Looking Back

From the files of the Loomis News
By: Compiled Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt
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50 YEARS AGO (Feb. 10, 1961 Issue) There were 47 donors when the Blood Bank Mobile unit visited Loomis. Eight-time donors included JoAnn Nute, and Keith W. Laird. The visit was sponsored by the Loomis and Rocklin Lions clubs. Assisting the mobile staff were Mrs. Frank Poirer and Mrs. Bert Norberg. The fifth-grade students of Glen Murphy at Placer School on County Road 36 had set up a weather station. Local Boy Scouts were entrusted with running local government for a few hours as part of their training program. They proceeded to arrest Constable Percy Lanouette, who was charged with illegal parking. The constable was found guilty in a jury trial and fined seven milk shakes, enough to go around the Scout court. The parents of Placer School kindergarten students held a parent study group meeting. They were shown a film made at Loomis Grammar School 13 years ago; the children in the film were now completing their senior year in high school. The study group, under the direction of kindergarten teacher Ruth Wescott, helped parents understand the problems facing a kindergartener, his behavior patterns, and his achievements. Scribe Kathryn Leak reported that the Snowball Bluebirds of Loomis elected officers for February. They were Lynn Clark, Karen Hansen, Kathryn Leak and Laura Koprowski. 25 YEARS AGO (Feb. 13, 1986 Issue) Del Oro senior Tippi Flores was selected to the California All-State Honor Band. Tippi said, "I wanted to be in the band because I heard it was good, and I wanted to be part of it.” Sally Tripp of Loomis was named to the Dean's List at CSU Fresno. Del Oro wrestler Jim Skellenger took first place at the league meet. Eric North earned a second place, while Eric Brown, Sean Matthews and Darren Morgan took third. Del Oro art students Kris Lee, Sean Ferguson, Mary Davis, Carrie Shield and Peter Alwast displayed their works at the Roseville Arts Center. Loomis resident Elaine Donaldson was appointed to the Roseville Hospital board of directors. A memorial service was held for Nancy Hatsuko Makabe, 68, a Loomis and Newcastle resident for 34 years. She was homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Loomis. Services were held for Enos L. Carstetter, 81, a resident of Loomis for 25 years. He was a retired switchman with Southern Pacific Railroad. 10 YEARS AGO (Feb. 15, 2001 Issue) "Women Who Rock the World" was the theme of a breakfast hosted by the Loomis Basin Congregational United Church of Christ. Being honored were Rose Takemoto and Helen Florence. Rose, with her late husband "Doc" Takemoto, founded Main Drug where she still worked. Helen was noted for her volunteer work in Loomis. The Loomis School seventh-grade basketball team beat Alta behind the scoring of Brandon Ford, Luke Vaughn, Cory Rapoza, Mike McKinney, Ben Vaughn, Travis Richard and Steffan Ohland. Sid McCammond was directing the Loomis District Advanced Band as they prepared for a concert. Peter Ucovich of Loomis was named to the Dean's List at CSU Sacramento. Services were held for Anna Barton, 85, a resident of Loomis for 37 years. She was a homemaker.