100 Years Ago
1914 - Dr. Aiken has gone to a lot of trouble and expense to obtain silversword for the decoration of the Maui car in the Honolulu Floral Parade. The doctor and a party traveled through Haleakala crater in search of the beautiful plant.
75 Years Ago
1939 - The final list of cast members for "Marrying Marian," a musical comedy to be presented by the Wailuku High School on February 27 at the King Theater was released early last week. They are Bunichi Gushi, Sonia Tanioka, Anne Ting, Leilani Garcia, Seichi Ige, Tanoshi Higashi and Sadako Watanabe.
50 Years Ago
1964 - - Reports out of Iolani Palace that Governor Burns had reversed his opinion and now favors the 500-acre Puunene site for the erection of the new state prison, threw a mild bomb into the ranks of those who have opposed the moving of the prison to Maui. Those opposed cite transportation problems because 84 percent of the prison population originates on Oahu.
25 Years Ago
1989 - Painter Don Jusko's art studio was stolen last month and along with it, 300 paintings representing eight years of labor. The crime occurred about three weeks ago in Lahaina, when Jusko parked his studio - a 1972 Volkswagen van - near Dan's Green House on Prison Street.
10 Years Ago
2004 - An e-Bay auction of a skull claimed to be from an ancient Hawaiian who was buried at Kaanapali long ago was halted Wednesday after outraged Hawaiians contacted legal authorities. The skull apparently was dug up in 1969 on Kaanapali Beach by the seller.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.