Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

April 22, 2010

Merger talks between the City of Davison and Davison Township may soon take another step forward. The Engineering Society of Detroit Institute (ESDI) and Prima Civitas Foundation (PCF), two leading nonprofit groups in Michigan, are working on a symposium titled “The Re-Envisioning of Our Future Together,” designed to explore new ideas for collaboration between Davison Township and the City of Davison. Davison City Manager Dale Martin and Township Supervisor Kurt Soper began talks about a proposed merger more than a year ago and are working to invite between 80-100 people from the community – who are either for, against or neutral about the possibility of a merger – for the two-day symposium.

In their 2010 Big Nine debut, the Lady Cardinals varsity softball team welcomed Flushing to town Monday for a doubleheader, dropping the first contest 9-1, despite a complete game performance from pitcher Sara Crane, who allowed nine runs, eight earned, on 15 hits and two walks with seven strikeouts.

25 YEARS AGO

April 19, 1995

Donkey basketball is coming to Davison to benefit the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program. The tournament is scheduled for May 5 in the Davison Middle School gymnasium. Three games are scheduled, with a number of local officials agreeing to ride the donkeys for fun and points. Davison City Police Chief Bill Brandon and 67th District Court Judge John Conover have organized the event and have received commitments from the following local officials to play of Conover’s VIP team: Davison City Manager Jack Abernathy, councilmembers Pat Conley and Kirk Richardson, Davison Township Supervisor Don Parks, Treasurer Gerald Richards, Atlas Township Supervisor Rudi Deschner, Forest Township Supervisor Valerie Robertson, Richfield Township Supervisor Jeff Houston and Trustee Pat Gleason, County Commissioner Leigh Clark, Burton Mayor Charles Smiley, Davison Senior Citizens Center Director Chris Kautz, Economic Development Authority Executive Director Mark Tallman and 67th District Court Judges Mark C. McCabe and Richard L. Hughes.

50 YEARS AGO

April 22, 1970

Dr. M.M. Hathaway has announced that Robert C. Amble will become the Superintendent of Davison Community Schools effective July 1, 1970. Mr. Amble replaces Mr. Alvin N. Zachrich who resigned recently to accept the Superintendency in Bay City. Amble is presently the Assistant Superintendent on Davison Schools.

Curt Forrest, 1968 DHS graduate, who has been on reserve status with the U.S. Nav, was activated on Feb. 16, going to Treasure Island, California. He underwent extensive jungle training with the Marines at Coronado and Camp Pendleton. S.N. Forrest has been in Vietnam since March 17.

100 YEARS AGO

April 16, 1920

Work will soon be started on a garage building to be used as a Ford sales and service station by Ducker and Smith. The building will be modern in every way and occupy the entire space between the store of the Misses Powell and the Parr stand. The front part will be two stories high and the top story will be fitted with four apartments for offices. An excavation for a basement will be made I the front part and this will be occupied by a heating plant and fuel supply. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of The Davison Index