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Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago

1920 — The influenza epidemic has not spread in alarming degree in any of the districts outside of Wailuku, but aside from the “flu,” Wailuku district is now having a little epidemic of chickenpox and measles.

75 Years Ago

1945 — Plans have been completed for the construction of a 14-room hotel with private baths, to be constructed at Kepaniwai in Iao Valley, it was announced Friday by John G. Duarte, owner. It will be built after the war.

50 Years Ago

1970 — A message from Pres. Richard Nixon was one of a number of letters, telegrams and night wires that reached Ichiro (Iron) Maehara on the night of his testimonial banquet as hundreds of well-wishers gathered to pay tribute to Maui’s popular “Mr. Baseball.”

25 Years Ago

1995 — The Navy is trying to determine how best to clean up Kahoolawe as required by a consent agreement between the government and Native Hawaiians.

10 Years Ago

2010 — As residents and companies look to curb their spending and run more efficiently, Maui Economic Opportunity has scrapped its plans to hold a fundraiser dinner for its new transportation center and now is going virtual and holding a Fantasy Fundraiser instead.

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