Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

Aug. 12, 2010

The Davison-Richfield Fire Department now has the ability to allow children to experience what it is like to be inside a burning building, or a house being shaken by a tornado. The department has received its new two-story fire safety trailer with money it obtained from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant and donations from the American Bikers Aiming Toward Education (ABATE) organization. The 34-foot trailer will be used to educate both young and old about fire and weather safety.

The Davison City Council, opting to bypass its existing personnel committee, created a search committee Monday to begin the process of finding a new city manager. The council voted unanimously to form a committee consisting of councilmen Jim Hershberger, Matt Judd and David Marin to begin the search for a replacement for City manager Dale Martin, who was fired last month. Mayor Pro-tem Tim Bishop and Councilman Don Csutoras were absent for the meeting.

25 YEARS AGO

Aug. 9, 1995

The Genesee County Fair is scheduled to go on at the E.A. Cummings Center in Genesee Township, while the situation remains confused for transplanting the event to Richfield Township. Having agreed to comply with a consent order with the township May 12, the Genesee County Agricultural Society on July 28 again applied for rezoning for the property. According to the application, the fair is asking for the rezoning of 322 acres … between N. State and Gale roads, north of Richfield Road.

“Officer Friendly” has joined the city of Davison and Davison Township police departments, but citizens won’t necessarily be able to get a physical description. The recent addition to the two forces, soon to be added to Richfield Township’s as well, is more of an attitude than an individual. Greg Pray, of Davison city, and Dale Miller, of Davison Township, recently attended a crime prevention program through Lansing Community College. Emphasis of the project is to develop a stronger cooperation between the law enforcement departments in the area and the community itself.

50 YEARS AGO

Aug. 12, 1970

The question of condominiums will come before the voters I the election November 3. The Davison Township Board voted to accept the petitions as certified asking for a referendum on the question at their meeting Monday night. The property in question is owned on Irish Road by Mrs. Glen Walters who had asked for rezoning of her farm to multiple dwelling some time ago. After much debate, the land was rezoned by a vote of 3-2 with a recommendation by some on the board that the people against it petition for a referendum if they wanted.

Davison District Judge Luke Quinn will be, come next Monday, Genesee County Probate Judge. He was tabbed for the job last Friday by Gov. William G. Milliken. Quinn’s swearing-in ceremony has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday in the McAvinchey Building, just south of the county jail. Quinn was elected Davison District Judge in November of 1968 and his term was to run until Jan. 1, 1973.

100 YEARS AGO

Aug. 6, 1920

The holes have all been dug for the posts on the Lapeer Gas-Electric Co.’s line to Davison, with the exception of a few on swampy ground, and these will be dug when the posts are ready to be placed in them. There is a shortage of 175 poles and word received Wednesday night promises they will be shipped in a few days. All the wire is on hand and the transformer contract calls for delivery on or before Sept. 1. Meters in use now will not need to be changed.

In regard to the rumor that the Michigan State Fair might be moved to Davison, we understand such a thing might be possible, and Davison is a far more central point than Detroit. The State Fair held here would bring us an electric line in jig time. — Complied by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index.