5 years ago — 2014

Airplane pilot Bill Cowden of Menomonie dies in a crash two days earlier during an air show in Stevens Point.

10 years ago — 2009

State biologists confirm that tracks left in the mud at a farm east of Durand were from a large cat, likely a cougar.

20 years ago — 1999

Johnson Mathey Semiconductor Packages eliminates about 80 jobs in Chippewa Falls.

35 years ago — 1984

Ruth Bachman, an Eau Claire County assistant district attorney, will run as a Democrat for district attorney.