Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago

1917 — Maui County Fair & Racing Association Second Children’s Gardens Contest. Remember, boys and girls, the world needs food! Do your bit! Serve your country! Have a garden!

75 Years Ago

1942 — Children from Wailuku Sugar Company plantation had their annual visit from Santa Claus Tuesday afternoon on the grounds of manager R. M. Allen’s home in Wailuku. Highlight of the afternoon, beside the arrival of Santa, was a nativity play presented by children from Iao School.

50 Years Ago

1967 — Starting January 13, Bookmobile visits will replace the Paia Branch Library. That will be the last day the building will be open for use.

25 Years Ago

1992 — Santa arrived right on schedule, emerging from the fireplace made out of old cardboard boxes. Baby Jesus was brought down from the shelf where he spent the year swaddled in a classic aloha shirt. Karaoke carols drifted out of the hospital as night fell. Christmas is coming to Kalaupapa.

10 Years Ago

2007 — Hawaii Superferry lookouts spotted an average of 10 to 12 whales on each Oahu-to-Maui round-trip during the high-speed ship’s first eight days of service this month. The ferry has two full-time lookouts on board during each voyage.

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