100 Years Ago
1913 - More than 60 children are now attending the Hamakuapoko High School, and there are prospects of quite a number more within a few days from now. The special coach that is attached to the 8:50 train each morning fills the bill very well, and the children arrive on time at the school.
75 Years Ago
1938 -Information that the International Ice Follies will definitely be a feature attraction during the 21st Maui County Fair was established yesterday by a wire sent by Promoter E. K. Fernandez from New York City. The fact that Maui will play host to the ice carnival means that Maui will feature the first ice carnival ever presented in the Territory.
50 Years Ago
1963 - A gala affair is planned for about 700 Matsonia passengers, who will step up on the Valley Isle's shores on Sunday, December 29, when the Matsonia anchors off Lahaina. A boatload of people will go off-shore to greet the passengers in a welcoming ceremony featuring music, flowers and leis. The visitors will be treated with dancing, tours, canoe races, surfing and a church service under the Banyan tree.
25 Years Ago
1988 -Mayor Hannibal Tavares is pleased to see that the state Airports Division plans a study on lengthening the Kahului Airport runway to accommodate direct flights between Maui and the Mainland. Currently, large passenger jets are able to land at Kahului Airport. However, the runway is too short for them to take off for the Mainland with a full load of passengers.
10 Years Ago
2003 - Volunteers went to work on the old Waihee Dairy Saturday morning, bagging trash as a first step to restoring the site. The Maui Coastal Land Trust is in negotiations to buy the 31.3-acre site, with the goal of preserving its dunes and wetlands.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.