Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

Aug. 25, 2011

Boston Bruins goalie and 1992 graduate of Davison High School, Tim Thomas, brought the Stanley Cup to Davison, to the delight of the roaring crowd at Cardinal Stadium, on Wednesday. Thomas was presented with the Key to the City by City Clerk Andrea Schroeder and Mayor Tim Bishop.

PKSA Karate, 219 Main St., and Master John Lyle will attempt to break a record for having the most students ever recorded for a martial arts test on Aug. 28. The event will take place at Ultimate Soccer, 867 South Blvd., Pontiac. It has a huge field, air-conditioning, café, restaurant, arcade and much more. PKSA chose this location because it is central to all of the schools in the PKSA chain.

25 YEARS AGO

Aug. 28, 1996

While Davison Cardinals football coach Dick DeLoge admits, “there’s some quality teams out there” in the Big Nine Conference, he’s got limited concern at this point. “We’re going to take them one game at a time; that’s Flushing right now,” he said as the Cards prepare for the season opener Friday, Sept. 6.

DeLoge said Davison’s defense appears to be a strength judging from the squad’s play against Midland, Thursday Aug. 22 in the pre-season scrimmage.

The name of the program is Operation SHARE and the local coordinator, Marcia Morgan, said it might be easier to explain what the program is not. “It’s not a government program’ it’s not for just low-income people,” she stressed. SHARE is an acronym for Self Help And Resource Exchange, part of a world-wide program that is base in San Diego, active in the United States since 1983, according to Paula Kelley, operations manager.

50 YEARS AGO

Sept. 1, 1971

People are dropping in on Davison like flies. Well, not quite. But Davison now has a parachute jumping club composed of six men who like to hop out of airplanes and float back down to earth. Only three of the men have been Army jumpers; the rest are amateurs. Their leader is Roy Grace of Davison who claims to have made more jumps than any of his fellow members. The gang assembles at the Gale Road hangar and newly paved runway at Genova’s airport – now called Davison Aero. Jumping along with Grace are Jim Dunn, Ted Pullum, Hank Sweppy, Bob Rhyne and Bob Grigsby.

Davison varsity football coach Ed Shears will start his eleventh season as the Cardinal mentor Sept. 17 against Lakeville at the Cardinal’s field. Among the returning lettermen are seniors Mike Minto and Stu Selesky who were second team all-conference picks last year as juniors.

100 YEARS AGO

Aug. 26, 1921

The M.E. Church has planned a program for next Sunday when it will celebrate its 50th anniversary.

The Village Council president appointed Henry Beebe as special Night Marshal for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings of Fair Week. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index