Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago

1919 — A new pineapple cannery on Maui will be backed by the firm of R. E. Cotter Co. of San Francisco.

75 Years Ago

1944 — For the third consecutive week, Major Kenwood B. Rohrer, provost judge, was in the anti-curfew violation business as 14 of 24 cases listed on the court calendar were for this offense.

50 Years Ago

1969 — A powerful laser beam was directed toward the United States lunar landing site on the moon for several hundred “shots” from the Advanced Research Project Agency’s Haleakala Observatory.

25 Years Ago

1994 — Kimo Lindsey needs cool, clean water to grow taro, which makes poi, the staple of a Hawaiian diet. But water flowing through Lindsey’s taro patches in West Maui’s Honokohau Valley is too warm.

10 Years Ago

2009 — Hana High and Elementary School Principal Rick Paul, a member of a task force charged with making a recommendation on a possible school consolidation, said that he cannot see how closing the Keanae campus permanently can be avoided.

* “Looking Back Through The Maui News” is a weekly feature compiled by Jill Engledow.