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Past Tense: June 7, 2012

Past Tense: June 7, 2012

65 years ago – 1947 A wave of ladybugs buzzed through the village, coming out of hibernation. Somebody proposed an annual village lottery on the date the yearly flight would take place. 60 years ago – 1952 The Froehlichs were readying their new Rustic Theatre for a mid-June opening. Promised features included “a sloping floor, […]

Past Tense: May 31, 2012

Past Tense: May 31, 2012

65 years ago – 1947 It was school board election time, but none of the five people nominated was a registered voter. It was necessary to write in names of candidates. 60 years ago – 1952 A group of students of Christian Science, which had been meeting informally for four years, became officially the Christian […]

Past Tense: May 17, 2012

Past Tense: May 17, 2012

60 years ago – 1952 A meeting was announced to consider school unification. Under the proposal, Idyllwild’s school would be combined with the Hemet-San Jacinto District. 50 years ago – 1962 Logging trucks started rolling in May Valley, where the Big Bear Timber Company began salvage operations on pines damaged by severe insect attack. About […]

Past Tense: May 10, 2012

Past Tense: May 10, 2012

60 years ago – 1952 The Izaak Walton League agreed to spend $20 on trees and flowering shrubs for a school landscaping program. 55 years ago – 1957 The Hemet School District Board voted to comply with local requests that the seventh- and eighth-graders remain on the Hill. 50 years ago – 1962 The Idyllwild […]

Past Tense: May 3, 2012

Past Tense: May 3, 2012

60 years ago – 1952 Work began on a new bridge across Strawberry Creek at Fern Valley Corners, replacing a 25-year-old wooden structure. 55 years ago – 1957 It was the wettest May anyone could remember. The season’s total rain and snowfall was 5 inches under normal, but the late rains and snows were extremely […]

Past Tense: April 26, 2012

Past Tense: April 26, 2012

45 years ago – 1967 County Supervisors approved a request from the Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce for the relocation of butane space heaters at the Town Hall. 40 years ago – 1972 Mrs. Iva Lee Bowen, of Idyllwild, was killed in a head-on collision with a California Highway Patrol car on Lamb’s Canyon Road between […]

Past tense: April 19, 2012

Past tense: April 19, 2012

1 year ago – 2011
Idyllwild local Brendan Steele established himself as a major contender in his rookie season on the PGA Tour by winning his first major tournament, the 2011 Valero Texas Open. Steele earned $1,116,000 with his win.

Past Tense: April 12, 2012

Past Tense: April 12, 2012

65 years ago – 1947 The U.S. Forest Service reported the insect situation had become critical in the Idyllwild area. Warm weather added another hatch of bugs and 750 trees were infected. 60 years ago – 1952 The season’s rainfall totaled 43 inches. • • • Town Crier saluted Denis Evarts Bowman as one of […]

Past Tense: April 5, 2012

Past Tense: April 5, 2012

55 years ago – 1957 Bee Krone composed the song “Let’s Keep America Beautiful,” and Philippe Buhler composed music for a string quartet which was given a first performance at the University of Redlands. 50 years ago – 1962 The County Board of Supervisors launched a campaign to have the Banning-Idyllwild Highway taken into the […]

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Past tense: March 29, 2012

60 years ago – 1952
The Kretsingers wrote from Nebraska, that they are very homesick for Idyllwild.

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