#gallery-items-2b79f8ab-be98-5d72-a0e7-87693cf6a25e-photo-modal”data-target= “#photo-carousel-2b79f8ab-be98-5d72-a0e7-87693cf6a25e”> The front page of the Lake Geneva Regional News reveals a brazen 1955 burglary in which someone stole tens of countless dollars from First National Bank– and never was caught. Robert Ireland, Regional News The coronavirus pandemic continues, precluding my ability to draw upon my normal historical resources. Consequently, the only historic resource that I can use is my memory. In this column, I will state four occasions that occurred in Lake Geneva 70 years ago
that made a significant impression upon me at the time. On the morning of December 7, 1955, the First National Bank on the north side of the 700 block of Main Street was robbed quickly after the bank opened. The First National Bank was found in the iconic structure that still exists as the house of the Champs Sports Bar. I was a trainee at the time in Dale Wolff's 8th Grade class in Central School and well I keep in mind the news of the bank break-in revealed over the loud speaker in my class.