In the Past is compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga and District Historical Society
25 Years Ago
Councillor Jim Eldridge has branded a council strategic planning workshop to be held this week in Narrandera, at a cost of $12,000, as a "junket".
McDonald's have opened their first McCafé store in NSW in Forsyth Street.
Commandant of the Kapooka Military Area, Colonel David Kibbey has been posted to Canberra and will be replaced by Colonel David Buchanan.
Wagga's annual Christmas Eve and New Years Eve "street parties" are likely to be exempted from alcohol-free zone regulations.
Versatile local sportsman, Fred Jenkins, well known in cricket, soccer, hockey and baseball circles has died suddenly at the age of 72.
Darren Coggen is back by popular demand with Freedom Road in the Highlander Bar at Choices.
NSW Police Association president Phil Tuncheon has labelled the police facilities in Wagga as an "absolute disgrace".
Four Riverina Members of Parliament, Joe Schipp, Alby Schultz, Jim Small and Adrian Cruickshank have joined forces in a bid to place stage two of Wagga Base Hospital's $32 million redevelopment on the Government's 1994-95 capital works program.
Residents of Murray Street feel they have been betrayed by Wagga City Council's plan to re-classify the street as a sub-arterial roadway.
Three Wagga teenagers have died in a horror smash between a car and a semi-trailer on the Collingullie Road.
Almost 60 people turned out to see the auction of a weatherboard cottage, circa 1910, in Thorne Street which finally sold for $106,000.
Riverina Australian Football Club has announced an annual profit of $222,996, the second highest in the club's 20-year history.
Winners of the open male and open female sections of the Wagga Duathlon at Lake Albert were Scott Green and Caroline Pledger.
Wagga Magpie's entrant, Helen Wall was named Miss Group Nine at the group's annual presentation dinner at the Leagues Club.
Hayley Smithers of Mount Austin High School was named as Wagga Debutante of the Year at a ball held at the Kyeamba Smith Hall.
Michael Sullivan who has taken over from Robert Hansell as Murrumbidgee Turf Club secretary-manager is focused on making the opening of the new track a spectacular day for the public.
50 Years Ago
Wagga's third Rotary Club, to be known as the Rotary Club of Wagga - Kooringal is holding its charter presentation evening at Romano's Hotel.
At least nine South Wagga Apexians including John Bittar, Rodney Parsons, Bob Boucher and John Mueller are walking 30 miles from Gundagai to Tarcutta as part of a marathon round-Australia walk to raise funds for autistic children.
Dalco Agencies started just three years ago by Allan Davis has become one of the Riverina's biggest distributing agencies and has now opened a new modern warehouse in Hammond Avenue.
The Wagga and District Public Schools Sports Association held its annual carnival at Gissing Oval.
More than 300 teenage volunteers will knock on every door in the city to raise funds for the "Freedom from Hunger Campaign".
Twenty-six clean shaven men have entered the "Biggest Beards in Six Months" section of the beard growing contest being held in conjunction with the Wagga Centenary of Local Government next year.
Wagga's Mayor Ald. R J Harris has called for light industries to create jobs for Wagga girls after the latest monthly figures showed that there are 234 unemployed women in Wagga and district.
Wagga High School Principal, Mr Arthur Judd, has accepted a new appointment at Melrose High School in Canberra.
Gowland's Body Works in Crampton Street are advertising in the Daily Advertiser as Australia's largest stock crate builders, specialising in truck bodies and bulk wheat equipment.
The Wagga Presentation Ex-students Association is holding a four-course progressive dinner starting at the home of Mrs K Madigan in Urana Street.
Susie Call was the final winner in this years Miss Leroy Quest held in conjunction with Huthwaites spring fashion parade.
Member for Wagga, Mr Wal Fife has asked the Minister for Transport, Mr Morris to install traffic lights on the corner of Docker and Edward Streets.
About 250 people including Mr Chris Jarvis, Miss Wendy Bruce and her parents Mr and Mrs Ray Bruce attended the Debutante of the Year Highland Ball.
Wagga City Council has approved a plan put forward by Parks and Gardens Superintendent, Mr T Wood, to pump water from Wollundry Lagoon to water adjoining parks.