5 years ago — 2013
Former UW-La Crosse football players organize a benefit for Second Lt. Jason Church, a 23-year-old Menomonie native who lost both legs in a bomb blast while serving in Afghanistan.
10 years ago — 2008
Julie Ray, a 1996 Chippewa Falls High School graduate who has become an internationally known reptile researcher and lecturer despite being stricken in college with a rare form of macular degeneration, receives a Career Achievement Award from the state Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
20 years ago — 1998
Many accidents and road closings result when an ice storm blankets the area.
35 years ago — 1983
The nation’s first low-power TV station will soon go on the air from Ladysmith.