Looking Back

From the files of the Loomis News
By: Compiled Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt
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50 YEARS AGO (APRIL 11, 1958 Issue) An article reprinted from the Jan. 27, 1911 issue of the Loomis Recorder described the Law Brothers firm as among the successful fruit shippers in Loomis. Albert, the senior member of the firm, came to this country from England in 1992. Seth, the junior member, came from England in 1895. In 1908 they embarked in the fruit shipping business. The Loomis News article commented that Albert Law was the father of Frank and Dorothy Law Johnson, that Albert Law's widow, Ethel, resided on Magnolia Avenue, that Seth became a veterinarian, and that Frank Law and Jim Johnson, his brother-in-law, were operating the business. 25 YEARS AGO (APRIL 14, 1983 Issue) Tech. Sgt. Aubrey E. Manes, son of Washington Manes of Loomis, graduated from an Air Force major command non-commissioned officer academy at Misawa Air Base on Okinawa. He is 1971 graduate of Del Oro High School. Loomis Basin residents were named by Secretary of Agriculture John R. Block to serve on commodity committees with terms through Feb. 28, 1985. Named to the pear commodity committee was Rusty Uratsu of Loomis, with Robert E. Hansen of Loomis and Edmund J. Pilz of Penryn being named to the plum commodity unit. 10 YEARS AGO (APRIL 9, 1998 Issue) Edward Erickson, 77, passed away. He was the recipient of the Silver Star and Purple Heart Medals for service in the Army in WWII. Edward was a Life Member of VFW Post #904 of Rocklin and an original member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Rocklin. The Loomis Historical Society researched the history of downtown buildings. It was learned that the building housing The Stove Connection was built in the early 1900's as a print shop. The first newspaper to serve Loomis was published at the site by M. Denton and called The Loomis Recorder. The Loomis Gold, and later The Loomis News, were also printed at that location. Carmela Martin purchased the paper and it was moved to the former Loomis Women's Club. That building now houses St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Artist Brenda Dominguez of Loomis was commissioned to paint a mural of a California Fruit Exchange label on the wall of Main Drug Store. Coloring eggs for the annual Loomis Easter Egg Hunt were Loomis School fifth-graders Jennifer Lanterman, Jessica Donat, Alex Navarro, Alex Loeffler, Michelle Sayad, Brittany Smith, Liz Christensen and Leticia Morales. The Friends of Loomis and Soroptimist International of Rocklin/Loomis sponsored the event. Loomis artist Helen Phillips planned to show her batik creations at the Granite Bay Library. Some of her works reflect her travels. The Del Oro Golden Eagle Band presented a dessert concert in appreciation for all the band supporters. Among those helping to prepare refreshments were Rayenne Lynch and Sara and Trista Wardell.