100 Years Ago
1913 - Alexander Hume Ford has been scouring the byways and back valleys of Maui, seeking old Hawaiians who still make tapa. "I wonder how many people realize," said Ford, "that in some of the Maui valleys are the only tapa beaters in the islands."
75 Years Ago
1938 Ulupalakua Ranch, Limited, takes pleasure in announcing the enlargement of their Receiving and Sausage Making Department at Kahului. This enables them to better serve consumers of first-grade beef, Akahi hams and bacon, linguesa, pork sausage, wieners, bologna, luncheon meat and smoked tongues.
50 Years Ago
1963 - Haleakala National Park is offering a new feature, a high-perched lookout observatory on ancient Puu Ulaula (Red Hill) now open to the public. From this vantage point on a clear day one may see all of the primary islands of Hawaii.
25 Years Ago
1988 - Workers from M&S Trucking made short work of the former Salvation Army youth center building in Kahului this morning. It was taken down as the former A&B bowling alley was destroyed by fire early Saturday.
10 Years Ago
2003 - It took 16 years, but Leroy Sueno finally found the tako that will get his name engraved on the Larry Libres Fishing & Diving Tournament perpetual trophy. The tournament hosted 227 tako divers and 211 oama fishermen. Sueno's 5-pound, 10-ounce winning tako was the third largest in the tournament's history.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.