Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

April 21, 2011

Already faced with an almost $6 million projected revenue shortfall for the 2011-2012 school year, due to looming budget cuts by the state, Davison schools now must also hope voters will support the renewal of two millages. Davison Community Schools has placed two millage renewal questions on the May 3 ballot. Proposal 1 is a renewal of the Headlee rollback on non-homestead property while Proposal 2 is the renewal of the district’s building and site sinking fund millage. “The approval of these two renewals is crucial,” said Superintendent Eric Lieske. “The Non- Homestead ballot provides more than $3.5 million per year to our general fund. It would be catastrophic to not have that funding, especially in light of the $5.9 million shortfall we are already facing next school year with the governor’s proposed budget.”

DTV, Davison High School’s student-produced television station, has been nominated for an Emmy for, “Rx for Trouble,” a nine-minute video that was produced for the Davison Area Prescription Drug Task Force. The video was filmed, produced and edited by former DTV student Nick Baker, DTV Instructor Randy Scott and Programmer/Producer Sandy Coots.

“It’s so exciting,” Coots said of the nomination. “It’s such an honor to be recognized by your peers.” DTV was nominated in the category of “Education/ Schools.” Winners will be announced May 14 in Detroit.

25 YEARS AGO

April 17, 1996

The developer for the Village of Wicklow in Davison Township received preliminary site approval from the planning commission Wednesday, April 12. Tom Kerby, township building official, estimated that 30 neighbors of the planned unit development, to be located west of S. Irish Road and south of Lippincott Boulevard, attended the meeting. While some spoke in opposition of the 324-unit PUD, Kerby said the comments were not unusual.

Still reeling a little from last week, the Davison Cardinals were scheduled to host Grand Blanc, Tuesday, April 16 for the Big Nine season opener. Starting with a pair of wins on a trip to Lapeer East, April 9, the Cards made up a pair at Fenton with two losses and lost another to visiting Lapeer West on Thursday.

50 YEARS AGO

April 21, 1971

With 15 of their 18 members present, the Citizens Advisory Council Monday night expressed unanimous support for the school millage proposal. The group, which includes students, faculty members and lay citizens, expressed the feeling that the vocational education program is essential to complete education at present. It feels vocational education is no longer a substitute for a college degree. Failure of the millage vote, the group feels, would cripple the vocational program; passage would allow it to get underway at once.

Between 500 and 600 campers and trailers are expected to be lined up at Sherwood Forest April 30, May 1 and 2, guests of the Davison Campanions. This is the sixth gathering of the National Campers and Hikers Association.

100 YEARS AGO

April 15, 1921

Robert Reid and Roscoe Putnam went to Detroit to see the Tigers in action, but rain prevented the game.

A new home for W.R. Mathews and family is being erected at the corner of Genesee and Third streets. This is a fine location and the homes of Mr. Mathews and W. R Robinson will fill in the block nicely. M.E. Hammond is building the Mathews home. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index