Out of the past


Aug. 4, 2011

Two candidates will run for mayor in the Nov. 8 general election, while four are seeking election to three, four-year terms on the City Council. The six candidates filed nominating petitions with City Clerk. Mayor Tim Bishop will face challenger Richard Fridline for the mayor’s seat. Running for City Council will be incumbents Chris Hinkley, Gary Peppin and Jack Abernathy, and challenger Paul Hammond. Hinkley, Peppin and Abernathy were all elected to the council in February to fill vacant seats caused by last fall’s recall election.

Every dog has its day — and for dogs in the Davison area that day is Aug. 28. The third annual Davison Dog Walk will be held at the Jack Abernathy Regional park. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Friends of the Genesee County Animal Shelter. “This event was created to allow dogs and their families a venue that celebrates our four legged friends, while promoting pet adoption, spay and neutering, and raising much needed funds for a local non-profit,” said Deanna Sytek-Snyder of Davison Township, one of the organizers of the event.


July 31, 1996

Will it be an aid to travelers of the cause of more injuries and deaths? Crews from the Michigan Department of Transportation were seen on I-69 Monday altering signs to reflect to new 70 MPH speed limit. I-69 is one of the routes Michigan has designated for the “experimental” higher speed limit in rural areas. Davison Township Police Chief Larry Hrinik is among those concerned the higher posted speed limit may lead to an increase in the number violating the limit.

The Davison City Council approved two requests from the Department of Public Works for equipment needs at its July 22 council meeting. One request was to rent a screener from AIS Construction Equipment Co. of Lansing at a cost of $2,300 a week. The machine will be used to screen compost at city’s compost site at the Davison Regional Park. The second request was to prepare specifications and seek bids for a ¾-ton, four-wheel drive pickup truck with a 7-1/2- foot snowplow and a one-ton dump truck.


Aug. 4, 1971

At ceremonies following the big parade (for the Festival of Flags) Linda Shurter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Shurter, was named Miss Davison. The 1971 Queen competition resulted in a total ticket sales of $8,911.50, the second highest sales since the Chamber sponsored project’s inception in 1951.

With four fatal accidents in Davison Township in eight days, along with a total of 106 recorded non-fatal crashes this year, Township Police Chief Edwin Boyce is having his problems. Installation of a new radar system sometime this week may provide a partial solution, he hopes.


July 29, 1921

We have it from S.P Seiden of the Lapeer Gas-Electric Co. that beginning in September the charges for power and lighting will be reduced twenty percent. The twenty percent was added with the understanding that when condition returned to something like normal, it would be removed, and the company is doing as it agreed.

Some heartless individual carried off all the ice from Dave Switzer’s icehouse the other night. Ice had been missing from time-to-time and a watchman was hired, but the job was finished one morning, and he had left at 4 o’clock in the morning. We venture to say these same parties will be stealing coal for next winter. – Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index