Looking Back Through The Maui News
100 Years Ago
1917 — Captains of ocean vessels now like to come to Kahului when once they dreaded the experience. Formerly there was one saloon in Kahului, but for the past year there has been none. Desertion of seamen at the Maui port, once a regular occurrence, is now rare.
75 Years Ago
1942 — The kokua of all Maui residents interested in the welfare of servicemen stationed here is being sought by the USO committee which is staging all-day parties for soldiers and sailors. Parties consist of swimming, dancing to the piano and accordion styles of “Red” Hawk, games, luncheon, community singing, educational tours and introduction of truly Hawaiian forms of entertainment.
50 Years Ago
1967 — An article on pig hunting on the Valley Isle, which appeared in the March issue of Sports Afield, led two American GIs all the way from Long Bien, Vietnam, to the island of Maui for their R&R. Members of the Maui Hunters Club pitched in to arrange for the hunting trip and Manual Freitas Jr. and Harry Coelho served as guides for the two GIs.
25 Years Ago
1992 — The Office of State Planning’s report on a five-year state land-use district boundary review will include a recommendation to reclassify 250 to 300 acres for Kahului Airport runway expansion.
10 Years Ago
2007 — Traffic in the Kahului-bound lane of Mokulele Highway will be diverted beginning Tuesday onto the newly constructed section of Mokulele Highway between the Maui Humane Society’s animal shelter and Milepost 5. The last phase of the highway widening project will realign the Kihei and Mokuele Highway and create a new intersection with Piilani Highway.
* “Looking Back Through The Maui News” is a weekly feature compiled by Jill Engledow.