Looking Back Through The Maui News
100 Years Ago
1918 — Judge Burr and Assessor Kunewa arrived home last Sunday from a trip to Hana, by way of the ditch trail. They made the return trip on foot and except for a little too much rain enjoyed the experience and the scenery.
75 Years Ago
1943 — Maui’s office of civilian defense is wholeheartedly supporting the drive to rid the island of mosquitoes in the fight against the spread of dengue fever, J. Walter Cameron, OCD director, announced yesterday.
50 Years Ago
1968 — A three-year search for a new staff of teaching nuns to staff St. Joseph School in Makawao has ended with the arrival of the Sisters of St. Dominic. They will replace the Sisters of St. Joseph, who taught at St. Joseph’s for the past 22 years.
25 Years Ago
1993 — Mayor Linda Crockett Lingle’s campaign to establish a four-year college on Maui advanced to a new level Wednesday as a volunteer group of 55 educators, politicians and prominent citizens met for the first time to discuss the idea.
10 Years Ago
2008 — Maui Democrats are packing for next week’s Democratic National Convention, whether they plan to help Barack Obama seal the party’s presidential nomination, stand up for his erstwhile opponent Hillary Clinton or just raise a ruckus.
* “Looking Back Through The Maui News” is a weekly feature compiled by Jill Engledow.