5 years ago — 2014

The stock market closes out a record year with more all-time highs, giving U.S. indexes their biggest annual gains in almost two decades.

10 years ago — 2009

The 106 Chippewa Valley Technical College students who graduated in December as nurses are thought to make up the largest class from any program at the school.

20 years ago — 1999

The city of Eau Claire set a record for construction in 1998, with $136.3 million in permits issued.

35 years ago — 1984

Democratic presidential frontrunner Walter Mondale supports speeding up the withdrawal of U.S. Marines from Lebanon.