Looking Back

From the files of the Loomis News
By: Compiled Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt
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50 YEARS AGO (AUGUST 1, 1958 Issue) A birthday party was held at the Frank Law home for their son Michael who celebrated his fourth year. Those present were other 4-year-olds, Judy Naylor, Paulena Johnson, Diane Nelthorpe, Timmy Eigvaill and David Nelthorpe. Mr. and Mrs. David Fisher entertained a group of friends at a potluck dinner in honor of Mrs. James Conner of Philadelphia. Guests were Assemblyman and Mrs. Francis Lindsay, Dr. and Mrs. Paul Barnes, Messrs. and Mesdames Reuben L. Logerwell, Ernest Beckett, Steve March, Bruce Barnes, Frank Law, William Tudsbury and Harold Fisher, Mesdames Don Morgan, Edgar Fon and Master Michael Law. New Postal Rates. Following are the new postage rates, effective Aug. 1, 1958: 1st Class Mail – 4c, Postal Cards – 3c, Air Mail letters – 7c, Air Mail Cards – 5c. 25 YEARS AGO (AUGUST 4, 1983 Issue) An incorporation election for a City of Loomis was unanimously recommended by the board of supervisors after a brief discussion on boundary lines and an island of county responsibility between Rocklin and Loomis. The supervisors sent a map to the Local Agency Formation Commission to finalize boundary lines and make arrangements for an election, most likely to take place next June. 10 YEARS AGO (JULY 30, 1998 Issue) Memorial services were held for William Johnston, 77, a resident of Loomis for 20 years. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the American Legion John A. Stacker Post #775 of Loomis. He was also a life member of the National Model Railroad Association. William was a retired Industrial Engineer at AeroJet. Services were held for Ruby Lillian Underwood Cobia, 89, of Loomis. Lovingly referred to as “Mammy,” she loved gardening, cooking, and crochet. She blessed her family with many homemade treasures. She worked in food service as a waitress and later at BYU Food Services. Loomis prepared for the Old Lincoln Highway 40 Wednesday Night Market. Four couples represented Indian Creek Golf Club in the Pacific Women’s Golf Association tournament in Mount Shasta and Weed. Playing in the mixed couples tourney were Sondra and Jerry Melling, Ken and Debra Nassi, Donna and George Schweiger, and Ken and Nancy Bitner. Bill Childs was the contact person for a Fun Run to be held at Del Oro the morning of the upcoming Eggplant Festival. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Donald Crosby was serving on the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. The battle group was deployed to the Arabian Gulf. Donald is the son of Thomas Crosby of Loomis. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prepared to host a dance festival at Del Oro High School. Over 100 teenagers from Loomis were to perform ballroom and other traditional dances they had learned.