Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

Sept. 23, 2010

Main Street will be shut down Sept. 25, but there will be plenty of activity happening downtown as five local bands take the stage. The first Main Street Music Festival will bring music, concessions and vendors to downtown Davison, Saturday, in an event organized as a “big block party” which will showcase local talent. The bands The Syndicate, Birds of a Feather, Psychic Bigfoot Hunters, 3rd Degree Burns and Mirrored Illusions will perform during the six-hour free event. Money raised through vendors will be donated to the Davison VFEW Post 4087 to help the veterans pay the post’s mortgage.

It’s always considered harder to win on the road than at home, but the Davison Varsity Football team did just that in an overtime nailbiter last Friday against Big Nine rival, Flushing. Kody Powell many might call and up-and-down night getting a couple of big stops on defense but fought off leg cramps through much of the second quarter. His game-one reception put Davison over the hump though making his miserable physical ailments little more than a bad memory.

25 YEARS AGO

Sept. 20, 1995

It was standing room only as nearly 180 people jammed into the Davison City Council chambers Monday, Sept. 18 to hear about how to make their neighborhood safer. Chief Bill Brandon and Ofc. Greg Pray of the Davison Police Department hosted an organizational meeting for establishing a neighborhood watch program. Brandon said the neighborhood watch has been recognized as an important tool to fight crime and had maps of the city sectioned into eight parcels. He and Pray had residents register on rosters coordinating with those sections and following an overview of the program, had residents group together to discuss their own watch.

It appears some real pigs paid a visit to the area known as the Hogbacks in Richfield Township. Residents found six, five-gallon buckets on Thursday, Sept. 14, near the point where E. Coldwater Road crosses a small stream and notified Richfield Township Hall. The buckets were imprinted with warning labels denoting flammability or other risks and were strewn around the surface pipe of an apparently uncapped well.

50 YEARS AGO

Sept. 23, 1970

Otisville boy makes good! Charles B. Mosier was born in Ypsilanti but grew up in Otisville and graduated from high school in 1947. He is to be the new Davison District Court judge. Mosier received a call Monday evening from Gov. William Milliken telling him of the appointment. Tuesday, he met with Milliken at the governor’s Flint Headquarters at 628 S. Saginaw St. where the governor made the official announcement. Mosier is the son of Dr. E.C. Mosier, who has been a practicing physician in the Otisville area since 1933. The judge-select’s wife was a Davison girl, Dolores Lancto, to whom he was married in 1953.

Only a few turns of your car wheels from M-15 on Richfield Road, a century-old mill is still grinding out cider in a century-old barn. Rather, it will be grinding out cider when the season opens about a week from now. The ancient mill, many of its original parts intact, is the orchard farm of George and Mary Masters at 10251 Richfield Rd. George is a machine repairman at Buick and Mary, besides caring for two sons at home and some foster children, “manages” the apple cider business. She is also a candidate for treasurer in Richfield Township.

100 YEARS AGO

Sept. 17, 1920

The village lights have now been turned on from Lapeer for about a week, and though not of sufficient voltage at first, have gradually been improved and are now of a satisfactory nature. In the northeast section, we have heard, that the lights have been poor and if this is the case now, it must have been so under the old system, and is due to the faulty layout of the lighting circuit in that part of town for the system to not be changed in the way of lighting.

Real estate advertisement: New six-room house on Flint Street, Lot 66 x 132 feet, good basement, flowing well, electric lights. Price: $3,700. Terms. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index