LOOKING BACK Jesse James wanted poster found
50 Years Ago February 8, 1963
James J. Brennan III, son of the late Arthur L. Brennan, recently assumed operation of 200 acres of the old Kingmont orchards located east of Brennan's Corners.
The Turner Quarter Circle T Rodeo Grounds opened on Citrus Colony Road in Loomis. Most of the material to build the new roping arena was taken from the dismantled Earl Fruit shed.
A Jessie James wanted poster was found by Mr. M.C. Reynolds, of Newcastle. It was put on display at Champs Restaurant in Auburn prior to being put up for sale. Mrs. Ann Johnson of Loomis claimed to be a kin of Jessie James.
A surprise house warming was held at the new home of Mr. and Mrs. Vic Montes.
Ruth Breckenridge chaired the Penryn PTA annual March of Dimes bake sale.
A Catholic Mass was held at Sand's Foothill Chapel in Loomis for the first time.
For Sale: Norge Washing Machine, agitator type for $25; a 1959 Volkswagon for $900.
25 Years ago February 11, 1988
Services were held for Mrs. Misao Hata, 93, a native of Hiroshima, Japan. For 76 years she and her late husband, Yohachi Hata, operated a fruit ranch in Newcastle.
Del Oro senior Julie Raukko was honored by the Loomis Lions Club. She earned a 3.97 grade point average and was a section leader in the Golden Eagle Band.
Placer School eighth-graders on the honor roll were Carly Groth, Jennifer Littrell, Stephanie Probusco and Jodie Wiley.
Del Oro Students of the Month were Jennifer Irvin, Merianne McMicken, Anne Errek, Carrie Souther, Jason Singleton and Mike Stoddard.
Franklin School kindergarten teachers Mary Powers and Nadine Glenn helped their students celebrate the Chinese New Year with a traditional dragon parade. Jeffrey Lewis was selected to be the head of the dragon.
Del Oro wrestlers Tim Stitt, Mike Mathews and Tony Baquera were winners in a tough match against Ponderosa.
The Del Oro girls basketball team ended the Roseville Tigers' 39-game winning streak in league with a 43-42 win. The game ended with an 18-foot off balance shot by Laurie Sommer with one second left on the clock.
Roy Hebard, Sr. and son Roy Hebard, Jr. were in charge of the clam chowder at the sold-out Loomis Lions Club crab feed.
10 Years Ago February 13, 2003
The First United Methodist Church of Loomis celebrated its 100-year anniversary. It started as the Loomis Japanese Methodist Church in 1903 with 13 members who had immigrated from Japan to plant crops and raise their children in the Loomis Basin. They saved and pooled their money to buy the 10-acre parcel and built the church where it still stands at the corner of Brace and Barton Roads. "History of the Church" was written by the late Rusty Uratsu in 1975.
Franklin School first-grader Abby Bacharach was among those who dressed the part as Michelle Belding and Jane Copes' classes celebrated the Chinese New Year.
Shahbaj Ghotra and Alicia Ramirez were top honor students and Cammi Koberlein the top essayist in the Loomis School D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) graduation.
Del Oro wrestler Jordan Polly earned first place in the prestigious ASIC's Foothill Tournament.
The Indian Creek Women's Golf Club hosted its annual Valentine's Golf Tournament. Earning first place was the team of Donna and George Schweiger, and Pat and Tom Millward. Taking second place were Sue and Andy Gilton, and Mary Ann Horton and Mario Moreno.
The Loomis Town Council voted to keep Del Mar Avenue open to through traffic. The road had been in existence since the 1860s going from Rocklin Road to English Colony Road, long before Sierra College Boulevard cut through.