Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

April 15, 2010

Former Mayor Kay Ann Adair said the closing of the city’s compost site in the southwest corner of Jack Abernathy Regional park is not only a blow to the community – considered a leader in recycling at one time – but it could lead to the dumping of yard waste. Adair addressed the city council April 12 and urged officials to keep the facility open.

Davison High School Principal Kevin Brown will replace Assistant Superintendent Eric Lieske, who will become superintendent July 1. In February, Superintendent Clay Perkins announced his plans to retire at the end of this school year. “Kevin has the true leadership skills and a vast knowledge of curriculum as well as outstanding people skills,” said Lieske. “He will do a great job in the role of assistant superintendent for Davison Community Schools.”

25 YEARS AGO

April 12, 1995

Intentions may be the newest target in the ongoing opposition to a proposed shooting range in Richfield Township. Th “Friends of the Hogbacks Nature Area” have filed six complaints, generated from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) attempt to place the facility on Coldwater Road in Richfield Township.

The Davison Cardinal baseball team started the season April 8 by getting swept in a double-header but redeemed themselves Monday with a win over Grand Blanc. With the team travelling to play the Bobcats for their first Big Nine Conference game, Cardinal coach Timm Rye put senior Jason Jones on the mound. Davison mustered only three hits, but Grand Blanc gave them six walks.

50 YEARS AGO

April 15, 1970

Downtown Davison may have a 160-unit, multilevel apartment building for senior citizens only. The plans, long in the making, were revealed by Mayor Judson S. Davis in the City Council meeting Monday night. The project is planned to be erected on S. Main Street on property now called the “Village Commons”, just south of the Black Creek. It is to occupy the entire vacant area.

The Davison Township board will hold a special public meeting Monday night to decide on a request made by John’s Pizza on Davison Road. John’s Pizza had been operating with a beer and wine license in its restaurant. The township had set down a set of rules under which beer and wine could not be served in the half of the restaurant used by minors. John’s has asked that this stipulation be dropped so they can fully utilize the business.

100 YEARS AGO

April 9, 1920

A meeting of those interested in YMCA work was held at the Hotel Davison at a noon luncheon Tuesday. E.J. Arnot, county secretary, presiding. He told of plans being developed in the county for the training of boys under the direction of leaders. Summer camps, hikes and athletics will be encouraged, all tending to the betterment of boys morally and physically.

Commencing next Monday, April 12, the stores of Davison will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings, until further notice. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the files of the Davison Index.