Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

Feb. 10, 2011

Two Board of Education members will seek unopposed re-election in May, but the real issue facing voters will be the renewal of two school millages. The Davison Board of Education voted Feb. 8 to place the renewal of two levies on the May 3 ballot. Both levies have been in place for more than 10 years. The first ballot calls for the renewal of the Non- Homestead levy, which does not increase taxes for homeowners. The second ballot question seeks a renewal of 1.4016 mills for the Building and Site Sinking Fund. This levy would continue to cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $70 a year. Both renewals are for five years. Also, on the ballot will be re-election bids by Board of Education members Larry Finkbeiner and Dale Green. Both are seeking four-year seats. They are unopposed.

For two years Davison High School students haven’t taken part in robotics tournaments, but they’re back this year with a new team and lots of support from parents, staff and the community. The Davison FIRST Robotics team will compete March 4 at Kettering University in Flint, marking the first time in more than two years a team from DHS has taken part in a robotics event — and the first time ever as part of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). With the help of teachers Louis Renner and Brian Keinath, who are co-advisers for the team, the team was up and running this fall. Students have also gotten support from FIRST organizers at Kettering University.

25 YEARS AGO

Feb. 7, 1996

While not expected to solve all of the Davison school district’s financial woes, the new Davison Educational Foundation is seen by officials as a great potential help to the future. All that’s needed now are three more trustees and $5,000. The board of education on Monday approved bylaws for the new entity, which will operate independently from the district in cooperation with the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF).

A Burton business owned by a Davison-area resident will be relocating to the city of Davison following approval of variances by the zoning appeals board. Duane Veit of Veit Tool and Gauge, Inc. said he anticipates construction at the southeast corner of E. Rising and N. Dayton streets, across from Fernco, Inc., to begin by April.

50 YEARS AGO

Feb. 10, 1971

Davison population is now 5,259! Davison Township population is now 8,260! Final Census figures released by the Census Bureau in Washington D.C. show that Davison Township’s growth led all township’s in the entire county, percentage wise, during the 1960- 70 period. The report also showed that the city of Davison gained a whopping 39.8 percent in the same period. Richfield Township’s population also went up by 33.5 percent.

Davison’s varsity wrestling team stunned Mt. Morris for a quick 18-0 lead but had to fight to save a 26-21-win last Wednesday at Davison. Kurt Minto got Davison started with a pin at the 1:22 mark of the third period to win his 98-pound match. After Steve Metar made it 8-0 Cardinals, Marty Hodge brought his 112-pound clash to a close at :26 of the third period.

100 YEARS AGO

Feb. 4, 1921

Schools in South Davison are closed on account of scarlet fever

Frank Storms is having his house wired for electric lights. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index.