5 years ago — 2013
Mike Walsh, president of Silver Spring Foods parent company Huntsinger Cos. in Eau Claire, will retire from the position Dec. 31.
10 years ago — 2008
Eau Claire-based band Bon Iver, which in the past year had toured two continents and appeared on national TV, will perform at The State Theatre.
20 years ago — 1998
U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Menomonee Falls, will be one of the House managers, or prosecutors, in the Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.
35 years ago — 1983
President Ronald Reagan says 1983 has been a “banner year for the American economy” as inflation is at its lowest level since the early 1970s.