Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

May 20, 2010

Like other tried and true traditions of high school graduation, the annual lock-in for Project Graduation is something students look forward to each year. It has also become that moment many graduating seniors see as their last chance to spend time together as a group. “They look forward to it,” said Juliann Pumphrey, organizer of the 2010 Davison High School Project Graduation. “They get to celebrate one last time together. And there’s no worries – that’s why Project Graduation was created – people wanted their kids to celebrate but celebrate safely.”

With Big Nine varsity softball competition wrapping up for Davison Monday when Carman- Ainsworth comes to town, followed by the end of the 2010 regular season the next day at Lakeville, the Lady Cardinals still have their work cut out for them if they hope to make any noise at districts, which begin June 1.

25 YEARS AGO

May 17, 1995

The Genesee County Fair won’t be located in Richfield Township in 1995, according to Pat McGraw, an attorney representing the township. McGraw said the township and the Genesee County Agricultural Society, also known as the fair board, each had different consent orders, and the townships was the one agreed upon. Ginger Spencer, township treasurer, said the order was agreed to Friday afternoon, May 12, and a May 30 hearing date was set for Circuit Court Judge Duncan Beagle to decide whether to implement the document.

Last week started out strong for the Davison Cardinals baseball team, sweeping a pair at Flushing, splitting a pair in the second round of the Greater Flint Tournament and closing at Clio. Thursday, May 11 the Cards played flawless ball in the first game, 8-1, as they racked up nine hits, while Ian Dement and Brandon Bell only allowed the Raiders three.

50 YEARS AGO

May 20, 1970

About 150 men and women assembled Monday night at the Davison Township Hall to discuss the proposed rezoning of a 70-acre tract for a condominium complex. There was no decision. Instead, the board decided it needed more time to study the proposal which had been before it for only a week. The project has already gone through the County Coordinating Committee and the Davison Township Planning Commission, getting approval from both agencies.

William Bowles was elected president of the Optimist Club of Davison at the official organizational meeting of the new service club May 12 held at the Davison County Club. The club, formed by 40 business, industry and professional men of Davison, will hold regular breakfast meetings on Thursdays at 7 a.m. at the Davison Country Club.

100 YEARS AGO

May 14, 1920

At the last session of the Davison Township Board, the clerk presented the petitions that have been secured asking that a consolidated school be established for this township, and the number of signatures shown conforming to the amount required by law. The clerk was instructed to advertise the holding of a special election in Davison Township on June 5.

On Sunday afternoon, the farm house on the old Skinner farmin Richfield Township was burned to the ground, the occupants, John Stephens and family, escaping with but little of the equipment. What started the blaze is not known. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index.