Compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society
25 YEARS AGO
$7.7 million has been allocated in the NSW State budget for construction work on the Gobba Bridge in the coming financial year.
Wagga City Council convened a meeting, chaired by Cr Mary Kidson, after it received an alarming report on the poor condition of Lake Albert.
Michael O’Reilly is the new owner of Petherbridge and Muir Pharmacy, purchasing the business from George Petherbridge who has operated the pharmacy since 1978.
Regional geriatrician, Dr Peter Purches, announced establishment of a Dementia Advice and Counselling Service saying up to 300 Wagga people suffer from Dementia.
Wagga has won an award for the highest participation rate for recycling in rural NSW.
Paul Gooden, Geoff McGilvray, Mark Hull and Michael Kennedy from Nationwide Realty McGilvray collected a number of awards from Nationwide’s head Office in Sydney.
Wagga Patrol intelligence officer, John Tritton, reported that 376 property offences were committed in the patrol area in August.
Conservationist, Andrew Read, said replacing and failing to maintain Wagga’s Hampden Bridge might backfire financially on the city council.
Roger Gorrel has been appointed as new advertising manager for The Rural News.
50 YEARS AGO
Edmondson’s announce they are to construct a three storey $500,000 store in Gurwood Street which will include parking for 1000 vehicles.
Traffic lights have been erected at the pedestrian crossing on Hunter’s Hill in Fitzmaurice Street.
Well known Wagga woman, Mrs Edna Doris Ellis, who was actively associated with the RSL and scouting movements and mother of Town Clerk, Bill Ellis, has died.
Wagga Base Hospital Board Chairman, Mr L J Kennedy, said that the hospital’s most immediate pressing need was for an increase in general section beds.
Judith Carpenter was presented with the Queen’s Badge by Mrs W L Hurd, divisional Commissioner of the Girl Guides.
Neville Keen and Doug Walker were presented with Riverina Rugby Union best and fairest awards by Mr Don McKinnon from The Clef Electrical Store.
Mr Ray Davis and Miss Vivian Smyth were among 280 guests who attended the St Andrew’s Heather Pipe Band Springtime Ball at the Wagga Police Boy’s Club.
The Bobby Limb Show is performing with John Ansell’s Band at the RSL Club.
The midnight show at Hoyt’s Drive In on Friday 13th features Two Faces of Dr Jekyll and Monster of the Campus.
Edmondson’s have half gallon ice-cream for 55 cents and Corn Flakes for 29 cents.