In the Past is compiled from The Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society.
25 Years Ago
Santa spent his first day this year at Grace Bros' Wagga store.
Woolworths leasing manager Rosemary Vale and general manager of property Grant Hirst were in Wagga to launch the new $30 million Wagga Marketplace development.
Construction of Wagga's newest fast-food outlet, Hungry Jacks, located next to Sizzlers Family Restaurant in Hammond Avenue, is nearing completion.
An environmental study on Wagga's proposed northern lake will proceed despite an attempt by Councillor Eldridge to stop it.
The Wagga Boat Club annual sailing regatta was held at Lake Albert.
Gino Alleva celebrated 30 years of service as an NRMA employee at Wagga at a dinner party with guests including NRMA area manager Michael Wynne, retail manager Cherie Evans, claims manager Leigh Nash and assessing manager, Neil Purvis.
Members of the Australian American Association including Rolf Peters, Mary Ann Chance and Carolyn and Paul Murray gathered at Golden Seasons restaurant to celebrate thanksgiving.
A Wagga man convicted on his fifth drink-driving offence was jailed for three months in Wagga Local Court.
Australian international lawn bowler, Joyce McKee was presented with a plaque of honour by Mayor, Peter Dale.
A 29-year-old Wagga man who claimed to have the HIV/AIDS virus was refused bail after allegedly biting off part of a policeman's ear and eye gouging another.
Cannons Supermarkets are selling Golden Gate Claret in 4 litre wine casks for $7.95 and Victoria Bitter twist tops for $16.95 per case.
The Riverina Food Group, formed by the Riverina Regional Development Board in 1993, completed a brochure featuring some of the best food producing companies in the region.
Wagga City Council was congratulated on its organisation of the NSW Local Government Association conference held in Wagga.
50 Years Ago
Member for Wagga, Wal Fife announced $117,000 had been allocated by the NSW State Government for construction of a new complex at Kurrajong School.
Southern Riverina County Council Clerk, Mr J Colquhoun recommended increases in water rates of at least 50 per cent for next year following huge deficits in the past three years.
Wagga Ambulance Younger Set members including Robert Palframan, Glen Adams, Maria Kovacic and Steve Kovacs had a charity appeal in Wagga's main street to raise finance for a crash wagon.
The Rev. Alan Walker, President of the NSW Methodist Conference has begun a five-day Mission to Wagga.
Seventeen teams took part in the Turvey Park Marching Girls Championships at the Eric Weissel Oval.
Second Wagga Scouts and Cubs, including Roy Thew, Peter Haines, Chris Haines, Robert Blake, Timothy Caldwell, Darren Greer, Graham Shephard, and Peter Poiner held a successful bottle drive.
Foul weather jackets were presented to the Wagga Rescue Club by Mr David Maurer, manager of Dunlop's Garments in Wagga.
An eight-year-old asthmatic girl was revived by mouth to mouth resuscitation at the Wagga City Baths by pool manager, Bruce Miller.
The Trinity Senior High School Graduation Ball was held at the Kyeamba Smith Hall.
Harold and Jim Cloak presented a president's chair to Wagga Women's Bowling Club president, Alice Edyvean.
Leagues Club chefs, Albert McCurdy and Bill Taylor prepared a beautifully decorated roast pig for the annual Leagues Club Anglers Presentation Night.
Wagga Cellars in Lake Albert Road are selling South Australian sweet sparkling wine for 90 cents a bottle, French Brandy for $2.80 a bottle and Scotch Whisky for $4.99 a bottle.
More than 40 people attended the annual meeting of the Wagga Beach Life Saving Club.