25 years ago
Riverina Australian Football Club Limited, President Barry Sloan, announced a profit of $146,239 for the year ending June 1989, a turnaround of nearly $175,000 on the previous year.
Dennis Wickham, Glenn Vardanega, Rob Smith and Tony Durnan from Wagga Rotary Club presented $3,500 to Moyra Cassie, coordinator of the hydrotherapy pool project
Well known moteliers and restauranteurs, Simon and Janet Terry from the Country House Motel have purchased the Botanic Gardens Park Café and Souvenir shop.
Miss Wagga, Stephanie Blackett and Community Princess, Tanya Kelly have returned home from their European Tour which included Wagga’s sister city Nordlingen in Germany.
Wagga RSL Club chief executive Mr Michael Mercer will attend the World Gambling Convention in Las Vegas next week.
Wagga collector, Peter Simpfendorfer has an impressive collection of more than 3,500 emptied beer cans lining the garage walls of his Wagga home.
Michelle Hill was winner of the best and fairest player in the Wollundry Computers Indoor Touch Competition.
50 Years Ago
Miss Margaret Goldsmith and Mr Tony Carlisle are pictured at the Wagga Spastic Council’s Miss Australia Ball.
Nearly 50 floats watched by 5,000 people took part in the third Showtime Parade arranged by the Lions Club.
Jimmy Sharman’s boxing and wrestling troupe is at the Wagga Show and invites all local and district champions to pay them a visit.
Ed Farrah won the men’s open division of the Riverina Ten Pin Bowling Championships held at the Wagga Bowl.
Gas Works Engineer and manager Mr C S Krummel attended the fourth annual convention of the Australian Gas Association in Adelaide.
Wagga couple, Vince and Pauline Harvey won the Riverina Ballroom Dancing Championship Shield at Lake Albert Hall.
Prize money totalling more than £1000 will be awarded at the 45th annual Wagga Eisteddfod now underway.
Miss Elaine Vivien Bull wore her grandmother’s wedding ring for her marriage to Mr Garry Hale at St John’s Church of England.
Friday, October 2 at 7.30pm: Wagga Veterans & Vintage Motor Club. Phone 6922 4674.
Sunday, October 4 at 10.30am: Historic Engine Club Museum, Baden Powell Drive opens today.
Saturday, October 10 at 1pm: Tumba Rail at Ladysmith Railway Station. For details Phone 6922 5030.
Friday, October 16 at 8pm: Monthly Meeting Wagga Antiques Society at ARCC Hall, 131 Tarcutta Street. Japanese Ceramics and Decor. For details Phone 6921 3096.
Sunday, October 18 at 10.30am: Historic Engine Club Museum, Baden Powell Drive opens today.
Monday, October 19 at 7.30pm: Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society Meeting, Museum of the Riverina, Botanic Gardens.
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