Looking Back

From the Loomis News files
By: Compiled Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt
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50 YEARS AGO (Oct. 30, 1959 Issue) Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Nelthorpe and children drove Mr. and Mrs. Linn Nelthorpe to Sacramento, where they left by plane for Kentucky to tour the General Electric factory there. The trip was won by the lage sale of G.E. appliances through Nelthorpe and Son. The couple went from Kentucky to Miami, Florida and on to the Bahama Islands, then to visit with relatives in Wisconsin. 25 YEARS AGO (Nov. 1, 1984 Issue) The Loomis Rockettes downed the Lincoln Little Giants in a 7-0 shutout in a game played at Placer School. Amy Andrews was the star of the game as she made five of the seven goals tallied for the Rockettes. Dominating the entire game, the Rockettes were on a roll with forwards Andrews, Stephanie Probasco, Jamie Speck and Theresa Ramey taking shot after shot. 10 YEARS AGO (Oct. 28, 1999 Issue) The Loomis Basin Historical Society was searching for information regarding Loomis Chinatown. Located just southeast of Loomis Park near King Road, the Chinese had a small grocery store and joss house along with living quarters. The residents worked in the fruit orchards and some also panned for gold in the nearby creek. Jami Hirsch, Tara Yoey, Alex Harrison and Christian Burns were college students from Loomis named to the National Dean’s List. The publication honors high-achieving students. Leah Montalbano of Loomis was a contender for the All-Around Amateur Award at the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City. Priscilla Waggoner, Patsy Fletcher and Sonja Maggard prepared for Tostada Bingo Night sponsored by Soroptimist International of Rocklin-Loomis. Proceeds went for local scholarships and the L.I.F.E. Center, a program for senior citizens that met at the Methodist Church in Loomis. Spencer Short, Loomis administrative analyst, recommended a firm to develop a master plan for restoring the historic railroad depot in Loomis. Pete Rose was voted by the fans to baseball’s All-Century Team, the only player chosen who was not in the Hall of Fame. The All-Century Team included Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Ty Cobb, Stan Musial, Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson