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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. 19, 1960 Issue) Students at Del Oro High School and Loomis Union School District were preparing to return to school on Sept. 6. Mrs. Wes Naylor and children, Judy and Billy, returned to Loomis following a month of visiting with friends and relatives in central Idaho and northern Nevada. Births were announced for David Glen, born Aug. 16 to Mr. and Mrs. Glen Weller. He was the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Weller of Loomis and great-grandson of Mrs. Anna Weber of Loomis. A girl was born Aug. 15 to Mr. and Mrs. Guy Colvin, joining sister and brother, Colleen and Guy Jr. William Robert Nagel was born Aug. 10 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nagel. His grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Art Krueger of Loomis. 25 YEARS AGO (AUGUST 22, 1985 Issue) Del Oro senior Jeff Tooker and freshman Steve Smith were among the athletes getting physicals prior to playing sports. Drs. Louis Hertz and Joseph Jammal were conducting the physicals. Tracy, Kristina and Heidi Johnson of Penryn were among those enjoying an art exhibit at the Loomis Library. Penryn 4-H Club member David McMullin earned the Diamond Star, the highest honor available to a 4-Her. Only six are given each year statewide. The Del Oro graduate planned to attend Cal State, Humboldt. Donna Dobson of Loomis was a member of Concerned Women in Government, a non-partisan group whose purpose was to inform women on political issues. Mayor Anne Blue and Town Manager Jim Peel received Loomis’ very first annual property tax assessment roll. Richard Colwell of Penryn filed for the Area 4 seat on the Placer County Board of Education. 10 YEARS AGO (Aug. 24 , 2000 Issue) Historian Barbara Nichols was looking for a picture of the Andrew Ryder home. The home, which burned down in the 1980s, was located near King Road between Arcadia and Francis Drive. Ryder built the Bank of Loomis, the ornate building (now town hall) that is downtown on the east side of Taylor Road. Kindergarten teachers Peggy Stare and Debbie Newton along with aide Nadine Hintzman prepared for the opening of the new H. Clarke Powers School. As they entered the office you would be greeted by Jill Combs or Debbie Wickmire. Del Oro graduate Kevin Hill received a scholarship from the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce. He planned to attend Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Loomis Community 4-Hers Mark and Paul Doerner raised turkeys for the Gold Country Fair. Norm Hile and Hazel Hineline entered the race for Loomis Town Council. The Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce was looking for a new office manager. Peggy Mason, who held the position for over 5 years, was moving to a new job in Roseville.