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Out of the past


Feb. 13, 2014

Just about everyone will agree, this has been a long, cold, snowy winter. No one shares that sentiment more than the employees of the City of Davison Department of Public Works, who have worked many hours under extreme weather conditions all winter to stay on top of the snow and ice which has piled up around Davison. “There has been 64 inches of snow recorded in the region this winter,” said Ed Brown, supervisor of the DPW. “Last year we recorded just 15.5 inches, and with all the subzero temperatures that snow isn’t melting.” One thing the DPW has seen is residents and business owners not following the snow removal ordinance which requires them to shovel sidewalks along their property frontage. Ken Skunda, city code enforcement officer, said in just the past month there have been 119 tickets written which are related to snow.

Davison won nine championships and qualified 14 wrestlers overall for the regionals at last Saturday’s Div. 1 individual district at Alpena High. Winning titles were Max Johnson at 112 pounds, Lincoln Olson at 125, Derek Humphrey at 130, Matt Miller at 135, Justin Oliver at 140, Dominic Russ at 145, Thomas Garty at 152, Jordan Cooks at 171 and Dakota Powers at 285.

Placing second were Deven Perez at 112, Brenden McRill at 152, Mark Lange at 171 and Jake Ellis at 215. Jacob Madrigal was third at 119. All 14 advanced to this Saturday’s regional at Oxford. Davison won the team district at Port Huron Northern last Thursday, beating the host Huskies 72-6 after Northern had edged Port Huron 30-29 in the semifinals


Feb. 17, 1999

The Davison Area Fire Authority met in special session Monday, Feb. 15 to wade through a document filled with proposed revisions to their 1972 agreement. A Tri-Unit committee has worked for several months to update operating agreements for boards and authorities involving the city of Davison and Davison and Richfield townships.

The Davison Cardinal wrestlers came home with the Big Nine Conference Championship Saturday, Feb. 13. The Cards got unexpected competition from Swartz Creek, with Davison trailing by four points going into the final round. The Cards kept it tight with the Dragons and ended in a tie with 191.5 points after Nic LaFear (275 lbs.) pinned his opponent in the final match of the tournament. Joining LaFear (43-6) as the Big Nine champs were Adrian Nowalk, (171, 35-8) and Chad Roush (130, 37-8), who was only the fourth freshman in Cardinal history to become conference champ.


Feb. 13, 1974

Davison High School had buckets in the hall Monday to catch the drips from the leaky roof. This in spite of expenditures to date of more than $120,000 to stop the leaks. This total includes a $110,000 contract to repair the upper level of the roof. Since then, the lower area has developed leaks and these are being fixed to the tune of $10,000 to $12,000. As a result, the board of education Monday night filed suits in Genesee County Circuit Court against the general contractor for $500,000 in punitive damages plus $200,000 compensatory.

Davison rebounded quickly from last Friday’s heartbreaking loss to Beecher, dumping Clio Tuesday night by 76-45 count. The win gave the Cards a 6-3 mark in the Big Nine and a tie for second along with Owosso. Beecher leads the race with a perfect 9-0 record and the title wrapped up. Joel Dean led the Davison scoring attack with 26 points on 12 field goals and two- three shooting from the free throw line. He was joined in double figures by Steve Morris with 12 points.


Feb. 15, 1924

A matter was brought to the attention of the village council Monday night by Archie Forsyth that, if the same is attended to, will supply a necessity that has been in demand for many years since the erection of the town hall. We refer to toilet facilities, which have been entirely lacking in that building and should have been installed years ago. From the discussion we heard at the council Monday evening, it is all together likely a way will be found to install the toilets. Here’s a chance for the council to render a much-needed community service.

Yourself and ladies are cordially invited to attend a Washington’s Birthday Dance, Friday, Feb. 22 given by the American Legion at Liberty Hall in Davison. Art Gregory’s Tunesters, a classy Flint orchestra of six members, will furnish the music. The money raised goes for care for soldiers, children and orphans at Otter Lake Billet. Help the kiddies! Gents are $1, ladies free. — Compiled by Gary Gould from the archives of the Davison Index