Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

Nov. 4, 2010

After a story in the Davison Index, Oct. 28, regarding a local man’s idea about building a dog park in the Davison area, we learned discussion on a possible dog park in Davison Township is already underway. A committee has been meeting there regularly to discuss the idea and put together a plan, said Building and Zoning Administrator Randy Stewart.

World War II veterans have been called “The Greatest Generation” – and there aren’t many of them left. The youngest veteran of the war is now 80, the oldest around 102. There are still 3 million WWII vets living, but they’re dying at a rate of about 1,200 a day. The Davison Knights of Columbus are trying to give something back to local World War II veterans by organizing a Pride and Honor Flight which will take a group of participating veterans on a one-day trip to Washington D.C. to see their memorial – the National World War II Memorial.

25 YEARS AGO

Nov. 1, 1995

Efforts to establish a Davison Area Fire Department substation in Richfield Township have been idled for the time being, after the Davison Area Fire Authority meeting Tuesday, Oct. 24. “Due to the lack of applications for the position of firefighter, the substation…will temporarily be put on hold,” said a prepared statement from fire authority chairman Fire Chief Jack Somers. Applications will still be accepted at the fire department, however, according to the statement.

Marge Soper, a founder and first president of the Davison Area Environmental Team, was honored by Keep Michigan Beautiful, Inc. with its annual Distinguished Service Award at a luncheon in Dearborn on Oct. 13. Soper was recognized for her promotion and pursuit of the M-15/I-69 “entrance to Davison” beautification project as well as her continued efforts in Davison environmental issues. Team members Betty Dipzinski and Virginia Matter accompanied Soper to the award ceremony at Ford World Headquarters.

50 YEARS AGO

Nov. 4, 1970

A variety of problems confronted the Davison Community Schools Board of Education Monday night and all were disposed of in one brief hour. These included school-lunch policy, future use for the present junior high school building, disposition of a lot on West Second Street, filling coaching positions, winter Saturday basketball schedule, the new high school newspaper and purchase of a table for the board room. The board approved formation of a committee to consider the best possible uses for the present junior high building. The setup will be changed when the new highs school is opened I the fall of 1971.

There always has to be a first time and last Friday night was it. It marked the first time this year that the Cards were outgained on the ground as the Clio Mustangs posted a 28-12 win and set up a title clash next week at Owosso. Like Davison, Owosso will be trying to stop Clio’s workhorse runner, Rick Jeckel, who scored on runs of one and 88 yards. The latter broke Davison’s back.

100 YEARS AGO

Oct. 29, 1920

Work has been started on improvements to the G.T.R.R. depot and freight shed.

It cannot be truthfully said that the condition of Main Street is perfect: it is far from that, but like “Postum Cereal” there’s a reason. It was fully expected that paving would be done last summer, and the council was adverse on spending money on the street before paving. Now the paving cannot be started before next spring, it would be the correct thing to clean the street up before the annual freeze arrives. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index.