Looking Back

From the files of the Loomis News
By: Compiled Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt
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50 YEARS AGO (Feb. 3, 1961 Issue) Ed Brown was president of the Aero Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. F. Hooper reported that a new business sign had been installed on Highway 40,just outside of Auburn, to draw attention to the business route along Taylor Road (old Hwy 40). The chamber was seeking new office facilities. According to club reporter Kathleen Wykoff, the Loomis 4-H Poultry Group had a field trip to tour three poultry houses led by Harry Bolton, Placer County Farm Advisor. They toured the E-Z Way Cage Plant in Newcastle, where turkey cages were manufactured. At the G and B Poultry House in Bowman the owner demonstrated how to candle and package eggs, and at Holsclaw’s Ranch at Weimar they saw 2,100 laying hens. Karen Peterson was installed as Worthy Advisor of Penrhyn Assembly No. 211 Rainbow for Girls. Pat Coburn was outgoing Worthy Advisor. Ronald R. Fillman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Fillman of Loomis, graduated from recruit training at the Naval Training Center and San Diego. Roy Hebard Jr., son of Roy and Loretta Hebard, advanced from Seaman Recruit to Seaman Apprentice at the United States Coast Guard Training Base in Alameda. 25 YEARS AGO (Feb. 6, 1986 Issue) Selected for the Capitol Section Junior High Honor Band were Debbie Lutzow, Brad Krouse, Robyn Lunsford, Matt Raukko, Nicky Timoschuk, Brett Merrick and Matt Conner. Loomis 4-H members reporting on their projects included Bret Mayhew, Stephanie Mahlberg, Chad Mayhew, Melanie Stitt, Monty Higgins, Kara Carpenter, Karen Thompson, Laura Karthauser and Lisa Karthauser. Brian Negri and Tim Stitt earned first place in the Del Oro JV wrestling tournament with 20 teams participating. Tony Baquera earned a second place finish. Placer School students Bret Moore, Katie Feickert and Becky Woodward helped prepare for a PTC spaghetti dinner fundraiser. Del Oro band supporters Diane Thorsen and Paul and Sue von Husen helped prepare for Tuesday night bingo games at the Tower Theater in Roseville. Placer County Sheriff Don Nunes planned to seek re-election to a third term. Sheriff Nunes lived in Loomis with his wife, Barbara, and their children, Cindy and David. The Mother's Day parade in conjunction with Community Day was still a possibility in spite of insurance problems. Carol Rau was the parade organizer with help from Bob and Beryl Mayne, Brad and Chris Wilcox, Hike Yego, Dot Shiro and Mike Rau. Some residents along Rocklin Road in Loomis requested a zoning change to allow them to divide their properties into one-acre parcels. The existing limit was 4.6 acres. 10 YEARS AGO (Feb. 8, 2001 Issue) The Loomis School basketball team remained undefeated in league play. Among the players were Zachary Hughey, Mitch Bezaire, Travis Akers, Tyler McManus, Allen Boberg, Gordon Cline and Billy Sherman. League president Steve Schmidt was excited about the fifth year for the South Placer Little League. Patricia Green and Penny Schmidt were signing in players. Helping the Del Oro Lady Eagles beat Bear River's basketball team were Courtney Schaeffer, Meghan Griffith, Allison Stubbs, Sari Casper and Tara Marconi. Gary Noy of Loomis recalled his days working at the Blue Anchor and Loomis Fruit Growers sheds. His dad, Howard Noy, worked as a fruit inspector from 1947 to 1980. Del Oro wrestlers earned second place at the Section team championships. Zack Sanchez, Matt Spencer, Gabe Ruhkala, Derek Eilmas and Eric Fernandez were among the winners. Capt. Karl Fowler thanked the community as the Loomis firefighters collected $11,200 in their annual "Fill the Boot" fundraiser. A memorial service was held for Freda Marie Sargent, 79, a resident of Loomis for 40 years. She worked as a librarian at Placer School and was a published author of poetry. Freda also composed music and was an accomplished artist.