5 years ago — 2013

Greg Smetana, Eau Claire North’s valedictorian in 2008 and a doctoral student, is one of 25 students from across the nation to receive NASA’s Aeronautics Scholarship for the 2013-2014 school year.

10 years ago — 2008

John McCain accepts the Republican nomination for president and vows to end the “constant partisan rancor” that grips Washington.

20 years ago — 1998

Three area Catholic parishes combine to form the St. Raymond of Penafort parish.

35 years ago — 1983

Authorities uncover 45,000 pounds of marijuana between Blair and Ettrick.