Looking Back

From the files of the Loomis News
By: Compiled Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt
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50 YEARS AGO (Jan. 29, 1960 Issue) Mrs. R.L. Logerwell was the guest speaker at the social meeting of the Loomis Junior Women’s Club. An initiation of new members was held, with the ceremony being conducted by Mrs. Mabel Black and Mrs. Charles E. Day. Initiated into the club were Gail McNatt, Carol Jacobson, Sylvia Forcier, Audrey Dominguez, Barbara Doring, Noreen Aguilar and Rosalie Sagaser. Refreshments were served by Mesdames Walter Taylor and Gene Gieck. 25 YEARS AGO (Jan. 31, 1985 Issue) The Del Oro High School frosh team demolished the Marysville Indians 67-31 in a Sierra Foothill League game in the Del Oro gym. John Breckenridge led the Eagle scorers with 18 points, and Mike Stoddard added 14. Leaing the Eagles in the rebound department was Jason Singleton with 14 and Breckenridge with 13. 10 YEARS AGO (Jan. 27, 2000 Issue) Placer County native Marion Mangiaracina passed away at the age of 86. She was a resident of Loomis for 60 years. She attended Newcastle Elementary and Placer High School. Marion and her husband Nick owned and operated Loomis Motor Company from 1940 to 1959. Results of statewide testing indicated the Del Oro High School and the Loomis School District were all above average. Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner warned citizens of recent bogus phone solicitors. “If you are solicited by telephone, don’t be fooled by names that sound impressive or that resemble the name of a familiar organization,” Bonner said. During a tour of the Blue Anchor fruit shed, Kelly and Curtis Edwards were impressed by the huge iron safe. They were attending the Loomis Basin Heritage Foundation breakfast. Helping to make pancakes for over 500 people were Erin Lee, Chelsea Spinder and Liz Elder. Donna Schweigert had the low gross and Nell Lester the low net scores at an Indian Creek Women’s golf tournament. The Del Oro girls basketball team defeated Sacred Heart Prep of Palo Alto 50-43. The Lady Eagles went on to beat Oakmont 57-21 and Woodcreek 51-50. In the Woodcreek game, Candis Regan intercepted an inbound pass to seal the win. Two businesses relocated to the former Loomis Mutual Supply building. Finders Keepers was a clothing, costume and gift shop owned by Jennifer Knisley and Sheila Lee. Offering a wide selection of flooring, Pam and Tony Bosserman operated Loomis Floors in the historic building.