Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago

1917 — The five boys who won in the garden contest put on by the Maui County Fair & Racing Association left in the steamer Wednesday night from Honolulu, accompanied by Mr. R.L. Mathews. Mr. Mathews took his own car along and intends to drive it himself, taking the boys to all points of interest and explaining the sights to them.

75 Years Ago

1942 — Happy New Year from your Maui sugar plantations, and may this new year of 1943 be one of purpose and courage and progress for us all, a year that will help us lead the world to peace and freedom and bring to this, our land, a triumphant victory!

50 Years Ago

1967 — The travel folders did not prepare them for it, but 20 tourists were stranded yesterday morning atop Maui’s 10,000-foot Mount Haleakala by 2 inches of snow which fell during a thunderstorm after they reached the summit. They reportedly had gone there to observe the sunrise.

25 Years Ago

1992 — The Kahului Airport controversy soared as the overwhelming choice of readers asked to pick Maui County’s biggest stories of the year. And it was the second year in a row that this story — with its implications for island development and economic growth — held the top spot in the news staff survey.

10 Years Ago

2007 — It’s been an interesting year on the letters desk at The Maui News. Between the transient vacation rentals and the Hawaii Superferry there has been no dearth of opinions flowing in, with 4,164 letters and Viewpoints making it into print during 2007.

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