5 years ago — 2014

Teams from Rice Lake, Elk Mound, Thorp and Blair-Taylor earn spots in the WIAA boys basketball state tournament in Madison.

10 years ago — 2009

After eight years, Laurie Forcier steps down as chairwoman of the Eau Claire County Republican Party and is replaced by Brian Westrate.

20 years ago — 1999

Art “Stir” Wagner, co-owner of Wagner’s 66½ Lanes, argues against a proposed nude dancing ban in the city, saying it would make it more difficult to bring the men’s state bowling tournament to Eau Claire.

35 years ago — 1984

UW-Eau Claire students vote to remove abortion coverage from the student health insurance policy.