Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

June 23, 2011

Davison native Tim Thomas has had a stellar season in net for the Boston Bruins. He is currently one of the final nominees for the Vezina Trophy (Awarded to league’s top goalie), and was the key component in guiding Boston on this seasons’ magical playoff run. With that being said, none of that compared to his performance in the Stanley Cup Final. It all culminated in last Wednesday’s game seven, as Thomas recorded a shutout en route to leading Boston to their first Stanley Cup since 1972. The 1992 Davison grad was also presented with the Conn-Smythe Trophy, which is awarded to the post-season MVP at the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Final, and deservedly so.

If a group of World War II veterans from Genesee County didn’t already know how much their service to this country meant to younger generations of Americans, they do now. Thirty-seven veterans from this area left on a one-day trip to Washington, D.C., June 18 to visit the World War II Memorial. The group gathered early Sunday morning at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Davison Township before boarding a charter bus to Ann Arbor, then to Detroit Metro Airport and from there they boarded a plane to Baltimore, Md.

25 YEARS AGO

June 19, 1996

School officials will likely schedule a special bond election for September, using information from a voter telephone poll and community leader interviews to guide their strategy. A special meeting of the Davison Board of Education is scheduled for June 24, primarily for the purpose of reviewing the 1996-97 fiscal year budget. But state election requirements make this meeting the most likely time for a decision on a special election.

“Just Do It,” a 3-on-3 basketball team consisting of Jodi Young, Stephanie Duell, Amber Christner and Miuyki Oshima, have won three first-place trophies in their division in Gus Macker tournaments so far this year. The team was scheduled to compete in the Gaylord tournament June 15-16, and the girls hope to compete in a total of eight Gus Mackers this summer. All four girls were starters on the Davison Middle School eighth grade basketball team this past year.

50 YEARS AGO

June 23, 1971

Genesee National Bank opened its second Davison branch on Monday, a drive-in structure which cost, equipped, in excess of $200,000. The new building at 1121 S. State Rd. has 3,500 square feet on one floor. Working with the manager, Robert A. Morse and his assistant, Allen Streu, are six tellers. They are Mrs. Jane Smith, Miss Linda Lightheiser, Mrs. Alice Holt, Mrs. Wanda Lowthian, Mrs. Sharon Cronenvelt and Mrs. Karen Embry.

Residents of Davison Township who live along new sewer lines which are already laid but not in operation have until June 30 to assure tap-ins at the present $615 fee. Starting July 1, the fee goes to $765. To get a lower rate there are two options: 1. Pay the full $615 at once. 2. Make a $140 down payment; the balance will be spread on the tax roll over a 10-year period at 6 percent per year interest.

100 YEARS AGO

June 19, 1921

Davison Races June 21-25. Five Day of Royal Sport. $10,000 in purses. At least 250 horses will be here and the public will have a chance to witness in action some of the fastest horses in the United States. Enjoy yourself by attending the Davison Races.

Several fishermen were early on the job at Potter’s Lake at the opening of the bass season. Twenty beauties were caught during the day. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index