100 Years Ago
1913 - The proposal that the county take hold of the Haleakala rest house and turn it into a decent place where tourists can really get a night's rest, is an excellent idea. It is no use boosting this splendid excursion when the returning trippers all have a grouch about the way the "rest house" is neglected.
75 Years Ago
1938 - J. Pia Cockett, one of Maui County's veteran elected officials, announced that he would be a candidate to succeed himself as county treasurer. Treasurer of Maui County since 1921, Mr. Cockett has never encountered serious opposition at the polls, and there is a strong possibility that he will win the election this year by default.
50 Years Ago
1963 - Grand opening of the Valley Isle's newest restaurant Maui Frontiers Inc. is scheduled on Wednesday. Patrons will look out over Kahului Harbor from the combination restaurant-bar location on the port beach at the foot of Puunene Avenue in Kahului.
25 Years Ago
1988 - Haiku began to organize itself last night, in a lively and sometimes contentious meeting that drew about 100 residents of the area to the Haiku Community Center. The purpose of the meeting was not to discuss issues but to form an official association. Hot issues include the rapid development of the rural area.
10 Years Ago
2003 - Tree trimmer Junior Filikitonaga of David Malafu's Tree Service used a machete to clear coconuts and fronds from the top of a 65-foot palm tree near the Hawaiian Canoe Club hale in Kahului on Thursday. The service has a boom truck, but when the trees are too tall, Filikitonga climbs to the top to do it the old fashioned way.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.