Looking Back Through The Maui News
100 Years Ago
1919 — In the middle of January last, some Haleakala Ranch cowboys broke ice in a stream at Olinda. Frost and ice as far down the slope as Olinda is most unusual, as Puunianiau is generally the limit as far as the freezing point is concerned.
75 Years Ago
1944 — A new high for the sale of war bonds in Maui County was announced Friday. As of February 15, Maui County’s war bond purchases in the Fourth War Loan Drive has reached a total of $2,276,083.35 against a quota of $1,900,000.
50 Years Ago
1969 — A strike which Jack W. Hall, ILWU regional director, said “started at midnight Sunday,” has shut down Maui’s three sugar plantations along with 19 others in the 50th State.
25 Years Ago
1994 — A 2nd Circuit judge stayed 20-day jail sentence for a Hawaiian sovereignty leader so long as he does not drive an unlicensed car. James Akahi, along with a number of others, have been cited by police for using pink “Kingdom of Hawaii” license plates, driving without insurance and other violations.
10 Years Ago
2009 — Nobody came out and demanded that the Maui County Council chuck out its two-year-old Residential Workforce Housing ordinance, but developers and nonprofit leaders said it needs some tweaking to be more effective.
* “Looking Back Through The Maui News” is a weekly feature compiled by Jill Engledow.