5 years ago — 2015
Jim Bischel, president of Country Jam USA, announces the first Blue Ox Music Festival, which will be held in June.
10 years ago — 2010
Parcels in the city of Altoona and town of Washington remain in the running for a potential new site for an Eau Claire County justice center.
20 years ago — 2000
The chief and a captain in the Altoona Fire Department are reprimanded and a firefighter has resigned over improper payroll activities.
35 years ago — 1985
An engineering firm says high lead levels in some Chippewa Falls buildings can be dealt with by modifying the buildings’ plumbing, not treating the city water supply.