Compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga and District Historical Society
25 YEARS AGO
Ray Vallely, manager of Wagga Cemeteries, said that vandals had caused damage estimated at $50,000 at Wagga Wagga's Monumental Cemetery.
Wagga Wagga insurance broker Peter Brown was presented with the National Insurance Brokers Association's Lex McKeown trophy for outstanding service to the association.
Greg Reynolds, principal of St Thomas Aquinas Primary School Tarcutta, has been appointed as the new principal of St Joseph's Primary School in Wagga Wagga.
Kadi Rayner, a student at Mount Erin High School, has been named as winner of the Young Achiever in Service Award conducted by Wagga Rotary Club.
Ben Howard will soon be travelling to Brazil and Jason Miller to Japan as youth exchange students sponsored by the Wollundry Rotary Club and South Wagga Lions Club.
Principal Gerard Madden said that Mount Erin Girls High School is being forced to employ a psychologist or social worker to deal with problems bought to the school by some of its students.
Wagga Asthma Swimming Club captains are Gabrielle Hyland and Brett Bryce. The club's coach is John Coombs.
Tuesday night netball best and fairest winners are Kate Hawkins, Donna Banks, Sally McKenzie and Sharon Stephens.
Malcolm Levett, 58, a highly respected Australian football administrator and former assistant principal at Tolland Public School, died at a Sydney hospital after major heart surgery.
Wagga City won the Central Riverina Women's Bowling Association number four pennant, while Thelma Lane was the inaugural winner of the Marie Moore Memorial singles trophy at Wagga City Women's Bowling Club.
Wagga Wagga businessman Noel Comerford has ended his 10-year sponsorship of the Group Nine Referees Association.
Wagga Council's director of recreational services Kerry Geale said that the council was considering about 14 submissions lodged over the future development and management of Pomingarlarna Park.
Graham Smith is pictured in the Daily Advertiser hanging the last of 45 paintings for the annual Pro Hart Exhibition at the Riverina Galleries.
Farrer League president Trevor Urquhart presented a plaque to Peter Kimpton, recognising his 10 years as a member of the Farrer Football League tribunal.
50 YEARS AGO
Alderman RJ Harris was unanimously re-elected as mayor, with Alderman MH Gissing defeating Aldermen Geoghegan and Toy to become deputy mayor.
At the Christian Brothers High School speech night, 15-year-old Andrew McClure became dux of the school, won the debating prize and the public speaking prize as well as being top of the class in all his seven subjects.
Wagga Wagga branch president of the Australian Hotels Association, Eric Sullivan, described the vote against Sunday trading in a recent referendum as "disastrous".
Three Wagga Wagga Girl Guides, Sandra McAuliffe, Kay Hocking and Wendy Lane were presented with their Queen's badges by District Commissioner Mrs W Hurd.
Mayor Alderman RJ Harris cooked the first steak on Wagga Wagga's first public gas barbecue, the result of a Wagga Jaycee project.
Mr Cec Carmody, licensee of the Turvey Tavern Hotel, presented $92 to an appeal for the family of the late Mr Roy Hunt, a well-known charity worker in the Turvey Park area.
Alderman Cec Toy claimed there was no need for the appointment of a social worker in Wagga Wagga after pleas by the Wagga Interchurch Action Group to appoint one.
The Ben Koth group of companies, controlled by Wagga Wagga's Koth family for the last 40 years, have been sold to William Atkins Pty Ltd, Sydney-based steel merchants.
Petrol prices will remain at 42 cents per gallon for standard petrol after a review of prices by the prices commissioner for New South Wales, Mr JA Newbigging.
Squadron leader and Mrs V Carter are pictured in the Daily Advertiser with Mr Colin Butt attending the Wagga Wagga Business and Professional Women's Club Christmas party held at the home of Alderman Mrs Helen Frisby.
Teacher Miss B Farrell helped introduce next year's students from Gurwood Street Primary at Wagga High School's orientation day.
Mrs Isabel Ireland, a television hostess on RVN-2, is pictured in the Daily Advertiser practicing for a putting competition being organised by the Wagga Wagga Rotary Club to be held at the Victory Memorial Gardens.
The Christmas party of the Wagga Wagga Red Cross branch will be held at the Methodist Hall in Johnston Street and will include presentations to multiple blood donors.