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Looking Back

From the files of the Loomis News
By: Compiled Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt
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50 YEARS AGO (Sept. 25, 1959 Issue) Loomis Boy Scouts Troop 12 elected leaders for 1960, as follows: Jack Yokote, Scoutmaster; Bruce Barnes, Ed Horton and Steve Nicholas, Assistant Scoutmasters; Allen Kondo, Wayne Takagishi, David Black, Jeff Ross, David Osborn, Francis Lindsay and Ron Traylor, Junior Assistant Scoutmasters; Wayne Takagishi, Quartermaster; Gordon Takemoto, Scribe; Dennis Stiff, Senior Patrol Leader; and Robert Black, Bill Tudsbury, Bob Mackin, Bill Epperson, Dennis Kondo, Ken Takagishi, Ronald Yokote and Eric Okusu, Patrol Leaders. 25 YEARS AGO (Sept. 27, 1984 Issue) Three Del Oro High School seniors were designated Commended Students in the 1985 Merit Progam. Principal Bud Nobili said that James Baughman, Denise Oldham and Blaine White placed in the top 5 percent of more than one million participants in the 30th annual Letter of Commendation in honor of students showing outstanding promise for future academic success. 10 YEARS AGO (Sept. 23, 1999 Issue) A memorial service was held for Donald Hoaglund, 66, a resident of Placer County for 27 years. A talented musician, he was a member of the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society, the Ophir Prison Marching Band, and bands from the McLaughlin Studios in Loomis. Hoaglund was a current member of the Arts Council of Placer County and also an active member of the Civil Air Patrol. John and Sarah Nitta planned to expand their High Ranch Nursery. John followed the footsteps of his grandfather, Charles, and father, Al, on the ranch. Sheriff’s Deputy Ron Skellenger and his K-9 Brixx apprehended a wanted parolee in Penryn. The Del Oro Marching Band led off the Loomis Eggplant Festival with spirited music. Additional entertainment included GreenTree Studio dancers and Lenny Green singing his original song, “Where’s Loomis?” Denise Ash, a Placer School sixth-grade teacher, won $38,000 in computer equipment and software for her class. She participated in the 1999 Intel Applying Computers in Education Program. Ash created an outstanding lesson plan integrating computers in the learning process. The equipment was donated by Intel, Hewlitt Packard, and Microsoft. Shannon Roland, Tara Marconi and Johanna Farren helped the Del Oro JV Volleyball team beat Forest Lake. Del Oro quarterback Josh Reidt netted 104 yards passing in a football game against Center High School. Mary Ann Horton earned the low gross score of 43 in the Indian Creek Women’s Golf Tournament. Del Oro junior Kristen Heitman appeared in the musical play “Quilters” at the Magic Circle Theatre in Roseville. The play focused on the lives of pioneer American women.