Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

Jan. 13, 2011

Davison High School students took top honors for their business skills during the 2011 Business Professionals of America (BPA) Workplace Skills Assessment Program held Jan. 7 at Baker College. Alepsa Seidell took fourth place in Administrative Support Research Project — Individual; Tony Campbell took second place, Dan Pfeiffer took third place and Blake Tong took fourth place all in Computer Network Technology Concepts; Jamie Reynolds took second place in Economic Research Project — Individual; Alex Villenueva took sixth place in Human Resource Management; Katie Dowrie took first place in Information Technology Concepts; Marissa Mullenix took third place, Dowrie took fourth place and Tong took sixth place all in Microsoft Network Administration; and Pfeiffer took third place in PC Servicing & Troubleshooting. Davison High School took first place in Economic Research Project — Team and second place in Presentational Management — Team.

Tuesdays at the Davison Area Senior Citizen Center will bring music to your ears.

A hand chime choir is now practicing Tuesdays from 1-2:30 p.m. The six-member choir is in its first year at the center and group director Mark Slaten said he thinks by next year the group will be ready to put on a performance. “Most of the group are beginners and they don’t feel comfortable performing at this time,” said Slaten, of Lapeer. “Next year maybe.” Slaten is an experienced hand bell choir participant who has been part of the choir at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lapeer for 12 years now.

25 YEARS AGO

Jan. 10, 1996

Davison school bus drivers are reportedly in full support of a new, random drug testing policy which exceeds traditional requirements. The policy technically went into effect Jan. 1 but was not full adopted until its second reading at Monday’s meeting of the Davison Community Schools Board of Education. The policy was first discussed by the school board in December, but several changes were made in response to concerns that the policy allowed too much time for alcohol/drug testing, especially after accidents.

Efforts began Monday to begin reviewing the Davison City Charter, with the city council naming the first members of a special task force. Mayor Kay Ann Adair said some of the wording of the charter has caused confusion in the past, especially during election years when incumbent council members were forced to resign after filing to run for the mayor’s post. Mayor Pro Tem Ron Emery and councilmembers Margaret Littlejohn and Pat Conley, along with Police Chief Bill Brandon and City Manager Jack Abernathy, agreed to serve on the task force.

50 YEARS AGO

Jan. 13, 1971

The Davison Township Board decided against paying extra to have Christmas trees picked up Monday night after being informed that Christmas tree pickup was not included in the refuse contract. Christmas trees will be picked up if they are cut in no more than three-foot lengths and tied in bundles. Done in this fashion they would qualify under the contract.

The Davison Junior Varsity Basketball Team backed by outstanding performances by Jerry Elsworth and Joel Dean, fought off a determined Flushing team for a 69-61-win last Friday. Also playing an outstanding game were Casey Hartman and Ted Mahan.

100 YEARS AGO

Jan. 7, 1921

Cuthbert Cook of Richfield, aged 20 years, met instant death New Year’s Day, through the accidental discharge of a shotgun which he carried. In company with a companion, Leo Weatherwax, he was about to cross the Flint River in the above township, and to test the ice was standing on a springboard used at the swimming hole and pounded the ice several times with the butt of the gun when the charge exploded (and struck Cook in the head).

Odd Fellows and Rebekahs! Don’t forget the big joint installation Tuesday evening, Jan. 11. A splendid supper will be served, and all members are invited to be present. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index.