Frank Ferro, center, plays Alessandro, the hero of the Ramona Pageant for the 61st annual production at the Ramona Bowl in Hemet in April 1988. Accompanying Ferro were Terry Gross as Ramona and Mary Lozano as Mara. File photo

65 years ago - 1948
The Town Crier reported that Editor Ernie Maxwell’s cat had five new kittens.

60 years ago - 1953
Sunset magazine featured an article about Idyllwild.

55 years ago - 1958
Actor David Niven stopped at Doro’s Market and visited for a while.

50 years ago - 1963
Five Orange County residents were killed when their Cessna Sky Hawk plane crashed in Anza Valley.

45 years ago - 1968
The U.S. Forest Service was directing logging operations on Santa Rosa Mountain to remove pines vulnerable to insect attack.

40 years ago - 1973
Mountain creeks were running strong as the largest snowpack in 20 years melted.

35 years ago - 1978
Suzanne Somers, star of the television hit, “Three’s Company,” spent two days in Idyllwild filming “Jack and the Princess,” a CBS Movie of the Week.

30 years ago - 1983
The Riverside County Board of Supervisors directed its administrative, planning, road and legal staffs to initiate a feasibility study of reduced road widths, standards and more restrictive grades to reflect the special weather conditions, resort character and safety needs of the local communities.

25 years ago - 1988
Community leaders and county officials led a well-attended Town Hall meeting on the formation of a Hill Municipal Advisory Council.
20 years ago - 1993

The fourth-annual Earth Fair was scheduled to be at Town Hall.

15 years ago - 1998
The Idyllwild Mountain Community Patrol was honored by three off-Hill government agencies. Hemet Unified School District recognized the group for patrolling Idyllwild School after reports of a stalker. The City of Palm Desert and the Riverside County Board of Supervisors both gave an award for graffiti removal.

10 years ago - 2003
The U.S. Forest Service was considering closing the forest because of the threat of wildfire in the parched mountains. The Hill’s moisture levels had set an all-time low.

5 years ago - 2008
Marshall Hawkins, embarked on a trip to Bremen, Germany, to participate in an international conference on jazz as an ambassador of jazz.

1 year ago - 2012
A major fire destroyed the Fern Valley home of Idyllwild businessman Shane Stewart.