100 Years Ago
1914 - The Kipahulu plantation finished grinding early this week, the year's output being 2,160 tons. It is understood that this plantation will take off the ratoon crop next year, which will be the last that will be produced. It is not known what disposition will be made of the property following the abandonment of cane growing.
75 Years Ago
1939 - EMPLOYMENT WANTED. Maui swimming champs need part-time summer employment - cleaning windows, yard work, etc. Make arrangements through Alexander House.
50 Years Ago
1964 - The end of an era has been reached with the announcement of the retirement of J. Walter Cameron as president and general manager of the Maui Pineapple Co. C.C. Cadagan has been elected as president of the company, while Colin C. Cameron was named executive vice president and general manager.
25 Years Ago
1989 - The state has reached agreement with the owners of the only remaining parcel of private property at Makena's Oneloa Beach to purchase 5.5 acres of the 8-acre parcel at the La Perouse end of the beach. That means all but 2.5 acres of land fronting Oneloa, or Big Beach, will be part of the Makena-La Perouse State Park. And park advocates aren't giving up on the remaining 2.5 acres.
10 Years Ago
2004 - At some point in the future a mass transit system will be in place on the Valley Isle, providing a transportation system that takes workers from home to working place, customers to retail centers, students to schools, and possibly even visitors to popular scenic sites and recreational areas. For most current residents of Maui County, the only real issues are when will it happen and what will it cost?
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.