Looking Back

From the files of the Loomis News
By: Compiled Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt
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50 YEARS AGO (Jan. 22, 1960 Issue) The Loomis Dance Club was planning an evening of dancing fun at the Loomis Memorial Hall. The committee for the evening was composed of the Messrs and Mesdames Al Schweigert, Frank Rielli, Lloyd Owen and Jim Hansen. Mrs. B.P. Yhnell was hostess to the Loomis Woman’s Club card section. Prizes were won by Mesdames Lloyd Dudley, Fenn Laird, Ernest McNatt and Gus Reeves. 25 YEARS AGO (Jan. 24, 1985 Issue) New members of the board of directors of the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce were installed by Loomis Mayor Anne blue. Board members included president George Colburn, Dick Howard, Betty Rose, Charley Smith, Steve O’Connor, Dick Harris and Bill Von Thaden. Other board members included immediate past president Louise Allen, Dick Brewer, Billie Estelita, Mary Jane Graham, Karen Gramm, Sandi Guarcello and Mike Lee. 10 YEARS AGO (Jan. 20, 2000 Issue) Boy Scout Troop 12 of Loomis celebrated their winter Court of Honor. Corey Vasques was the new Senior Patrol Leader with Mat Gerdes as Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. Special recognition went to Galen Ferrel who earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He had been in scouts for 11 years. His Eagle project was creating a custom informational/book display for the Unitarian Church in Auburn. Shelley Vaughn, Cheryl Stokes, and Tammy Bews of the Loomis Basin Heritage Foundation planned a free breakfast for community members. Volunteers from the Loomis Fire District, Paul’s Place Association and the Heritage Foundation prepared to cook and serve. The Del Oro Girls JV basketball team treated homeless children to a trip to the Sacramento Zoo and a pizza party. The children were students at the Mustard Seed School in Sacramento. The JV coach, Steve Evans, was a longtime financial supporter of the school. Tom Romero of Loomis was the Democratic candidate for the First State Senate District. He began a teaching career 30 years ago. Some of Tom’s concerns were educational vouchers, health care, and crime. The Loomis Library offered an abundance of resources. The books included many of the New York Times Book Review of Best Sellers. In addition to books, there were