Looking Back

From the files of the Loomis News
By: Compiled Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt
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50 YEARS AGO (Dec. 11, 1959 Issue) Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mehl, former Loomis residents who moved to Mill, near Sacramento, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversay with an open house, held at the Women’s Clubhouse in Loomis. Mr. and Mrs. Mehl, the former Evelyn Johnson of Loomis, had been away from Loomis for the past 18 years and enjoyed the opportunity to meet and visit with their many friends. Serving as co-hostesses for the occasion were the Mesdames Jim Brown, Hazel Merz, Harold Leak and Robert Larsen of Loomis, and Mrs. Mehl’s mother, Mrs. George Jensen of Newcastle. 25 YEARS AGO (Dec. 13, 1984 Issue) Loomis School’s seventh-grade boys flag football team completed an undefeated season. The team outscored their opponents 228 to 28. Led by the excellent running and receiving of Steve Birch, and strong armed quarterback Mike Reader, the team as unstoppable. Other strong running and receiving was turned in by Chris Hooten and Rick Smith. Strong blocking was provided by center Brian Marshman and guards Jimmy Craig and Alex Sardana. The strong defense was led by bruising Kanieia Neves at nose guard, linebackers Ryan Simoes and Ross Barker, and cornerbacks Chris Wagner, Kevin Ruskauff and Scott Carpenter at tackle. 10 YEARS AGO (Dec. 9, 1999) Services were held for Shizuko “Mary” Yoshino, 89, a native and life-long resident of Newcastle. She was a retired floor supervisor for Blue Anchor Packing Co. in Loomis. She was a member of the Placer Buddhist Church of Penryn, Sogetsu-Kai Placer Shibu, and Placer Buddhist Fujin Kai. A memorial service was held for Robert W. Lane, 83, a native of Minnesota. He was a resident of Placer County and Penryn for 30 years. Robert had been the owner of Bob’s R.V. Service. Memorial services were held for Richard Thomas “Dick” Flanagan, 45, a native of Riverside. Flanagan lived in Sacramento and Loomis for 34 years. He owned Flanagan and Son’s Tractor Service and was a strong supporter of local soccer teams. The Del Oro girls basketball team took the championship t the Kiwanis 25th Annual Tournament. They scored a 51-30 win over Bret Harte, a 58-38 win over Alameda, and a 33-23 win over Sonora in the final. Julia Dunning held Sonora’s top scorer in check. Jack Kreiss of Fox’s Automotive let the public know that his business was an official used oil collection center. Army PFC Joshua Correa, a 1998 Del Oro graduate, was on a 6-month peacekeeping mission in Sinai, Egypt. He was assigned to B. Co. 1-502 Infantry out of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. Dr. Bruce Daniel prepared to leave Loomis to assume a position as staff dentist at an Indian Health Clinic near Vernal, Utah. He was very active in the Loomis community, including being one of the founders of the Loomis Basin Heritage Group.