#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 announces a brazen 1955 burglary in which somebody took tens of thousands of dollars from First National Bank– and never was captured. Robert Ireland, Regional News The coronavirus pandemic continues, preventing my ability to bring into play my usual historic resources. As a result, the only historic resource that I can use is my memory. In this column, I will recount four events 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 soon after the bank opened. The First National Bank was found in the renowned building that still exists as the home of the Champs Sports Bar. I was a student at the time in Dale Wolff's 8th Grade class in Central School and well I remember the news of the bank robbery announced over the loud speaker in my class.