Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago

1917 — After waiting 10 years, the Wells Street opening to connect with High Street is at last underway. The trouble with the town of Wailuku in this case is that the town, like Topsy, “just growed,” did not know the need of streets when the growing process began, and has not acquired wisdom on the subject as yet.

75 Years Ago

1942 — The long droopy bob is out! Women in service groups like the WAAC and Civilian Defense need short, neat hairdos over their high uniform collars, under their jaunty caps. Smart women everywhere are adopting the new short bobs.

50 Years Ago

1967 — A “leader and builder who gets things done” will take over the helm of government of the County of Maui on Monday afternoon, when Elmer F. Carvalho, 41-year-old former Speaker of the State House of Representatives, takes the oath of office as chairman and executive officer of Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

25 Years Ago

1992 — Maui Memorial Hospital won its first level of approval Wednesday for construction of a new psychiatric facility which will provide space for 10 adolescent psychiatric beds and an eventual eight-bed unit for chemically dependent adolescents.

10 Years Ago

2007 — A meeting Wednesday on the proposed Honuaula development packed hundreds of people into the Kihei Community Center, where many in the early hours of the evening objected to the project’s environmental impacts. As of 8:15 p.m., only 28 of the 125 people signed up to testify had completed their testimony.

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