Mark the date Feb. 14 on your calendar, and this has nothing to do with Valentine’s Day.
BIIF paddling championships: Ka Makani boys, mixed crews coast as expected; Kealakehe girls edge Keaau
The BIIF’s most unbeatable streak lives on for another year. But it’s good to keep in mind that dynastic runs have an expiration date.
Joseph “Joe” Aloi Akiu, Sr., 74, of Waiohinu died Dec. 29 at Ka‘u Hospital. Born in Waiohinu, he was a former electrician, musician, U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran, member and music director for Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Naalehu and president of Naalehu Senior Center. Visitation 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 26) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by children, Joseph “Magee” (Shelley) Akiu Jr. of Waiohinu, Emma (Wilmet) Akiu of Pahala, Dwayne Kuahiwinui of Los Angeles, Nora (Donald) Lance of Ocean View, Paul (Cliff-Ann) Kuahiwinui of Waiohinu, James (Tina) Kuahiwinui of Washington and Rodney (Suzie) Kuahiwinui of South Point; sister, Margaret Lee Hong of Hilo; 34 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
As a small contingent of Concordia fans started whooping it up and the Eagles players followed suit Tuesday night at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, UH-Hilo men’s basketball coach GE Coleman already was looking ahead.
The Tribune-Herald each Saturday is publishing a photo from the Lyman Museum’s John Howard Pierce Photography Collection. The Kona Historical Society generously donated the collection in 2007. The museum is seeking help identifying the people and places in the pictures, most of which are from the 1960s and ’70s. Those with information about the subjects in the photos can contact the museum at 935-5021 or firstname.lastname@example.org. THIS PHOTO (NO. 18229) was captured May 28, 1966.