25 years ago
Lions Club members Bruce Mulqueeney and Ken Klemke are pictured in the Daily Advertiser with Grace Brothers manager, Glenn Bruce serving a Christmas dinner for senior citizens at Grace Bros.
Wagga City Council will appoint two ordinance officers as “special constables” to support Council’s prohibition of sandwich boards being placed on footpaths.
Athol Street Christmas lights are featuring in Wagga for the ninth year with seven more families joining in.
Wagga TAFE has added a two year associate diploma in child studies to its course offerings.
Member for Hume, Mr Wal Fife has offered his support to Wagga City Council in discussions on the possible transfer of the Wagga Airport to Council.
Five Foundation deans have been appointed by CSU. Dean of Science and Agriculture, Jim Pratley and Dean of Commerce, Richard Johnstone are based in Wagga.
Mr Brendan Scott has been appointed as director of the Wagga Agricultural Research Institute.
The inaugural 2WG Summer School of Dance will be held soon and Graham Cross and Scott Levi from 2WG are pictured in the Daily Advertiser presenting a sponsorship cheque for $500 to school coordinator Donna De Paoli.
The new $1.7 million grandstand at the Wagga racecourse is on schedule to open in time for the Gold Cup Carnival in May.
50 Years Ago
An estimated 3,000 people spent more than £1700 at the annual Loreto Home of Compassion Christmas Fair.
Miss Wagga 1966 has been selected from the 17 entrants and the winner will be announced on the final night of the Mardi Gras on New Year’s night.
Mr and Mrs Grinton have illuminated and decorated the exterior of their home in Kincaid Street for the eighth consecutive year.
Mr and Mrs Len Taylor are pictured in the Daily Advertiser attending the Wagga Firemen’s annual Christmas party at the RSL Club.
Mr Bob Johnson and his father Mr R A Johnston presented the annual R A Johnson Apprenticeship Award for Perseverance and Industry to Kenneth Burt.
Maurie Kelly, Terry Baker and Doug Cameron helped Santa at the Kangaroos Football Club annual children’s Christmas party-picnic held at the North Wagga Rodeo Ground.
President of the Wagga Country Club, Mr A R Olding said the Club intends to proceed with a five-year plan which will give Wagga a golf club second to none outside the capital cities.
National Tyre Service held a Christmas Party at Romano’s Hotel and pictured in the Daily Advertiser were Mr and Mrs Doug Emery junior, Mr and Mrs Graham Murchie and Mrs Ken Walmsley.
Contact Wagga Wagga and District Historical Society at www.wwdhs.org.au or on Facebook at wagga.history.
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