2017-09-07 / News

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

September 5, 2007

Demolition crews make fast work of the old Davison Oddfellows Hall. The building that was used as the Goodenough School was deemed totaled after a May 5th fire.

Landlords told the Davison City Council that a proposed city rental ordinance is unfair. City officials say the new ordinance will make sure rental housing in the city is being maintained in a good, safe, and sanitary condition, and will aid in the enforcement of city codes and ordinances.

The Davison 4-H Livestock Club kept their areas cleaner than the other nine 4-H clubs showing at the Genesee County Fair and was awarded the Herdsman Trophy. Club leaders Deb Caryl, Beth Brancheau and John and Jennifer Johnston said they were proud of the club’s placing.

LaDawn Hastings is fitting in nicely to her new position as director of the Davison Chamber of Commerce. The Davison Township resident was hired in 2006 as the assistant director.

25 YEARS AGO

September 9, 1992

Cardinal football fans turn out in strength for the opening game of the season. Loyal locals were not disappointed, in either the weather or the outcome, as Davison handily defeated Swartz Creek 57-0.

A Davison farm has been certified by the Michigan Historical Commission as a centennial farm. The 19 acre farm, owned by Sally Bird, was newly certified. Sally Bird is also the choral director at Davison High School.

The Davison High School Marching Band takes to the field in their new uniforms. Now with more than 100 members, the band continued a tradition of spelling D-A-V-I-S-O-N during pregame, and introduced a new halftime show.

50 YEARS AGO

September 6, 1967

A Davison Township man will be out hoping to wrap up the Michigan hydroplane championship. Dale Robertson of Bristol Road will be one of about 100 racing boat pilots at the benefit boat races at Potters Lake. Robertson is currently second in the point standings and finish could win him the state title.

Boys age 8 through 13 in the Davison area can now register for the seventh annual Punt, Pass and Kick Competition. Headquarters for registration in Davison is Glen Terry Ford Sales.

Toll-free long distance telephone calling between Davison and Otisville won’t become a fact as soon as originally planned. The Davison district manager said the toll free service has been postponed until February due to delays in the delivery of specialized equipment.

100 YEARS AGO

September 7, 1917

Rural Subscribers – You may have the Davison Index and the Michigan Farmer, both for one year, for $2.25.

Lightning during Wednesday afternoon’s storm demolished a chimney in Wesley Kitchen’s residence and filled the house with soot. A cable was burned off the front of Dr Wall’s residence.

The race track at the Davison Fair Grounds is now in its best condition in its history. President Shelton and assistants have been busy with the road scraper making it one of the best dirt tracks in Michigan

Compiled by John W. Brooks

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