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Past Tense: May 30, 2013

Past Tense: May 30, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 Town Crier raised its annual subscription rate to $2.50. The paper was biweekly except during summer, when it was published every week. 60 years ago – 1953 A new business opening in Fern Valley Corners was Bill Francisco’s Professional Pharmacy. 55 years ago – 1958 A variety show at Town […]

Creature Corner: May 30, 2013

Creature Corner: May 30, 2013

Reunited this week for a total of three times was Mugsy. And Ellie was also reunited with her very worried humans. The newest fur babies are about 7 weeks old, and soon will be ready to bring laughter to your home, including five grays — three females and two males. Two black kitties are sister […]

Town Crier office moving: Clarks buy paper

Tindle Newspapers, the owner of the building in which the Town Crier is presently leasing space, has asked all of its tenants, including the Town Crier, to leave by July 1. Also, Tindle has announced that its subsidiary, Idyllwild Publications Inc., has reached an agreement in principle to sell assets, including the Town Crier, to […]

Obituary: Lucas Alan Dunn

Obituary: Lucas Alan Dunn

Lucas Alan Dunn, beloved son of Al and Kathy and brother to Ian, Maureen and Jillian, passed away Friday, May 17, in Idyllwild, Calif. while rock climbing on Lily Rock. Lucas was 21 and had just completed his last final for a history degree at California State University, San Marcos. He was celebrating his accomplishment […]

Opinion: GSOB … Other thoughts

I am aware of my passion for trees when discussing their care, and particularly in this case, trying to save them from sure death. In “Pest Notes” at www.GSOB.org in the “Biological Control” section, it states, “Three primary natural enemies have been associated with GSOB [Goldspotted Oak Borer] …” But your article on the front […]

Opinion: Over-pay not firefighters’ fault

In a recent letter to the editor and in editorial comments in this paper, one of Idyllwild Fire’s firefighters has been criticized for 1) making too much money, 2) playing too active a role in the affairs of the department and 3) failing to properly oversee the department’s budget and expenditures. The firefighter in question […]

Opinion: Lil’ Bruisers graduate

Does anyone remember the Lil’ Bruisers? Back in 1997, I returned to the U.S. and Idyllwild from Vienna, Austria, with my 2-year-old daughter Bethany. There was an ad in the Town Crier for a (toddler) playgroup. The amazing thing about this group was that they were all kids born between February and September 1995; 12 […]

PHOTOS: Memorial Day weekend in Idyllwild

PHOTOS: Memorial Day weekend in Idyllwild

Opinion: Banking SNAFU?

Last year, in January, my elderly mother lost her check book. When we contacted the bank, they quickly closed her account and opened another one for her. At that point, something went wrong. Instead of moving her money over to the new account, the BBVA adminstration changed her money into a “loan” and began charging […]

Mountain Folk: Thompson to participate in WWII memorial

Idyllwild’s Frank Thompson has been selected to participate in a Memorial Weekend ceremony honoring World War II veterans. The Washington, D.C., event is a tribute to veterans for all the sacrifices they endured. Thompson, a 30-year Navy man, served on the Northhampton and the USS Columbus, as an electronic specialist. He joined the Navy at […]

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