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Bud's Beat

The whole world watches Japan in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the island nation on March 10. At first it was reported as an 8.9 quake, then upgr ...

Loomis war hero Alfred Nitta dies at 87

Loomis lost one of his war heroes on Memorial Day. Alfred Nitta, who fought with the highly decorated 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died May 31, 2010 at the age of 87. Mr. Nitta di ...

Loomis veterans find validation through service

Frank Kageta said he felt like he always had something to prove. The Japanese-American combat veteran had been confined in a U.S. internment camp following the bombing of Pearl Ha ...