100 Years Ago
1914 - The sixth commencement of the Maunaolu Seminary will be held June 17 at 10 o'clock in the morning. The graduates of the academic program are Dora Kaaimoku, Emily Keapo, Ah Lung Lau, Julia Mattson, Eva Saffery, Ah Yim Soong, Helen Taylor and Enkyau Yap. The graduates from the Sewing Department are Mary Andrade and Pauline Bailey.
75 Years Ago
1939 - Long lines of cars will stream up the mountainside next Monday morning for the opening of the first annual Ulupalakua Day. Opening the day's activities will be a baseball game between the Hawaiians of Honolulu and the Makawao Cowboys. Following the game will be a luau for 2,000, a rodeo, a pageant and dancing.
50 Years Ago
1964 - Passenger arrivals at Kahului Airport are heading for an electrifying new record for 1964. Kahului experienced a 50 percent increase during the month of March. During the first quarter of the year, 99,761 passengers used the airport, compared to 70,979 last year.
25 Years Ago
1989 - Themed "The Tradition Continues," the 67th Maui County Fair will be the first to be held someplace other than the fairgrounds in Kahului, which is slated for light industrial development. Fair Director Avery Chumbley gave a tour of the new site - the War Memorial complex - and said that the site will give the fair some advantages over its predecessors.
10 Years Ago
2004 - The Pioneer Mill smokestack will remain a Lahaina landmark for at least a while longer, much to the relief of West Maui residents who opposed Pioneer Mill Co.'s 3-year-old plans to demolish it. "That's Lahaina," said resident Sam Kadotani. "The community don't want that thing to be knocked down."
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.