5 years ago — 2014

AT&T Pioneers, a volunteer group, paints a 20- by 30-foot mural of the United States on the Mound View Elementary School playground in Elk Mound.

10 years ago — 2009

The Eau Claire City Council considers selling off excess properties, in part to fill a budget gap estimated at $1.5 million for 2010.

20 years ago — 1999

Joel O. Peterson, a fugitive from Rice Lake charged with killing a woman, is arrested by police along U.S. 53 in Washburn County.

35 years ago — 1984

Eau Claire County’s per-capita government costs for 1983 ranked seventh-lowest in the state.