100 Years Ago
1913 - Pheasants are being released on Maui and Molokai again, and last week 51 birds were set at liberty. Fifty more pheasants are still to come from Japan. It has been suggested that the closed season for pheasants should be extended for three entire years, in order to give the birds an opportunity to become properly established.
75 Years Ago
1938 - Maui County's Republican candidates rolled up huge majorities in the primary balloting Saturday. Lawrence "Chu" Baldwin, political neophyte who led the board ticket with 6,019 votes, received a larger total than that given to any other candidate.
50 Years Ago
1963 - Kahului Business and Professional Association's annual Halloween costume parade and contest will be held in the Shopping Center on Friday night. The parade, to start at 6, will proceed through the mall and Lanai Shops area, around the corner of Craft's Drug, past Peggy & Johnny's and Sue's Stationery, and to the stage where the judging will take place.
25 Years Ago
1988 - With distinctive Bavarian flair and authentic clothes to match, Maui Prince General Manager Chris von Imhof danced a lively polka on Friday night with Eva Zimmerman at the Makena hotel's Oktoberfest. The three-day celebration concludes today with a Bavarian brunch.
10 Years Ago
2003 - Another wild animal expert will come to Maui later this month to train officials in trapping and sedating big cats as the search for the mysterious creature stalking the Olinda area continues. Based on numerous sightings and physical evidence gathered over the past several months, it is believed that a mountain lion, leopard or panther has been prowling the vicinity above Seabury Hall.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.