Compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society.
25 YEARS AGO
Rotarians around the world will celebrate World Understanding and Peace Day this week, an initiative begun by Kooringal Rotary in 1993.
Mayor Peter Dale officially opened the Doug Simpson Memorial Grandstand at the Bolton Park Swimming and Recreation Centre.
Long-standing theatre identity Ida Buckley was presented with life membership of the Wagga School of Arts.
Council approval of a kart track in Tasman Road has drawn an angry response from East Wagga residents.
Gissing's Pharmacy confirmed that it will soon open a second outlet in the new Wagga Marketplace development.
Wagga City Council is concerned that staff rationalisation at Energy South may harm safety, service and jobs.
Wagga City Council is seeking community feedback on a proposal to lower most urban speed limits to 50 kilometres an hour.
Council is considering moves to outlaw pit bull terriers following concerns expressed by Cr Dennis Blackett.
Rose Simpson and Valda Weldon have been appointed to fill vacancies on the Riverina District Health Board.
Ben Howard has returned to Wagga after 12 months as an exchange student in Brazil sponsored by Wollundry Rotary.
AFL umpire Scott McLaren conducted a coaching session in Wagga for the Riverina Umpires Association.
Five bushfire brigades and water tankers from the Esplanade and Turvey Park Fire Brigades battled a large fire at Laminex Industries at Bomen.
Plans to enhance Wagga's Main Street moved forward following a planning workshop attended by councillors, police, retailers, and professionals.
Recycled water for use outdoors is now being provided to 86 Lake Albert homes in a trial program by Wagga City Council.
50 YEARS AGO
Harold Fife, Jack Skeers, Brian Allen, Ernest Brunskill, Alexander Cook and Don Smith have nominated for a Wagga City Council extraordinary election to fill the vacancy resulting from the recent death of Ald Clyde Fife.
There are now 1240 students at Mt Austin High School but efforts to obtain additional teachers have met with little success.
Wagga and District Bowling Association president Wal Blake and Association secretary Noel Barnes combined to win the Wagga and District State pairs title.
Council is seeking legal advice on its powers to enforce fencing of private swimming pools.
St Michael's Regional High School captain John Gaynor and prefects were inducted at a ceremony attended by school principal, Brother PT Farrell, and Bishop FA Carroll.
South Wagga Lions Club presented a duplicating machine to the Wagga Police Citizens Boys Club.
Wagga postmaster Ken McLeod made a presentation to Tom Hilton, who retired after more than 25 years' service in the PMG, much of it on night duty at the Wagga telephone exchange.
Wagga Lions Club members Derek Smythe, Albert Burgman and others are encouraging the use of car seat belts by distributing posters with the message "For your own sake BELT UP".
The Department of Education has announced a $450,000 development program for the Borambola National Fitness Camp.
Palings in Wagga and Albury is selling pre-recorded music cassettes for $5.25.
Alberto's Circus opened in Wagga for a three-night and one matinee season in Wagga.