Out of the past
10 YEARS AGO
Sept. 24, 2003
• Rezoning of property on State Street across from Central Elementary in Davison met with some opposition from two members of the Davison City Council, Sept. 22. Building official Dennis Miller said the rezoning had been requested to change the parcel’s multi-family to general commercial district — the standard rezoning of a parcel on M-15.
• It has been more than two years since the horrific events in New York City, Washington D.C. and a remote area in Pennsylvania, and efforts to react to those events of Sept. 11, 2001 have touched at the local level. The Davison City Council approved joining the Michigan Emergency Management Assistance Compact (MEMAC) on Sept. 8.
25 YEARS AGO
Sept. 28, 1988
• Armed with a strike authorization from its membership, the Davison Education Association (DEA) returns to the bargaining table, Thursday. The union’s rank and file gave a strike authorization by a 132-19 vote last Tuesday — one day after the latest bargaining session. DEA spokesman James Cooper said last week’s strike vote allows the union’s bargaining committee to call a work stoppage without going back to the membership.
• The Davison area fire department received approval to purchase two new trucks last week. Representatives of the Tri-Unit governing body — consisting of Davison, Davison Township and Richfield Township — authorized a letting of bids for a new aerial truck and a new grass fire rig. The cost of the aerial rig is not to exceed $425,000 and the grass rig no more than $30,000.
50 YEARS AGO
Oct. 3, 1963
• Candidates for Davison High School Homecoming Queen are Karen Mahaffey, Stephanie Horn, Alma Larson, Gloria Simmons and Susan Dodd.
• Club championship trophies were presented at the first Golf Stag Day held at the Davison Country Club. Winners included Rodney Minto, John Hutchinson, Lyle Dorr and Arnold Whitney.
• Archie Fromwiller, who lost a leg while serving in World War I, finally received his medal last week during a ceremony at the American Legion.
100 YEARS AGO
Sept. 26, 1913
• While helping to remove a tree from the railroad track one mile and a half east of Belsay, Saturday, G. Parkhurst, a section hand, met with a serious accident. While engaged in sawing, the tree rolled in some manner and pinned one foot beneath, crushing it. He was taken to his home in the village of Davison and received medical attention. The accident will probably lay him up for some time.
• News from South Davison — Mr. and Mrs. Manson Kerr, Guy DeMoss, D.J. Richards and Ed Burton attended the Michigan State Fair at Detroit a couple days last week. Kitchen School was closed Thursday to allow the teacher and pupils to attend the state fair.— Compiled by Gary Gould
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