5 years ago — 2013

The low temperature in Eau Claire reaches 18 below zero as a winter blast descends on the Midwest.

10 years ago — 2008

The Eau Claire school board studies 85 suggestions to cut expenses or generate revenue to address the district’s projected $5.09 million budget deficit for 2009-10.

20 years ago — 1998

A half-percent Eau Claire County sales tax will go into effect in the new year.

35 years ago — 1983

Arcadia Fryers plans to build a “protein plant” in the spring to handle chicken byproducts.