Compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society
25 YEARS AGO
Wagga branch president Paul Murray and members of the Australian American Association welcomed the American Ambassador to Australia, Edward Perkins for a function commemorating the anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.
Nikki Anastas from Hillsdale was announced as the Golden Gown Supreme Award winner in front a capacity crowd at the Wagga Leagues Club auditorium.
A letter circulated in recent days in Baylis Street has garnered support from business owners concerned about the future viability of retail trade following completion of a $24 million redevelopment by Woolworths.
Plans for a new police station at Wagga have been stalled indefinitely.
A family of five dashed from their Kincaid Street home shortly before it was gutted by fire.
An MBF mobile heart check van in Wagga has made 134 screenings with a surprising 58.2 per cent of people screened found to have a high risk of developing heart disease.
Les and Rosa Bryant celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at The Haven.
Stuarts Kooringal Store is advertising Arnott's Mint Slice, Montes, and Tim Tam biscuits for $1.49 a packet and Campbell's 440g soup varieties for 99 cents.
50 YEARS AGO
Archbishop Eizekeil, head of the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand, visited Wagga to discuss the possible appointment of a permanent priest for the city.
Patricia Walsh, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs P Walsh of the William Farrer Hotel, gained fourth place in the State at the recent NSW nursing examinations.
Retail giant Myers Ltd hopes to finalise purchase of a site in Baylis Street for a Wagga store development within the next week to 10 days.
Wagga Post Office did not open on Saturday morning because of a state-wide postal strike.
David Jones' 132nd birthday sale includes men's suits from $32, winter sports coats for $20 and corduroy slacks for $6.
RSL Club manager Wal Spokes said that alterations and additions to the Club costing $322,000 would have little effect on members' normal activities.
Promotions expert John Daley in Wagga to address the Wagga Lions Club said that Wagga Wagga was a very marketable name and that the city should promote itself with a slogan like "Wagga - Australia's friendliest city."
Edmondson's mid-winter sale includes, flannelette pillowcases for 29 cents, chenille bedspreads for $3.95 and bathroom mats for $1.
Permewan Food Stores are selling PMU tomato soup 16oz for 11 cents, flour 2lb for 16 cents and Big Sister 12 oz pudding and rolls for just 25 cents.