5 years ago — 2014
Eau Claire’s Brent Wathke beats out Jose Colon-Cruz of Mount Holly, N.J., to win the Buckshot Run 5-mile race at Carson Park.
10 years ago — 2009
Wisconsin’s cigarette tax will go up 75 cents per pack to $2.52, making it the fifth-highest such tax in the country.
20 years ago — 1999
Dairy farmers nationwide vote overwhelmingly for a plan to reduce regional disparities in milk pricing.
35 years ago — 1984
The Eau Claire sheriff’s office won’t patrol county parks over the weekend because of a dispute with the Parks and Forestry Department about a parking lot at Coon Fork Park.