Looking Back

From the files of the Loomis News
By: Compiled Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt
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50 YEARS AGO (March 4, 1960 Issue) Funeral services were held in Sacramento for Walter Geats Ehrman, 67, a former 20-year resident of Loomis. He had moved to Sacramento recently after selling his Horseshoe Bar Ranch in Sacramento. Army PFC Ronald E. Chambers, son of Edward Chambers of Loomis, was serving at Ladd Air Force Base in Alaska. Ralph Goggins, principal of Del Oro High School, announced the following students who earned places on the dean’s list and A honor roll: Jane Onga, Linda Wood, Maxine Yamamura, Agnes Takahashi, James Carlisle, Janice Down, Gordon Takemoto, Lucille Yego, Alan Kondo, Karen Peterson, Wayne Takagishi, Harvey Shrum and Joyce Springer. Loomis Sea Scouts Dennis Stiff, Francis Lindsay, Alan Kondo, Ronnie meek and John Turnbull returned to their studies at Del Oro High School after their memorable stay at Squaw Valley during the 8th Winter Olympics. A Well Baby Clinic, sponsored by the Loomis Parent Teacher’s Association, was held at Loomis Memorial Hall. The Mother’s Club planned a bake sale at Main Drug Store in Loomis and in front of the Penryn Post Office. 25 YEARS AGO (March 7, 1985 Issue) The First United Methodist Church of Loomis held its 31st Annual Oriental Food Bazaar. Among those preparing chow mein were Bill Pingree, Don James, Jim Victorine, Jim Wood and Bob Smith. Susan Katto and Marge Fager were two of the greeters. Cub Scout Pack 12 of Loomis celebrated its Blue and Gold Banquet. Earning pins and patches were Scouts Elliot Graham, Eddie Irvin, Jared Gagnon, Cory Fellers and Darren Glenn. Adult leaders Lee Gagnon and Greg Fellers presented Pinewood Derby trophies to Jared and Scott Gagnon. Franklin School students displayed their knowledge in a “Mathcounts” competition at Cal Expo. Team members were Shawna Dillon, Terry Clark, David Schwegel, Jesse Serafin, Brett Peterson, Tyler Painter, Steve Murray and Suzanne Suzuki. Superintendent Byron Cook was happy to learn that Franklin School was given a clean bill of health for its treated ditch water plant. Intestinal parasites were the chief risk for untreated water. Renee Mello, Walter Heaton and Jon Howard were among the Del Oro Band members doing “odd jobs” in the community. Money raised was for travel expenses to compete in Victoria, British Columbia during spring break. Walt Doring and Jared Larson were recruiting players for the Loomis Community Day “Mountain Ball” tournament. Local farrier Blake Brown was shoeing horses once a week at the Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic. 10 YEARS AGO (March 2, 2000 Issue) Kathy Dombrowsky presented Loomis Librarian Beth Enright with the book “Building the Beef Industry.” She represented the Placer Nevada Cattlewomen’s Association. Miguel Ucovich was running for Placer County supervisor. He said, “I am the only candidate who takes the stand against the Bickford Ranch development which will add 6,000 people just outside the Town of Loomis.” Both the Del Oro girls and boys basketball teams won their first-round playoff games. The Lady Eagles defeated Foothill 58-40 after leading 50-24 after three quarters. The boys also won a lopsided 73-49 game against Lindhurst. The Loomis School District wrestling team qualified seven wrestlers for the Northern California state championships. They were Josh Summers, Ryan Dominguez, Tyler Franks, Ryan DeMartini, Seth Knapp, Ronnie Gonzales and Ryan Lee. Loomis Lions Club President Pat Garnett was happy to report a full house for their crab feed. Gerry Nash and Fred Guarcello were the organizers of the event. The Lions Club supports many community projects including Paul’s Place Association, Boy Scout Troop 12, people with eyesight, and diabetes awareness. Loomis School fifth=graders completed a project of raising salmon in the classroom. Teacher Ed Nakamoto did the honors of releasing the fish into the Sacramento River.