Compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society.
25 YEARS AGO
Wagga mayor Peter Dale said that a solid tripartite alliance had been formed between Wagga, Tamworth, and Dubbo to co-operate on regional development.
Appalled by a recent spate of dog attacks, Cr Chris Miller has called for the tightening of dog control laws.
Prominent citizen Alice Margaret Ann Hardy, widow of the late Charles Hardy, died at the Wendy Hucker Nursing Home, aged 96.
Mayor Peter Dale and general manager Brian Andrews dressed in their ceremonial finest for the first official visit to Wagga by Tim Fisher as Deputy Prime Minister.
A crowd of more than 7000 saw Nobellotto win the 119th Wagga Gold Cup.
An application to develop a brothel in Edward Street was knocked back by Wagga City Council on grounds including that its location was not appropriate in a residential area.
Tommy Emmanuel visited Wagga as part of his Classical Gas tour.
About 12 St John's parishioners are taking lessons in the ancient art of bell ringing under guidance from Ron Sheppard who rings at St Andrews Cathedral in Sydney.
Peter Casser, Doug Osborne, Cheryl Osborne, and Ross Dawson were all successful shooters at the Wagga Field and Game's Bridge Tavern Handicap.
Duffy Bros Fruit and Veg in Blake Street is selling bananas for 69 cents a kg, whole pumpkin for 10 cents a kg and large pineapples for 99 cents each.
50 YEARS AGO
Bishop Francis Carroll, accompanied by mayor Morris Gissing, led 1000 young Christian Students from St Michael's Cathedral to a rally in the Victory Memorial Gardens centred around the theme of road safety.
At the Legacy change-over dinner held at St John's Parish Hall, incoming president of Wagga Legacy, Mr CS Oliver was presented with a president's gong by outgoing president Mr JHL Henderson.
Wagga City Council gave approval in principle to major extensions and additions to Huthwaites store, including an ultimate retail development in Peter Street behind the present store.
Wagga Apex Club has formed a steering committee to investigate the re-establishment of a sheltered workshop following the now disbanded Waratah House Committee.
Jim Harmon, Alderman Arthur French and former mayor Ivan Jack were made life governors of the Police and Citizens Boys Clubs of NSW in recognition of there many years of service.
Sergeant Pat Kain, who was instrumental in the development of the Wagga Police Boys Club, has been forced to retire from the force because of ill health.
Huthwaites is advertising Betta Slippers for Mother's Day for just $4.50.
John Hepburn and Derek McNamara from South Wagga Rotary presented Wagga Base Hospital Chairman, Mr LJ Kennedy with a donation towards equipping the Coronary Care Unit at the hospital.
The training section of the catering staff at Forest Hill RAAF Base have made a 50-pound cake to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Air Force.
Bruce Vonarx defeated his brother David to win the men's singles title at the City of Wagga 1971 tennis championships.
Talent Beau, owned by Neville Bye of Albury and ridden by Lyn Toshack, won the 1971 Wagga Gold Cup.
Electric blankets are priced from just $6.95 at The Blanket King Malvern Star in Baylis Street.
Ben Koth & Son is selling second-hand 60lb railway line for 75 cents a foot plus cutting if required.