100 Years Ago
1914 - The "Mollie Maybridge" moving picture show at the Kahului Lyceum was a good one and the house was crowded. There was a dance afterwards, and many people stayed for it.
75 Years Ago
1939 - Because of a change in the Inter-Island shipping schedule of the S.S. Humuula, the film Honolulu which was supposed to reach Maui Friday night will not arrive. Since the Friday afternoon plane from Hilo does not stop on Maui, the film will have to be shipped all the way from Hilo to Honolulu and then reshipped from Honolulu to Maui on Saturday morning for a showing.
50 Years Ago
1964 - Plans are being made to dedicate the Loaloa Heiau on the Dwight Baldwin Kaupo Ranch as a Registered National Historic Landmark. One of the largest and best preserved of the Islands, the heiau was recommended for registry during a survey in 1963.
25 Years Ago
1989 - The fate of the "iwi," or bones, of more than 1,000 Hawaiians buried centuries ago at Honokahua was the subject of a four-hour meeting in Lahaina last night that drew impassioned testimony from 16 speakers representing four islands. The arguments were for and against continued scientific study of bones removed from a Kapalua Resort hotel site.
10 Years Ago
2004 - Plans for releasing a flock of nene were the topic of a conversation at Piiholo Ranch among Peter Baldwin, Mary Evanson and Duke and Chris Baldwin. It was Evanson who triggered the safe harbor idea when she gave Peter "adoption papers" for a nene in Haleakala Crater as a gift.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.