100 Years Ago
1914 - It would seem to have been a miracle that no one was killed in an auto accident that happened last Saturday might on the road to Kahakuloa. The machine, a Ford, was smashed to atoms but the four occupants escaped without injury. The car went over the cliff and, after turning half a dozen somersaults, landed in pieces in the bottom of the ravine.
75 Years Ago
1939 - Do your shopping in the Main Market at the corner of Market and Main, Wailuku, home of: Olympic Market which provides four deliveries daily, Main Market Produce, H. Okumura Proprietor, which sells "the pick of the market," Wailuku Florist, H. M. Fujimoto Proprietor, and Hanaoka Lunch Counter, maker of light lunches and real coffee!
50 Years Ago
1964 -Maui is on the map in library circles throughout the nation for being named as having one of the 10 best systems in the nation for small communities (under 25,000). Miss Lucille K. Berg, Maui County chief librarian, said she has been receiving congratulations from all over the United States.
25 Years Ago
1989 - Maui's Chinese community and friends gathered at the County Building yesterday to officially open the bicentennial of their coming to the islands. The kickoff event was ear-splitting as 200,000 firecrackers, hanging in doubled-up chains from the County Building's two flag poles, were fired off.
10 Years Ago
2004 - Camile Velasco, an 18-year-old Haiku resident and a waitress at the International House of Pancakes in Kahului, is one of the final 32 contestants on "American Idol." She attended auditions in Honolulu.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.