Compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society
25 YEARS AGO
Committee chairwoman, Dr Margaret Sheldon, said she was thrilled that more than 2700 women had used the free Wagga mobile breast screening service since it opened on January 31.
Senior Constable Nick Bish said police had received "really good intelligence" during a two-day public phone-in against crime.
FM93 Riverina Radio began with presenters Dave Eisenhauer, Guy Minto, Vic Le Grand and Mike Currell.
Popular Home of Compassion resident, Henrietta Cox turned 102 and celebrated with a birthday party thrown by staff and residents.
Councillor Jim Eldridge accused his colleagues of ripping off ratepayers over a multi-million-dollar civic centre proposal.
Former Wagga resident and respected dentist, Frederick Emmett who had moved to Hobart, has died aged 86.
Wagga Tenpin Bowl is celebrating its 30th birthday taking part in the 30th annual association championships with bowlers from five states.
Wagga has been chosen by the state government to pioneer a program to control increasing salinity problems in urban areas.
50 YEARS AGO
Woolworths have purchased the Baylis Street site occupied by Hardy's Hardware with Hardy's to relocate their hardware and building supplies undertaking to their joinery in Chaston Street.
The Astor Hotel-Motel built seven years ago on the corner of Edward Street and Station Place has been sold to a local syndicate headed by Kevin Madigan for an undisclosed price.
Brother Hamilton of Wagga's Christian Brothers College was first to complete Wagga's 20-mile "Walk Against Want" which raised $7000 for Community Aid Abroad.
Wagga Teachers College was confirmed as the site for the Riverina College of Advanced Education after the acquisition of additional land from Turvey Park Football Club.
Former world bantamweight champion boxer, Jimmy Carruthers visited Wagga to discuss Friday night fights at the Wagga Leagues Club.
Minister for Mines, Wal Fife met with the Mayors' National Gas Pipeline Committee including Ald. Harris, Ald. C Bunton, Cr. L W Greenwood and Mr C Krummel but failed to provide any definite results.
Apex is seeking donations of household goods, clothing, glassware and books for its Monster Auction to aid Gumleigh Boys Home.
G. and E. Rose's Central Wagga Autoport has installed an almost completely automatic car washing machine.