100 Years Ago
1913 - The Puunene Hospital is now completed and the patients, who number 40, are comfortably located in their new home. The building stands as a monument to the owners of the huge Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. plantation.
75 Years Ago
1938 - The entire population of Kahoolawe was married Friday. When Manuel Pedro, "mayor of Kahoolawe" and sole resident of the Dusty Isle, and Mrs Annie Tam Almeida, Kula widow, promised to love honor and obey, the population of the island was doubled.
50 Years Ago
1963 - The Friends of the Maui County Library are mapping plans for their annual book sale. As in the past, donations of books and records are being solicited. Co-chairwomen for the event are Mrs. Eileen Webster and Mrs. Virginia Wirtz.
25 Years Ago
1988 - Mayor Hannibal Tavares has proposed relocating the Maui fairgrounds activities to the Maui Zoo site in the Maui Central Park. Under the proposal, the zoo would be relocated Upcountry along Haleakala Highway across from the polo field above Pukalani.
10 Years Ago
2003 - The Maui Food Bank's supplies of food are "low, low, low," according to Debra Johnson, the agency's chief executive officer. Johnson said the number of people receiving food has been climbing steadily since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks disrupted the state's economy.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.