5 years ago — 2013
Carol Craig, who’s served 21 years on the Eau Claire school board, announces she is not seeking re-election to give others a chance to “step forward” and lead the district.
10 years ago — 2008
Jefferson Dahl, the state’s Mr. Hockey who led Eau Claire Memorial to its first state title in the sport, is named the Leader-Telegram’s male athlete of the year.
20 years ago — 1998
“We took a bankrupt company and made it very profitable,” says Badgers football coach Barry Alvarez, whose 10-1 team is preparing for the program’s second Rose Bowl in five years.
35 years ago — 1983
U.S. steel announces it will close six U.S. plants and reduce operations at 24 other facilities, resulting in the loss of 15,400 jobs.