5 years ago — 2013 Barb Piper is retiring from the maternity department after 46 years at Sacred Heart Hospital. 10 years ago — 2008 Eau Claire school officials try to determine if ground beef processed at a California slaughterhouse under investigation for selling meat from cows too sick to walk was fed to local students. 20 years ago — 1998 Packers coach Mike Holmgren is miffed the Seattle Seahawks didn’t choose him as both their new coach and general manager.
5 years ago — 2013 South Middle School eighth-grader Danielle Pathos wins a top honor in the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets annual student contest. 10 years ago — 2008 Eau Claire’s drop from 37 degrees to 14 below zero is the second largest one-day temperature swing in at least the past 40 years. 20 years ago — 1998 A study shows the Lake Altoona and Lake Eau Claire dams need improvements to comply with safety rules. 35 years ago — 1983 About 40 prisoners