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Looking Back

By: Compiled Howard Stitt
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50 Years Ago June 30, 1961 Mrs. Gerald Winter and Mrs. Joseph Ferreira escorted Cub Scouts of Den 2 aboard the USS Coral Sea in Alameda. Howard Mehl and A.E. Mehl planned to sell their Signal Oil gas station at the SW corner of Old State Hwy 40 and the New State Hwy 40 in Loomis. Loomis 4-H member Patti Takahashi reported that 18 girls attended a Junior Cooking School at Placer High. Paulina Johnson danced the part of a cook in the ballet "Spoiled Princess." Eino Nassi, of Loomis, took 1st place in a senior division of trick water skiing. It was a long distance charge for a phone call between Loomis and the bordering towns of Penryn and Rocklin. A 3-bedroom home, in Loomis, rented for $115 per month. 25 Years Ago July 3, 1986 Services were held for John Goulart, Jr., 73, a life-long resident of Newcastle. He worked as a farmer. Placer County Sheriff's Captain Ed Bonner competed in the Police Olympics running in three events. He was an outstanding athlete at Del Oro High School, although he admits, "the old bones are getting tired." Deputy Lori Bettencourt earned medals in diving events. Del Oro graduate Cori Buckley was the recipient of the JACL-Thomas M. Yego Sr. Award. Del Oro graduates Mark Frederick, Bryan Black, and Jeff Ebert were selected for the summer intern program for the Town of Loomis, earning $3.75 an hour. Airmen Jeffrey Torres, John Swedensky, Arthur Cadena, Terri Hutchinson, and Connie Thurmon, all Del Oro graduates, completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, in Texas. Under the direction of Bonnie D'Alessandro, the Penryn Library conducted a drama workshop. The Loomis School District considered options to upgrade security after vandals broke 81 windows at Placer School. The Placer County Courthouse, built in 1894, was one of two remaining structures of its kind in California. 10 Years Ago July 5, 2001 The Loomis Basin Dolphin Swim Team defeated the Highlander team. Overall top individuals for the Dolphins were Chris Inouye, Ryan Toohey, Jessica Carroll, and J. Burkett. The choir of the First United Methodist Church of Loomis, under the direction of Ilene Miles, prepared for a concert of patriotic music. The Five Cities Minor All-Star softball team earned 2nd place in a tournament in Shingle Springs. Team members were Hali Coppin, Sami Gray, Mary Lovell, Kelly Allendale, Kristina Pagluica, Stephanie Konen, Megan Pierce, Gina Payne, Jocey Cartright, Kathryn Lohr, Alyssa Pingree, and Tara Green. The Loomis Chamber of Commerce received a grant to put towards a community event sign to be located on Horseshoe Bar Road.