Out of the past


March 3, 2011

An arch marking the connection of the township’s Black Creek Nature Trail to the city’s trails in the Abernathy Regional Park is planned by a community organization now seeking donations to make the project a reality. The Davison Community Fund Advisory Committee is seeking funds to build the Davison Arch Project, an idea sparked by members of the Davison Community Fund Advisory Committee interested in commemorating the connection where the two trails meet.

Total cost of the project is $10,000 which includes funding for building, installation and future maintenance. Davison Township Supervisor Kurt Soper said he is excited about the proposed project, which will be built with private funds.

The Davison Area Soroptimists Club held its annual recognition dinner Feb. 24. 2011 Award Winners for the Soroptimist Awards Program. The winners of this year’s awards were: Yemisi Momoh, winner of the Women’s Opportunity Award; Carmen Hackett, winner of the Virginia Wagner Educational Grant; Sue Root, winner of the Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women award and Ashley Helm, winner of the Violet Richardson Award.


Feb. 28, 1996

The city of Davison could realize an additional $15,750 profit from the compost site at Davison Regional Park, but will the added damage to the park road be worth it? The Davison City Council on Monday debated a proposal from an area waste hauler to bring an estimated 7,500 cubic yards of yard waste over 30 weeks. City management, which collects garbage from several Genesee County communities, approached City manager Jack Abernathy with the request. Although the firm has a composting facility, the Davison site is apparently closer and is viewed as more cost-effective for some routes.

Although the Davison Cardinal cagers had an uncharacteristic role in the final game of the regular season, they’ll play Carman-Ainsworth for the Big Nine Conference crown this Friday, March 1. Davison lost to host Owosso, Friday, Feb. 23 , 73-62, but still clinched the Big Nine, east division title with Clio’s loss to Swartz Creek.


March 3, 1971

Plans for shuffling the pupils of Davison schools when the new High School is opened next fall were announced to the Board of Education at its Monday night meeting. Superintendent Robert Amble told the board that he had met with the parent-teacher organization in the elementary schools and had found favorable reaction to rearranging the school setup. The present Junior High School will become an elementary school for all Davison 6th graders. Also going there will be first through fourth grade children who live west of M-15 and south of the railroad tracks; also, some fifth-graders, including all of the fifth-graders from Gates School.

Dramatic color and elevator lengths drew oohs of admiration when the Davison Business Women’s Club presented its annual style show last Tuesday I the Davison County Club. Apparently, anything goes in the 1971 fashion world. A capacity crowd viewed and approved the very new hot pants while, at the same time, tentatively stamping approval on the midi.


Feb. 25, 1921

A communication was read at the Davison City Council from the Lapeer Gas-Electricity Co. complaining of the streetlights not being turned off early enough in the morning. The marshal stated the lights were turned off at 6:30 each morning.

Jack Longkus, who police claim was wearing a pair of shoes stolen from Pere Marquette freight cars in Flint, is under arrest. It was said a large supply of goods stolen from the freight yards have been recovered. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index