100 Years Ago
1914 - People who are dependent on water from the Kula pipeline are now in terrible straits. Access to water has been nonexistent for the past 10 days or so. Residents of lower Paia are indulging in brackish water and some don't even have that to drink. Soda water and beer is at a premium. Water is short, and the summer is coming on.
75 Years Ago
1939 - A drastic reduction in interisland telephone rates was announced by the Mutual Telephone Company so that the average citizen can afford private interisland calls at any time. The new rates provide that from midnight to 8 p.m. daily, except Sunday, calls will cost $2 for the first three minutes and for each additional minute, 50 cents.
50 Years Ago
1964 - At previous Department of Education meetings it has been brought out that Kaunoa School is the last of the English standard schools in the state. About 100 students attend the school. The school will remain open until siblings of the original students have finished.
25 Years Ago
1989 - An international couple, headed for Kaanapali, ended up at the Hotel Hana Maui for the night because their travel agent thought Hana had the only airport on Maui. They loved Hana, but it cost them a little more than they bargained for, paying for both hotels.
10 Years Ago
2004 - About 800 previously undiscovered archaeological features and sites were documented on Kahoolawe during the 10-year cleanup that officially ended last year. Surveys found three more ancient adze quarries than were previously known, well-preserved coastal settlements and evidence of extensive agriculture around the summit of the island.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.