100 Years Ago
1913 - No less than 71 pupils attended the Hamakuapoko High School last Monday. The children are coming from all over the district. All except those from Makawao and a few others are now accustomed to traveling to and fro on the train. Students from Makawao and some other districts reach school by horse, rig and automobile.
75 Years Ago
1938 - National Letter Writing Week will be observed by Maui post offices Oct. 2-8, it was announced by Joe Alves, Wailuku postmaster. It is only a few steps to the nearest mailbox - write a letter! Take a little chunk of your heart and spread it over some paper; it goes, oh, such a long way!
50 Years Ago
1963 - Efforts to re-establish the rare Hawaiian goose, or nene, on Maui took a step forward last weekend when 3,360 acres were added to the protected shelter in the Haleakala Crater, filling a gap that separated the refuge areas. Joseph W. Medeiros, wildlife biologist for Maui County, hailed the agreement between Haleakala Ranch Co. and the Board of Land and Natural Resources.
25 Years Ago
1988 -The Kahului Fairgrounds will host its final Maui County Fair this week, ending a tradition that is as much a part of Maui as Haleakala. But the site which welcomed train-hopping kids 70 years ago is soon to be an industrial and commercial park. That leaves the fair without a home . . . but it does not leave Maui without a fair.
10 Years Ago
2003 - Among those given a ticket to the second round of auditions at the hit television show "American Idol" were nine contestants from Maui. The Maui singers advancing included Lia Krieg, Theresa Bangutal, Trenton Akima, Camille Velasco, Alexis Fecilda, Kalo Deleon and Nolan Madriaga.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.