We’ve headed to our archives to bring you our updated flashback picture gallery series, looking back on what was happening in and around Wagga in the past.
This week’s edition comes straight to you from November in 1998, and will be delivered in two parts.
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It was a happening time for the city – here’s what was making news in the pages of The Daily Advertiser.
NSW Police is holding discussions with the owners of Wagga’s Great Southern Energy building with a possible view to taking over the Johnston Street site. The premises is under consideration as an alternative to the turn-of-the-century Sturt Street police station, which has long been considered inadequate.
Fears of major crop losses throughout NSW are firming, with Graincorp dropping its grain harvest estimate by more than one million tonnes. Mangoplah farmer Ross Harper is just one of the scores of regional producers facing a bleak harvest as a result of October’s disastrous frost. He estimated a drop of up to $80,000 in the income he had expected from this year's crop.
Teachers in Riverina public schools and TAFE colleges will join in a statewide stop work meeting next week as part of a campaign to improve wages and increase funding for public education.
A Wagga teenager who allegedly paraded nude outside a block of units in Edward Street has been charged with offensive behaviour.
A new housing estate has opened, sure to entice those who love country living but want city conveniences. City Views Estate, on Holbrook Road, comprises 18 blocks ranging in size from two to nine acres.
A staggering 23 sporting stars will be inducted into the Wagga Sporting Hall of Fame at a gala function at the Broadway Entertainment Complex this week. It will be the second induction ceremony following the opening of the Hall of Fame in 1995. See gallery for more on inductees.
Foundation member of Kooringal-Magpies Rugby League Club Ian Mortimer was given the honour of life membership in a surprise announcement last night. Mr Mortimer, 65, his wife Elaine and famous sons – Steve, 42, Peter, 41, Chris, 39, and Glenn, 37 – thought they were only at Kooringal Hotel for the unveiling of an honour board to recognise them.
Controversial coach Laurie Pendrick is ready to lead a player walkout from Collingullie-Ashmont-Kapooka which may save South Wagga-Tolland. Sources confirmed around 15 players, most of who played for the Demons last season, have aired their intentions to join the battling Dons.
A knife-wielding bandit terrorised a shop worker in Wagga’s Turvey Park before taking off with a large sum of money on Saturday night. The armed robber confronted a worker at the Turvey Tops Chinese Take-away about 9.45pm and demanded money, making off with cash on foot.
A skyrocket is believed responsible for sparking a fire on Willan’s Hill which threatened houses on Allambie Way.
Ardlethan residents are sick and tired of forking out money for astronomical phone bills. The small township is in the unenviable position of being within relatively easy easy driving distance from a number of regional centres, but too far away to be able to make phone calls out of town for the cost of a local call.
Charles Sturt University guaranteed its link to Sydney Olympics at the weekend when it was announced as the official equine services provider for the equestrian component of the modern pentathlon.
Riverina Rugby Union’s competition is secure after the RRU executive failed in its bid to pass a rescission motion, which would have opened the door for change in conjunction with South West, to the 1999 season.
The era may be over bu the memories of Terry Daniher’s six-year reign at Wagga Tigers which reaped five Riverina Football League premierships will live forever. Teammates and club supporters gave Daniher his official farewell at the club’s Christmas party yesterday.
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