Feds sentence women in Kona meth bust

U.S. District Judge Helen Gillmor on Nov. 18 sentenced a pair of Hawaii Island women to federal prison for their role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine distribution, according to County Prosecutor Kelden Waltjen.

‘Tis the season for Christmas tree shopping

The Hilo Y’s Men and Women’s Club, in partnership with the Island of Hawaii YMCA, will be selling Christmas trees until stock runs out. For 72 years, the YMCA has been selling Christmas trees as a way to raise money for programs. This year, online preorders were offered for the first time.

Obituaries for November 28

Prayse Kolonahe Prembrook Chung, 23, of Hilo died Aug. 4 at home. Born in Hilo, he was an electrician’s helper for Walter’s Electric Inc. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at New Hope-Hilo, 840 Kupulau, Rod. Celebration of life at 6 p.m. Survived by father, Kaleonahe G. (Katie Kobayashi) Chung; mother, Leilokelani Billings; sisters, Heavyn Chung, Haart Chung and Khloe Chung-Castillo; brother, Shyn Chung; grandmother, Lucille V. Chung; grandfather, Kenneth Billings.

Volcano Watch: The refilling of Halemaʻumaʻu crater

Halema‘uma‘u crater has undergone repeated changes during the past two centuries. Prior to 1924, the size and shape of the Halema‘uma‘u lava lake changed frequently and lava commonly spilled out across the floor of Kilauea caldera.

Police: Burglars stole DLNR vehicles

Police are seeking for the public’s assistance in finding vehicles which were stolen from the Department of Land and Natural Resources Forest and Wildlife Division baseyard in Hilo.

Obituaries for November 25

Kevin “Kanoa” Kanoa‘imipono Gladden, 22, of Kealia died Nov. 13 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a roofer for Mauna Kea Roofing. Services at a later date. Survived by parents, Kekai (Jamie-Lyn Kamaka) Gladden of Kealia; sisters, Kaitlyn Gladden and Kaliyah Gladden of Kealia; hanai sister, Leina (DonRay Amor) Naihe of Ocean View; paternal grandfather, Larry (Marie) Gladden of Kalapana; paternal grandmother, Selma Gladden of Kealia; maternal grandparents, John and Madeline Naihe of Ocean View, Nelson and Deena Kahele of Captain Cook; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Despite pandemic, Waiakea Lions Club continues to serve

Recognizing that health and personal safety need to be maintained, the Waiakea Lions have been undertaking indoor and outdoor projects that require a minimum number of members. Two projects were completed in October: the renovation of two bus shelters and a maintenance project for the Salvation Army.

UHH men take their shot at No. 1

UH-Hilo’s men’s basketball team already has beaten one Division I team (Northern Colorado), challenged another (Pacific) and it opened the season against “big brother” (the UH-Manoa).

Saturday sign-waving rally to honor hometown heroes

The Exchange Club of Hilo is inviting businesses, community organizations, families and individuals to participate in the “Thanksgiving Unity Island-Wide Mahalo Sign-Waving Rally” between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Volcano Village Art Hui tour returns

The Volcano Village Artists Hui Annual Studio Tour and Sale is back, although in a slightly modified form. Over Thanksgiving weekend, three studio sites will be open for regular hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday-Sunday.

Let’s Talk Food: Mushrooms for a healthier body

My grandson Quentin loves math and science and one of his favorite books is “Mushrooms of Hawaii” by Don E. Hemmes Ph.D., and Dennis E Desjardin, Ph.D. Because of that interest in mushrooms, he was very excited to eat them. We made a super easy creamy mushroom pasta, which everyone enjoyed.