2008-05-08 / Community

Out of the Past 5-8-08

10 YEARS AGO
MAY 6, 1998
With the Michigan Secretary of State still searching for new local office space, changed criteria have provided an opportunity, according to Davison City Manager Jack Abernathy. Three potential sites were refused by the state office recently, citing accommodations deemed too expensive for the state.

Richard “Woody” Woodfield admitted there might be some underlying reasons for taking care of the summer maintenance for the Davison Downtown Development Authority. The 30-year resident of the area, and former owner of Woody’s Produce on S. State Road, said taking care of downtown is “to have something to do.”

25 YEARS AGO
MAY 11, 1983
Out of sight won’t necessarily mean out of mind for some 400 youngsters in the Siple Elementary School district. Thanks to efforts by concerned parents, the Siple PTO and the Richfield Township Police Department, some 445 youngsters will be fingerprinted at Siple School Wednesday. The program is designed to aid police agencies in finding and identifying youngsters when and if they become lost.

Although the thermometer isn’t going very high, the Davison baseball team is certainly heating up lately. As of Monday morning, May 9, coach Ted Mahan’s charges found themselves perched atop the Big Nine standings with a 5-1 mark. Mark Bessac started for Mahan’s men but failed to retire a batter. He gave up three turns before giving way to freshman Dave Johnson. Jim Slezak led off the inning with a walk. Mike Smith scarified him to second. Ken Slezak was able to move over to third.

50 YEARS AGO
MAY 8, 1958
The Davison Swimming Pool will definitely be put into operation this summer. This was assured by Davison Chamber if Commerce members as they met in a special breakfast session held Wednesday morning at Whitey’s Restaurant.

Midway of Davison on M-21. All seats 60 cents. Macabre, Hell’s Five Hours, Seven Hills of Rome, Black Beauty.

Uptegraff Motor Sales Ok used cars & Trucks. 1956 Chevrolet 210, 4- door sedan $1,185. 1955 Ford V-8 standard trans. only $1,145. 1957 Chevrolet 3/4 ton pickup, $1,695.

100 YEARS AGO
MAY 8, 1908
John Sowles has rented the farm of Mrs. E. Richards, and is moving there this week.
R. Knapp has been fixing over his house.

Charles W. Hurd, candidate for the nomination of Register of Deeds, was in Flushing on business Tuesday.

Jesse Hoard has improved his residence on Mill and Davison streets with a new coat of paint.
Men’s shirts and overalls for 50 cents at Frazer’s.

Masters Howard Lord, Garden Storms, Charlie Uptegraff, Lawrene Caryl and Mildred Hoyle have the mumps this week.

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