Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

April 7, 2011

Davison residents, officials and businesses all have something else to be proud about — they have best drinking water in the state. Davison recently earned the distinction from the Michigan Rural Water Association of being voted the best water in the state of Michigan.

City Clerk Andrea Schroeder said the city earned the distinction after judges graded the water for clarity, odor and taste during a competition held in February. Schroeder said she has been working with the organization for several years now and was recently elected its first female vice president.

Keeping kids safe when they’re riding their bikes in what the Kiwanis and local police agencies hope they accomplished with the 11th annual bicycle helmet fitting at Thomson Elementary, March 31. The Davison Kiwanis distributed about 280 bike helmets to students at Thomson as part of the civic group’s annual program. Also taking part in the helmet fitting were officers from the Davison, Davison Township and Richfield Township police departments.

25 YEARS AGO

April 3, 1996

When they review proposed goals and objectives at the April 17 meeting, the Davison Area Parks and Recreation Commission may be taking the first steps toward a future without a master plan. Commissioners have been scrutinizing it since January as they prepare for a new budget year with static funding, and director Vince Paris said efforts will reflect a range.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has denied a request from the city of Davison for a left turn signal at State and Flint streets. A letter to City Manager Jack Abernathy from Donald W. Krauss, assistant traffic and safety engineer, said MDOT officials analyzed results of a January 1994 traffic survey along with accident statistics for the intersection MDOT concluded “there is a low frequency of left turn accidents.”

50 YEARS AGO

April 7, 1971

Richfield Township’s annual meeting Saturday afternoon was a two-hour comedy of confusion. It ended with a standing-room only audience approving the budget, but not knowing for sure whether it was legal. Included in the proposed budget are $1,000 salary boosts for both the township clerk and treasurer. Curiously, the supervisor gets a munificent raise of eight cents.

Davison baseball fortunes got off to a tremendous start last Wednesday against Lakeville as the Cards shut out Lakeville at Davison field 6-0 behind the flawless pitching of Doug Tozer and George Mahon. Tozer pitched four innings of no-hit ball before giving way to Mahon who pitched another three innings of no-hit ball.

100 YEARS AGO

April 1, 1921

The Richfield vote on soldiers’ bonus was 104 for and 90- against. The good roads bonding proposition lost by the following vote: 74 for and 120 against.

Carlos Welch’s horse got away from him the other day and ran down the road. He had a hard time trying to catch it.

The busy season has now commenced, and the farmers are now sowing oats. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index