Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

Jan. 20, 2011

Supporters of bringing a dog park to Davison Township came out in full force for the first committee meeting last week. The meeting marked the first time residents, township officials and Denice Wagner, the leader of the movement, were able to meet as a group to try and nail down a specific action plan. For months, township officials were participating in talks with Wagner over the possibility of bringing a dog park to Black Creek Trail. As news broke to the public over the possible project, Wagner said she received an outpouring of support and positive feedback from the community.

The Cardinals opened Big Nine play against one of the top teams in Class B, Flint Powers Catholic, and were turned away, 83-69. The No. 5-ranked Chargers opened the game with a small lead and it gradually grew larger quarter by quarter. Powers outscored Davison, 20-18, in the first and, 22-20, in the second quarter to lead, 42-38, at the break. The Chargers broke open the game in the third quarter. Branden Hendershot led the way for the Cardinals with 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Lance Arnold scored 11 points and grabbed six boards. Mitchell Rubio scored nine points and had three steals, Antoine Silver scored eight points and had 12 rebounds, and Travis Toye added eight points, two assists and two rebounds.

25 YEARS AGO

Jan. 17, 1996

Davison-area residents are again being served by two ambulance companies, one base being the new location of a funeral business. The Davison Planning Commission on Tuesday, Jan. 9 approved a site on W. Flint Street for the Goodrich Volunteer Ambulance to use for parking rigs and to act as barracks for personnel. Also, the panel okayed a request to relocate the Hansen Funeral Home to a N. Main Street location and utilize the site as a new base for another ambulance service, despite some concern about parking.

While still technically a public event, the 1996 Davison Business Expo is targeting a younger audience. The Wednesday, Jan. 14 event is a cooperative event this year between the Davison Area Chamber of Commerce and the Davison High School “School-to- Work” program. Participating businesses will display their wares and service for high school students whose regular classes will be suspended in favor of a day-long career awareness program.

50 YEARS AGO

Jan. 20, 1971

“If you don’t do it, it won’t get done.” Using that as a slogan, Davison workers under the chairmanship of David Fulcher are pressing the annual local Red Feather campaign. Business places. School teachers and other school employees and homes are being canvassed for contributions to the fund, which serves 30 agencies in Genesee and 14 in Lapeer County. Eighteen state agencies and 18 national agencies also share I the benefits of the campaign.

It’s like coming to the end of your favorite ice cream cone, it’s great while it lasts. That pretty much tells the story of Davison’s six game winning streak that was snapped by Clio last Friday, 66-58. However, like with an ice cream cone, when you’re done and still hungry all you have to do is start on another one. Davison will attempt to start another streak this week and this one could be even more important than the last.

100 YEARS AGO

Jan. 14, 1921

F.E. Curtis, who has conducted a drug store at 600 South Saginaw Street, in Flint for the past 20 years, sold his business Jan. 1 to J.W. Howard Hurd, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Hurd of this town and one of our most popular men. The business will be continued at the same location under the name “Hurd’s Drug Store.” — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index.