Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

Aug. 11, 2011

Former Davison educator Jennifer Torok has been selected as principal for Central Elementary. Torok has served as principal at Turrill Elementary in Lapeer for the past two years and taught second grade at Gates Elementary from 2000 to 2003. She transferred to Central in August of 2003 to teach fourth graders in the Challenging Academic Potential (CAP) gifted and talented program. She also served as a literacy specialist at Gates, Siple and Hahn Intermediate for a year before accepting the principal’s position with Lapeer Community Schools in 2009.

While ribbon-winning vegetables spend their last days ripening in the sun and midway rides are loaded on flatbeds for a slow trek toward Michigan, the 162nd Genesee County Fair is already armed with a packed schedule Aug. 15-21. In addition to the quintessential rodeo, this year’s new attractions will include Twiggy the water-skiing squirrel and a combine demolition derby, a new twist on the derby by putting farm machinery on the track.

25 YEARS AGO

Aug. 14, 1996

With the outcome of the Tuesday, Aug. 6 election, the makeup of the Richfield Township Board will change, and the new faces hope things will change in the township as well. The campaigns of Jim Jacques for supervisor, Lisa Holmes for clerk and Dennis Montague for trustee centered on less government restriction in the township. Jacques defeated incumbent supervisor Jeff Houston for the Democratic Party nomination and will face independent challenger Don Dunklee in the November general election.

Forty-seven players took part in Davison AYSO’s annual soccer camp last week, they ranged from age 5 to 14. The daily workout of skills and drills was conducted by members of Major League Soccer Camps. The camp not only gave the players a chance to enhance their social skills, it introduced then to some foreign visitors from England and Scotland.

50 YEARS AGO

Aug. 18, 1971

The Davison Board of Education Monday night adopted a “Philosophy of Discipline” setting forth the terms of its policy of suspension, expulsion and discipline of students. The “philosophy” declares that the best discipline is preventive in nature rather than regulatory and restricting a student’s behavior is directly related to many internal and external factors, such as the students image of himself., his participation in school activities and studies, his motivation to learn and understanding and support he received from parents, teachers and other adults.

Five area fire departments went to the aid of the Otisville department early Monday morning to fight a spectacular fire at the Otisville Elevator Company. The fire destroyed two buildings in the blaze and damage is estimated at more than $500,000. In addition to the Forest Township Fire Department, other departments who responded to the fire were from Davison, Otter Lake, Millington- Arbela, Columbiaville and Clio-Vienna.

100 YEARS AGO

Aug. 12, 1921

Taxes for the Village of Davison are now due and payable at my home on Genesee Street – Ed. G. Decker, Village Treasurer.

Richfield Center: A party of six men spent a part of last week in the northern woods picking black berries. They report the picking fair. – Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index