In the Past is compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society.
25 Years Ago
Police reported a relatively quiet New Year's Eve with Wagga's main celebration around Romano's Hotel attracting a crowd of about 2000 revellers.
Yvonne Pickering of Kooringal welcomed her new son, Tristan, Wagga's first 1996 baby.
A 20-year-old man was arrested and charged after two bystanders foiled a robbery attempt at the Wagga Mutual Credit Union.
Police Chief Inspector Neville Tarleton presented a certificate of appreciation to Stephen Reid recognising his help in apprehending a juvenile at Kooringal on 6th July.
Donna Brown, Kellie Spackman and Sharon Wilson were among those enjoying the MTC races in Wagga on Saturday.
Plans to increase recruit numbers at 1RTB Kapooka are going ahead as the $21.5 million revamp of the base hits top gear.
Graincorp manager, Keith Gill said favourable weather conditions and a good sowing season has contributed to produce a bumper harvest this season.
Attorney-General Jeff Shaw announced an allocation of $500,000 for long overdue improvements to Wagga Courthouse.
The Royal Far West Children's Health raffle was drawn with first prize winner of a $500 Christmas stocking the McCaullough family and second prize, a food hamper won by John Mott.
Fiona McMullen from Best and Less and Nigel Downey from Kooringal Hardware were recognised by Wagga Rotary Club with Young Achiever Awards for outstanding efforts in the workplace.
Christopher Martin, senior lecturer in violin, viola and chamber music at Melbourne University is heading the staff for the ninth annual Riverina Summer School for Strings now underway.
Daily Advertiser Editor, Michael McCormack wrote that Australians should be seriously worried about the free loading mentality and that Government had made it too easy for people to become layabouts.
Festival supermarket in Bourke Street has cocktail franks for $3.79 per kg, rump steak for $7.99 per kg and strawberries for $1.29 per punnet.
50 Years Ago
Five thousand people watched the MCC touring cricket team from Great Britain play a Southern NSW XI captained by Wagga's Stan Dasey at Robertson Oval.
District Telephone Manager, Mr F. Earle said that the introduction of six-digit telephone numbers and STD facilities had been postponed until later this year.
Wagga's first ever Prawn Night (with chicken alternative) is being held this week at the Wagga Leagues Club at a cost of just $1.50 per person.
Mrs E. Mooney and her daughters, Debbie and Diane were among the large crowd attending the Wagga Race Meeting on Saturday.
Wagga teacher, Douglas Boughton and his wife Thelma are moving to Calgary in Canada were Douglas plans to study art education.
Paul Galloway at Kincaid Motors in Fitzmaurice Street is advertising selected used cars including a 1965 Humber Vogue sports sedan for $990 and a 1964 Valiant AP5 manual sedan for $950.
Miss Sandra Atkinson is pictured in the Daily Advertiser celebrating her 21st birthday with her parents Mr and Mrs N. Atkinson.
A manager is sought for a Wagga butcher shop with a weekly wage of $90 gross.
Fifty-eight-year-old grandmother, Mrs Leah Kenyon is leading the field at the halfway point in the Country Club Associates summer tournament.
Several council officers have been given authority to issue on-the-spot fines for persons they see littering public places.
Permewan Food stores in Baylis Street and at Turvey Tops have Arnott's Sao biscuits 8oz for 19 cents, Betty Sydney Cake mixes for 19 cents and number 5 Table Talk chickens for $1.02.
After trailing Battlers five games to two, Advance Hotel staged a magnificent recovery to snatch a great 6-5 victory in the Wagga Darts Association A grade competition.