Looking Back

From the files of the Loomis Nwes
By: Compiled Howard Mehl and Howard Stitt
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50 YEARS AGO (Dec. 16, 1960 Issue) Pacific Gas and Electric Company planned to build a 200,000 gallon elevated water storage tank, at a cost of $100,000, to increase the supply in the Loomis service area. Since last June, the first group of new homes in the Loomis Acres subdivision had been completed and connected to the water systems and the second group was being built. Del Oro High School had also recently been connected. Water mains were in place in Graystone Manor, ready for construction to begin. The Loomis Union Grammar School District bond issue failed to pass by a margin of 346 to 209 at the election held Dec. 13. The measures also failed to pass at an earlier election held Sept. 13. The Area Chamber of Commerce board of director new officers for 1961 during a meeting held at the home of Francis Lindsay. Thy were Ed Brown, of Loomis, president; Calvin Kokila, of Newcastle, vice president; and Lloyd Dudley, of Loomis, treasurer. Tickets for the installation diner, to be held at Loomis Memorial Hall, were $3 each. Among those celebrating birthdays were Melodee Day, 10; and Shyla Clark and Larry Barbula. 25 YEARS AGO (Dec. 19, 1985 Issue) The Loomis Women?s Club ceased to exist after 68 years of operation. For years they met at the Guild Hall, which belonged to the Knights of Pythias. Their own building, located on Webb Street, was completed in 1932. Their motto was chosen as ?Mutually Serving and Serve God and Be Cheerful.? Colors were green and yellow. Every time you sit under a shade tree in Loomis Park or visit the library, you could say ?Thank you? to the Women?s Club (and Junior Woman?s Club, which closed its doors several years ago). The Town of Loomis was one year old, officially born on Dec. 17, 1984. Mayor Anne Blue said, ?Basically residents should be very pleased with the way things went.? Mayor Pro-Tem D. Paul Buckley agreed: ?Everything has run smoothly.? Elves Kathy Black and Tammi Kimpel helped preschoolers Amanda Harms, Tiffany Welsh, Alysha Drummond and Christopher Reynolds at the Christmas Store sponsored by the Loomis Community Nursery School. Six-year-old twins Nicholas and Dominic Blanchard told Santa their Christmas wishes at the 4-H Christmas Faire. Having their faces painted were 4-Hers Missy Yarde and Stacey Felkins. Services were planned for Nora L. Miller, 96, a native of Nebraska. She lived in Placer County for 85 years and was a member of the Loomis Grange and Order of Eastern Star. The Dowd family had many Christmas trees to choose from at their Family Tree Farm on Sierra View Place in Loomis. 10 YEARS AGO (Dec. 21, 2000 Issue) Placer School students shared their holiday spirit by helping those who were in need. Among the students donating in the ?Coats for Kid?s Sake? were Zach Turner, Austin Brown, Kirk Middleton, Tyler Tassinari and Brett James. Children from the First United Methodist Church of Loomis presented a Christmas pageant. Dancers included Courtney West, Jenna Bailey, Kayla Therien, Kristin Colwell, Mari Feuz, Heidi Lueck and Katie Wood.