Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

June 2, 2011

Even the weather is cooperating now. Everything seems to have fallen into place for the Davison golf team just as the season reaches its most important stage. The Cardinals will open the state tournament with a Div. 1 district meet Friday at the Bay City Country Club, in what is hopefully the first step on a long tournament run. After a shaky start in which the roster remained unsettled through weeks of cold and rain, Davison’s lineup has evolved into a solid starting five that has beaten some of the best teams in state.

Last year’s budget cuts in Davison eliminated nearly half the city’s workforce and resulted in a cutback to some services — including the closing of the popular compost site. City Manager Michael Hart has been working on a plan to reopen the site after being directed to do so by the City Council in May. The council supported a move May 9 by Mayor Pro- Tem David Martin to explore the reopening of the site.

25 YEARS AGO

May 20, 1996

It was a bittersweet move for some officials, who nevertheless agree with he promise of better things to come. The Davison City Council last week formerly broke the city’s ties with Flint’s Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) to pave the way for a revamped MTA and a promised county-wide mass transit system.

Coach Timm Rye ran the gamut of emotions from Wednesday, May 22 to Thursday, May 23 as he watched his Cardinal baseball team go from bad to good. Facing Lapeer West Wednesday in their third game of the Greater Flint Tournament at Broome Park, the Cards gave up 16 walks and committed four errors in the 9-4 loss.

50 YEARS AGO

June 2, 1971

Davison may have a large development just east of town on Oak Road after all. The two parties involved in a court action have tentatively agreed for the rezoning and development of 220 acres between Cummings and Oak Road for single family residential, multiple and mobile home development. The land was originally rezoned for development in a 3-2 vote by the Davison Township board in August of 1969. Dissatisfied residents in the township got up a petition and forced a referendum on the zoning in December of 1969. The zoning was defeated in that referendum vote of 609-379 and the land stood empty. Developers then sued the township and won the right to develop 92 acres as a mobile home park.

Tim Kidd won the bike at the Siple Elementary carnival and is really enjoying it very much.

100 YEARS AGO

May 29, 1921

Tuesday night’s potluck supper given by the Davison Board of Commerce was well attended and one of the most successful of the event given so far by the group. The meeting was inspirational throughout and each one felt he had been well repaid for attending.

Only 15 cents to see 200 masterpieces of art at the school building next week. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index