100 Years Ago
1914 - Much interest centers in the marriage of Miss Juana M. Regeil to Mr. M.J. Ah Sue, which takes place at 7 o'clock this evening at the Puunene church. The ceremony will be performed by the Rev. Father Ambrose. The bride is a popular young lady of Kihei, and the groom is very well known and is employed by the Puunene ranch.
75 Years Ago
1939 - Clarence Tolentino was the only graduate at exercises held at Kipahulu School. Despite the small class, faculty and friends staged a formal commencement program and feted Tolentino with a luau afterward. During the ceremony, he sat under an arbor of leis that spelled out the words "Class if 1939."
50 Years Ago
1964 - A petition to change the name of Waiakoa Post Office to Kula, Hawaii, is being circulated in the Kula area. Copies of the petition have been placed at the Kula FCU office, Morihara Store, the Waiakoa Super Market, Kula Sanatorium, and Fong and Ching Stores.
25 Years Ago
1989 - Today is Founders Day at St. John's Church in Kula, believed to be the first Christian Chinese mission on Maui. It was 89 years ago that the Rev. Shim Yin Chin, a 32-year-old Lutheran minister from Hong Kong, waved goodbye to his wife and four young children and came here at the behest of Hakka Chinese farmers living in Keokea.
10 Years Ago
2004 - Actor Woody Harrelson and television talk show host Bill Maher fired up their fans at the Maui Film Festival in Wailea on Thursday night, adding some hot political lava to the more usual mix of laid-back aloha and compassionate filmmaking that are trademarks of the festival. Few in the crowd of 300 to 400 people were taking issue with anything either of the artists were saying.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.