2007-05-30 / Opinion

1982: Rack track proposed in Richfield Township

Out Of The Past: Compiled by Teri Webber

10 YEARS AGO
MAY 28, 1997

Traffic speed and parking in downtown Davison were again addressed by the Downtown Development Authority, with different alternatives suggested. City Councilman Fred Rappuhn, also a downtown merchant, brought the panel a solution to slowing vehicles on Main Street. The city council had debated the placement of four-way stops at Main and Mill and at Main and Second. To position a four-way at the Main and Mill intersection a wood or steel pole would have to replace the fiberglass now there, at a cost nearing $7,000 with a suspended sign.

With the resignation of the executive director of the Davison Area Economic Development Authority, officials admit other options may be explored. Mark Tallman, who recently began working in a parttime capacity, tendered his resignation Wednesday May 21 and will pursue his personal business effective June 5.

Richfield Township residents Walt Rutherford and Chuck Spivey were presented with the Certificate of Merit, the highest award offered by the American National Red Cross. Rutherford and Spivey were the first to respond on a stormy May 20, 1996, when nine-year-old Ashley Fonger was struck by lightning. They’re quick action in performing CPR was credited with helping the youngster recover.

25 YEARS AGO
JUNE 2, 1982

Several Richfield Township residents are irate that the planning commission may grant a conditional use permit for development of a horse racing track. The residents were aghast to learn of the request for a conditonal use permit submitted by the Regency Park Raceway Association, which lists 410 W. Flint St. in Davison as its headquarters. That is the address of Flint Complete Building and local builder Loren Miller, who said he is president of the Regency Park group.

Todd Scrima, the city’s water department supervisor, said he would like to use higher levels of chlorine in city water, but not, of course, as high as the levels that sent seven persons to Wheelock Hospital on Saturday, May 22.

The Davison High School art department is again having their annual art show. The public is invited to peruse and purchase the items produced by students in the program. Mary Ann Coring directs the show.

Debbie Duchene grimaces as she tries to get the best effort possible in the shot put. Miss Duchene finished fifth and helped her track and field team to the Big Nine Conference championship. Elaine Loch set a Big Nine Conference meet record by clearing the high jump at 5-6-1/2.

50 YEARS AGO
MAY 30, 1957

A local manager, Lester L. Keeler, has been appointed for the Daviosn office of the General Telephone Company, according to Kenneth Ehlmann, Owosso district manager.

With last week’s leasing of the M-15 and M-21 Sunoco Super Station to employees Al McGill and Don Schneider, Independent Oil Company concludes 33 years of operating retail filling stations in conjunction with the wholesale business.

Forty-seven seniors of LakeVille High School will be graduated Wednesday evening, May 29, in ceremonies in the new auditorium starting at 8 p.m. Rev. C. Harvey Hohn, of the Evangelical Church of Dayton, Ohio, will give the address, using the topic "Burnt Matches." Rev. Hohn has gained distinction as a man of outstanding accomplishments, and is much in demand as a public speaker.

100 YEARS AGO
MAY 31, 1907

Town Treasurer L.G. Adams was in Flint Monday, and brought back with him the primary school money, which amounts to $433, and the library fund was $39.67.

Mrs. Floyd Ellsworth and children returned to their home in Lansing Tuesday after a visit of a week with her father, Ed Jones.

Rev. N.E. Musser, of Walled Lake, was in town Tuesday evening, going to Richfield where he was called to conduct a funeral.

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