100 Years Ago
1914 - At the First National Bank of Wailuku, there is a new telephone switchboard in use. In the past, it has been necessary for the person asked for to walk over to the central phone. Now individual phones are connected to each department. When a call is heard, it is announced who is needed at the phone. Then the switch is thrown and instant direct communication is established.
75 Years Ago
1939 - Real Estate For Sale on Mission Street. One three-bedroom house and lot containing an area of 5,450 square feet. The price is $3,000.
50 Years Ago
1964 - Gov. John Burns announced last Friday the release of $630,000 for the construction of sixth increment buildings at new Kahului School. The funds are designed to provide additional classrooms, office space and a library.
25 Years Ago
1989 - Hundreds of tiny moths were released yesterday in Olinda to battle a green, spiny gorse shrub that infests an estimated 14,000 acres of mountainside. In England, gorse's home, it provides shelter for native birds and blossoms for honey bees and is a "protected plant." A person who pulls gorse from the ground could find himself in trouble. On Maui, the same person is more likely to get a medal.
10 Years Ago
2004 - Departing flights at Kahului Airport were grounded, passengers were stranded and traffic was snarled on Sunday morning after a man drove a sport utility vehicle into the airport ticket lobby and set the vehicle ablaze.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.