5 years ago — 2016

A former Dairy Queen restaurant at 12 Bridgewater Ave., on the south side of Irvine Park, is demolished to make way for a new Chippewa County Historical Society museum.

10 years ago — 2011

Former state Sen. Pat Kreitlow of rural Chippewa Falls announces plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Ashland, in the 2012 election.

20 years ago — 2001

President George W. Bush says U.S. military force is “certainly an option” if China acts on long-standing threats and strikes Taiwan.

35 years ago — 1986

U.S. Navy Lt. Robert Ayres of Eau Claire piloted a bomber in recent airstrikes against Libya.