5 years ago — 2016

Former Eau Claire Memorial skater Dylan Ross and Menomonie’s Blais Richartz are chosen in the United States Hockey League draft.

10 years ago — 2011

Country music star Keith Urban gives Eau Claire salon owner Denise Mackey-Natz a consoling phone call and concert tickets after a fiberglass hand featuring photos of Urban was stolen from outside the business — Urban Style.

20 years ago — 2001

Chippewa Falls is one of four finalists to host ESPN’s Great Outdoor Games.

35 years ago — 1986

Moscow Communist Party chief Boris Yeltsin offers the first detailed Soviet account of the Chernobyl nuclear accident.