20 YEARS AGO
The Sugarloaf Baptist Mission that had been a mission of the Fifth Street Baptist Church became an autonomous church.
Local ministers were upset with the Fantasy Fest theme "Halloween in the Devil's Triangle."
After making major cuts in the budget, the Monroe County Commission approved a $46.9 million budget that required an 8.8 percent increase in the tax rate.
50 YEARS AGO
Boom Signs, with John A. Perez as owner, was located at 823 Whitehead St.
The Florida Keys Aqueduct Commission named engineer Edward R. McCarthy as manager.
The mobile tuberculosis unit was in the Keys offering free chest X-rays until the end of the month.