Compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society
25 YEARS AGO
Riverina Health Service general manager Nancye Piercy said the elective surgery waiting list at Wagga Base Hospital would be halved from 1270 patients to 635 by the end of the year.
Chairman of Southern Riverina Electricity and Water, Cr Bob Osborne, believes an amalgamation of electricity distributors south of the Great Dividing Range would mean widespread job losses.
Wagga City councillors voted seven to six to increase their fees from $5000 to $8000 after rejecting a finance committee recommendation to increase the fee to $10,000.
Video Ezy May releases include Muriel's Wedding, Clear and Present Danger and Trapped in Paradise.
Wagga jockey Graham Power rode his 1000th SDRA winner at Albury.
Former Wagga police patrol commander Kevin Wales will be guest speaker at the annual general meeting of the Wagga Ratepayers and Citizens Association.
Four youths who caused $50,000 damage at Wagga Monumental Cemetery received a caution in court having already completed 150 hours of community service.
Kurrajong-Waratah is holding its annual Charity Race Day.
Riverina Health Service Board chairwoman Joy Ross has resigned from the district board and from the Temora Hospital Board, where she has served for nine years.
Wagga City Council has advised the Roads and Traffic Authority that it prefers the title Gobbagumbalin Bridge rather than Gobba Bridge for Wagga's latest bridge now under construction.
A Wagga man who led police on a 4km chase through residential streets while driving a stolen car was ordered to perform 200 hours of community service.
Wagga architect Noel Thompson was among those helping students to gain a clearer appreciation of careers at a careers building activity conducted by Wagga Compact at Wagga Technology High School.
Wagga Festival IGA in Bourke Street is selling whole pumpkins for 9 cents per kilo, spinach for 89 cents a bunch and Arnott's Milk Arrowroot biscuits for 99 cents per pack.
50 YEARS AGO
Jean Stokes won two gold medals, three silver medals and three bronze medals at the Australian Paraplegic Games in Melbourne.
Helen Everitt has returned home from her trip to Japan awarded to her as winner of the 1970 Miss Wagga Quest.
Increased production costs have led to an increase in the price of the Daily Advertiser from five to seven cents.
Wagga businessman Jack Skeers has been endorsed for the third time as ALP candidate for the seat of Wagga in the forthcoming state election.
Sydney visitor Joan Wales is pictured in the Daily Advertiser dancing with Ken Kenneally at the Wagga Picnic Race Ball held in the Kyeamba Smith Hall.
Noel Cook won the final of the Wagga Commercial Club Minor Singles Bowls Championship, playing against Keith McDonald.
Well-known racehorse trainer Bill Stripe died in Wagga Base Hospital after suffering a heart attack at his home.
More than 40 women walking from Turvey Tops Shopping to the Hampden Bridge raised over $100 for Mount Austin High School.
Wagga Cellar in Lake Road is selling McLaren Vale 1968 Claret for $1.30 per half gallon and loaning purchasers a corking machine to bottle the wine, with the final cost per wine bottle approximately 42 cents.
J McPherson & Sons are selling fresh rabbits for 45 cents, sides of prime lamb for 28 cents per lb and tender t-bone steak for 79 cents per lb.
Managing editor John Jackson showed members of the Wagga and District Productivity Group, including Paul Bayley and Mr R L Condon, how the Daily Advertiser is produced.
Peter Fraser, president of the Wagga YCW presented a cheque for $355.70, the proceeds of a recent dance, to Noel Hedditch, chairman of the Ken Cluff Appeal.
Wagga City Council is inviting Kyeamba and Mitchell Shires to appoint representatives on Wagga City Council's industrial promotions committee.