Out of the past


Nov. 18, 2010

Westbound Court Street at Irish Road is scheduled to reopen by the end of this week, as workers finish street improvements at the entrance to the new Menards under construction there. Randy Stewart, Zoning and Building Administrator for Davison Township said work is ahead of schedule at the new Menard’s store, with the building on track for a February grand opening. The road has been closed at the intersection of Court Street and Irish Road since this summer, said Stewart.

Ideas to bring a dog park to Davison Township’s Black Creek Trail are slowly beginning to take shape as officials from the township are participating in talks with one community activist. Denice Wagner, proponent of the dog park, sat down with officials last Wednesday to try and hammer out a few more details of a possible dog park coming to the area.


Nov. 15, 1995

Since plans for establishing a Richfield Township fire substation have been shelved, officials have taken preliminary steps to resolve problems such a building would have eliminated. Supervisor Jeff Houston will consult with architects concerning cost, size needed and how long it would take to expand the township hall to accommodate growth of services. The township board met on Thursday, Nov. 9 and authorized Houston to meet with the fire chiefs of Forest and Genesee townships to determine the cost of and response times to fire calls in the township.

Cindy Shields and her family may have moved to the Davison area for the schools, but its unlikely she anticipated the district would become her employer. Moving to the area in 1989, Shields was a volunteer at Hill Elementary, working with students as a playground supervisor, then I the cafeteria and a couple years as a library professional. From there she went to the Bentley district as a secretary in the middle school, then came to Davison High School this year as the front office secretary.


Nov. 18, 1970

St. John Catholic School with a staff of nine teachers and 292 children may be closed down next June – or possibly sooner. A decision was to be reached Tuesday night at the meeting of the St. John Parish Board of Education, but the outcome will not be announced until Sunday, Nov. 29, after a meeting of the St. John Parish Council at which time the decision of the school board could be upheld or reversed. On reason for seeking a decision now, said Vincent Pariseau, president of the St. John Board of Education, is to give the local school system opportunity to arrange to absorb St. John’s near 300 children next fall.

A 4-4-1 record isn’t too bad for a team that was supposed to have a dismal season. Neither is its 3-3-1 record and a fourth-place finish in the Big Nine. Davison ended its season on a happy note with a 20-12 win over Grand Blanc and dropped the Bobcats to a tie for fifth place. Steve Peters, Greg Forrest and Gary Frazee bowed out of Davison football with outstanding performances.


Nov. 12, 1920

A reward of $5 will be paid for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of parties guilty of interfering with our lines or breaking glass on our poles – the Davison Telephone Co.

L.S McAllister drove up to Miller and Hillier’s Saturday evening and left his motor running while he did a little trading. On returning to the street his car was nowhere to be found until the next day when discovered in the neighborhood of Potter Lake, almost entirely dismantled. No clue to the thieves. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index.