5 years ago — 2013

AMTEC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eau Claire-based National Presto Industries, announces plans to buy the assets of Chemring Energetic Devices in Clear Lake, S.D., in addition to property owned by Technical Ordnance Realty.

10 years ago — 2008

The Eau Claire-based band Bon Iver, led by Justin Vernon, donates proceeds from a recent sold-out concert at The State Theatre to Bolton Refuge House.

20 years ago — 1998

Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson says his fellow Republicans in the United States Senate shouldn’t impeach President Bill Clinton.

35 years ago — 1983

A Marine chaplain dressed as Santa Claus delivers thousands of presents to United States Marines in Beirut, Lebanon.