Compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga and District Historical Society
25 YEARS AGO
One of Wagga's longest serving general practitioners, Dr Hartley Austin died aged 84 years.
A repeat drink-driving offender has been ordered by a magistrate in Wagga Court to display a sign on his car warning other drivers that he is a convicted drink driver.
Wagga Technology High School student Peter Mews learnt that he had the highest Tertiary Entrance Rank in Wagga with a score of 99.7.
Former Prime TV general manager David Wunsch has taken over from Michael Hornby as Riverina zone manager for The Smith Family.
Melanie Bradley, 17 and her sister Sonya, 15, both athletes with Kooringal-Wagga Athletics, recently completed a seven-day Australian Institute of Sport Scholarship in Canberra with Debbie Flintoff-King.
Unemployment in the Wagga area defied regional trends, recording a fourth consecutive drop in the number of people receiving benefits to 3845.
The price of liquid petroleum gas rose at most Wagga outlets by 2 cents to 35.9 cents per litre.
Knight's Meats are selling barbeque chops for $1.99 per kg and legs of lamb rubbed with special spices for $10.50 each.
50 YEARS AGO
Wagga's Capitol Theatre in Gurwood Street is being demolished to make way for a supermarket.
At the suggestion of mayor RJ Harris, Wagga City Council is inviting a member of the State Planning Authority to come to Wagga to discuss the exclusion of North Wagga from the town plan.
Honorary beach inspector Shane Anderson has recommended that pylons in the river at Wagga Beach should be removed.
Edmondson's is advertising to "Sew and Save" with back to school uniform fabrics selling for 30 and 40 cents per yard
Geoff Dixon, chief of staff at the Daily Advertiser for the past six years, was farewelled by editor Jack Dennis, prior to taking up a new position on the Gove Peninsular in the Northern Territory.
Hunter Bros. Ltd, who has maintained the town clock for the last 10 years will do so again this year with council agreeing to increase the annual fee payable to $150.
Eight Wagga students, including Paul Hedditch and Andrew McLure, passed seven subjects at the advanced level in the School Certificate examination.
David Jones is clearing famous name cotton bras for $1 each, quality briefs for 60 cents each and they have a rack of summery frocks for $3 each.