Looking Back

By: Compiled Howard Stitt
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50 Years Ago June 23, 1961 Stan Carlisle and Frank Nute led the Loomis 4-Hers on a service project to make a fire break at the Bi-Jo Kennels. They were helping the owner of the kennels, Jo Caldwell, who was blind. Loomis Cub Scouts Pack 12 presented a gift of appreciation to Cubmaster Cosma Sakamoto. Making the presentation were George Coleman and Bert Patterson. The new chairpermen for the Loomis Jr. Women's Club were Gretchen Crespillo, Mildred Taylor, Jonelle Hansen, and Jackie Gieck. Leading the worship service for the First Congregational Church of Loomis was Rev. Theodore Nace. Special music was provided by Mrs. James Johnson. Lausmann Lumber, of Loomis, buys the last of the fire-killed timber from the 1960 Donner Burn. The Loomis News was published by T.P. Sagaser and cost $3 per year. 25 Years Ago June 26, 1986 Services were held for Robert Watson, 57, a resident of Loomis for the past 40 years. He was a retired car inspector for Southern Pacific. The first official act for Paul's Place Association was to donate $100 to the Del Oro softball team, for a trip to Australia. The association also presented its first Award of Merit to Del Oro coach Gail Davidson. Franklin School teachers Betty Frederiksen and Kathryn Leupp set up the Loomis School District's developmental kindergarten program. It was designed to prepare children not ready for kindergarten. It was Expo '86 at Loomis School as teams represented different countries in competitive activities. Adults helping to keep the events organized included Barbara Hempel, Kathy Herndon, and Michelle Radke while Kathy Fellers took pictures for the Loomis News. Loomis School teacher Mark Rickabaugh accepted the position of principal of Gold Oak School, in El Dorado County. Carol Ingram, of Penryn, won a bike-giveaway drawing and received a boy's bike for her 7-year-old brother, Roy. He couldn't have been happier as he always had to ride hand-me-down girl's bikes from sisters Carol, 11, and Robin, 9. Vandals smashed 81 windows at Placer School. The cost of replacement, $5,025, made it a felony. The Town of Loomis had a budget surplus of $395,303. 10 Years Ago June 28, 2001 Judy Buckley was one of the lucky prize winners of a drawing at the Burgers and Boots Roundup. Enjoying the festive occasion were Lenard and Helen Florance, Gordon and Mary Ann Harris, Jon and Karen Green, Shig and Rose Yokote, Sonja and Amy Maggard, William Wright, and Christopher Coombes. Preparing over 450 pounds of chicken and beef was Charlie Ross' cooking crew - Pat Garnett, Bob Doring, Michael Ross, Kenny Harness, Sam Nakashoji, and George Makimoto. Dessert was cake and ice cream in honor of Mack Tsujimoto for his 48 years of service as a volunteer Sheriff's Deputy and his 80th birthday. Kevin Hill of Loomis was honored as a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Del Oro graduate Stephanie Tonn was selected as a President's Scholar for the incoming class at California State University, Long Beach, earning a full scholarship to the school. The South Placer Little League Minor All-Stars were Travis Doupnik, Christopher Konen, Casey Arent, Wade Westlake, Zachary Churchhill, Devin Guisande, Dennis Schwan, Cody Sanders, Dan Gray, C.J. Bews, Sean Stoyanowski, and Nick Lewis.