Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

Dec. 30, 2010

All seven seats on the Davison City Council are now filled. The council voted Dec. 27 to appoint Fire Chief Mike Wright, resident Chris Hinkley and resident and business-owner Ryan Everson to fill the three vacant seats left on the council by the Nov. 2 recall election. In all there were nine who applied for the temporary council seats, which will be filled until a special election can be held Feb. 22.

Having just won the Genesee County Tournament on Dec. 18, despite numerous efforts to the contrary from second place Lake Fenton, the Davison varsity wrestling team came into Lowell Super Duals on Tuesday with their chests out and their heads held high. The field for this event wasn’t nearly as open to interpretation, though, starting with the Cardinals’ 46-11 victory over new Lothrop, which is ranked third in Div. 4, according to the Michigan Wrestling Association as of Dec. 21.

25 YEARS AGO

Dec. 27, 1995

Goodrich Volunteer Ambulance has a new base in Davison and a second ambulance company is continuing its efforts to establish a location in the city. City Manager Jack Abernathy said Goodrich has a temporary use permit to run the service from their new base in the strip center at 501 W. Flint St. and will be the subject of a public hearing before the city planning commission on Jan. 9. Meanwhile, Jim Hansen, who was associated with Goodrich for a time, has also received a temporary use permit and will be the focus of another Jan. 9 public hearing.

The city of Davison will not need expensive “wellhead protection” devices to protect the water supply, at least not yet. A report from the Michigan Department of Public Health was well-received by the Davison City Council on Dec. 18. The letter from district engineer Michael F. Prysby verified the results of the tests conducted last spring for the presence of tritium. He said the results should waive “the majority” of wellhead protection requirements, but further monitoring will be needed.

50 YEARS AGO

Dec. 30, 1970

For the second time in a year, Davison’s Earl E. Borradaile has been named by Gov. William Milliken to a Genesee County Court bench. Last Ja. 26 he was sworn in as a circuit court judge, Monday he was appointed a judge in Probate Court. His second appointment follows an unusual set of circumstances. After being appointed to the seat earlier this year, he was required to run for that position in November. He was opposed in this race by Thomas C. Yeotis, who was a judge at the time in the probate. Yeotis won and his seat as a probate judge became vacant. Thus, it came about that Borradaile was chosen by Gov. Milliken, and in effect, Yeotis and Borradaile traded jobs.

100 YEARS AGO

Dec. 24, 1920

The Davison Dancing Club will give a dancing party at Liberty Hall, New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. Bon Martin’s 5-piece orchestra. Bill for the dance, $1.10.

Among those who have bought Edison phonographs for Christmas are Watson Billings, Harold Uptegraff, Carl Gates, Lee Motter, Madison Tower, Arthur Alexander and Wm. Miller. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index.