Compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society.
25 YEARS AGO
Wagga Police Association president Tony Day asked residents to support the campaign for a new police station by telling police how they have been let down by the antiquated and cramped conditions of the Sturt Street station.
Despite threats of an injunction, Wagga and District Kart Racing president Alan Anderson said Sunday's opening of the Garden City Sprint Kart track in Tasman Road had been a resounding success.
The Wagga Squash Centre in Bardo Lane was severely damaged by fire.
Magistrate Andy O'Donaghoe slammed a pre-sentence report recommending a non-custodial sentence for an assault by two youths on another youth at the Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre.
Film star Robin Williams was recently spotted enjoying a beer at the Victoria Hotel having deviated off the Hume Highway to visit the city.
Taxi owner Brian Carr is upset by what he believes are plans by management to install computers in taxis to replace radios.
In his Editor's Desk column, Daily Advertiser editor Michael McCormack described "vandalism as the most senseless of all crimes" suggesting that perhaps vandals could be put in irons in a stone quarry to break rocks.
Scott Brown, representing Wagga branch of the Insurance Institute of NSW, presented $4300 raised at a recent golf day to Carmel McGovern and Paul Smithson representing O'Connor House.
Voluntary Aid Detachment members, Marie Black and Gay Karas travelled to Sydney to accept awards for outstanding service to the community presented by the British Consul General, Philip Morrice.
The Murrumbidgee catchment was given a "fairly clean bill of health" in a report by the Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority.
Executive officer Luke Grealy said that Tourism Wagga Wagga had decided to promote upcoming local events on the internet.
50 YEARS AGO
A special group of telephonists are now at the Wagga Telephone Exchange to help subscribers adjust to the new STD telephone dialling system.
A Sydney man appeared in Wagga Court charged with assisting a prisoner to escape from the Wagga lock-up by passing him a hacksaw blade.
Matron Edna White, who has been matron at Wagga Base Hospital for 17 and a half years and who was awarded an MBE this week, has announced she plans to retire in September.
Secretary Chris Raper said that the Wagga Trades and Labour Council would open an office in the Golden Arcade which would initially be open on Saturday mornings.
A young man was fined $200 by Mr PF Smith S.M. in Wagga Court on two charges relating to the drug pethidine.
Miss Mary Millard, assistant manager of the Wagga Softball Association has been unanimously chosen as the Associations Member of the Year 1970-71.
Life membership was conferred by the Wagga Boat Club on Ken Kenneally and John Williams.
Kooringal Girl Guides Raelene Childe and Sue Wallace are pictured in the Daily Advertiser shining the shoes of Rotary president John Hepburn to earn money in their annual "Cents for Service" program.
Wagga and District Car Club, with president Eric Hawkins and secretary Baden Breust, is to conduct a learn-to-drive campaign for senior high school students.
Prominent Wagga butcher Bill Lonsdale said that butchers are holding a special meeting to discuss alleged anomalies in stock slaughtering practices at the Wagga Abattoir.
More than 300 ANZ employees from NSW and Victoria are attending the groups annual interstate sports in Wagga this long weekend.
Charlie Wealand, Geoff Hand, Jack Clarke, and Arthur French have been awarded life membership of the Wagga Leagues Club.
Local member Wal Fife announced that approval has been given for the allocation of a Housing Commission cottage for a key employee of Dunlop Garments.