Looking Back

From the archives of the Loomis News
By: Compiled Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt
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50 YEARS AGO (Feb. 26, 1960 Issue) Among the Loomis area residents who attended the Olympic Games at Squaw Valley were Messrs. and Mesdames Harold Struble, William Tudsbury, Walter Taylor, Robert Hansen, Tony Aguilar, Frank Aguilar, Frank Nute and Linn Nelthorpe, and Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor, Mrs. Jack Yokote and children, and Gordon Takemoto. Ann Lee Rippey and Jeanne Takemoto secured jobs at the valley for the duration of the games. Also attending during the two-week period were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rippey, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Leak, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ross, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Oakes, Mr. ad Mrs. Al Fieser, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Williams and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sagaser. The Farm Bureau meeting at Loomis Memorial Hall included a dinner, prepared and served by members of the Loomis 4-H Club. The program, with a theme of “Fun for All,” was presented by Mrs. Roy Sano, Mrs. Robert Otani and 4-H members. Entertainment was provided by Frank Kageta, Al Nitta, Kunio Okusu, George Makimoto, Jim Makimoto and Mack Tsujimoto. 25 YEARS AGO (Feb. 28, 1958 Issue) The 31st annual Oriental Food Bazaar, sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Loomis, would take place at Del Oro High School. The menu was to include chow mein, teriyaki, kusiyaki, sushi, cakes, pies and other homemade goodies. Kimono-clad greeters were Jun Okada, a sixth-grade student at Loomis Grammar School, and Fumiko Okada and Mila Owens. 10 YEARS AGO (Feb. 24, 2000 Issue) Both the Del Oro girls and boys basketball teams won the Sierra Foothill League titles. The girls needed to avenge a 64-44 loss to Placer to take the title. The Lady Eagles won 50-42 behind Courtney Schaefer’s 21 points. Julia Dunning and Christi Harris held Placer star Polly Dong to 6 points. The boys team defeated Granite Bay 66-60 to take the crown. Bob Corbett had a season-high 30 points in the win. Courtney West, Jayme Jordan, Crystal Tadlock, Jessica Sanders and Nichole Potts were among the Placer School students collecting donated clothes for the Placer Women’s Center in Auburn. Del Oro Boys State representatives Joshua Volen and Cameron Ballard-Rosa were special guests at the American Legion cioppino dinner. Marguerite Li was looking for more donors for the Loomis Blood Drive. Duane and Ingrid Smith of Loomis were among the musicians at the annual Sacramento Banjo-Rama. Women’s History Month was celebrated by the Loomis Basin Congregational Church. The church’s Agape group sponsored the annual event and honored Loomis School teacher Jan Brown. She developed the “Bag Buddies” project. With the help of students and other volunteers, fabric bags were made and filled with toys for hospitalized children.