20 YEARS AGO
The Monroe County Commission voted 3 to 2 to fire the head of the Tourist Development Council after seven years on the job.
A rare Bahamas mockingbird returned to Higgs Beach and bird watchers were flocking to Key West to see it.
The Monroe County Commission approved a non-binding straw poll on the November ballot to see if voters wanted to pay more taxes to build hurricane shelters.
50 YEARS AGO
Carston (Corky) Heinlein, a Key West High School senior, won the state rifle championship at Miami's Trailglades Range.
The Key West City Commission passed an ordinance to set up a commission to manage and control the golf course.
A city commissioner reported the price of food in the city jail was $.24 per meal not the $2.49 per day reported in the newspaper.