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2013-09-19 / Living

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

Sept. 17, 2003

• The Richfield Township Board of Trustees listened to a rezoning request Sept. 9 by Anthony Nester of TES Consulting, regarding property at 4248 N. Irish Rd. Clerk Lisa Holmes said they previously asked the planning commission to rezone the area from singlefamily residential, agriculture (SRA) to suburban resident (SR). The planning commission rejected the proposal by a 3-5 vote, regarding property located across from the Richfield-Union Cemetery. Supervisor Jim Jacques let the developer address the board, even though there had already been a public hearing. The board still rejected the rezoning proposal.

• Frank Hunsberger, Jr., 63, a long-time Richfield Townships resident and former Flint Police officer , died Sept. 14 at Henry Ford Hospital after becoming ill a few months ago. The native of Pittsburgh, Penn., he grew up in Youngstown, Ohio and graduated from Youngstown State Univeristy in 1968. He was a member of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and served in the Green Berets while in the Vietnam Conflict.

25 YEARS AGO

Sept. 21, 1988

• Members of the Davison Education Association (DEA) were slated to a hold a strike authorization vote Tuesday evening. If a strike is authorized, it will allow the union’s bargaining unit to call a work stoppage. The vote comes in the wake of a six-hour bargaining session between the DEA and school negotiators, Monday, but dispersed when the clouds opened up and dumped rain on the premises.

• Although lawn care equipment soon will be stored for winter, the issue of a pesticide ordinance apparently will remain in the forefront during the winter months. The Davison City Council voted 4-3 against a proposed pesticide ordinance, Sept. 12. And the backers of the proposal agree they will continue their mission. The proposed ordinance, which went down to defeat during its first public reading Sept. 12 contained several provisions restricting the application of pesticides and herbicides.

50 YEARS AGO

Sept. 26, 1963

• Evelyn Diehl, who has been employed at the office of Wolohan Elevator (now Michigan Bean Company) for the last 14 years, has resigned to attend college.

100 YEARS AGO

Sept. 19, 1913

• The work of installing gates and tower by the Grand Trunk Railroad in Davison is going forward and is practically completed. Traffic over the tracks at these points is quite heavy and the gates have been needed for some years. From his lofty position the towerman is enabled to see a great distance in both directions thus doubly insuring the public’s safety.

• That the village of Davison is experiencing a healthy growth is evidenced by the activity displayed in the building line. Among others we might mention the new houses being built for Ed. Hayes, Leo Groves, George Wessenger, Minnie Potter, Stan Austin and Oliver Hammond. — Compiled by Gary Gould

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