Compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society
25 Years Ago
Prime TV celebrated its 30th birthday with many original employees attending including Kevin Olsen, Pat Combs, Robbie Griffiths, Paul Griffiths, Vivienne Tucker and David Font.
Roger Ansell has been appointed as manager of Wagga's visitors centre and convention bureau and 2WG radio announcer, Luke Grealy has been appointed as tourism marketing manager with Wagga City Council.
Margaret Sheldon and Joe Hawkins were among six Riverina people named as recipients of the Order of Australia in this year's Queens Birthday Honours list.
Member for Wagga Joe Schipp called on Wagga's business community to contribute $100,000 towards major race meetings in Wagga following postponement of the 1994 Wagga Gold Cup.
Two Bosnian families who have escaped their war-torn homeland have been welcomed to Wagga by the Kooringal Sacred Heart Parish.
Appeal chairman, Rodney Parsons said he was pleased that $135,000 had been raised for Wagga Base Hospital equipment in less than a month and that at this rate it was possible that their target of $500,000 would be reached.
Senior City Council Engineer, Colin Earnshaw said Wagga City Council was clearing the former gas works site of hazardous underground material to stop waste leaking into the Murrumbidgee River.
Staff and students gave retiring Turvey Park Public School principal, Bruce McAlister an emotional farewell.
Work is underway on a $32,000 project to drain away saline underground water at the Wagga Showgrounds.
Security, including perimeter fencing will be upgraded at the Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre following the escape of a 17-year-old youth twice in 10 days.
Chairman of the Festival of Wagga Committee, Mark Hillis was receptive to ideas and called for the Wagga Community to get behind the festival.
Tenders have been called for construction of a $500,000 facility with two coach bays to complete the upgrading of Wagga Railway Station.
Central Wagga Apex Club has launched an appeal to assist Danny McLachlan who was paralysed from the neck down after diving into the river at the Wagga bathing beach.
50 Years Ago
Six people have died in Riverina accidents over the long weekend including three road accidents and two drownings.
Shirley Cooper Frock Shop has a genuine Winter Sale with blouses and skivvies at $2 and cardigans, twinsets, slacks and skirts at $8.
Eighteen large trusses transported from Melbourne are being lifted into position by a giant crane as work on Edmondson's department store continues.
Kangaroos defeated the Junee Diesels 41 to 7 at Eric Weisell Oval in one of the biggest wins in the modern history of the Maher Cup.
Mr and Mrs Felix Siebels celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary at a party in the Damscke Memorial Hall in Athol Street.
In the biggest fire since Nesbitt's furniture store 10 years ago Riverina Picture Frame and Photo Processors in Fitzmaurice Street was gutted by fire.
Bill Blackall, president of the Wagga High School Parents and Citizens' Association said donations were urgently needed to boost their depleted bank account.
Peter Ansell and Robyn Marks have both been selected to play in NSW junior state hockey teams following the NSW State hockey carnival held recently in Newcastle.
The Wagga Apex Club will hold its annual Old Buffers night next week with those attending asked to ring Michael Kennedy or Ken Keneally.
Following recent rains, Lake Albert is full after reaching near-record lows last summer.