Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

Jan. 6, 2011

A 79-year-old Davison woman, who was struck by a pickup truck while crossing Flint Street in front of Krogers, Dec. 27, died Jan. 4 of her injuries. The victim was crossing Flint Street near Main Street at 10:15 a.m. on Dec. 27 when she was struck by a pickup truck turning eastbound out of the Kroger Plaza, said Davison Police Chief Bill Brandon. The truck was driven by a 53-year-old Davison Township woman. The crash is still under investigation.

Jared Matthew Beattie was one of 38 prospective troopers that reported to the Michigan State Police (MSP) Training Academy in Lansing on Dec. 26 for the first day of the 122nd Trooper Recruit School. The Davison resident will participate in the first class held since 83 members of the 121st Trooper Recruit School graduated on Dec. 19, 2008. For the next 20 weeks, between wake-up at 5 a.m. and lights-out at 10 p.m., the recruits will receive training in firearms, water safety, defensive tactics, patrol techniques, report writing, ethics, first aid, criminal law, crime scene processing and precision driving.

25 YEARS AGO

Jan. 3, 1996

As part of a regular rotation, Mayor Kay Ann Adair will chair the Tri-Unit meetings in 1996, following her election at the Dec. 18 meeting. The Tri-Unit chair rotates among the city of Davison, Davison Township and Richfield Township, with representatives meeting quarterly to discuss items of common interest, including reports from local cooperative agencies.

The Davison Cardinal Wrestlers played good hosts at the Davison Holiday Invitational, Thursday, Dec. 28, placing 10th among the 16 teams competing. With nine Cards wrestling some of the 462 matches in two levels, they won a first, a second, three thirds, a fifth and a sixth in individual scoring. In the “A” bracket, Joe Streeter, 140 pounds, lost his first match of the season, but also won four matches to place third. He had been seeded second at the start.

50 YEARS AGO

Jan 6, 1970

After considerable nudging and urging by Mayor Judson S. Davis. The Board of Education, Monday, offered a compromise on the city’s west side park development program. The mayor had presented detailed maps showing where and how the park area, north and west of the present high school, would be developed. The map showed a westward extension of Lexington Street to provide automobile access to the park areas. While the board had no objection to development of the large area, members opposed the extension of the street into the area which is now used for baseball diamonds and other summer recreational facilities.

Mr. New Year 1971 arrived only about six hours ahead of Miss Davison 1971. The Davison New Year’s baby arrived with the help of Dr. R. B. Michelson of Flint in St. Joseph Hospital at 5:57 a.m. New Year’s Day. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces. The new Davison queen is Tracy Hillier. Her parents are Harry and Marcia Hillier of Davison.

100 YEARS AGO

Dec. 31, 1920

Southwest Richfield – Mrs. Goudy gave a Christmas tree and marshmallow roast for her school Friday afternoon, much to the surprise of her pupils.

Mr. and Mrs. George Wagner entertained at Christmas his sister, Mrs. Frank Hammond and family, of Elba, and brother Frank Wagner and family and mother of Davison. After Christmas gifts were distributed from a beautiful Christmas tree, the hostess receiving from her husband a fine Meteor phonograph, which furnished music for the occasion. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Idnex.