In February, 1987, to celebrate Jazzercise’s first anniversary in Idyllwild, instructor Theresa Gray, center, offered a free class. Working out with her are Fiona Wohlman, left, and Paul McAndrews, right. File photo

55 years ago - 1957
During what used to be conservation week, Izaak Walton League hosted the Junior Rangers and Girl Scouts at the town hall, where together they performed a playlet and multiple skits about conserving natural resources.

50 years ago - 1962
Dr. Earl Herald, curator of the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco, showed a presentation at the town hall that told the story of his collection of cannibalistic frogs, four-eyed fish, and the Hawaiian Hum-uhumunukunukuapua’a. (Try saying that 10 times fast!)

40 years ago - 1972
The Idyllwild County Water District and the Idyllwild Property Owners’ Association presented its report on the community water resources - the big concern was that, if it didn’t rain any more for the rest of the year, “we will be in serious trouble.”

35 years ago - 1977
Investigation into the death of Craig Kuhn, the 16-year-old deemed the incident accidental — the youth had been killed when he stepped in front of an auto on Tahquitz McCallum Way.

30 years ago - 1982
Brian Wilson, a 15-year-old Boy Scout from Long Beach died after being struck by a dislodged boulder while climbing out of a fire pit. By the time he was transported to Loma Linda hospital, he was in critical condition with head and internal injuries.

20 years ago – 1992
The Pacific Rim Design Team submitted its proposal for a school of the future to the New American Schools Development Corporation and was hoping to get a $17 million grant.

15 years ago – 1997
Howard Friedman, the Pine Cove merchant who was sued for allegedly taking more than $200,000 from the Girl Scout camp he managed for nearly two years, posted bail following his arrest on three criminal charges.

10 years ago – 2002
The Idyllwild HELP Center learned that the organization would receive a $13,754 grant from the California Endowment.

5 Years ago – 2007
Carl Edward Eck. 61, of Hemet, died of lung cancer.

1 year ago – 2011
Riverside County Superior Court jury convicted Jason Howard Runnels, 34, and Lucia Janet Martinez, 30, of the Dec. 31, 2008, murder in Poppet Flat of Rick Macias, 33, of Brea, Calif.