5 years ago — 2012
J.R. Hanson of Eau Claire and Tom Sumner of Altoona record “Packer Party,” an album that celebrates the Green Bay football team and its fans.
10 years ago — 2007
Jim Kowalczyk’s first year as Chippewa County sheriff is busy, including a Rusk County officer shooting a man in the northeastern corner of the county, arson at an old gas station near Boyd that nearly killed a woman, a woman shooting and killing her boyfriend, and a large weapons cache discovered near Gilman.
20 years ago — 1997
Amid an uncertain future, two more tenants leave London Square Mall.
35 years ago — 1982
Owen Ayres, outgoing state transportation secretary, says highways are “ailing.”