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Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago

1919 — A $3,000 theater just makai of Haiku Cannery will, if all plans go right, form one of the big improvements in the Haiku district. The showhouse will have a seating capacity of 600.

75 Years Ago

1944 — An event to which soldiers the world over are looking forward with joy turned into a gloomy furlough this week for Pvt. Richard Mitsuharu Iriguchi, who returned home on a 30-day leave only to learn that his younger brother had been killed in action in Italy.

50 Years Ago

1969 — After 33 years of sales and service experience with A&B Commercial Company, Lester Hamai is going into business for himself as president and general manager of Hamai Appliance.

25 Years Ago

1994 — Maui’s best karaoke artists will be singing at the Maui finals for a spot on the “Hawaii Stars” television show.

10 Years Ago

2009 — Hawaii state senators are giving the public – and themselves – another opportunity to vent their frustrations with Gov. Linda Lingle’s proposed layoffs of state employees, this time those from the Department of Health.

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