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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 24, 1959 Issue) Miss Pat Schweigert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Schweigert, celebrated her 15th birthday the previous Saturday. Her guests were Karen Peterson, Dottie Hayward, Vickie Hankins, Lucille Yego, Joyce Uyeda, Jeanie Takemoto, Sandy Okusu, Jackie Yokote, Terry Kono and Kayleen Kott. 25 YEARS AGO (July 26, 1984 Issue) In senior competition at the Placer County Fair, several Loomis Basin residents received awards in arts and crafts. Marge Crossley of Loomis took second in crafts and Diana Drake of Loomis received a third place. In the fine arts, amateur division Shontel Bender of Loomis had a third. In the professional division, Richard DeWing of Loomis had a first and second, while Shontel Bender and Diane Miroth had thirds, and Diane Miroth and David Estrada, both of Loomis, had seconds. In color photography, Pam Reeves of Loomis had a third. Ball awards went to Mrs. Crossley, first in fruits and pickles and relishes. 10 YEARS AGO (July 22, 1999 Issue) Services were held for Rosa Angela Dominguez, 87, a native of El Paso, Texas. She spent most of her young life in Fairfield, Iowa and San Francisco. In 1948, she and her husband Antonio bought a fruit orchard in Loomis. Rosa was a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. A memorial service was held for Tom Minoru Tomita, 75, a native of Loomis. He served in the U.S. Army in WW II. He was a member of the Japanese American Citizens League. Tom lived in Loomis all of his life, where he farmed for 50 years. Services were held for Mary Foster, 92, a native of Auburn. She graduated from Placer High School in 1928. Mary lived in Loomis for 66 years. She was a rancher, housewife and mother. Barbara and Cal Rowland of “Rockin ‘R Carriage Co.” hosted a Loomis Chamber mixer. The Rowlands used Belgian and Percheron draft horses to pull their carriages. They had an Amish-built, six-passenger white vis-a-vis that was used for weddings. Loomis residents earning a spot on their college honor roll were Jami Nicholson at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Katherine Harrison and Tyler Chapman at UC Santa Barbara. Helen Florance, Loomis CIMBL captain, was urging more residents to volunteer for roadside cleanup. Helen said, “We hope to recruit some new members this Saturday. It’s a dedicated and fun-loving bunch.” The Placer County Water Agency approved the Penryn-Lincoln water line. The project was considered necessary to allow the growth in Lincoln.