Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

May 12, 2011

Workers from DCC Construction of Davison installed the Davison Arch, May 9 in the Jack N. Abernathy Regional Park on the trail at the border between the city and township. Passersby on the trail, located south of the baseball complex and east of Gale Road, were stopping to have a look at the arch Tuesday. It spans the path and says “City of Davison” on one side and “Davison Township” on the other and marks the site where the township’s Black Creek Trail joins with the Abernathy trail in the city. A ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the installation of the Arch will be held today, May 12, at 5 p.m. at Jack N. Abernathy Regional Park in Davison and the community is welcome to attend.

The Davison Township Police Department honored six of its own May 9 during its 17th annual awards ceremony. Police Chief Larry Hrinik said the department has given out a total of 121 awards since the inception of the ceremony. This year six were recognized for their efforts. Honored at the ceremony were: Ofc. Philip Yurk, Ofc. Harold Payer, Ofc. Corey Haynes, Det. Mark Cuneaz, Mary Pavelock and Ofc. Chad Haynes.

25 YEARS AGO

May 8, 1996

This year, they hope the warning will be heeded. “We’re hoping the message gets out from last year that drinking and going to the prom don’t mix,” said Davison Township Police Chief Larry Hrinik. “If you drink and go to the prom, we’re going to ruin your evening again.” Police and school officials have joined in a cooperative and exerted effort to encourage teenagers to enjoy a sober prom, May 11. With a police officer to be assigned to patrol the school parking lot, an with a portable breath test inside the building, officials will be even more prepared to deal with anyone in possession of or believed to have been drinking alcoholic beverages.

Davison’s varsity soccer team has the advantage in shots on goal and corner kicks over their opponents this season. Too bad that’s not how the standings are computed. With a 1-5 record against Big Nine Conference opponents (4-8 overall), the Cardinals must learn to make more of the shots go in the net.

50 YEARS AGO

May 12, 1971

The Davison Board of Education, in a between-the-devil-and-the-deep-blue-sea situation, Monday night took the devil by the horns and jumped into the sea. Whether the board will be able to drown the devil and swim to safety will be up to voters on June 14, when they are given these options: Vote 7 mills to operate the new high school on a restricted basis; vote 2 mills for wages to meet teachers demands; vote nine mills for a full program; or defeat either or both and keep the new school closed and operate on an austerity program.

Davison runners used depth to get by league foe Mt. Morris in their track meet last Wednesday. The Cards were led by Stan Selesky, who swept both hurdle events. Other Davison winners were Gary Frazee in the shot put and Rod Reis in the high jump.

100 YEARS AGO

May 6, 1921

The Davison Cemetery Association has signed a tentative contract with L.N. Latchaw for the erection of a magnificent mausoleum in that cemetery, the work on the building to commence as soon as the minimum of 100 crypts have been contracted by the residents for that section.

A substantial boom has been started at the south end of town by P.H. Peters and W.S. Robinson, who purchased the creamery building and the side of the same from the Freeman Dairy Co. and will erect three houses there this summer. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index