Out of the past


Nov. 11, 2010

Plans continue to come together for the upcoming holiday festivities in downtown Davison. Dirty Paws Pet Grooming, 216 N. Main St., is heading up a candle walk, and store front decorating contest planned for later this month and next. Marie Ward, owner of Dirty Paws, said the candle walk – or luminary walk – will be part of the “Home for the Holidays” event planned to kick-off the holiday season Nov. 26 from 6-8 p.m.

Competing in their first regional title since 1994-95, the Davison volleyball team faced a tough Clarkston squad that defeated the Cardinals, 25-14, 25-15, 25-12. Davison finished the season at 30-24-6, while Clarkston continues to roll at 47-3-1.


Nov. 8, 1995

If the Richfield Township Board of Trustees heeds the recommendation of the planning commission, it will deny rezoning for the Genesee County Fair. The commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to retain the current zoning of a 322-acre parcel located west of N. State Road and north of Richfield Road. As was the case with an Oct. 17 public hearing on the question, officials attempted to focus on the general nature of the zoning request, not on the merits of the county fair itself.

Some folks spend their summer vacation on the lake, maybe on a cruise, but its doubtful anyone comes close to fulfilling their dream like Tom Kennedy did. The Richfield Township resident participated I the last leg of the “Great American Cattle Drive” that moved 250 head of cattle the 1,600 miles from Texas to Montana. Kennedy joined the drive in Sheridan, Montana and covered the final 180 to 200 miles to Miles City, Montana during the month of August.


Nov. 11, 1970

The 1968-1970 Davison Township Board met Monday night for its last meeting of the old board members. Nov. 20 the newly elected board of the township will take office. Departing from the board will be Jerry Caryl (trustee) and Walter C. Kingsley, Jr. (supervisor). Both were honored with resolutions Monday for their service o the board. Caryl served as trustee for eight years while Kingsley served as supervisor for six years.

Anybody need a parking meter? In the Davison City garage, there are 106 of them, neglected and worn out. The city has advertised them for sale, but no takers. The council voted to give Superintendent Donald Smith to go-ahead to junk the whole bunch.

Mother Nature played one of her unwanted tricks as she transformed the Davison High School football field into a sea of mud, but it and Mt. Morris weren’t enough the stop Davison’s fired up Cardinals from setting sail four times with four touchdowns and a 28-0 win.


Nov. 5, 1920

James Harvey installed a new heating plant at the Farmers State Bank last week.

A very nervy theft was made one night this week when a party or parties entered the garage of Clyde Brokaw and stole both front wheels of his car. No clue to the perpetrators.

The new red and white posts about town are not placed o the streets to be used as tie posts, nor are they markers for some state or transcontinental highway. They have been placed to mark the locations of fire cisterns about town which, in the drifted snow, it was hard to locate. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index.