Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

Feb. 3, 2011

Committee members met last week to finalize a design layout to present to the Davison Township Board of Trustees. Dog park proponent Denice Wagner has been in talks with officials from the township over the possibility of bringing a dog park to the Black Creek Trail for months. In January, Wagner held her first committee meeting that was well attended by residents eager to get plans in motion. Originally, the committee thought it would need to raise about $83,000 to build the original layout that would stretch 2.5 acres and contain a small dog area, all dog area, agility course, introductory area, three pavilions, fencing, sprinkler system, water and waste stations and access to a restroom.

With three key players still on the injured list, Davison Varsity Hockey just didn’t have enough to get past a very fast and physical Fenton squad last Saturday, losing the contest, 1-0.

The game was a back-and-forth effort until 8:11 in the third period when Fenton capitalized on a power play opportunity to take the victory. Davison continues to play without John Tallieu (knee), Nick Goettel (wrist) and Alex Dunckel, who got banged up in the Power game. Dunckel could return to the lineup before the others. With only 17 on the roster and two of those goalies Ryan Morey and Mike Loveland, that leaves the Cards a little shorthanded.

25 YEARS AGO

Jan. 31, 1996

A Davison institution has become a thing of the past with the closing of the Ben Franklin variety store, Tuesday, Jan. 30. Attempts by owner Phil Becker to coordinate the sale of the craft portion of the business to a New York firm have been unsuccessful. “This is my last day of operation to the public,” said Becker, Tuesday morning. “This is going to be a very sad day for me,” at the end of more than three decades in business.

The Davison Cardinal spikers seem to be learning from mistakes and gaining trust in each other, as indicated in their win at Carman-Ainsworth Thursday, Jan. 25. Serve accuracy and confidence in teammates have hurt the Cards earlier in the season, said Coach Cheryl Histed, but playing time is helping to cure both of those ills.

50 YEARS AGO

Feb. 3, 1970

“I hate to say this,” said Superintendent Robert Amble in the Davison Board of Education meeting Monday night, “but the new high school will be complete by the end of April or the first of May.” Amble said there remains some painting, wiring and other last-minute work, but contractors have assured him they’ll be out by May 1. September opening of the new building poses many problems, some of which concerned the board Monday night. Approved was a resolution setting a millage election for April 26. The millage to be asked for has not been decided at this time, but the revenue will be needed to operate the new school.

Four Davison students will be among 226 top high school musicians invading Lansing on Feb. 6-7 for the All-Star Bands concert at Everett High School. The following students from Davison High School have been selected: Don Hudson, Dan Kennedy, Cheryl McGuiness and Richard Ruschman.

100 YEARS AGO

Jan. 28, 1921

W.S Robinson sent a box of fruit from Florida this week to the village council. Thanks Walt!

Another debate at the high school Friday evening, February 4, Owosso high school versus Davison high school. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index.