Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

June 16, 2011

The Davison baseball team had a remarkable season and has plenty to celebrate, despite being mercied, 11-1, by Rockford in the state quarterfinals at Central Michigan University Tuesday.

Some untimely errors in the third inning and some hot Rockford bats sealed the deal. Davison trailed, 5-1, heading into the sixth inning after Rockford scored three runs in the third inning. Five more runs in the sixth inning invoked the mercy rule ending the game in the sixth inning.

For Kristol Scofield, there’s nothing more exhilarating than singing a meaningful song. So, when she gets up before the crowd at Davison Relay for Life June 25 and sings the National Anthem, Scofield said she is going to sing with all of her heart. “I open my mouth and what comes out is my way of communicating,” she said, adding with a grin, “I sound a little like Janis (Joplin) when I sing.” Scofield, 29, said this will be her first time at Davison Relay for Life and singing there has a lot of meaning for her. She lost her great-grandmother, who is also her adopted mother, to cancer in 1999.

25 YEARS AGO

June 12, 1996

Reports of a proposed move for Rite Aid Pharmacy on S. State Street – which would require the demolition of Woody’s Produce building – has some in the community confused. A prospectus give to the Davison Area Economic Development Authority from MKM Investment Company indicates alteration to the existing Davison Shopping Center. According to a letter which accompanied the prospectus, “Rite Aid is moving to a new portion of the center in the latter part of this year.”

City officials still have a number of “what if” questions, but the fundamental question of whether to revise the city charter will go to voters in November. The city council, on Monday, approved a resolution placing both the ballot question and the election of a nine-member charter commission on the Nov. 5 general election ballot.

50 YEARS AGO

June 16, 1971

The 20th annual Dinner Meeting of the Davison Area Chamber of Commerce will be held Wednesday, June 23 at 7 p.m. in Dubie’s Restaurant. There will be an election of three new members to the Board of Directors. The candidates are: Chuck Myers, Erwood (Ray) Raysin, Tom Finck, Vern Brown, Don Day, Bob Seitters, Bob Hilgendorf and Jim Hegel. Charter members must be present to vote and are asked to bring the ballots mailed to them to the dinner. Only the ballots of members can be counted.

The Davison Recreation Schedule for this summer has been announced by Bill Perry, who is again in charge of the programs. This is a Red Feather supported activity. The swimming pool last summer recorded 16,000 admission. The baseball program had 450 players on 30 teams, in addition to the Peewees, who were not organized into teams. They expect at least as many this year.

100 YEARS AGO

June 12, 1921

City Council notes: Moved by Harrison, supported by Richards, that we accept a new streetlight at Charles Marien’s and another at Davison and Rising Street. Carried unanimously. Motion by Whipple, supported by Hill, that the village well be cleaned out. Voted unanimously. Bill ordered paid the L.S. Rial, 16 days salary, $40.

The Davison team romped away with the game with the Flint Axle Works team, Sunday, the visitors picking off 2 to the home team’s 15. Howard Rice acted as umpire. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index