Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

June 10, 2010

A higher than usual number of retiring teachers this year has allowed for the rehiring of 12 teachers laid off by the district in April. The Davison Board of Education approved the rehiring of the teachers June 7 after receiving an unusual number of retirement notices from the staff. Assistant Superintendent Eric Lieske said the retirements are in response to recent legislation signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm which provides a slight incentive for eligible school staff to retire this summer.

It was a time to say goodbye and remember 36 years of service to the community – but it was also a chance for friends to take some comical parting shots at the man who has been at the helm of the Davison Community Schools for the past eight years. But coming up with good material wasn’t easy for some because outgoing Davison School Superintendent Clay Perkins, by the admission of most, provided little ammunition to use against him. “It’s hard to find out anything bad on Clay Perkins,” said 67th District Court Judge John Conover, during a retirement reception for Perkins, June 3. “I thank him here for his career and for the impact he’s had on our community at large.”

25 YEARS AGO

June 7, 1995

Since June 2, a warning greets anyone approaching the door at 4321 N. State Rd., explaining that occupancy of the modular office building has been prohibited. Richfield Township has requirement the Genesee County Agricultural Society to complete specified site improvements at the Genesee County Fair offices, or post bond equivalent to the costs.

The Davison Cardinals Baseball team ate up, then got eaten, in their two games of district play, June 3, winning, 8-0 and losing another, 8-5. Ryan Petosky took the sting out of Kearsley Hornets, giving no hits as he struck out 12 and allowed four walks in the entire seven innings he pitched.

50 YEARS AGO

June 10, 1970

Davison voters, for the second time, Monday turned down the proposal to bond the city for a swimming pool. The 1,414 vote was far below the record of the bond-issue election which approved the new high school, and rejected the pool. The issue this time was whether to bond the city for $475.000 for the swimming pool, requiring a millage increase of about .4 mill. The vote was 826-535.

Richfield Township, which recently decided to set up its own police force, have not yet hired a man for the initial position. Township Supervisor Reginald June told the Index Monday, there have been “one or two” applications, he said, but no decisions have been made yet. The township has already ordered a cruiser for patrol duty.

100 YEARS AGO

June 4, 1920

Monday saw a record-breaking crowd at Potter’s Lake, our popular eastside resort. The Industrial Fellowship League of Flint had charge of the Memorial Day celebration and their efforts were fully rewarded in every way, aided by splendid weather. The athletic events included boxing bouts, wrestling matches, boat races, not to forget the ballgame between the two factory teams. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index