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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 (June 5, 1959 Issue) Past commanders were honored at the Past Commanders Night and Goodwill dinner sponsored by the John A. Stacker Post 775 of the American Legion. They were Richard E. Howard Jr. 1946-47; Edwin Leak, 1947-48; John Perry, 1948-49; Edward A. Larson, 1949-50; Oie Mar, 1950-51; Harry Burcell, 1951-52; Jess E. Gatt, 1952-53; George Makimoto, 1953-54; Lawrence Woods, 1954-55; George Hirakawa, 1955-56; James Flanagan, 1956-57; Primo Angeli, 1957-58. Present commander Frank Kageta and incoming officers Tony Aguilar, commander; Jim Hansen, 1st v-commander; and Percy Lanouette, second v-commander, were introduced by Richard Howard. 25 YEARS AGO (May 31, 1984 Issue) Pete Vicencio and Stacey McAfee were off to Los Angeles to compete in the state track and field finals at the University of California at Los Angeles. The Del Oro runners both took fourth places in their events during the NorCal finals the previous weekend in Berkeley. Vicencio was timed in 9:20 in his 3,200 run and McAfee was timed in 10:50 for the same distance in her event. 10 YEARS AGO [June 3, 1999 Issue] The Del Oro girls softball team won the Sac-Joaquin Division III Championship. They beat Foothill 4-1 and Ponderosa 2-1 in 15 innings. In the final game, the Lady Eagles overcame a 6-0 deficit to edge Oakmont 7-6. The champions were Leanna Hoglen, Sarah Boswell, Robin Boliere, Kara Roberts, Kristen Bedwell, Kari Koller, Tami Trujillo, Sara Thomson, Sarah Lohr, Holly Cox, Niki Anderson, Angie Roberts, Melissa Allison and Andrea Sherman. The team was coached by Steve Evans. Josh Summers became the State Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion. He went on to become the Western Regional Champ in a meet held at Idaho State University. Josh is the son of Bill and Chris Summers and a fifth-generation Loomis resident. He is the grandson of Mary Ann and Roy Hebard, Jr. All quiet on the western front. It seemed business as usual at Nelthorpe & Son Appliance Store. June 1 was to be the day the Town of Loomis wanted the appliances removed from the sidewalk in front of Ed Nelthorpe’s store. Ed decided to challenge the town’s request. The 49er Wagon Train came through Loomis and made a stop at Bert Braun’s Cowpoke. One of the unique wagons was driven by Cal and Barbara Rowland of Loomis. Loomis School Falcons of the Week in kindergarten were Dylan Smith, Stuart Ferguson, Taylor Donnot, Christopher Winger, Logan Bailey, Emily Facha, Emily Sizemore and Stephanie Coker. Placer School kindergarten Students of the Week were Spencer Butterfield, Case McCavitt, Wesley Otto, Tomas Rodriquez, Noelle Latham, Elizabeth Yepez and Ian Clancy.