Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago

1915 – The post office at Haiku has been abolished. Word to this effect was received last Saturday by postmaster James Lindsay in an order from Washington. After this week all the business of the office will be handled by the Pauwela Post Office, of which Nelson Koloa is postmaster.

75 Years Ago

1940 – Entertainment of many kinds will be provided for throngs of Mauians Saturday night when the Maui Portuguese Civic Association presents its carnival at the Wailuku ball park. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, the carnival will be staged to raise money to send the winning baseball team in the Portuguese League to Kauai next month when the convention of all Portuguese associations in the islands will be held.

50 Years Ago

1965 – After 39 years of existence, Kaunoa School will close its doors next June. Kaunoa was established in 1926 as an English standard school. About 10 years ago, the English standard was dropped.

25 Years Ago

1990 – If you feel that Maui is developing too fast, you are not alone. A survey of 522 residents conducted by Decisions Maui during the County Fair showed an overwhelming concern over growth issues.

10 Years Ago

2005 – After nearly six decades of dispensing everything from soda and hot dogs to boating equipment and fishing lures, Maalaea Store is scheduled to close its doors for good this weekend. With its antique ice box, old-style shelves and painted window signs crackled by age and countless sunsets the store has been one of Maalaea’s last connections to bygone days.

* “Looking Back Through The Maui News” is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago

1915 – DoRego & Edwards offers two seven-seater Packards and three four-seater cars. Meets all steamers. Leaves Wailuku for Lahaina three days a week. Accepts not less than three passengers. If you have a party of four or more, wireless at our expense.

75 Years Ago

1940 – With Maui’s first massed band of 145 pieces breaking into tune at 6 p.m. in front of the Wailuku Hotel, the Valley Isle’s first observation of the President’s Birthday Ball will get underway tonight. One of the largest crowds ever to attend a dance will assemble at Wailuku to help raise funds against infantile paralysis. Dances tonight will be held at Wailuku Armory, Grand Hotel and the Wailuku Hotel garden.

50 Years Ago

1965 – There is no deposit, no down. Built on your own lot! Financing arranged. One-stop service from Hicks Homes. $6,990 for a limited time only. As low as $38 per month.

25 Years Ago

1990 – When roofer Bruce Stoner and his crew from Nahiku and Hana show up to do a job in Kula, they arrive fully equipped. To avoid the long drive home every night, they camp out. When the owner of the house showed up to check things out on a cool morning, she found the happy campers set in her future bedroom complete with battery-operated TV, VCR, folding beach chairs, propane stove, etc.

10 Years Ago

2005 -Maui High School rolled to a third consecutive National Ocean Science Bowl Hawaii Regional Competition title on Saturday and earned another berth in the national competition. Not even the Super Bowl champions can claim three straight championships, yet.

* “Looking Back Through The Maui News” is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago

1915 – Wailuku Hardware Company (successors to Lee Hop) offers general hardware, enamelware, oil stoves, twines, mattings, wall papers, mattresses, etc. Coffins made at short notice.

75 Years Ago

1940 – In Washington, D.C., Delegate Sam King joined in a spirited defense of American-born Japanese in Hawaii during a merchant marine committee hearing on a bill that would bar noncitizens from employment on United States fishing vessels. Although the committee did not act on the bill, sentiment seemed to be against it.

50 Years Ago

1965 – Books, Books, Books! Maui’s most complete selection of Hawaiian books! Histories, legends, novels, fiction, guides, maps, cookbooks, children’s. All available at Sue’s Stationery at the Kahului Shopping Center.

25 Years Ago

1990 – Mayor Hannibal Tavares is preparing legislation aimed at banning downhill bike tours from county roads. Tavares said he had long feared someone would be killed on the tours and had county attorneys studying ways to ban the tours from county roads. The mayor’s comments followed the death of a Connecticut woman Wednesday.

10 Years Ago

2005 – Maui police officer Nick Krau said he was number 77 and expecting to finally be able to afford a home of his own. On Saturday, he was among some 200 individuals and couples participating in the Kehalani Gardens site selection process for 114 affordable townhouse units being built in the Kehalani project along Waiale Road.

* “Looking Back Through The Maui News” is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago

1915 – You can’t keep track of the war unless you have good maps. You can’t beat the maps in the Maui News War Atlas of Europe (32 pages) for 10 times our price 35 cents postpaid.

75 Years Ago

1940 – Opening of the modern, sanitary grocery department of Herbert’s Furniture and Gift Store in remodeled quarters on Market Street, Wailuku, will be celebrated Thursday, it was announced yesterday by Herbert Rodrigues, proprietor and well-known businessman. To celebrate the opening of his grocery department, specials are offered in the foodstuffs line.

50 Years Ago

1965 – Head of the State Corrections Division is scheduled to visit the Valley Isle on Monday to inspect state-owned land near Kahakuloa for consideration as a site for the new State Prison, according to Maui State Senator John Duarte. Senator Duarte predicted that the new prison will be built on Maui, either at Puunene or Kahakuloa.

25 Years Ago

1990 – A small group of people gathered in a brush area adjacent to the county zoo at the Maui Central Park to receive blessings from the Rev. George Baybrook and break ground for the Maui Family YMCA’s permanent home. “It’s like a miracle,” said YMCA General Director Jim Holstine yesterday as he prepared for the groundbreaking ceremony.

10 Years Ago

2005 – Keiki from the Kihei Youth Center entertained an audience Saturday at the Kahului Shopping Center with a Chinese ribbon dance. Youngsters were given a chance to get a hands-on experience with the colorful devices after the performance, which was part of a Chinese New Year celebration.

* “Looking Back Through The Maui News” is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.