In the Past is compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society.
25 YEARS AGO
An official farewell was held for Wal Breust who has retired from Breust First National Real Estate after 28 years of service.
SGE Credit Union in Baylis Street is offering 8.25%pa interest on Term Deposits of nine months.
Four women, Joan Cheney, Trixie Read, Cherry Lindsay and Anne Brassil from the original steering body for the Wagga Women's Refuge appear in the Daily Advertiser celebrating the centre's 20th anniversary.
Medical Director of the Riverina Rural Training Unit, Peter Macneil said it was hoped that an agreement for Wagga Base Hospital to become an Associated Teaching Hospital of the University of New South Wales was expected by the end of August.
Those present at a pre-election seminar for council elections in September included potential candidates, Marie Scott, Jim Rees, Andrew Read, Laurie Richardson, Ron Curtois, Michael Georgiou, Jim Weedon and Kevin Wales.
Chelsi Collingwood and Jennie Moynihan from Lyn Irvin's Hair Studio travelled to Canberra and competed successfully in the ACT Hairdressing Awards.
A detailed proposal has been submitted to Wagga City Council by the Hampden Bridge Action Committee which could see the Hampden Bridge gain a new life as a street market and ultimately a convention centre.
More than 110 invited guests are attending the Ambulance Service Southern Division annual formal dinner at the Old Wagga Inn.
Tim Doyle won the Wagga Triants Triathlon duathlon at Pomingalarna Reserve with Deanne Burnes the first female to finish.
50 YEARS AGO
Wagga High School is presenting West Side Story at the Civic Theatre with phone bookings available and tickets just $1 for adults and 50 cents for children.
Ian Inglis, Brian Lawrence, Ian Levy and Lew Butcher starred at Weissel Oval when Wagga High won the Scott Shield from Christian Brothers two matches to none.
Mr C T Carlin Agricultural Machinery Officer of Wagga said that 62 men have been retrenched from 19 farm machinery agents in the Wagga area because of the present economic situation.
Andrew McClure, a 16-year-old student from Trinity Senior High School has won a scholarship to attend the 13th annual International Science School at the University of Sydney.
John McGill, from BP Australia presented John Throsby (driver) and Ian Butcher (navigator) with a trophy for winning the Wagga and District Car Club Rally.
Hore and Davies have for sale at $11,250 a roomy three-bedroom fibro home in an elevated corner position and featuring a Convair Heater in the lounge.
Assistant managing director of the Japan Trade Centre in Sydney Mr Shuji Kowaki spoke to a crowd of about 50 people at the Wagga Council Chambers to help promote trade between Japan and Australia.