5 years ago — 2013
Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, dies at the age of 95.
10 years ago — 2008
The rising cost of rice and a dwindling budget have caused a shortage at the Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association’s food pantry.
20 years ago — 1998
Menomonie school district voters overwhelmingly pass an $8.9 million referendum to upgrade the high school.
35 years ago — 1983
Eau Claire school district students eat their lunches off of foam trays with plastic utensils to hold down labor costs.