100 Years Ago
1914 - This evening at the Kahului Lyceum, the grand fancy dress ball of the Maui Racing Association will be held. The costumes should be wonderful as many of them have been obtained from the Mainland. The ball will start off with a grand march, and it should be well worth seeing as it is expected there will be at least 500 people present when the opening strains of the dance music are heard.
75 Years Ago
1939 - Rita Lum Ho will be featured in special hula numbers at the 3-Year Swim Club Hop in the Wailuku Gymnasium on April 29. A group of 12 girls will be hostesses for the dance honoring Maui's AAU championship swimming team.
50 Years Ago
1964 - Architecture of the jet age, blended in a Hawaiian atmosphere, is the plan of the new Kahului Airport Terminal, according to Vladimir Ossipoff, Honolulu architect. If the plans are approved, the new terminal will have a large open-space area inside with a court that contains tropical plants with palms extending up through a large opening in the 20-foot roof.
25 Years Ago
1989 - The portable potties are all in place. In case you haven't guessed, company is coming to Kalaupapa. This tiny town, home to about 90, is putting on its Sunday best in preparation for tomorrow's commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the death of Father Damien de Veuster.
10 Years Ago
2004 - Two new kumu hula will debut at this weekend's Merrie Monarch contest in Hilo. Napua Greig and Kahulu Maluo-Huber, co-kumu hula of Halau Na Lei Kamaka O Uka will unveil their coterie of 23 dancers at the 41st annual Merrie Monarch Festival. Two other Maui County halau will compete: Kanoe'au Dance Academy of Lahaina and Waiehu and Hula Halau Moana of Molokai.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.