5 years ago — 2014

The 15th annual Eau Claire Ragtime Festival will feature Brian Holland, Danny Coots, Dave Majchrzak and The Cody Clauson Trio.

10 years ago — 2009

President-elect Barack Obama warns that the nation is sliding into the deepest economic recession since World War II and urges Congress to pass a stimulus package quickly.

20 years ago — 1999

Green Bay Packers coach Mike Holmgren is hired as coach and general manager of the Seattle Seahawks.

35 years ago — 1984

The National Presto Industries site in the town of Hallie is nominated for inclusion on the federal "superfund" toxic waste cleanup list.