100 Years Ago
1913 - During Lent many of Puunene Store's customers will want both fresh and salt fish. We have arranged to have fresh salmon, halibut and sole brought in from the coast. Puunene Store, located in Kahului.
75 Years Ago
1938 - Details of the program for the hula iniki to be given by Mrs. Emma Sharpe's hula classes, held under the auspices of the Alexander House Settlement, were announced this week. Approximately 85 dancers, 30 of them children, will perform.
50 Years Ago
1963 - KMVI celebrates its 16th birthday on Saturday, March 16. Maui's Own station went on the air in a live broadcast from Baldwin Auditorium at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 1947. Maui Publishing Company's general manager, Ezra Crane, spoke the first words, "KMVI is on the air."
25 Years Ago
1988 -Former competitive swimmer Linda Crockett Lingle took her case for a bond issue that would fund three public swimming pools to a community meeting in Pukalani. The pools would be built Upcountry, in Kihei and in Lahaina.
10 Years Ago
2003 - On the day before Lent, Mary DeCosta of Kuau continued her 60-year Fat Tuesday tradition of making malassadas and doughnuts for her family. DeCosta filled eight large pans of sugar-coated malassadas for her extended family.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.