Looking Back

From the files of the Loomis News
By: Compiled Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt
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50 YEARS AGO (April 10, 1959 Issue) Mrs. Francis Lindsay entertainted the Musn’t Miss Bridge Club. Guest for the evening was Billie Munson. The Loomis Union Grammar School A baseball team played their first competitive game with the Rocklin Elementary team. Loomis won both games by scores of 13 to 5 for the A team and 3 to 2 for the B team. 25 YEARS AGO (April 12, 1984 Issue) Honored students at Placer School for the week of April 2 were named by their teachers. Selected from kindergarten were Melinda Nelson and Keith Marcioni, with Kevin Smith representing the first grade. Betsy Conner and Tom Rogers were named from the second grade, and Kristal Paragini represented the third grade. Fourth-graders were Stephanie Probasco and Ronda Halvorsen, and fifth-graders were Derek Matz and Melody Semans. Named from the sixth grade were Carolann Seeley and Brooke Waldie, with Larissa Sukup named from the seventh grade. Eighth-graders honored were Elissa Spertus, Doug Struble and Nathan Goedde. 10 YEARS AGO (April 8, 1999 Issue] A Mass of Christian Burial was held for Loomis resident Primo Angeli, 79, a native of Colli, Italy. He sailed to America in 1935 with his mother and two sisters where they joined his father in Placer County. During WWII, Primo served in the U.S. Army and saw action in Germany, Italy, and Japan. He worked as a fruit rancher for many years and worked at Del Oro and Placer High as a maintenance man. Primo was an auxiliary police officer in Auburn, a past commander of the John A. Stacker Post of the American Legion, and a member of the Italian Catholic Federation. He was active in St. Peter and Paul’s Church. A Mass of Christian Burial was held for Lourdes Perry, 88, of Newcastle. She and her husband, Frank, were fruit ranchers for 51 years and Lourdes also worked in the Newcastle fruit shed. Lourdes was a member of the Luso American Fraternal Federation. Thaya Craig of the Japanese American Citizens League, Jackie Kortright of the Loomis Methodist Church, and Helen Florance represented the Loomis Basin Interfaith Consortium to be honored by the Placer County supervisors. The consortium was formed to celebrate ethnic and religious diversity in our community. Del Oro graduate Jackie Howard opened her own law office in Roseville. Jackie was active at Del Oro as a member of the softball and basketball teams, as a student body officer, and as field conductor for the Golden Eagle Marching Band. Hundreds of excited children filled their baskets at the Loomis Easter egg gunt. Kendra Marshall and Sarah Kainroth were among the lucky ones to find a golden egg for a special prize.