100 Years Ago
1913 - Maui No Ka Oi! And then once more, for the best day's sport ever seen on this island. Maui outdid herself yesterday and the Fourth of July horse races, the excursions to Iao, the family gatherings and picnic parties placed Maui where she belongs, which is at the head of the list as regards the Islands of the Blest. Maui is a name to conjure with and every man or woman who has resided on this beautiful isle knows the brand of the delight that is to be obtained here. Once more, all together, Maui No Ka Oi!
75 Years Ago
1938 - Monday's race meet was the final demonstration that horse racing has come back to stay insofar as Maui is concerned. Now that the Fourth of July races proved such a success, there is no doubt that one of the blue ribbon events of the coming Maui County Fair will be the race meet.
50 Years Ago
1963 - Grand opening of the Maui Frontiers restaurant and bar in Kahului is scheduled about August 20. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held March 22. Maui Frontiers Inc. holds a 51-year lease on A&B property formerly occupied by the residence of the manager of Kahului Railroad Company. Located along the beach at Kahului Harbor, the building will have the capacity of 96 persons.
25 Years Ago
1988 - Fantastic! This is the best one Kihei has had so far as I know is the way Randy Swink, who helped put together the seventh annual Kihei Fourth of July parade put it. Many were in agreement, including Bill Azeka, who was cheered as "the man who made all this possible."
10 Years Ago
2003 - Maui Memorial Medical Center nurses Heidi Galamand and Barbara Fukuda took honors as the Best Mounted Pair in the 2003 Makawao Paniolo Rodeo Parade on Saturday morning in Makawao town. The two women, honoring the parade theme of "Wild Women of the West," wore combat fatigues to recognize the contributions of women in the U.S. military.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.