Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

May 27, 2010

As Clay Perkins enters his last month as superintendent of Davison schools, he said he isn’t in a hurry to start his retirement. “People ask me if I am counting the days,” he said. “The answer is ‘no’ because I like it here.” While the 36-year employee of the Davison school district said he is in no hurry to call it quits, he said the time as come for him to turn over the reigns to a new superintendent.

The impending departure of Community Development Director Colleen Hackney, who is slated to be laid of July 1, has put the future of two downtown attractions in question. The Davison Downtown Development Authority approved its annual budget May 25. While it included funds to run both the Davison Farmers Market and the Pumpkin Festival, Authority members are going to have to find someone to handle management of those events.

25 YEARS AGO

May 24, 1995

City residents won’t be voting on a bond issues for street improvements this summer, but the Davison City Council has decided to put the question in the November general election. Without much discussion, the council on Monday voted to ask residents for $995,000 in general obligation bonds for street resurfacing and reconstruction.

With three of their last four games resulting in wins for the Davison Cardinals softball team, Coach Lisa Pfeiffer hs injected some fresh blood into her lineup. Monday, May 22, the Cards split a pair when Carman- Ainsworth came to town, unable to carry of the attitude from a pair of wins at Beecher Thursday, May 18.

50 YEARS AGO

May 27, 1970

Three Davison School Board seats will be on the ballot June 8 along with the question of whether to build a swimming pool. Four residents are running for 2 four-year terms on the board, while one has filed to run for the other seat up for election, which is a one year term. Mrs. Maxine Sturgeon Ude, Robert A. Irrer, Russell A Alger and Dr. Earl McArthur are running for the four-year terms. Ude and Alger are incumbents seeking re-election to the board.

Tom Miles of Davison has been appointed chairman of the Davison Homecoming Festival of Flags Parade by Davison Chamber of Commerce President Bradley Owen. Miles is a native of Davison and is employed by the Davison Index. He will be in charge of arranging the details of the parade scheduled for Aug. 3.

100 YEARS AGO

May 21, 1920

A deputation from the Davison Village Council met with the management of the Lapeer Gas and Electric Light Company the first of the week and were shown through the plant of the company, holding a session afterwards in the business office where the matter of securing light and power for Davison was discussed. The Lapeer company is currently supplying service to Columbiaville, Hadley and Metamora., besides supplying Lapeer with light, power and considerable heat.

The Flint River Interdenominational Holiness Association announces the holding of its annual Camp meeting, one mile north of Richfield Center, June 3-13, 1920. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index