5 years ago — 2014

Andrew Mercil is elected president of the Menomonie City Council; Leslie Brown is elected vice president.

10 years ago — 2009

Many fondly remember John Sokup, longtime owner of Sokup's Market in downtown Chippewa Falls, upon his passing at age 79.

20 years ago — 1999

State Rep. Barbara Gronemus, D-Whitehall, said she expects to be back to work by mid-May after having quadruple bypass surgery.

35 years ago — 1984

Frank Regier, a kidnapped American professor, is rescued from his Shiite captors in Beirut, Lebanon.