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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 (Jan. 30, 1959 Issue) The third annual Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Loomis Jr. Women’s Club was set for Feb. 21 at the Loomis Memorial Hall. The all-you-can-eat breakfast menu included pancakes with lots of butter and syrup, sausages, orange juice and coffee, all for 35 cents. General chairman for the breakfast was Mrs. Wayne Naylor. The John A. Stacker Post No. 775, local unit of the American Legion, was the first to lead off the year’s several outstanding events. A truly authentic Sukiyaki dinner was the feature of the day with chief cook George Makimoto in charge. Other committee chairmen were Rusty Uratsu, Lawrence Woods, Jim Howard, Jim Flanagan, Kay Kashiwabara, Bert Patterson, Bill Tudsbury, Harold Hansen, Jack Yokote, Primo Angeli, Ed Leak, Terry Aguilar, George Hirakawa, Homer Takahashi and Alfred Nitta. 25 YEARS AGO (Feb. 2, 1984 issue) The Golden Eagle varsity basketball team came home from Citrus Heights with a 64-59 win against Measa Verde. Brett Littlefield led the team with 30 points and 22 rebounds. The game was tied 14-14 at the first quarter with Del Oro taking a 30-26 lead at the half and continued to lead 51-43 at the end of the third quarter. In JV action, the Golden Eagles took a 45-41 win from the Mavericks with Gary Simon getting three free throws in the final minute of the game for the win. Simon scored 13 points for the Eagles with Sean Jimenez getting 12 rebounds. 10 YEARS AGO (Jan. 28, 1999 Issue) Services were held for Adria Krueger, 85, a resident of Loomis for the past 55 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Loomis, Friends of the Loomis Library, Loomis Women’s Democratic Party, and an avid genealogist. Placer Elementary School teacher Colleen Slattery was honored as an “Educator of the Year” by the California League of Middle Schools. Principal Brent Cushenbery said, “She has consistently been a force for all students.” Del Oro High School prepared for the Placer County Academic Decathlon, an intense scholastic competition. Dr. Gary Gramm was honored as the Most Neighborly Native Award by the Loomis Chamber of Commerce. He was very active in the community including serving as chairman of the Town’s Economic Development Committee. Dr. Gramm had a family practice in Loomis since 1983. The Friends of the Loomis Library held a used book sale featuring books from the collection of Dr. Nicholas Bailey. Del Oro rode roughshod over Woodcreek 76-41 in a boys’ basketball game behind the scoring of Bobby Garcia and Aaron Call. Two days later, Del Oro edged rival Placer 53-48 before a standing room only crowd in the Earl Crabbe Gym in Auburn. Del Oro trounced Woodcreek 53-31 in girls basketball behind the 3-point shots by Julia Dunning. In a much closer battle, the Lady Eagles beat Placer 41-39. In that game Del Oro had an 18-point lead going into the fourth quarter. Christy Harris, Niki Fallon and Courtney Schaefer provided great defense in the game. Alex Inglett’s drawing was chosen for the 1998-99 Franklin School yearbook. He was congratulated by teacher Bill Scott and principal Peter Towne.