100 Years Ago
1914 - The plant and furniture of the defunct Maui Shinbun was sold at public auction last Monday. The sale brought $1,200, and the new owners will probably start a newspaper again.
75 Years Ago
1939 - Louis Carvalho, general chairman for the St. Ann Church Fair, announced that all plans are complete to launch the gala three-day event on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Waihee Ball Park. Slide shows, bazaar, luaus and games will feature one of Maui's most elaborate carnivals.
50 Years Ago
1964 - As part of its current recruitment to nursing careers, the Hawaii League for Nursing has printed its first recruitment posters for distribution throughout Hawaii. Selected as "poster girl" is Miss Jeanette De Rego, a graduate of St. Anthony School, Wailuku, and a second-year student at St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing, Honolulu.
25 Years Ago
1989 - The item most mentioned by Upcountry residents testifying at a County Council budget meeting is not even in budget: a swimming pool. Most specifically suggested it be built below the Eddie Tam Memorial Center, where it could be useful to Kalama School students.
10 Years Ago
2004 - The Navy completed its handover of Kahoolawe, the former bombing site on Friday. It withdrew personnel and equipment and fully transferred authority over the island to the state as a six-year, bomb-clearing project came to an end.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.