Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

Sept. 30, 2010

The city council will conduct interviews with six individuals selected from 42 applicants for city manager during a special meeting, Saturday. The interviews will begin at 9 a.m., Oct. 2, in the council chambers. They are open to the public. The six applicants are Andrea Schroeder, the current city clerk; Vince Paris, the former parks and recreation director; Judy Zabik, a candidate for Genesee County treasurer; Michael Hart, former city manage of Waterlviet; Ryan Edwards, superintendent of parks for Lapeer; and William Roger Buell, the former Grand Blanc Township engineer.

Last weekend’s Main Street Music Festival brought in about $1,250, said organizer Paul Snyder, owner of Elixer Clothing. The funds raised will go toward helping the Davison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4087 pay its monthly mortgage, said Snyder.

25 YEARS AGO

Sept. 27, 1995

City residents will now have a more detailed picture of what could be accomplished if they approve a $995,000 bond proposal on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The Davison City Council, on Monday, approved a street improvement task force recommendation which specifies reconstruction and resurfacing projects which will be funded if the bond issue is approved. The ballot proposal is different than a November 1994 millage proposal (an indefinite 1.5-mill levy) , and the street improvement plan is also different.

A better team application of the fundamentals of football may have been the determining factor in the Davison Cardinals’ 33-12 win at Clio Friday, Sept. 22. “We had much better blocking up front, controlling the line of scrimmage,” said Coach Dick DeLoge, which “led to better execution. Our offense played better all night.” Davison allowed the Mustangs to score on their first two possessions, but then “our defense pretty much shut them down after that.”

50 YEARS AGO

Sept. 30, 1970

The City Council has a big table on which to file things. By using it well, Monday night, tabling one item of business after another, it completed its agenda in less than two hours, meeting at 7:30 p.m. and ending at 9:18 p.m. The council was able to complete a few items of business, however. It authorized an expenditure of up to $600 for Christmas decorations for the city hall and library buildings. It authorized the retaining of Flint attorney John Thomas as bonding attorney looking into the procedures and costs of setting up a program to pay off about $400,000 on Phase B of the water capital improvement program.

Dr. Morris M. Hathaway, president of the Davison Board of Education, announces the appointment of Ronald Wright to the position of principal of the Uptegraff-Hill Elementary Schools. This appointment becomes effective Sept. 28, 1970. Wright has taught in Davison schools for seven years. He previously taught at both Thomson and Siple elementary schools and is presently assigned to Gates Elementary School.

100 YEARS AGO

Sept. 24, 1920

It is altogether too bad that our Main Street paving is not completed at this time. It would have been a grand advertisement for the hometown and would have been seen by thousands of visitors at the Genesee County Fair this week, and these new visitors would have given us a lot of free advertising when they reached their respective homes. However, we can hope that the job with be completed before the fair of 1921. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the archives of the Davison Index.