20 YEARS AGO
The Monroe County Commission adopted a final budget that resulted in $4 million less in property taxes.
Four Miami Beach residents were arrested for running a phony hurricane charity out of a Key West hotel.
Key West police were investigating a report that T-shirt salesmen were participating in an informal competition to see who could make the biggest rip-off of a tourist.
50 YEARS AGO
The Key West Retail Merchants Association was offering a promotional package deal to tourists visiting the city.
Willard B. Hopkins and Mario Blanco, of the Ships Repair Department of the Naval Station, received their pins for 20 years of federal service.
Monroe County's six volunteer fire departments formed the Florida Keys Volunteer Association with Bernard Russell as temporary president.