100 Years Ago
1913 - The first aviation meet on Maui was a big success. Aviator Tom Gunn did flying stunts that pleased everybody, and the big crowd of at least 4,000 people that watched the daring airman felt delighted with the whole expedition.
75 Years Ago
1938 - The community of Wailuku finished evening meals early last night and gathered in front of the courthouse. Spreading themselves comfortably on the grounds they mingled in a spirit of fun and anticipation of the evening's election excitement. As the returns were recorded on Sheriff Clem Crowell's board, the crowd applauded their favorite candidates.
50 Years Ago
1963 - No Ka Oi Inn invites you to join the adult "twist contest." There will be cash prizes each night, Friday and Saturday at midnight. The music will be by The Spiedels, a popular twist band from Honolulu. Coming attraction The spectacular Sally Rand, originator of the fan dance.
25 Years Ago
1988 -There were no Election Day surprises in the 1988 County Council races. The incumbents won big, and nonincumbent Democrats Ricardo Medina and Alice Lee walked away from their competition. The council's top vote-getter this time around, with 19,306 votes, is also the council's only Republican, Linda Crockett Lingle.
10 Years Ago
2003 - Navy brass visited Kahoolawe on Thursday to thank work crews and congratulate them on a massive cleanup effort, a few days before formal control of the island is to be handed back to the state of Hawaii on Tuesday. The 10-year federal effort to clean the island of bombs, ammunition, shrapnel, scrap metal and targets will continue for a few months after the handover, with the last Navy workers leaving the island in March.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.