Archive for January, 2014

Homecoming $10,000 half court shot will raise funds for high school athletics

| January 31, 2014 | 2 Comments
Homecoming $10,000 half court shot will raise funds for high school athletics

Some lucky fan will win $10,000 if he or she can make a shot from half court at “The Barn” at Molokai High School on Feb. 7. The “Molokai Farmers’ half-court shot at $10,000” is a fundraiser for the Molokai High athletics department. One randomly chosen ticket owner (age 18 or older) will attempt the […]

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Molokai Ranch partners with UH to inseminate cows with Wagyu embryos during workshop this week

| January 30, 2014 | 2 Comments
Molokai Ranch partners with UH to inseminate cows with Wagyu embryos during workshop this week

Molokai Ranch Press Release Premium quality, 100 percent grass-fed, hormone-free beef that is born, raised, and finished in Hawaii, will be available for market because of the Wagyu embryo transplant success. In addition, local ranchers and students are seizing the opportunity to learn the artificial insemination process during a week-long informative and practical workshop on […]

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Monsanto reaches out to public as Maui County receives testimony on bill related to pesticides and GMOs

| January 29, 2014 | 4 Comments
Monsanto reaches out to public as Maui County receives testimony on bill related to pesticides and GMOs

Maui County Council’s Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee will continue to accept testimony through Friday on the Maui County Bill Related to Pesticides and GMOs. A hearing on Councilmember Ellie Cochran’s bill took place Tuesday in Council Chambers with 96 people testifying. A total of 51 Molokai people testified by phone from the Kaunakakai Gym. […]

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Local wrestlers earn six first-place finishes at round robin tournament

| January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Local wrestlers earn six first-place finishes at round robin tournament

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Kualapu’u Elementary sweeps Makahiki games to win first Wayne Meyer trophy

| January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Kualapu’u Elementary sweeps Makahiki games to win first Wayne Meyer trophy

Molokai’s four elementary schools, plus Kamehameha Maui, competed Saturday for top honors at the Makahiki games held Saturday at the Kaunakakai ballfield. Every year, the Makahiki season concludes with competitions, not just for the youth, but for athletes of all ages. In keeping with tradition, each team presented the honorary kupuna with ho’okupu (gifts). Some […]

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Documentary on challenges of high school athletes from Molokai and Lanai airs this weekend

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Documentary on challenges of high school athletes from Molokai and Lanai airs this weekend

Downtown Athletic Club Hawaii News Release “Going the Distance: The Journey of Molokai and Lanai High Sports,” a new documentary chronicling the unique, harsh challenges faced by students representing Molokai High School or Lanai High School in interscholastic athletics, airs on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. on KGMB and Sunday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 […]

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Free retina screenings coming in February

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Free retina screenings coming in February

Molokai Lions Club News Release Together, we can have a great impact on improving the health of our neighbors and the island community we love. That is the philosophy of a large group of health professionals and volunteers who will be on Molokai during the first week of February to conduct free retina screenings. The […]

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Lady Farmers end MIL regular season 11-1 after dropping game to Lanai

| January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lady Farmers end MIL regular season 11-1 after dropping game to Lanai

The Molokai High School girls basketball team traveled to Lanai last weekend to close out the Maui Interscholastic League Division II regular season. After clinching the number-one seed in the MIL just a week before, perhaps the lady Farmers relaxed a little against Lanai. On Friday night, the two teams played a close game the […]

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MECO plans three meetings next week to discuss recent power outages with community

| January 21, 2014 | 8 Comments
MECO plans three meetings next week to discuss recent power outages with community

Maui Electric Company will hold three meetings on Molokai to discuss the regular power outages that have affected thousands of customers. The first meeting will be next Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Kualapu’u Elementary School cafeteria at 6 p.m. The following day, Wednesday, Jan. 29, there will be an East End meeting at Kilohana Community […]

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Reprint: Civil rights movement comes full circle for fifth grade teacher

| January 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Reprint: Civil rights movement comes full circle for fifth grade teacher

On this Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday today I thought it would be appropriate to reprint the article “Meaning of Civil Rights Movement comes full circle for fifth grade teacher.” Pualani Akaka is still teaching at Kualapu’u School, passing on these valuable lessons to Molokai fourth graders.The story originally ran on July 20, 2011. […]

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