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Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago

1919 — Maui cement is on the market as a commercial commodity that will hold its own with any cement made, and the first consignment for Kauai has recently gone to McBryde Plantation.

75 Years Ago

1944 — Maui’s war death toll rose to 70 when three more AJAs were killed in action in France and four others were wounded, Army authorities notified next of kin here this week.

50 Years Ago

1969 — The 84 acres that will serve as the site for the new Maui High School in Kahului have been cleared by Fong Construction Company equipment. When the new high school opens in 1972, Superintendent Andy Nil expects an enrollment of 750 students in grades 9 through 12.

25 Years Ago

1994 — Seventeen different types of plants reflecting Maui’s different ethnic groups will be given away at the Department of Land and Natural Resources forestry base yard Saturday.

10 Years Ago

2009 — Some Waihee School students couldn’t do online portions of their studies Monday and some teachers lost valuable lesson plans after laptop computers valued at about $13,000 were stolen in classroom break-ins over the weekend.

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