100 Years Ago
1914 - Passengers from the Mauna Kea again had an unpleasant experience and most of them were thoroughly wet in making the landing at Lahaina this week. The need for better landing facilities at this port is becoming more and more apparent as the business of the port is increasing.
75 Years Ago
1939 - A three-day celebration in observance of Kamehameha Day was held at Kaunakakai in which all Molokai participated. A benefit dance and concert were held at Molokai community center hall Saturday, sponsored by the Kaahumanu Society. Special prizes were awarded and Miss Annie Puau won a pig.
50 Years Ago
1964 - The new addition and alterations at the Wailuku Central Library have been completed. The increased space thus provided has enabled the main book stack area that is used by the public to be almost doubled in size.
25 Years Ago
1989 - Haleakala Ranch Co. will present a show of contemporary art, vintage oils by well-known island painters, and ranching memorabilia at Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao to celebrate the ranch's first 100 years. Eighteen noted island artists were invited to paint the ranch during the past year.
10 Years Ago
2004 - America's colors filled the sky as Waiehu residents Dick Kearney and Ron Barron launched a patriotic kite Monday afternoon at War Memorial Complex to celebrate Flag Day. Barron, who has flown kites for 60 years, took about an hour to prepare the large, complicated kite for flight.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.