Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

Sept. 2, 2010

The Davison City Council is taking under advisement a set of goals and principles proposed by Councilman David Martin. The goals and principles, Martin said, would help serve as a roadmap for the public to know what direction the council will likely go when considering an issue. The council reviewed Martin’s proposed policy at its Aug. 23 meeting and has put the matter aside for further consideration. While no one on council has come out against the policy, at least one councilman questioned the timing. “We’re on the eve of a new city manager and the eve of a potential change in the makeup of the council,” said Councilman Tim Bishop, referring to the councils search for a new city manager and the possibility of a recall against five members of the council. “With these two issues, I’d rather wait on this.”

Gunshots echoed through the hallways of Davison High School on Tuesday, followed soon after by the sounds of a squad of armed police officers entering the building with weapons drawn. With just a week before the start of the 2010- 2011 school year, teachers and administrators attending an in-service training session, took part in an active shooter training scenario at DHS, put on by Gerald Snodgrass from the Genesee County Prosecuting Attorney’s office and other law enforcement officials from around Genesee County.

25 YEARS AGO

Aug. 30, 1995

Diversity in life seems to be an important factor for Davison Township’s newest police officer, Jay Rendon. Born and raised in Saginaw Township, he said he traveled around the Davison area before deciding to take the position for Chief Larry Hrinik. “It’s a pretty good-sized community,” Rendon observed, “with a pretty good makeup (of population). I don’t know quite how to say it: I guess I’ll never get bored; it seems like there’ll always be something to do.”

Strength and conditioning were the emphasis of an off-season program for some of the Davison Cardinals football team, and Coach Dick DeLoge said he expects to see some dividends. “Certainly, strength wise, the offensive line’s going to be able to move people off the ball,” which he anticipates will help open up the running game. “When you can run the ball, you can pass it.”

50 YEARS AGO

Sept. 2, 1970

The Davison Community School system will open next week with 42 new teachers. Of these, four are additions to the staff; six are former Davison High School students who have gone through college. The DHS graduates are Jane Acton, Donna Jo Briggs, Mary Martin, Karen Smith, Christine Swayne and Mary (Culver) Webb.

Friday, Aug. 28, the annual Women’s Club Championship Tournament was held at the Davison Country Club. The 56-hole play ended in a tie between Miss Beverly Dodge and Mrs. Stella King. A sudden death playoff followed with Miss Dodge emerging the winner after the second hole in the playoff.

100 YEARS AGO

Aug. 27, 1920

Dave Switzer and his family drove to Detroit Sunday and returned the same day, bringing his father here for a visit.

The rooms over Uptegraff’s garage are be refinished for living rooms.

A new business enterprise under the name of Davison Real Estate Co. was launched in the town this week, the members of the firm being C.E. Leach, Harry Haynes, Andrew Bird and George E. Bush. The company will do a general business in real estate and starts out with a nice line of business, and the Index wishes them the best of success. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index.