Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

April 29, 2010

Bobby Crim, the former Michigan Speaker of the House , founder of the Crim Festival of Races and a Davison native, will run as part of the Parcel in the Park 5k Run/Walk on May 1. Bob Callis, founder and organizer of the race in Jack Abernathy Regional Park, said he is thrilled to have Crim as the starter for his race, which will raise money for the purchase of a 40-acre parcel Callis would like to see added to the existing park.

Davison Mayor Pro-tem Tim Bishop has collected $350 so far to contribute to the Genesee County Hazardous Waste fund. He said he decided to raise money on his own for the May 15 hazardous waste collection after the rest of the city council voted not to donate its usual $500 to the Keep Genesee County Beautiful program.

25 YEARS AGO

April 26, 1995

Officials knew that a recently approved sidewalk project would not cover all the needed repairs within the city limits. They did not realize they may not be able to accomplish all the needed repairs within the approved target area. “we ran out of money,” DPW Director Keith Skellenger told the Davison City Council. Skellengers report came after inspection and marking of sidewalks deemed in need of repair or replacement. Areas inspected included streets east of State Street (M-15) and north of Clark Street.

As they prepare the celebrations for their 50th anniversary April 29, Davison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4087 continues to plan for the future. An important part of that future, according to Dale Gatzemeyer, the incoming post commander, is a recent decision by the national council and the U.S. Congress. Although the Davison post is the second largest in the state, Gatzemeyer agreed their membership is dropping because fewer veterans are joining and many World War II vets are passing away.

50 YEARS AGO

April 29, 1970

Richfield Township Hall was jammed Tuesday morning, standing room only, for the State Racing Commission’s public hearing on the request for a license for Kelly Downs, a $6 million race track project in Richfield Township. The audience was orderly and respectful with only an occasional “amen” being heard. Each speaker received applause as the hearing progressed that the greater response was given the speakers favoring Kelly Downs.

Grand Blanc’s upstart Bobcats did something last week that Mt. Morris and Beecher are sorry for, they beat the Davison Cardinals. After the 6-0 whitewash by the Bobcats, the Cardinals then turned on the Panthers for a 7-1 win, and on the Buccaneers for a 12-2 triumph. Grand Blanc allowed the Cards only three hits in handing Davison its first loss in league play.

100 YEARS AGO

April 23, 1920

Ivan Coon has sold his farm and has bought Clarence Annibal’s house at Richfield Center. Mr. Annibal has bought the Wm. Amidon farms and expects to move this week.

When the new Main Street pavement is down it will require the services of someone continually to keep it clean. Nothing looks worse than dirty pavement. — Compiled from the files of the Davison Index by Gary Gould