Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

Aug. 4, 2011

For members of the National Hockey League’s championship team, it’s a longstanding tradition for players to get possession of the coveted Lord’s Stanley Cup. Davison native and Boston Bruins MVP goalie Tim Thomas plans to bring the Cup back home on Aug. 24, to Davison High School. Thomas, a 1992 Davison High School graduate, and the Stanley Cup will be at Cardinal Stadium from 1-3 p.m. A brief presentation will be held at 1 p.m. to welcome Thomas. Superintendent Eric Lieske will introduce Thomas, who will be recognized by the school, City of Davison, Davison Township and Richfield Township officials.

Deb Caryl of Davison Township is in the home stretch. With the Second annual National Sheep Shearing Contest at the Genesee County Fair just a week away, Caryl is gearing up for what she thinks will be an even better event than the inaugural contest held last summer. Caryl, 60, an owner of the D&S Farm in Davison Township, is coordinator of the sheep shearing contest and this year she said things will be a little different. The major change will be the event’s switch from United States sheep shearing rules to the International Rules.

25 YEARS AGO

Aug. 7, 1996

While the update for the Davison Community Schools strategic plan received some positive response Monday, Aug. 5, there still seems to be some distance to go. The concept of the plan was first developed a year ago with the Davison school board adopting six goals intended to gauge how well the district accomplishes the plan.

Building in the Davison area continues on a steady scale and building officials say the indications are that it will continue. In Richfield Township the planning commission was scheduled to act on the final preliminary plat for Hunt Farms Estates, according to Lee Whalen, township building official. He said the commission would be considering the 30 plats for the first phase of the project at a meeting Tuesday, Aug. 6, with the total number of plats expected to exceed 300 at the N. State Road location.

50 YEARS AGO

Aug. 11, 1971

The mayors of Davison and Lapeer will team up Aug. 16 on a cross-cut saw to cut the last barrier between the two cities and open the M-21 freeway to traffic, the State Highway Commission announced today. The barrier, a pine log symbolic of the logging histories of both cities, will be cut in public dedication ceremonies beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Elba Road interchange halfway between Davison and Lapeer. Tom Finck of the Davison Chamber of Commerce has been working on the grand opening ceremonies.

Richfield Township is to have a $1,103,000 sewer network which will cost its residents a 1-mill property tax for 30 years, $1,000 tap-in fees and monthly use charges. The bonds are to be floated by the Genesee County Drain Department and Richfield will make the payments. The township will take over ownership of the system once the bonds have been retired.

100 YEARS AGO

Aug. 5, 1921

Madison Tower had a “raising” Thursday of last week to erect a barn to replace the structure recently destroyed by lighting. C.W. Root was the contractor and the job went together nicely. Over 100 were in attendance and all enjoyed a good meal. Cigars were a plenty for those who smoked.

East Richfield: The road work is at a standstill this week while they are installing a loader at the gravel pit of Ben Hendershott. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index