20 YEARS AGO
The schooner New Way left after a week visit to the island. The schooner was formerly the Western Union built in Key West.
Prisoners in the Monroe County Jail in the courthouse on Whitehead Street were also reporting problems with rats in the first floor kitchen.
The Key West City Commission had banned beer booths run by nonprofit organizations on Duval Street during the New Year celebration
50 YEARS AGO
Monroe County had its busiest year in real estate sales with a total of $18,155,325 sales for the year.
Mr and Mrs. Donald W. Becker purchased the home at 2827 Patterson Ave. from Mr. and Mrs. Wherter Yongue.
The Town House Motor Inn at the corner of Duval and Fleming streets was having an open house on New Year's Eve with no minimum and no cover at the Mermaid Lounge and Town Rooms.
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year, this column will be changing to a new format on Jan. 1. The newspapers for 1913 are missing and part of the year 1963 is also missing. We hope you like the new column, Tom and Lynda Hambright.