Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago

1918 — Maui discovered some two years ago that the kiawe is a poor tree to stand wind, and now Honolulu realizes the fact also. Most of the trees blown down in the storm last week in Honolulu were of this variety.

75 Years Ago

1943 — Police rounded up 23 persons Thursday afternoon in a series of surprise raids against Maui non-workers and subsequently charged them with various offenses. The raids were conducted after numerous men, apparently not working at their jobs, had been seen loitering on the streets and in various places of amusement.

50 Years Ago

1968 — As promised last year, the third annual Sheraton-Maui Hotel pro-am tournament is bigger and richer, with 29 members of the Hawaii PGA slated to compete in the two-day 36-hole best-ball competition at the Royal Kaanapali Golf Course.

25 Years Ago

1993 — Kaanapali hotel executive Michael White was named Wednesday by Gov. John Waihee to fill the vacancy in the state House of Representatives created by Waihee’s appointment of state Sen. Roz Baker.

10 Years Ago

2008 — The components for 14 more wind turbines at the Kaheawa wind farm were unloaded at Kahului Harbor over the weekend and on Monday, although Maui Electric Company and First Wind have not yet agreed to adding 21 megawatts of additional wind to the island’s electric grid.

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

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