100 years ago
May 20, 1911: Count Baron Von Waggenheim, known on the street as Duke Schroeder, was judged insane and sent to Bartonville for treatment. He says his father was a German army officer. But he's a frequent "guest" in the jail, a drunk, and lately his mind has been slipping.
75 years ago
May 20, 1936: The city revoked the liquor license of The Alps, 1101 West Market Street. This follows the arrest of bartender Walter Caldwell for bootlegging. He owns the building and fixtures, and his sister-in-law, Gladys Petry, owns the business. Legally, she's responsible.
50 years ago
May 20, 1961: Six weeks ago two guys robbed the State Bank of Manito of $22,000. It was apparently such a nice haul that they tried again: same bank, different ending. Cops caught them at a roadblock about 15 miles from Manito.
25 years ago
May 20, 1986: Retired Washington School principal Robert Barnard, 61, is taking up a new calling. He will be a tour guide at President Taft's historic home in Cincinnati. Now that he's a National Park Service worker, he also has his eye on working at the Grand Canyon.