Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

July 28, 2011

At the July 11 Davison City Council meeting, it appeared uncertain the city could reach an agreement with owners of the Kroger plaza at M-15 and E. Flint Street to place some form of traffic control device in the plaza’s south exit onto Flint Street. But the city and plaza owners have reached an agreement to place an island in the driveway to better control traffic into and out of the shopping plaza.

Davison basketball player Grant Smith will participate in a showcase for college recruiters on July 31. Smith was nominated by his coach and selected by a committee to participate in the ‘Reaching Higher’ basketball showcase at South Lyon High School. The Michigan High School Athletic Association teamed with the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan to provide a safe, educational environment for those athletes with the potential to play college basketball. The event is approved by the NCAA.

25 YEARS AGO

July 24, 1996

Richfield Township officials are looking for direction from residents about expanding the township hall, after preliminary drawings were released July 22. Supervisor Jeff Houston said copies of the design drawings would be available for residents to review and the township would not commit to an expansion until residents had supplied input.

There will be a Davison summer festival next year. It will be co-sponsored by the Davison Area Chamber of Commerce and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. It will be at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Davison Road and it will be scheduled the last full week of July 1997.

50 YEARS AGO

July 28, 1971

Davison’s 25th annual Homecoming now called “The Festival of Flags” will open with a parade Monday evening which, according to Thomas Finck, chairman, will have twice as many floats as a year ago. The parade will start at 7 p.m. at Fourth Street, moving south along Main Street to Clark Street, where it will turn west into the high school’s athletic field.

The Davison VFW Little League Senior All-Stars Team won its first-round tournament game in their bid for the state Little League baseball title by defeating the Holly All-Stars, 16-4, on Holly’s diamond, July 22.

100 YEARS AGO

July 17, 1921

The tennis court at the Baptist Church is being liberally patronized by the young men of the church, a number being seen in action almost every evening.

Work is progressing favorably at the new cistern at the electric light plant. Cement blocks are being used for the walls and a goodly section of these was up Saturday night, but the heavy downpour Sunday afternoon washed away part of one wall and broke several blocks. It is expected that a steel and concrete top will be used. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index