In the Past is compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society.
25 Years Ago
Three young Wagga boys aged 11, 12 and 15 were charged with the murder of a 55-year-old man whose body was discovered in the Victory Memorial Gardens.
Wagga's windiest day on record saw wind gusts up to 95 kilometres per hour and left many householders without electricity as fallen trees damaged power lines.
A Wagga branch of the Young Liberal Movement has been re-established with president Noelene Johnson and policy vice-president Karen Napier.
Ron Finemore received an award for "outstanding service and personal commitment to the Australian freight industry".
Tourism Wagga Wagga chairwoman Kay Hull said TWW was compiling an incentives package to lure potential conference clients from the Asia-Pacific region.
The Riverina Development Board has announced the appointment of Mark Roberts as its new business development officer replacing Sue Benedyka who resigned recently.
A $500,000 contract has been awarded to local firm D & B A Jaques Pty Ltd for the construction of a new coach interchange at Wagga Railway Station.
50 Years Ago
At the Girraween Festival Ball, Mayor, Ald R J Harris crowned Miss Helen Everitt, 19, as Miss Wagga 1970. Miss Jacquelyn Dennis sponsored by the Wagga Boat Club was chosen as the Miss Charity Queen.
Joanne Nest, a nine-year-old student at Wagga Primary School, has been named the fastest athlete for her age in the state after competing in the State Schools athletic championships in Sydney.
Local federal member, David Fairbairn was one of 200 guests who attended the annual reunion of members of the 21st Light Horse Regiment held at the Wagga Leagues Club.
Clem Young, a 19-year-old Wagga man, has qualified for the Australian Rough Riders Association bareback riding championships.
A special wreath-laying ceremony led by Wagga's Mayor, Ald R J Harris with bugler, Mr C Merrett, sounding the "Last Post "and "Reveille" was held at the Cenotaph for Remembrance Day.
At Kooringal Public School, Paul James was awarded the Gary Taylor Trophy for Soccer and Peter Mortimer was awarded the Alan Brown Trophy for Rugby League.
Douglas Body Company celebrated its tenth anniversary as Wagga's Mercedes-Benz dealers with a special display at the Palm and Pawn Hotel.
Wagga Wagga Lions Club launched its annual "Sell Christmas Cakes - Save Sight" appeal which the club spokesman Mike Jemison said had already funded equipment for an eye clinic at the Wagga Wagga Base Hospital.