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Looking Back

From the archives of the Loomis News
By: Compiled Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt
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50 YEARS AGO (July 3, 1959 Issue) R.E. Horton returned to his position as postmaster at the local post office after a three-week vacation in the state of Nevada. He and Mrs. Horton attended the Silver City Centennial at historic Virginia City, visited Reno and Fallon, and in Carson City had the pleasure of meeting and visiting with the governor of Nevada at the state capitol. They also spent 11 days with friends in Dixie Valley, 80 miles from Fallon. 25 YEARS AGO (June 28, 1984 Issue) The Japanese American Citizens League awarded $200 scholarships to two Del Oro graduates. Elizabeth McDowell received the funds offered by the California First Bank of Roseville. Bill Tsuji awarded the JACL’s own scholarship to Susan Katto. Both awards were presented at the Del Oro awards assembly. 10 YEARS AGO [July 1, 1999 Issue] Bud Pisarek concluded his column, “Bud’s Beat,” with the following: “Where’s Loomis? It’s a little corner of the world where... All the sidewalks are wide, the streets are lined with trees, and the appliances are just an added attraction.” The 5 Cities Softball Major All-Stars earned first place in their first tournament. Players included Kate Heffernan, Leslie Carroll, Kim Hill, Ashley Gibson, Brittany Smolen, Melissa Sirola, Katie Payne, Randi Andersen, Christine Fisher, Donna Sue Ayotte, Marci Allendale, Jennifer Christensen and Sandi Draper/ Veterinarians Rick Frey, Corey Cherrstrom, and their staff prepared to hold a vaccination and heartworm clinic with proceeds donated to the Sarah Davis Family Fund. Sarah was severely injured in an accident. Placer County Sheriff’s Detective Mark Reed concluded an investigation of a local burglary in which over $33,000 in property was stolen. Three young suspects were arrested. Earning degrees from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo were Albert Campos, Tamiya Davis, Courtney Jones, Bret Moore, Robert Barger and Julie Mcleod Barger. Sandra Shockley made the scholastic honor roll at Oregon State University. Lt. Jason Schearer of the Loomis Fire Protection District said, “We’re set to go,” when asked about the upcoming Loomis Fire Festival. The event was to commemorate the July 12, 1915 fire that destroyed most of downtown Loomis. Merl Coburn submitted a picture showing his father Charles Coburn in his shoe repair shop, one of many businesses destroyed in the fire.