Looking Back

From the files of the Loomis News
By: Compiled Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt
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50 YEARS AGO (Aug. 5, 1960 Issue) Donald J. Nunes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Nunes of Loomis, was released from duties with the Air Force Reserves. He received basic training at San Antonio, Texas and returned to McClelland Field where he took military police training. Nunes, a former student at Sierra College in Auburn, was perparting to enter into law enforcement work in Placer County. Mildred Rita Forcier, 51, of Loomis, passed away in the Roseville hospital on Aug. 1. A native of Essex Junction, Vt., she came to California in 1938 and to Loomis in 1957. Survivors included her husband, Robert A. Forcier, of Loomis; sons Bernard and Gerald, of Loomis, and Robert, of New York; parents Mr. and Mrs. Frank Major of San Bernardino; and eight grandchildren. Cochrane’s Chapel of the Roses in Roseville handled arrangements. Celebrating birthdays were Judy Elkins, 16; Michael Law, 6; and Craig Lindsay, 11. 25 YEARS AGO (Aug. 8, 1985 Issue) Services were held for Kirsy Elizabeth Fisher, 94. In 1893, her family moved to a Danish farming community in the Loomis area where they cleared land and established a fruit ranch. Kirsy was a homemaker and worked for the state department of education. She was a 70-year member and past worthy matron of Heber Chapter of Eastern Star. The Dowd family of Loomis hosted a party for local 4-H members and exchange students from Japan. Frank Dowd attempted to learn the art of using chopsticks from Chiho Watanabe, a chaperone from Tokyo. Sushi for the party was prepared by Setsuko Takahashi of Loomis. Brett Tudsbury, Mike Casey, Ethan Colburn and Rusty and Darren Morgan were Loomis area Scouts attending the National Boy Scout Jamboree in A.P. Hill, Virg. Loomis artist Tommie Moller shared her knowledge of Maidu Indian history with children during the Loomis Library summer reading program. Penryn resident Milos Kovac owned Darko, a rare Yugoslavian Sharplaninac sheepdog. One pair of dogs could protect up to 1,000 sheep from a wolf attack. Sgt. Steve Reader reported that seven residential burglaries lead the Loomis crime report for July. 10 YEARS AGO (Aug. 10, 2000 Issue) Rhonda Morillas planned to seek a third term on the Loomis Town Council. She was a fourth-generation family member to be engaged in business in Loomis. Del Oro graduate Kristin Takemoto designed the 2000 Eggplant Festival logo. She was attending Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Kristin is the daughter of Joann and Gordon Takemoto, owners of Main Drug Store. Loomis youngsters Michelle Lawson, Briana Webb, Tara Lawson, Emily Rhoades, Kurt Lawson and Ian Mitterholzer were recruiting sponsors for the “Walk to Cure Diabetes.” All six children had juvenile diabetes. Firefighter supervisor Roberto Padilla reported two fires in Penryn. One was a home on Rippey Road that was completely destroyed. The other was at the Penryn Lumber Company which lost 10-12 units of lumber. Club Pro at Indian Creek Patty Snyder directed the Little Linkers Golf Championships. Local winners were Max Magleby, 7, Mason Magleby, 9, and Billy Sherman, 12. Joyce and Ted Hinkey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.