In the Past is compiled from The Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society.
25 Years Ago
Ron Hall has not sought re-election to the Commercial Club board after joining the club 34 years ago and serving as a director for 25 years, including several years as club president.
Donna Goodwin, clinical nurse specialist in emergency service at Wagga Base Hospital, has been named NSW Emergency Nurse of the Year.
"Scrambler" traffic lights, allowing pedestrians to cross diagonally, will be installed soon at the intersection of Baylis and Morgan Streets.
Darren Coggan's debut single "The Dream Remains The Same" has reached the Top 10 in the Australian Country Music Charts.
More than 200 Catholic school teachers marched on McAlroy House demanding parity with other teachers.
Yabtree Street residents are outraged by a proposal to place a syringe and condom vending machine at the rear of the Greater Murray Health Service's alcohol, drugs and sexual health support centre located in Yabtree Street.
Wagga Tigers best and fairest award winners were David Brown (reserve grade), Steven Priest (first grade) and Aaron DeJong (under 18s).
Twenty-four elderly residents face an uncertain future following an announcement that the Golden Valley Nursing Home in Gurwood Street is to close on November 30.
Mt Austin High School held a farewell for its Year 12 students at the RSL Club.
Riverina Rugby Union president Stuart Hodgson presented an autographed Wallabies jumper to Romanos Hotel publican, Peter Bolton, and Mark Bolton for their sponsorship of Riverina Rugby.
Eight workers were sacked on the spot and two dozen women and children left without crisis accommodation following the sudden closure of the Wagga Women's Refuge.
Noted local historian Sylvia Walsh has died at the age of 85.
Daily Advertiser journalist Faye Brinsmead has been chosen to join a Rotary Group Study Exchange Team travelling to South Korea.
Trinity Senior High School board chairman, John Egan, presented Alison Smith with the school's Nicholas Sampson Award for outstanding improvement.
Turvey Park rugby league club major award winners were Dave Skinner (best forward), Brett Wilson (best and fairest), Scott Woodhouse (best back) and Shane Matthews (rookie of the year).
Festival of Wagga 1996 president, Mark Hillis, says the festival will have "something for everybody".
John Farnham performed at the Wagga Music Bowl.
50 Years Ago
Ald. Aub Loch was elected chairman of the Southern Riverina County Council, succeeding former alderman, Mr R L Brunskill, who did not seek re-election.
Police are investigating a theory that a fire at Ashmont Public School was started deliberately.
At the Kangaroos' premiership dinner, vice-president Lloyd Elliott was presented with the best clubman trophy by the trophy donor, Bob Ashton.
Thieves stole cash and cheques totalling between $300 and $400 from a strongroom at St. John's Church of England.
Mr H N Wrigley has been appointed as regional information officer for the Soil Conservation Service at Wagga.
Papp's and Brown Chemists on the corner of Fitzmaurice and Gurwood Streets announced that they are now open 9am to 7pm, seven days a week.
Wagga's new Clerk of Petty Sessions is Mr G L Jones, succeeding Mr Keith Inglis, who has retired.
Lewis Butcher, Philip Osbeiston and Perry Hindmarsh were among students sitting the English exam at Wagga High School, which was the first Higher School Certificate paper this year.
More than 100 Rover scouts from two states attended the Riverina Rover Moot at Mr Bevan Lucas's Borambola property, "Bidgee Bend".
Wagga service personnel from Kapooka and Forest Hill settled in at the new Wagga Services Rest and Recreation Club in Forsyth Street.
A UNICEF charity night was held at Hoyts Theatre, Wagga.