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Santa shares kids’ letters with the Town Crier

Santa shares kids’ letters with the Town Crier

Enclosed here are a sack of letters that Kris Kringle himself let the Town Crier borrow.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

This year marks the 116th anniversary of probably the most famous Christmas newspaper editorial of all time. It was written by Francis P. Church in response to a letter from 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon. It was published on Sept. 21, 1897, in the New York Sun. We reprint it each year for the enjoyment of our […]

Holiday closings

Hill businesses and institutions that will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, to observe Christmas: • Area post offices • BBVA Compass Bank • Fern Creek Medical Center (Also half day Dec. 24.) • Fern Valley Water District (Also Dec. 24.) • Hemet Unified School District (Also Dec. 24.) • Idyllwild Health Center (Also half day […]

Readers write: Suggestions for Tree Lighting

Editor: A recent letter to the editor expressed a desire to make the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony more child-friendly.  I completely agree, but it could also be made more adult-friendly as well. Don’t misinterpret my suggestions, please. I believe the tree lighting is one of the highlights of the year in Idyllwild and I would […]

Readers write: Items for class project

Editor: Each member of our class is working on a project called the “Parade of States.” We are responsible for gathering as much information as we can from a number of sources. I have chosen California for my state. If any of your readers would help me out by sending any pictures, postcards, a used […]

Readers write: Did you hear what he said?

Editor: Did you hear what he said, he being Nelson Mandela? From his hospital bed in 2011 he announced, “I am not sick, I am old.” Being 76 years old myself, and not always of sound body and mind, I find this statement to be dazzling and diamond-like in its clarity. Mandela tells me I, […]

Creature Corner - December 19, 2013

Creature Corner – December 19, 2013

Dear, Santa Paws ARF four-leggeds heard you were coming to town soon. So we put our furry little heads together and came up with our special wish list. We call it special because the ARF angels always tell us we are such special cats and dogs. Mrs. Magoo stepped right up as the spokescat for the […]

Past Tense - December 19, 2013

Past Tense – December 19, 2013

65 years ago – 1948 The Banning Water Company reported that 10 inches of surface water was added to its supply after the earthquake. Officials weren’t certain whether it was due to the quake or the storm.   60 years ago – 1953 Efren Reveles, U.S. Forest Service foreman in Idyllwild, was stunned that he […]

News of Record - December 19, 2013

News of Record – December 19, 2013

Fire log Idyllwild Fire Station responded to the following calls Monday, Dec. 9 to Sunday, Dec. 15:   Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance Dec. 9 — Medical aid, Idyllwild. Dec. 10 — Three medical aids, Idyllwild. Dec. 10 — Municipal alarm system; malicious false alarm, Idyllwild. Dec. 10 — Traffic collision with no injuries, Idyllwild. […]

Casey Abrams at Idyllwild School

Casey Abrams at Idyllwild School

Idyllwild’s own American Idol (season 10 contestant) Casey Abrams entertains students at Idyllwild School on Monday, Dec. 16.

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