100 Years Ago
1914 - The girls of the Hamakuapoko High School intend to give a "tea" and musical afternoon on Saturday. The young ladies are preparing a program that sounds attractive. An admission charge of 15 cents will be made at the door.
75 Years Ago
1939 - We need your kokua. If you are Hawaiian, or a friend of the Hawaiian people, we respectfully solicit your kokua in helping us to maintain and improve the only existing Hawaiian language weekly newspaper. The Star of Hawaii (Ka Hoku O Hawaii) was established in 1906. Special rate for a short time only - $2 per year, three years for $5.
50 Years Ago
1964 - Maui's teenagers will have a chance to compete for the Valley Isle twist championship on Jan. 25, when the March of Dimes 1964 fund campaign sponsors the annual chain dances. A handsome trophy and $75 worth of attractive prizes, including the latest albums that have won top tune honors among Maui's younger set, have been arranged. The competition is open to all teenagers 18 and under.
25 Years Ago
1989 - For the past 20 years, Dr. Philip Parvin has been Maui's Bert Parks of proteas, instrumental in the development of the island's protea industry. So it seemed only fitting that Parvin would have as major role in determining that Paula Holroyde's "Hapapa Pink" protea was the Best in Show in the first beauty pageant held for this bizarre-looking plant.
10 Years Ago
2004 - Accidents involving whales colliding with boats are extremely rare in Hawaii. There were 22 documented whale collisions off the Hawaiian Islands from 1975 to Aug. 19, two-thirds of which occurred near Maui, where most of the whale activity is concentrated. An estimated 4,000 to 6,000 whales make the trip from Alaska annually.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.