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.