Looking Back Through The Maui News
100 Years Ago
1918 — Four barrels of Kaupakulua wine, two barrels of bottled beer, and an assortment of demijohns of wine and bottled goods comprise the seizure made by Sheriff Clem Crowell and clerk Frank Sylva in a raid of the Shibata Store at Peahi last night.
75 Years Ago
1943 — Four Maui motorists were penalized by the Maui War Price and Rationing Board at a hearing held Dec. 11 for driving in excess of 35 mph.
50 Years Ago
1968 — Fuku Construction Inc. will be building the 110-unit senior citizens center in Kahului under a “negotiated contract” agreement approved by the board of directors of Hale Mahaolu on Monday afternoon.
25 Years Ago
1993 — Acting like a bargain-hunting Christmas shopper, the County Council reaffirmed Wednesday it will not spend one more penny — let alone an additional $530,000 — than the $1 million previously authorized for purchasing part of Big Beach.
10 Years Ago
2008 — Maui County will see the launch of more than $295 million in capital-improvement projects within 18 months as part of a sweeping plan to stimulate the economy and create jobs throughout the state.
* “Looking Back Through The Maui News” is a weekly feature compiled by Jill Engledow.