Looking Back Through The Maui News
100 Years Ago
1919 — A campaign will be launched on Maui for subscriptions amounting to $75,000 to be used for the enlargement and betterment of the institution that should mean more to Maui citizens than any other on the island – the Kula Sanitarium.
75 Years Ago
1944 — Maui Office of Civilian Defense firemen will compete in a four-event drill early in September to select a champion to meet the champion OCD firemen’s squad in an inter-island meet.
50 Years Ago
1969 — Mayor Elmer F. Cravalho and the Maui Jaycees announced this week that plans are being completed for supervised drag racing at the old Puunene Airport strip.
25 Years Ago
1994 — Tight fishing restrictions and waters surrounding Kahoolawe will remain in effect for the time being. The Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission made the decision despite requests by Maui-based fishermen to relax the rules established by the Navy when the island was used as a military target.
10 Years Ago
2009 — The Wailea Community Association and Maui County Mayor Charmaine Tavares want to build a permanent emergency ambulance station for South Kihei and Wailea.
* “Looking Back Through The Maui News” is a weekly feature compiled by Jill Engledow.