100 Years Ago
1914 - Wailuku Hardware Company (successors to Lee Hop) provides general hardware, enamelware, oil stoves, twines, mattings, wall papers, mattresses, etc., etc., etc. Coffins made at short notice.
75 Years Ago
1939 - Maui's new high school in Sandhills really began to take shape this week as workmen poured the first concrete for the structure into molds on Monday morning. Major P. E. Bermet, Works Progress Administration and Public Works Administration head in Honolulu, was expected to arrive this week.
50 Years Ago
1964 - New life and hope came to the Pauwela-Haiku area Tuesday morning when the one-time Libby, McNeill and Libby cannery went back into full production under the ownership of Haserot Pine. Managing the Haserot plantation and cannery at Pauwela is longtime veteran pineman David Cup Choy.
25 Years Ago
1989 - The Chinese New Year, the Year of the Snake, will be celebrated with a Lion Dance and firecracker display on Feb. 5 in the courtyard of the County Building. Among other activities planned are a noodle-pulling demonstration and a Jai luncheon.
10 Years Ago
2004 - A Shinnen Enkai (new year's) celebration will welcome the Year of the Monkey, beginning with a traditional "Kagami Biraki" - a ceremony to open a sake barrel, on Jan. 31 at the Maui Beach Hotel. The event will also be a celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Japanese Cultural Society.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.