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Looking Back

From the files of the Loomis News
By: Compiled Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt
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50 YEARS AGO (Aug. 12, 1960 Issue) James A. Denio of Vineyard Road in Roseville sold the Valencia Club in Penryn for $15,000. Purchasing the business and license were Fred and Evelyn Cullincini and Dan and Katherine Cullincini, all of Sacramento. Gene Nunes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Nunes, was released from duties with the National Guard and plans to open his own garage next to the Country Club, where he will be equipped for general automotive repair service. A legal notice showed the budget for the Loomis Fire District was $8,025. Costs listed were utilities, $250; water plugs, $800; insurance on trucks, $450; comprehensive insurance on men, $400; building insurance, $75; gas and oil, $300; fire hose, radio, etc., $750; hand tools and miscellaneous small equipment, $500; truck reserve, $4,000; and sirens, $500. 25 YEARS AGO (Aug. 15, 1985 Issue The Loomis Library celebrated its 5th anniversary. Among those enjoying an ice cream social were Gordon and JoAnn Takemoto with their children Kristin and Kelly and grandma Rose. Also enjoying the event were Jay Porter and Jim Enos. Helping to serve were Marge Nute, Ruth Thienes, and Pat Burnard. Louis Muller, a 1980 Del Oro graduate, was the youngest player at the North American Scrabble Open event. Del Oro players Laurie Summer and Julie Clark participated in the National Amateur Softball Championships. Loomis swimmer Teri O'Loughlin prepared for the U.S. Swimming Nationals in Mission Viejo. Services were held for Iva Mahlberg Gaschler, 88. She was a native of Iowa and had lived in Loomis for many years. Under the direction of Ann Brocker, the Penryn Rainbow Girls presented a puppet show, “The Wizard of Oz,” at the Loomis Library. 10 YEARS AGO (Aug. 17, 2000 Issue) Homer Takahashi was concerned about the mistletoe choking the old oak tree on Taylor Road, across from Cagle’s Frostie. His concern for nature goes back to his 4th grade Loomis School teacher, Mrs. Anna King. Among her many other qualities, she instilled in her students that appreciation for nature. Russ Kelley was honored by Paul’s Place Association for his community involvement. “Russ represents what is best about the people of the Loomis Basin,” said Ed Bonner, PPA President. Also honored was the Loomis Lions Club, which supported local schools, Boy Scouts, sight conservation, and the needs of the deaf, diabetes, and drug awareness. The club also purchased and donated the land that makes up the park on King Road Del Oro student Ross Harold was named a Samsung American Legion Scholarship National Finalist. He was chosen by the staff of the California Golden Boys State. Field Conductor Kate Nitta led the Del Oro Golden Eagle marching band during band camp. Penryn School students Erica Chambers, Cole Saunders, Roland Chambers and Carly Saunders helped advertise the Back to School barbecue.