Compiled from The Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society
25 YEARS AGO
High profile Liberal politician, Bronwyn Bishop, is visiting Wagga at the invitation of State Liberal Party president, Bill Heffernan and Member for Riverina, Noel Hicks.
Dan Atkinson of the Wiradjuri Land Council said that the 120-year-old Brucedale School is to become an Aboriginal heritage and cultural centre.
Bob Wood from Bob's Birdz-n-Pets has opened a new store three times the size of the original shop in Thompson Street.
The Cancer Council has opened its first regional office in NSW at Fitzmaurice Street.
Steve Polsen has been appointed by the Wagga and District Soccer Association as its project manager for the development of Gissing Oval.
Rod Ritchie, Wagga Christian College teacher, was presented with a community service award for attempting to save a man who drowned on the South Coast.
Owners, Jan and Geoff Hamilton said they were pleased that their Morgan Street Childcare Centre was now "up and running" after some controversy last year.
Golden Valley Nursing Home proprietor, Irene Schmidt is celebrating her 14th year at the centre.
The final intimidation charge against former Wagga union official Peter Bohdan Zaboyak has been dismissed.
Mike Francis and Jim Laurent won the two-person ambrose event at the Australian Hotels Association annual charity day at the Wagga Golf Club.
50 YEARS AGO
Sir Robert Helpmann is in Wagga for the opening of the Australian Ballet Company's two-night season of Giselle in the Civic Theatre.
While in Wagga Sir Robert caught up with Mrs Phoebe Price, his dance partner back in 1928 at the "Dixieland" on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River.
Riverina roads have claimed 20 lives in the first quarter of this year, three more than 1968.
The Georgiou family have been forced out of the Ritz Cafe on the corner of Baylis and Thompson streets as the site is to be demolished and redeveloped by The Chamber of Commerce Building Society.
The railway gates at the Urana Street crossing are being replaced by flashing warning lights.
St Vincent de Paul Society is conducting a clothing drive with bags to be collected this Saturday.
Ten-year-old Karen Roberts won the Catherine Parry Cup after winning the Vocal Championship for 16 years and under at the St Andrews Junior Eisteddfod.
Wagga Agricultural College Principal, Mr B Atkins said the College's new proposed curriculum was radical and exciting.
Publicity officer Mrs E G Heard said that this year's Girraween Festival will include a garden competition.