2017-10-05 / News

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

October 3, 2007

The Detroit Lions named Davison’s Jeff Putnam as High School Coach of the Week for week five. Putnam is in his 26th season as a high school coach and his 9th at Davison.

Richfield Township resident Roberta “Aunt Bert” Sparks hopes to have a large turnout for a silent auction to help support overseas U.S. military troops. Sparks started three years ago with a military tree that stayed up year-round at the Players Inn. So far Sparks has sent 400 care packages to 60 military members.

Wilfred Ross, DHS graduate of 1943, drives his brother’s vintage Cadillac in the Davison homecoming parade.

25 YEARS AGO

October 7, 1992

George Gutteridge and Gale Potter continue the work painting the F.E. Wooley building next to the Davison Area Members Historical Museum. Members from the Davison Area Fire Department and Auxiliary helped scrape the building and the Davison Area Environmental Team did the brick base around the memorial flagpole.

Doug Gutzeit, a 1969 DHS graduate, was chosen to present the 1992 Ironman Award to Detroit Tiger Cecil Fielder. The Ironman Award is sponsored by the ALS Clinic at Henry Ford Hospital. Gutzeit was diagnosed with ALS in 1989. After the home plate ceremony at Tiger Stadium, Fielder re-presented the award back to Gutzeit.

Our men in service: Navy Seaman Apprentice Gregory M. Kline, Navy Seaman Recruit Jeff K. Simmonds and Army Sgt. Keith A. McConnell.

50 YEARS AGO

October 4, 1967

The 1967 Davison Homecoming Queen candidates are Michelle Barton, Beth Dodd, Diane Hillock, Linda Gutgesell and Frances Rabb. This year’s Homecoming Festivities are on Friday, Oct. 13.

Our Men In Service: Marine Corp. Pvt. Larry Stone, Navy Seaman Recruit Gary Cunningham, Air Force Cadet Gregory Panos II, Army Pvt. Ronald Wright and Marine Cpl. Greg Erickson.

Brownie Troop 92 will appear on Bozo’s Big Top television show on Channel 12. The troop is under the leadership of Pat Sytek and is comprised of girls in the Vassar Park Area.

100 YEARS AGO

October 5, 1917

Theodore Skellenger has bought the cigar stand and barber shop of AW Adams and will continue to handle the agency for the Detroit papers.

LK Supernaw, formerly of this town, has exchanged the Otisville Hotel property with AE Hall for the latter’s 40-acre farm (formerly the Cushman farm).

Ed Coon and Frank Huffman set up a scaffold on the south side of the Free Methodist Church, preparing to tear off the old shingles. Both men were on the scaffold when it gave away. No bones were broken but the men were bruised and badly wrenched.

Compiled by John W Brooks

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