5 years ago — 2014

Sakura, which features Japanese cuisine, will open soon at a former Wendy’s restaurant location at 360 Chippewa Mall Drive in Chippewa Falls.

10 years ago — 2009

All Wisconsin state employees, including part-time workers and those paid with federal money, will be forced to take 16 days off over the next two years.

20 years ago — 1999

Riverfest, a festival planned for Owen Park over the Fourth of July weekend, is canceled because of a lack of financial support.

35 years ago — 1984

Jerry Tubbs retires as Eau Claire city assessor; he served in the assessing department for 17 years.