Compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society.
25 YEARS AGO
The new Greater Murray Health Service Board, with chair Joy Ross, met for the first time in Wagga.
Rotarian Tony Elphick was presented with Rotary's highest award, a Paul Harris Fellow, by past District Governor Wal Breust at the Wollundry Rotary annual Changeover Dinner.
A Wagga woman who gave a false name and failed to submit to a breath analysis was fined $1500 and disqualified from driving for three years.
Judy Le Lievre has retired as director of the Wagga City Art Gallery after 17 years in the position.
South Wagga Bowling Club's no. 1 pennant side won its way into the state playoffs.
Wagga and District Bowling Association president Linsay Barker presented Super Veterans badges to South Wagga Bowling Club members Fred Markham and Wal Mitchell.
Bob Barclay, a third-generation family member of the Barclay's Radiator team, is retiring after 46 years.
Chairman of the Indoor Aquatic Centre Committee, Professor Jim Pratley, said that the committee was working to educate the city's councillors on the benefits of developing an indoor aquatic centre.
Herb Siebels, a prominent figure in Wagga's building industry for many years, has died, aged 78.
Wagga gymnast Ben Sutherland won an Australian title at the National Clubs championships held in Canberra.
Spokesman Mike Murray said that this year's Operation Wagga Warmth had been successful, with more than 40 volunteers from service clubs, charities, emergency services and armed services helping to collect items.
From a high of 3609 in January, the number job seekers in Wagga receiving job search or Newstart allowances fell to 3123 in May, but jumped up to 3221 in June.
Nursing unit manager at the Wagga Blood Bank, Judy Bunter, is retiring after a 40-year career at Wagga Base Hospital.
50 YEARS AGO
Problems associated with the rezoning of North Wagga were discussed in talks between Wagga City Council and government departments in Sydney. However, mayor Ald M Gissing stressed on his return that the situation at North Wagga remained unchanged.
Wagga clergy held a dedication service for Wagga's new cemetery and crematorium however use of the cemetery still hinges of formal approval from the Minister of Public Health.
Patron of the Wagga Leagues Club Tennis Club, Jim Harmon, presented a life membership certificate to Mrs E Mercer at the club's annual trophy night held in the Leagues Club, Elizabeth Lounge.
Retiring president Phil Engelbrecht handed the club charter to incoming president Col Levick.
Ron Harris was made a life member of the RSL for his services to the Wagga branch.
Matilda Kenneally, the oldest Wagga born resident still living, celebrated her 90th birthday at her home in Docker Street with her son, Ken Kenneally.
The Wagga Motors South used car team in Baylis Street includes Des French, Brian Lawson, Trevor Garth, and John Braid.
Cyril Sweeny in Baylis Street is advertising a service to recover TV chairs from $9.
Miss Lynette Therese Nolan and Mr Anthony John Hutchinson were married recently at St. Michael's Cathedral.
San Isadore Recreation Ground will be renamed the "Norman Duck Oval" as a tribute to Fr Duck, who was priest at the San Isadore settlement in its formative years.
Malcolm McEachern, president of the Wagga and District Car Club, accepted a trophy and cheque from Robert Hartwig as winner of the club's June car trial which was sponsored by Hartwig's Motors.
Wagga High's University Shield team, including centre, Lew Butcher is flying to Sydney this weekend to play Lurnea High in the quarter-finals.
Huthwaites is selling half gallon vanilla ice cream for 68 cents, Campbells 15 oz soups for 18 cents and Weston's assorted cream biscuits 16 oz for 29 cents.