5 years ago — 2014

The Dunn County village of Colfax will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a four-day festival.

10 years ago — 2009

Lake Wissota State Park adds 35 new campsites.

20 years ago — 1999

Some Chippewa Falls residents circulate a petition opposing plans for a prison for special-needs inmates in a former Northern Center building.

35 years ago — 1984

A Barron County man accused of murdering his wife escapes from Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake but is recaptured.