Out of the past


Sept. 22, 2011

The city is navigating an obstacle course to fulfill state mandates that could entitle it to $105,000, if it is successful. But City Manager Michael Hart said there is still a long way to go. Hart said the state has changed the requirements for municipalities to receive statutory revenue sharing, making it so they have to explore the idea of shared services and be more competitive.

“The things that are being required of us are so numerous, it’s hard to find a place to start,” said Hart. “There are three components now and if we meet the requirements of each of those three, we get $34,000 each.” The first component is establishing a Michigan Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP) Citizen Guide and Dashboard. This said Hart, allows residents to see how the city performs financially and gives a level of transparency.

The Davison Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 16th Annual Taste of Davison. This year’s event will be held at the Davison Country Club, 9512 E. Lippincott Blvd., Oct. 6, from 5-7 p.m. The event moved from the Stonegate Banquet Center to the County Club last year and LaDawn Hastings, director of the Davison Area Chamber of Commerce, said people seemed pleased with the new venue. Last year more than 20 area eateries took part in the event. A wide sampling of foods will be available again this year, including appetizers, entrees and desserts.


Sept. 25, 1996

A small parcel of land led to a big discussion at Monday’s meeting of the Davison City Council. Developer Nick Panchula of Alta Vista Builders, Inc. sought (and eventually received) tentative preliminary plat approval for the Village North, a 27-lot single family housing development just north and east of the Gary Ray subdivision, and not too far from his new Village South development. The council voted 4-2, with Mayor Pro-Tem Ron Emery and Councilman Jim Hansen voting no. Councilman Jerry Edwards was absent.

The Davison Cardinal girls’ basketball team upped their Big Nine Conference record to 2-0 and 3-4 overall, after defeating Grand Blanc and losing to Midland last week. Acting Coach Dick MacLachlan said the 53-24 defeat of the visiting Bobcats, Sept. 17, was indicative of the Cards this season.


Sept. 29, 1971

The Flame is out. But not the fire. Monday night, the City Council agreed to let the Davison Golden Gloves boxing team use the Annex, which has been occupied by the Flame, Davison’s Youth Center. Don Ashworth, trainer for young boxers, said there would be 30-40 boys in there training at once. He said he would like to start moving into the building immediately.

Davison’s varsity football team warmed up for this week’s league opener with a 52-0 drubbing of Fenton to up their record to 2-0. The Cards will need all of the impetus they can get in this week’s home encounter with a big, tough Beecher team that is 1-1 on the year with their only loss coming at the hands of undefeated Lansing Catholic Central team last Saturday.


Sept. 23, 1921

Parties wishing dirt for filling in lots see Mr. Sullivan in charge of construction work on new pavement in Davison Village. Work will start the end of this week or the first of next.

Ladies, everyday cotton hose, 10 cents pr. Men’s dress sox, 10 cents. Men’s everyday pants $1.50 per pair. – Compiled from the archives of the Davison Index by Gary Gould