Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

Oct. 7, 2010

The City of Davison is considering two candidates to be the next city manager and could make a decision as soon as Monday. Council members interviewed six candidates from a field of 42 last Saturday and narrowed the selection to two – Vince Paris and Michael Hart. Paris is a resident of Davison Township and is currently director of the Seven Lakes Parks and Recreation Department in the Fenton area. He previously led the Davison Parks and Recreation Commission. Hart is the former city manager of Watervliet, near Kalamazoo.

The 2010 Homecoming Court includes: Audrey Anselmo, Chelsea Entrekin, Teryn LeFerney, Peyton Sigourney, Jordan Stefanko, Michael Allard, Steve Brown, Mike Dolloff, Branden Hendershot and Aaron Snyder. The homecoming queen will be crowned at halftime ceremonies at the Oct. 8 football game and the homecoming king will be announced at the Oct. 6 girls’ powderpuff football game.

25 YEARS AGO

Oct. 4, 1995

In the 13-6 loss to visiting Kearsley on Friday, Sept. 29, Davison Football Coach Dick DeLoge said there were some concerns on his part, but he said he was encouraged as well. “It was pretty hard not to be pleased” with the defense holding the Hornets not once, but three times on goal line stands in the end of the first quarter and the start of the second. “Jason LaBar had a particularly good game, just outstanding,” DeLoge said. “That first half (Kearsley) had the ball a tremendous amount of time.”

About 15 people attended Monday’s meeting of the Davison Community Schools Board of Education at Siple Elementary School. In an effort to be more accessible to residents in different parts of the district, the board voted to schedule three of their regular 1995-96 meetings outside the Davison High School library. The board plans to meet at Gates Elementary School in January 1996 and at Thomson Elementary in April 1996.

50 YEARS AGO

Oct. 7, 1970

The Davison School Board met Monday night and received totals for enrollment for the fourth week of the second month. State and Federal aid is given on the basis of the enrollment at that time. The figures released show total school enrollment for Davison this year is 5,542 students. This compares to an enrollment last year at the end of the fourth Friday for the 1969-70 year of 5,403. This is an increase in enrollment of 139 students.

Do Your Share for Fire Prevention: Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 5-10, 1970. Meet you Davison Firemen – Fire Chief D. Smith, Asst. Fire Chief G.R. Langley, Fireman E. Groner, Fireman G. Parker, Fireman W. Ross, Fireman L. Baldwin, Fireman H. Albertus, Fireman M. Smith, Fireman M. Lindsay, Fireman E. Caryl, Fireman B. McGill and Fireman D.L. Anderson. Other firefighters include: Dale Glide, Kent Lawrence, Gary Ross, Don Lindsey and Jim Baier. Auxiliary firemen include: Harry Asford, Harold Brown, Keith Skellenger, Neil Huiskens, Gary Herfert, Mike Christopherson and Frank Meyers.

100 YEARS AGO

Oct. 1, 1920

Elba – Roy Wagner has a new Dort car. Mike Stock has a new silo. Henry Dennis passed away last Monday afternoon, after long and patient suffering.

R.W. McDonald, veterinary surgeon, formerly of Flint, has returned after five years’ service in the European war and has resumed practice in the Village of Davison. All calls received at Reid Brothers Drug Store will receive prompt attention. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the archives of the Davison Index.