5 years ago — 2015

The 24-piece Troppo Big Band Jazz Orchestra will make its debut at the annual Oktoberfest celebration in Chippewa Falls.

10 years ago — 2010

The 270-member UW-Eau Claire Blugold Marching Band will perform during halftime of the Minnesota Vikings’ home opener in Minneapolis.

20 years ago — 2000

The 32-member Kettl Commission, appointed by Gov. Tommy Thompson to study the roles of state and local government, will meet in Eau Claire.

35 years ago — 1985

A secretary in the office of West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl is suspected of spying and flees to communist East Germany.