5 years ago — 2014

Rich Spindler is elected president of the Eau Claire school board, replacing Carol Craig, who did not seek re-election.

10 years ago — 2009

Concerns about the $309,000 cost result in a 4-4 Eau Claire City Council deadlock on a proposal to build restrooms on the north side of Phoenix Park near the farmers market building.

20 years ago — 1999

An Eau Claire County case inspires a new state law, signed by Gov. Tommy Thompson, cracking down on internet child pornography.

35 years ago — 1984

Tornadoes across the state kill three people and cause $7 million in damage.