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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 (July 31, 1959 Issue) The board of directors of the Loomis Junior Women’s Club met at the home of president Mrs. Donald Cummings. The following were approved as chairmen by the board: Jean Loomer, Gretchen Crespillo, Fay Howard, Carmen Elkus, Donna Nelthorpe, Millie Taylor, Lorene Owen and Mildred Naylor. 25 YEARS AGO (Aug. 2, 1984 Issue) Markey W. Rasmussen, 85, died Aug. 1 at his home in Loomis following a lengthy illness. He was a native of Placer County and lifelong resident of this area where his parents established a fruit ranch. He founded the Loomis 4-H Club in 1937 and had worked with the Boy Scouts of America, the Loomis Grange and for the restoration of the Loomis Farm Bureau. He and his wife, Vivian, were honored with the Neighborly Native Award and also both served as grand marshals of the Mothers Day parade in Loomis in1982. He and Vivian celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last Oct. 4. In addition to his widow, he was survived by sons, Robert Rasmussen of Merced, Ray Rasmussen of Single Springs, Fredrick Rasmussen of Florida, Chester Rasmussen of Rocklin and Richard Rasmussen of Sacramento. He was also survived by a brother, Roscoe Rasmussen of Roseville, 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 10 YEARS AGO (July 29, 1999 Issue) The Loomis School District and Del Oro High School were among the high performing schools in California in reading and math. Del Oro softball players Leanna Hoglen and Kari Koller were named to the California All-State team. Their coach Steve Evans was named Coach of the Year. Lisa Lyford of Loomis came up with a way to keep cool in the hot summer sun. She designed the L3 Ice Cap that held ice and kept a person cool as the ice melts. Del Oro student Peter Vandewalker took the winning photo to represent Life in Loomis. The picture of a downtown scene was selected to appear on the Loomis Chamber of Commerce Web page. Paul’s Place Association prepared to sponsor a fundraising dinner for Boy Scout Troop 12. At the event, Jack Yokote would be honored for his contribution to scouting. Jack was Paul Yokote’s brother. Althea Jaderquest of Penryn was awarded a post-graduate scholarship by the NCAA. She was attending William Smith College in Geneva, N.Y. The Del Oro graduate was a crew member on her college rowing team. The team became the first Division III crew to win the Champion International Regatta. Jeff Zaveri, James Lopez, Vince Kenney, Charlie Witkowski and Alex Nitta posed for the camera at Flagpole Rock at Camp Winton. They were among 26 Troop 12 Boy Scouts attending the summer camp.