Compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga and District Historical Society
25 YEARS AGO
Police continued their crackdown on graffiti crime with the arrest of two Wagga men and two Wagga juveniles.
Landscaping of an 8064-square-metre park to feature a formal park, tennis courts and a playground facing Gunn Drive and Schooner Place has begun at Estella.
Tom Watson, a senior lecturer at Charles Sturt University, has been awarded life membership of the Lecturers' Association of NSW.
Michelle Swan and her family won $50,000 in the grand final of Australia's Funniest Home Video Show.
NSW Liberal Party president Bill Heffernan called for a merger of conservative political parties to represent "non-Labor Australia".
Wagga Tidy Town Awards were presented by mayor Pat Brassil and Southern Riverina County Council general manager John Goldsworthy, with Mr McPherson of McCullough Drive awarded for best overall garden.
Plans have been unveiled for a $13 million upgrade of the Sturt Mall to include construction of a Franklin's Big Fresh supermarket and under cover parking.
Wagga gymnast Richard Peverell was named in the MLC Top 200 at a special presentation at the Australian Institute of Sport.
Marie Sommerville, Joan Day and Nancye White were among those attending a Christmas luncheon for ex-prisoners of war held at the Commercial Club.
Seventy military parachutists are in Wagga this week for the Australian Defence Force Parachute Association Championships.
50 YEARS AGO
Wagga firm Bells Soft Drinks has been taken over by Cottees General Foods.
Following a report by weeds inspector K G Pither, Kyeamba Shire Council will prosecute several landholders who have failed to take reasonable measures to eradicate Paterson's curse.
Twenty-two graduate nurses from Wagga Base Hospital received their certificate and badge at a ceremony held at the Police Boys Club followed in the evening by their graduation ball.
A new wheat storage is under construction adjacent to the rail siding at Forest Hill.
Major improvements valued at $5.5 million are announced for Wagga RAAF Base.
A Wagga man was fined $50 for negligent driving after colliding with an electric light pole.
Wagga City Council will spend $9000 improving the Wollundry Lagoon and landscaping in the vicinity of The Civic Theatre.
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