100 Years Ago
1913 - Judge Goodness of Makawao believes in soaking the blind pig keeper every time and soaking him or her to the limit too. The latest fine inflicted by the judge is that on a wahine at Paia, who was convicted of selling wine without a license.
75 Years Ago
1938 - Paia's new $20,000 gymnasium, built by the Maui Agricultural Co. for its employees and the Paia community, will open Saturday evening. The program is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. when plantation officials will speak in a short opening ceremony. The remainder of the evening will be devoted to entertainment and sports.
50 Years Ago
1963 - Maui Amusement Company is offering Saturday entertainment at its four theaters: Iao Theater, "Hengen Murasaki Zukin"; Puunene Theater, "Courtship of Eddie's Father"; Drive-In Theater, "Five Miles to Midnight"; Paia Theater, "Password is Courage." Maui Theatrical Enterprise Theaters offers on the same night at their three theaters: King Theatre, "Miracle of the White Stallions"; Queen Theatre, "The Magic Sword" and "Sad Sack"; Princess Theatre, "Ano Hashi No Tamotode."
25 Years Ago
1988 - Members of more than 450 Maui families of Okinawan ancestry have come together to build a cultural facility celebrating their heritage. The Maui Okinawan Community Cultural Center is planned for 37,778 square feet of land in Paukukalo by the Maui Okinawan Kenjin Kai, a cultural organization which dates back to before World War II.
10 Years Ago
2003 - The Maui Fire Department's Air One helicopter, three engine crews, Maui police and the Coast Guard were called out Saturday night to search for an escaped high school graduation banner. After much searching, the crews were told that a dinner cruise off Kihei had recovered the banner. The Fire Department is urging graduates, their friends and families to hold on to their banners.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.