2018-09-13 / News

Out of the past

10 YEARS AGO

Sept. 11, 2008

Davison High School senior Steven Poore is this year’s first student to take a credited community classroom firefighter program offered by Davison High School and the Davison-Richfield Fire Department.

Davison Varsity Football made a game out of it against one of the top contenders but lost by one point, 20-19, at Rockford.

James Germaine of Davison Township said the 12-foot-tall sunflowers he grew in his garden this summer are nothing like the sunflowers he has grown in the past. The giant sunflowers are now so heavy with seeds they are bent over toward the ground.

25 YEARS AGO

Sept. 15, 1993

A Wisconsin family of four, flying to Sarnia, Ontario ran out of gas in their single engine aircraft and crash landed on the railroad tracks just east of Genesee Street behind Whitey’s as they attempted to reach the Davison Township Airport. Only minor injuries were reported.

Edna Diehl is one of this year’s recipients of Ida Goodrich Senior Citizen Award. Originally from St. Louis, Mich., she came to the area in 1944 to teach at Davison High School for 29 years, retiring in 1973. She taught in the class room, was a guidance counselor, a senior class sponsor and handled gate receipts. Edna had been in the US Army signal corps and was instrumental in the establishing of Wheelock Memorial Hospital.

50 YEARS AGO

Sept. 18, 1968

L. Cpl. Ed Money was wounded for the fifth time in Viet Nam and flown to Bethesda Naval Hospital. Mooney was engaged in an evacuation action when he was struck by a truck.

Our Men In Service: PFC James Ude, PFC Dan Hippensteel, Pvt. Rodney Minto, Sr. Ronald Palmer, and L. Cpl. George Loyd.

Spec/4 Ronald E Smith has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal for taking hostile fire after his unit walked into an enemy ambush.

Davison Community Schools has 5102 grade K-12 students, an increase of 236.

100 YEARS AGO

Sept. 13, 1918

Saturday night some nervy characters invaded the premises of Leon Morey and proceeding to his hog pen helped themselves to one of the choicest porkers. According to the looks of things the next morning, the thieves used an axe to kill the pig, to prevent any chance of his squealing. No clue to the identity of the thieves has so far been found. – Compiled by John W. Brooks

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