Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

May 6, 2010

Hard work and collaboration have led to the Davison Soccer Boosters paying off a $60,000 obligation with Davison Community Schools. Members of the organization gave the Davison Board of Education a check for the last $2,900 for the soccer field lighting project it agreed to pay for back in 2007.

With the Michigan Stars Tournament at Liberty Park in Macomb County last weekend cancelling part of Saturday’s action and all of Sunday’s the Davison varsity softball team was ready to take out its frustrations at Big Nine rival Carman-Ainsworth, Monday. But even that doubleheader had to be rescheduled for yesterday because of a conflict with the Lady Cavaliers schedule.

25 YEARS AGO

May 3, 1995

One by one, alternatives are being considered on how to deal with overcrowding in Davison schools. So far none of the options seem very attractive to school officials. Monday’s meeting of the Davison Community Schools Board of Education included discussion of several separate but related issues on how to deal with the district’s growing student population.

Sugarbush Golf Club, owned by Industrial Mutual Association and placed on their Potter Lake site on Baxter Road, opened to the public April 29. Designed by brothers David and Larry Mancour, who developed the acclaimed Dunmaglas Golf Course in Charlevoix, the course was created without removing as many trees as possible.

50 YEARS AGO

May 6, 1970

Assuming that petitions presented to the Davison Board of Education Monday night gain certification, Davison electors will vote June 8 whether to build a swimming pool at the new high school. The pool was rejected by a narrow vote at the time the high school construction was authorized. The pool is expected to cost $475,000 and would add four tenths of a mill to the present tax bill.

The spring Davison Sidewalk Sale will offer bargains galore May 14, 15 and 16 in Davison. Sale chairman Don Day of Dan Murphy’s Men’s Wear announced the dates of the sale this week. The sale is sponsored by the Davison Area Chamber of Commerce and will feature a flea market and an outdoor concert by the Davison High School Band.

100 YEARS AGO

April 30, 1920

Verne Diehl, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Diehl of Richfield, who won first prize with his Duroe-Jerseysat the Genesee County Fair last year, has a letter dated April 15, from R.A. Turner, state club leader M.A.C. informing him he had won the state championship for boys’ and girls’ pig club work for 1919.

Wednesday, May 5, has been designated by the village council as a day for a general cleaning up of all premises in the village; this includes business property, as well as homes. Get rid of ashes, rubbish, tin cans and bottles, and help make Davison a town good to look upon. — Compiled from the files of the Davison Index by Gary Gould