Compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society
25 YEARS AGO
Council has delayed a decision on its proposed new cultural and civic development deciding that more public input into the project was needed.
Heck Skeers, who started out as a coach builder, has retired after working for 44 years with Olsen and Sons.
Mount Erin College principal Gerard Madden announced his resignation in the school newsletter and will leave at the end of this year.
Wagga's BI-LO supermarket in the Riverina Plaza on the corner of Berry and Forsyth Streets is closing.
Wagga's new chief of police, Chief Inspector, Kevin Moore has ruled out any plans for a major shakeup of the Wagga patrol.
Brigadier JJ Shelton played his final tune for the Australian Army Band during this week's midday concert at the Civic Theatre.
Graham Pyne has taken charge of the Wagga Ambulance after spending eight years with the ambulance service in Tumut.
50 YEARS AGO
Wagga businessman, Don Kendell has been pre-selected as the Country Party candidate for the federal seat of Farrer, which includes Wagga.
Minister for Education and Science and member for Wagga Wal Fife announced that tenders for the new Tolland Public School will close on August 18.
Sweet coastal mandarins are 10 for 15 cents and Jonathan apples 15 for 15 cents at Fulham Gardens, next to Edmondsons.
The Kooringal Public School Parents and Citizens Association has asked that its principal be relieved of teaching duties "to devote the time necessary to the administration of the school" which now has an attendance of 615 students.
The flu virus sweeping the Riverina has cut school attendances by up to 10 per cent.