5 years ago — 2015

Larry Accola is named president of Merchants Bank in Eau Claire.

10 years ago — 2010

Authorities respond to two requests for help along the Chippewa River south of Water Street, rescuing tubers who got hung up on tree branches.

20 years ago — 2000

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee George W. Bush picks former Defense Secretary Dick Cheney as his running mate.

35 years ago — 1985

Nearly one in six of the nation’s federally insured savings and loans were technically insolvent the previous year.