5 years ago — 2016

McDonell Area Catholic Schools hires Brian Schulner as the new McDonell Central Catholic High School and Notre Dame Middle School principal for the 2016-17 school year.

10 years ago — 2011

Chippewa County is about to become a hot spot for sand extraction as three mining permits have been applied for in addition to two already granted.

20 years ago — 2001

The closely divided U.S. Senate votes to slash more than 25% from President George W. Bush‘s $1.6 trillion tax cut plan.

35 years ago — 1986

The national debt passes the $2 trillion milestone for the first time in history.