Compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society.
25 YEARS AGO
Wagga Community Consultative Committee chairman Marie Thompson said that the committee was pushing for an extension of Wagga's alcohol-free zone and a higher police profile in the central business district.
Pat Morgan from Gissing's Pharmacy was announced as the Australian Pharmacy Assistant of the Year quest at a special function held at Melbourne's Hilton Hotel.
Cr Joe Mason Cox, a city councillor since 1987, said that division amongst Wagga's elected representatives had hampered the development of the city.
Janet French was inducted at the Sunrise Rotary change over as the first ever female Rotary Club president in Rotary District 9700.
More than 130 people from many nations attended a Refugee Week ecumenical prayer service hosted by Holy Trinity Church at Ashmont. A reflection homily was given by Monsignor Michael Burgess.
Anthony Paul was presented with his plaque as winner of the NSW Law Society Solicitors Community Service Award.
Armed robberies occurred on the same day at Fosseys in Baylis Street and Jewel Food Stores in Peter Street.
The Buddy Holly Show is featured at the Old Wagga Inn as part of the "Christmas in July" event held in the Grand Ballroom.
Cannons Supermarkets is selling Remy Brandy 750ml for $16.49, Hanwood Port 750ml for $11.49 and Hahn Ice beer in cans or stubbies for $24.95 per case.
50 YEARS AGO
Managing director of Bell's Soft Drinks, Ian Bell, said it would soon be the largest single soft drink manufacturer in country NSW after transferring the Canberra production plant to Wagga.
A Wagga City Council deputation meeting with Member for Wagga, Mr Wal Fife and Divisional Engineer for the Department of Main Roads, Chris Penney was told that present works on the Hampden bridge are the first major structural improvements in 30 years.
M Rava & Co are selling electric blankets with a three-year guarantee, single bed from $5.95 and double bed from $14.50.
450 guests and their hostesses attended the Wagga Spinsters Ball at the Kyeamba Smith Hall.
Mr A Trewin, a lecturer at Wagga Teachers College was elected president of the new Wagga branch of the Arts Council of Australia.
Well-known Riverina sports enthusiast Bernie Weir retires after 44 years' service with the Rural Bank.
Thomas Bros is advertising the mighty Hillman Hunter, outright winner of the London-Sydney Marathon, priced from $2198.
Mr R E Eldershaw was elected president of the Wagga branch of the Liberal Party following on from Mr J W Hawkins who declined nomination.