5 years ago — 2012
Wisconsin senior Montee Ball wins the Doak Walker Award, which is given annually to the nation’s top college running back.
10 years ago — 2007
Former Oakwood Mall manager Jim Sadler, now general manager of the Nebraska mall where nine people died in a shooting rampage, says he is emotionally “wiped out” from the horrific turn of events.
20 years ago — 1997
A lack of funding delays the start of the U.S. 53 bypass project from 2002 to 2006.
35 years ago — 1982
A convicted murderer in Texas becomes the first U.S. prisoner to be executed by lethal injection.