Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

Dec. 2, 2010

The Davison Knights of Columbus already have 14 applications from local World War II veterans who are interested in taking part in a day-long trip to Washington D.C. next spring or summer. Since the Knights of Columbus announced it was organizing a Pride and Honor Flight, which will take a group of participating veterans on a one-day trip to Washington D.C. to seethe National World War II Memorial, organizer Rudy Bolf said interest has been growing.

Play golf and help feed a family. Sugarbush Golf Course, One Sugarbush Dr., at Potter’s Lake, recently used that slogan to help collect about 60 turkeys it donated to Outreach East in Davison to be given to local families in need at Thanksgiving. General Manager John Gregus said the golf course, owned by Don and Patsy Lou Williamson, gave an additional 10 turkeys to make it an even 70. Gregus said the combined weight of the turkeys was about 910 pounds.

25 YEARS AGO

Nov. 29, 1995

The Genesee County Agricultural Society plans to stay at the E.A. Cummings Center and abandon efforts to relocate to Richfield Township, after a meeting Tuesday, Nov. 24. Society President Robert Gazall said the action was in response to the township’s recent denial of a recent rezoning request for a 322-acre parcel. The agricultural society is frequently referred to as the “fair board” because it is the parent organization of the fair. Gazall said the board has laid off the entire fair staff as a “cost containment” measure. Further, the group will try to enjoin a suit against the township for harassment and conflict of interest, sell the property and seek an alternative site.

Dick MacLachlan, Davison Cardinals basketball coach, seems eager for the season to begin when they host Lapeer East, Tuesday Dec. 5. “This is an exciting group of guys to even come to practice with, he said, pointing out he’s got six seniors and one junior returning and all started last year “at one time or another.” Playing in their familiar perimeter positions will be seniors Josh Wallberg, Brandon Bell, Brandon Robertson, and Ryan Crabtree, while junior Paul Carr is also back.

50 YEARS AGO

Dec. 2, 1970

Hopes for an early agreement which would permit expanding the downtown parking area were dashed again, Monday night. In fact, unless the situation changes drastically, the entire program may have to be discarded. Or, a solution could be a year away. The Downtown Merchants Association met to consider the proposal of Davison Oil and Gas Co., owner of some of the properties needed to complete the redevelopment program. The two sides were far apart on the bid-and-sale offers, and it now appears a long period of dickering will have to precede closing the deal.

The Davison-Richfield Township Fire Truck, called No. 4, which was badly scorched in a grass fire, is in trouble again. The truck is in a truck hospital in Battle Creek. The bearings on the huge pump which provides water pressure at fires are burned out. To repair them it is necessary to remove the entire top of the truck and lift the engine out, since the bearing cannot be reached from beneath. Ed Groner, fire department secretary, declared the truck might be out of service for two week, possibly longer.

100 YEARS AGO

Nov. 26, 1920

A health clinic for the pupils of Davison Township and Village was held in the M.E. church parlors Tuesday. Dr. Jones and Dr. Davis of the Flint Health Department assisted by Dr. Harrison of this village, and Miss Lockhart, Miss Gamble and Miss Stokes, county Red Cross nurses, doing the work. The defects found through physical examinations were noted and the parents will be notified of the conditions of the children. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index.