50 YEARS AGO

Aug. 5, 1970

Davison had what may have been one of its biggest homecomings in history Monday night as 75 groups marched or rode down Main Street in the parade, then witnessed the crowing of the new Davison Queen and court, a contest between drum and bugle corps and an opening of the carnival. It was a big night for Davison on election eve, over 600 people were on hand for the events. The new Davison Festival of Flags Queen is Lynn Killian, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John H. Killian of Davison.

In the senior boy’s division of the Little League tournament, the Davison VFW defeated Richmond, 5-3. Brad DeWitt went two and two with a 2-run homer and Kirk Mayam also collected two hits. Brian Quinn hurled for Davison giving up four hits and five walks while striking out 11.

100 YEARS AGO

July 30, 1920

Started by a little band of hopeful spirits in 1917, the Genesee County Fair has far outgrown the limits set for it at that time and the demands of 1920 mean more space and more buildings. The first has been secured in extra acreage and the work on the buildings will be commenced shortly.

Sites for homes on beautiful Potter’s Lake – 135 fine lots, prices $150- $500, 10 percent down. James A. Welch Co., Flint. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index.