Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

July 7, 2011

Davison High School junior Zach Larmor is ready to take flight in his new role as the “Cardinal” mascot. “I’m not really nervous or anything,” he said. “I just want to get out there and have fun with it.” Zach and two other students auditioned for the role in front of three judges, who posed questions such as: “when we score a touchdown, what would you do?” Donning the bright red and feathery Cardinal costume should be no problem for Zach, who has never thought twice about painting his face or dyeing his hair for the sake of school spirit.

Davison Community Schools and the Davison Educational Foundation sponsored the third annual Teacher of the Year Awards. Nearly 140 nominations from students, parents and fellow teachers were received. Three categories were awarded: Davison Community Schools High School/DAE Teacher of the Year, Davison Community Schools Hahn/Middle School Teacher of the Year and Davison Community Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year. Winners were selected by a committee comprised of their peers. High School Teacher of the Year nominees included: Jodi Aboneaaj, Shane Alderson, Robert Belprez, Jim Burleson, Michael Crongeyer, Wayne Desjarlais, Christine Harrison, Veronique Hungerford, Ryan Kelsey, Shannon Kelsey, Matt Lobban, Raina Palso, Brent Prim, Jim Schuster, Ruth Smith and Chris Wilson. The winner was Raina Palso, a history teacher at Davison High School.

25 YEARS AGO

July 3, 1996

In the classroom questions are expected to be met with answers. In the educational budget process, however, Davison Community Schools continue to face unanswered questions. The board of education adopted 1996-97 budgets without firm knowledge of the amount or the timing of state aid. Budget amendments will be the norm as the school year progresses and the district will again be forced to borrow money to maintain a healthy cash flow.

Davison AYSO will sponsor a 3-on-3 tournament Aug. 24. Forms can be found in the AYSO newsletter that will soon be delivered to each AYSO household or elsewhere in the Davison Index.

50 YEARS AGO

July 7, 1971

Davison City Superintendent Donald Smith Tuesday told the Index he would recommend to the city council is accept the lowest bid for the paving of Aloha Street. This was filed by Flint Asphalt Co. and set the sum of $39,785.70 for the job. Bids were opened Tuesday morning. Other bidders were Spartan Asphalt of Flint and Ace Asphalt, also of Flint. Their bids were $42,116.50 and $42,752,50 respectively.

Recreation Director Bill Perry is looking for more youths to try competitive swimming in the Davison Recreation Program at the Davison pool. Competitive swimming for boys and girls takes place every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 11:15 a.m.

100 YEARS AGO

June 26, 1921

Figures compiled by the County School Commissioner’s Office show Davison District, No. 6 to have next to the lowest school tax rate of any graded school district in Genesee County maintaining 12 grades. Lowest rate, $10: Davison’s $12.05; average $15.68, highest $21.98.

The Davison Board of Commerce has voted to hold a big community basket picnic at Potter’s Lake, Tuesday Aug. 2. The idea is to have a big old-fashioned dinner with a good after-dinner speech, followed by sports of various kinds in which prizes will be given. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index