Looking Back Through The Maui News
100 Years Ago
1917 — A pair of mules drawing a wagon belonging to the Kihei store ran away from a point near the Maui Drygoods & Grocery Co. in Wailuku Tuesday, creating a good deal of excitement for the neighborhood for a few minutes.
75 Years Ago
1942 — A plea for Mauians who have friends or relatives in Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, to send letters to the boys was sent to The Maui News this week. They are beginning to get homesick and need more letters from families and friends to cheer them up.
50 Years Ago
1967 — Construction of the $222,000 Makawao Branch Library of the Maui Public Library will officially begin on Saturday. The building is expected to be ready in May 1968.
25 Years Ago
1992 — In two short, busy months, the Maui people most interested in Hawaiian homelands at Kahikinui have come together, refined a plan and pressed the Department of Hawaiian Homelands to take a chance on it.
10 Years Ago
2007 — After a 10-year absence, professional baseball is back on Maui. It’s about time. Maehara Stadium at the War Memorial Complex is the place and tonight is the night as the Hawaii Winter Baseball League’s Honu and Sharks square off.
* “Looking Back Through The Maui News” is a weekly feature compiled by Jill Engledow.