5 years ago — 2015

A record 162 employers look to fill openings for skilled labor at Chippewa Valley Technical College’s career fair in Eau Claire.

10 years ago — 2010

Gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker proposes reopening shuttered border tourism centers and offering visitors free samples of state products such as milk and cranberry juice.

20 years ago — 2000

Hugh Mommsen of Rice Lake makes a cannon that can shoot a seven-pound pumpkin about 1,000 feet.

35 years ago — 1985

Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton is named the richest man in the U.S. by Forbes magazine.