5 years ago — 2015

Three people with ties to the area — Jeff Smith, Stephen Smith and Jason Rae — are in the running to be the next state chairman of the Democratic Party.

10 years ago — 2010

Rada Men’s Wear, a family-owned business in downtown Chippewa Falls, is closing after 43 years.

20 years ago — 2000

Chippewa County authorities release little information about a woman found slain in a garage in the town of Eagle Point.

35 years ago — 1985

Ken Dykema, son of Harold and Nelva Dykema of Eau Claire, will graduate from UW-Eau Claire in the spring at age 18.