Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

May 26, 2011

The City Council gave the Davison Downtown Car Cruise approval to shut down Main Street for June 3 and 10, but the rest of the summer remains gridlocked. The council put the brakes on the annual car cruise at its May 23 meeting after Mayor Tim Bishop, a downtown merchant, indicated he’d hoped organizer Helena Kramer would be in attendance to answer questions about concerns he and other merchants have. At issue is the start time of the Friday night cruise — or at least what is considered the official time and what many cruisers, according to Bishop, see as the unofficial start. The street closing does not go into effect until 6 p.m., but some cruisers starts blocking empty parking spaces around 5:30 p.m.

The Davison girls’ tennis squad competed in regionals at Saginaw Heritage, where they scored only two points, placing seventh out of the nine teams. The Cardinals only finished above Flint Carman-Ainsworth and Bay City Western. In order to move on to the state meet, teams had to win the regional or earn 18 points. The winner at No. 1 Singles and runner up earn an automatic qualifier. Bronte Dipzinski was eliminated in her first match of the No. 1 Singles bracket, 6-2, 6-1, to Priya Jaswal of Saginaw Heritage. Brooke Dow was also ousted in the first round of the No. 2 Singles, 6-3, 6-1, to Katie Flegenheimer of Saginaw Heritage.

25 YEARS AGO

May 22, 1996

As the Davison Cardinals split a pair with visiting Carman- Ainsworth, coach Timm Rye said his baseball team has lived up to his expectations. “They played well, to me they’re progressing as I expected they would,” he said. “Even in losses, they’re pitching well.” Ryan Petosky took the mound in the first game May 16, giving up six hits, striking out eight and walking none, leading the Cards to an 8-1 win.

Developers have proposed a scaled-back version of a new residential complex at the northeast corner of the City of Davison. Developers of the Laurel Heights site-plan condominium project got a better idea of what they needed to do, following an appearance at the Davison Planning Commission on May 14.

50 YEARS AGO

May 26, 1971

A traffic survey conducted by the Michigan Branch of AAA last year reveals some surprising data on traffic in Davison. For instance, at the corner of State (M-15) and Second Street, 2,268 cars were clocked in a two-hour period (3-5 p.m.) Moving north on M-15 were 1,101 cars, which went straight through. Fifty- six other made a left-hand turn, while 80 turned right. There were 944 cars moving southward with 108 turning left onto Second Street and 23 turning right.

Davison trackmen took two meets last week as they snowed under Saginaw MacArthur 74-44 at MacArthur and ran Lapeer 67-51. Davison will have two men running tonight in the meet of champions with Eric Holgren and Stan Selesky competing.

100 YEARS AGO

May 22, 1921

Highway Commissioner McAra has had considerable work done on the sinkhole at Potter’s Lake this week. High water this spring has done considerable damage and a large amount of timber and gravel was necessary to put the spot in a passable condition.

Ed Haynes received three baby alligators yesterday by parcels post from a Florida alligator farm. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index