25 years ago
Wagga City Council will review its Botanic Gardens security system following a weekend vandal attack on animal enclosures at the park’s zoo.
Julie Briggs has been appointed as executive officer of the new Wagga Business Advisory Centre and Edwin Brooks is set to become inaugural chairman.
Specialist Business Agent Tony Dominguez has bread runs listed from $12,000 and milk runs from $50,000.
Ross Vincent, 2AAA-FM’s longest serving presenter has retired having presented his weekly program of brass and military bands since 1981.
Wollundry Rotary President John Ireland is pictured presenting $10,000 to The Haven Board Chairman, John Mueller and $15,000 to David Connell deputy chairman Calvary board of management.
About 100 people attended a public meeting to oppose development of a commercial car park on public land at the Wagga Cricket ground.
Member for Wagga, Joe Schipp conducted a ballot for two new taxi plates with Steven Cooper receiving a general taxi plate and John Collins a special purpose plate.
50 years ago
Dr A G Collins Secretary of the Southern District Medical Association said that Riverina Doctors fees would remain unaltered this year at 25/- for a surgical consultations and 32/6 for a home visit.
Patron of the Wagga Hockey Association Mr W Atkinson presented the A grade premiership trophy to Pat Bush, captain of the Rosella’s team.
At the South Wagga Apex Club changeover at Bevel’s restaurant outgoing President, Mr John Bittar handed over to new President Mr Rod Parsons.
Tony Carlisle was elected president of the Wagga Young Liberals with Robert and David Dunn elected as Vice-presidents at this week’s annual meeting.
Pop stars Ray Brown and The Whispers performed in Wagga at the Civic Theatre.
Minister for Health, Harry Jago, announced establishment of the Riverina Health District, based in Cootamundra, covering 45,000 square miles and extending almost to South Australia.
Sunday, August 2 at 10.30am: Historic Engine Club Museum, Baden Powell Drive opens today.
Monday, August 3: Family History Society morning tea. Visitors and potential members are very welcome. Phone 6925 0319 for details.
Friday, August 7 at 7.30pm: Wagga Veterans & Vintage Motor Club. Phone 6922 4674 for details.
Saturday, August 8 at 10.30am: 150 Years of Dame Mary Gilmore. Museum of the Riverina Historic Council Chambers. Phone 6926 9655 for details.
Saturday, August 8 at 1pm: Tumba Rail at Ladysmith Railway Station. For details phone 6922 5030.
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