100 Years Ago
1913 - The fruit fly invaded Kaupakalua for the first time this year, destroying the peach crop. It is to be hoped that grapes are immune from the pest, otherwise the winery will be seriously injured as an enterprise.
75 Years Ago
1938 - On Monday, a $6,500 deal was completed between Joseph Kunewa and T. Ah Fook, Kahului merchant, in which Kunewa Hall became the property of local Chinese who will use the building as a Chinese school. Prior to the school now planned, there has been no Chinese school on the Valley Island.
50 Years Ago
1963 - The second project being undertaken by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation is that of the old Seamen's Cemetery. Through the years, it grew to be somewhat of a jungle. Then, through the ravages of time, aided no doubt by some vandalism, grave stones have been broken and many have disappeared.
25 Years Ago
1988 - A Molokai man who stole a case of Kool cigarettes from a barge at Kaunakakai Harbor became the butt of an unusual sentence yesterday when he was ordered to quit smoking. It is not uncommon for judges to order defendants to abstain from liquor and illicit substances during their probation terms, but tobacco may be a first.
10 Years Ago
2003 - After more than 50 years of boxing manju and mochi for faithful customers, the Shishido family is packing boxes of ingredients, tools and household items for the close of the Shishido Manju Shop. One of Maui's oldest surviving bakeries is caught in a legal dispute, and owner Eldon Shishido said closing the store is the best solution.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.