Looking Back

From the files of the Loomis News
By: Compiled Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt
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50 YEARS AGO (Jan. 2, 1959) Arthur E. Flint, postmaster of the Penryn Post Office for 23 years, was to retire from service effective Dec. 31, 1958. Flint was appointed to the Penryn Post Office in 1937, prior to which he served as a rural carrier from the Loomis Post Office. He was born in Cool and moved to Penryn in 1913, where he was employed by the S.P. Company. He operated grocery stores in Penryn, Loomis and Newcastle prior to his postal work. A small family party was held Dec. 24 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sady honoring son, Bill, on his 15th birthday. Mr. and Mrs. William Tudsbury and family were present. 25 YEARS AGO (Jan. 5, 1984) Led by Golden Eagle varsity player Michelle Fernandez, the Del Oro girls basketball team took a 66-28 interleague win from River City in a game played at Del Oro. Fernandez scored 19 points in the match-up. Del Oro had a 12-8 lead at the first quarter, 25-12 at the half, and 44-18 at the end of three quarters. Julie Natall had 11 points in the win, with Becky Whitney scoring four points and getting four assists and eight rebounds. In JV action, the junior Eagles took a 52-14 win from the River City team. Pam Paulin led the team with 10 points, followed by Robyn Bossomo and Val Ennenga, each with nine. 10 YEARS AGO (Dec. 31, 1998 Issue) The Loomis Basin Historical Society elected officers for 1999. They were Barbara Nichols, Alice Barnes and Ed Horton. The board of directors were Howard Mehl, Karen Clifford and Wes Naylor. The week before Christmas was cold in Loomis. There was a low of 17 degrees, according to Loomis News weather reporters Jeff and Judy Parks. Del Oro graduate Jon Takahashi was employed as a trainer for the Tennessee Titans pro football team. He graduated from Michigan State School of Sports Medicine. A Court of Honor was held for the Boy Scouts of Troop 12. Earning the rank of Star were Alex Nitta, Matt Gerdes, Christian Schaefer, Thomas Hall and Garett Kittredge; rank of Life, Levi Brooks; and rank of Second Class, Corey Vasquez, Charles Witkowski, Ryan Cline, James Lopez and Kenneth Moses. The Del Oro basketball team handled Burbank 53-45. Jayson Ferguson and Curtis Davidson held the Titan’s Roy Harris to 14 points. He often scored over 40 points per game. High scorers for the Golden Eagles were Bob Corbett and Donovan Nimmo. Army Spec. Christopher Rogers, a member of the 10th Mountain Division of Fort Drum, N.Y., was part of a training exercise in Kyrgyzstan in the former Soviet Union. The goal was to share ideas in peacekeeping practices and strengthen new friendships between former Cold War adversaries. Christopher is the son of Michael Rogers of Newcastle.