Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

April 28, 2011

Starting May 2, Republic Services will be dropping off as well as picking up on trash day.

The city’s waste hauler will begin delivery of a 95-gallon cart for solid waste and an additional 95-gallon cart for recycling at every home. The trash cart has a blue lid and the recycling cart has a green. Also changing is trash pick-up day for some residents. Starting May 9, all within the city will be serviced on Monday. There will no longer be Tuesday pick-up in the City of Davison.

The new program, recently agreed upon by City Council, will change the way residents handle their trash and recycling, said officials.

A road trip Tuesday ended in a split with Big Nine rival Flushing in a windy doubleheader. Davison came from behind to take the opener, 10-8, and lost the nightcap, 10-0. “The good thing is that we had no errors in either game,” said Davison coach Timm Rye. “We did give up 10 runs in the second game, but they made all the big plays and we didn’t.” Cody Wangler got the win for the Cardinals, and Pete Panos had the hot bat with four hits in the first game and two in the second. Mike Dolloff belted a home run in the first game that included 10 hits from the Cardinals.

25 YEARS AGO

April 24, 1996

With proposed expansion of the downtown tax increment financing (TIF) area, the Davison Downtown Development Authority was encouraged last week to establish a comprehensive plan for the entire district. Dave Asker, a planner with Wade-Trim and Associates, explained that an overall plan should be in place in order to be in line for application of state and federal funding.

The first major step in bringing a playscape to the Davison Regional Park will be Design Day on April 30. Children will be the focus of the day-long series of information-gathering sessions, as playscape architect-designer John Dean will meet with Davison elementary school students to find out what features they want incorporated into their play area. The day will begin in the Davison Regional Park at 7:45 a.m. for a site review. Meetings with students are scheduled starting at 9 a.m. after which time Dean will begin consolidating sketches from the children’s meetings. A town hall meeting is scheduled that evening at 7 p.m. at Central Elementary School.

50 YEARS AGO

April 28, 1971

Davison voters turned out in a record number Monday to turn down a request by Davison Community Schools for an additional 9 mills operating. The request was turned down 2,288 to 1,302 with 3,620 voters casting ballots. The request was made for the operation of the new Davison High School that is nearing completion. In the 1968 voters passed a bonding issue to build the $6,500,000 facility. If money cannot be found through millage there is a good chance the school will stand idle next year.

Davison runners had a busy week with three meets run and a win and a tie and a third-place finish recorded. The Cards took on league foe Flushing last Wednesday and ran by the 83-35, grabbing 11 firsts, then went tot eh George Groves Relays in Midland Saturday and took a third-place finish behind Midland Dow and Midland.

100 YEARS AGO

April 15, 1921

A large crowd attended the firemen’s dance Tuesday evening, 114 numbers being sold. An assortment of round and square dances gave those present opportunity to select the pastime of their choice and all appeared to enjoy themselves thoroughly.

Henry Hurd drove a fine herd of cattle to Davison Saturday, from Northwest Davison. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index