In the Past is compiled from The Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga and District Historical Society.
25 Years Ago
Chairwoman of the Riverina Health Service Board Joy Ross and RHS general manager, Nancye Piercy are seeking funding of $18 million for stage two of the Wagga Base Hospital redevelopment.
Wagga's most senior police officer, chief Superintendent Frank Fuller has been relocated to Sydney in another major shake-up of police operations.
The Daily Advertiser has lodged a development application to spend almost $5 million upgrading its press hall and printing press at its premises in Trail Street.
Southern Country Foods at Bomen has lodged a development application with Wagga City Council to improve treatment of wastewater at its Byrnes Road factory.
Stuarts Kooringal Store is advertising a dozen 61g eggs for $1.29, 2 litres of milk for $1.85 and 680g loaves of Sunicrust bread for $1.15.
Blind bowler, Noni Wakefield played in the combined W&DBA and CRDWBA mixed event at Wagga RSL to raise funds for the Royal Blind Society.
The highly prized 1885 Wagga Gold Cup will be returning to the Wagga District after being purchased for $32,000 by an unknown bidder at Sotheby's Auction in Melbourne.
Trinity High School teacher, Coral Haezelwood and three students are recovering in hospital after a horror bus crash involving 12 Wagga students.
Roger Ansell, manager of the Wagga Visitors Centre officially dedicated a mural recently completed by a group of Wagga Technology High School students on the Gurwood Street wall of the City Art Gallery.
50 Years Ago
A Sydney police breathalyser squad visiting Wagga gave roadside tests to 25 drivers, charging 20 of them with driving while the level of alcohol in their blood was above the prescribed limit.
The addition of the 23-bed psychiatric centre, Robinson House, was highlighted by chairman of the Wagga Base Hospital Board, Mr L J Kennedy, in his annual report.
Magpies coach, Arthur Summons ended his football career with the Murrumbidgee Rugby League grand final at Weissel Oval after 15 years as a footballer who represented his country in two codes.
Wagga Quota Club president, Miss Joyce Holloway, presented half of the proceeds of a recent charity bowls event to the director of "Meals on Wheels" Rev. Keith Brooks.
Robert Davies celebrated his 15th birthday at the Koala Motel and is pictured celebrating in the Daily Advertiser with his sister Kim, brother Scott and mother, Mrs T Davies.
The Police Charity Golf Day held at the Wagga Country Club raised $906 for the Wagga and District Police Citizens Boys' Club.
Bruce Wheeler, Wagga's Police Prosecutor for the last 11 and a half years is resigning to become a private detective.
Country Party candidate for Farrer, Mr Don Kendell announced his withdrawal as a candidate to support the re-election of the sitting member, Mr David Fairbairn.
Wagga Lions Club has presented Wagga Base Hospital with a cheque for $617.15 to help purchase equipment for a new eye clinic.
The Mayor, Ald R J Harris, reviewed the quarterly Beating of Retreat Ceremony outside the Council Chambers accompanied by Col. C H A East, the Officer Commanding 1RTB Kapooka.