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Five Farmers Swim in State Preliminaries

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Despite not qualifying for the final round of the state championships, Molokai swimmers recorded their best relay times of the season in the state preliminaries, said Head Coach Jess Ford. Two weeks after medal-winning performances in the MIL championships, five Molokai swimmers competed in two team events at states last week Friday.

Sophomore Kahale Ramos, junior Keao Ross and seniors Luke Kikukawa and Michaiah Soares swam as a team in the 200-yard medley relay and came in 18th with a time of one minute and 54.64 seconds. Ross, Kikukawa, Soares and senior Tanner Mosher raced in the team 200-yard freestyle relay and came in 17th at 1:39.99.…

First Place for 3 Farmers

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

In the MIL’s regular season finale last weekend, Molokai won three different divisions. Kui Han beat out Lahainaluna’s Connor Mowat for the 285-pound title, while Saydee Makaiwi (127) and Cendall Manley (145) emerged as Molokai’s girls’ champions.

The battle between Han and Mowat has raged all season. The two have traded titles in the four meets they’ve competed, and each has come out with two victories against the other.

This weekend the Farmers will compete in the MIL championships. While Molokai has performed comparatively well in the field this season, with the third most titles out of the nine competing schools, Head Coach Randy Manley said that many wrestlers are still young and gaining experience.…

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Veterans Corner

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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By Jesse Church

Aloha all my fellow veterans and residents of Molokai, old Jesse here with all the veterans news and upcoming events. What is the VA Telehealth program? Telehealth is the use of electronic information to support long-distance health care. Technologies can include videoconferencing, the Internet, and wireless communications to share health information with care providers.

The VA’s program is called the Coordination Home TeleHealth Services for veterans including those with chronic health problems, homebound veterans, veterans who need assisted living services and veterans with mental health conditions. Benefits of this program include prevention or reduction of completions from chronic health conditions, assistance in managing your health and making health decisions, and daily monitoring of your health condition by a registered nurse care coordinator trained in the use of home telehealth technology.…

Small Business Awards Nominees

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

County of Maui News Release

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and Maui Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the nominees for the upcoming 2015 Mayor’s Small Business Awards, which will be held on Thursday, Feb. 26 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club’s Waikapu Ballroom.

This year, there are two nominees from Molokai – The Molokai Dispatch in the Exceptional Small Business of the Year 0 to 10 Employees category, and Rawlins Enterprises in the Exceptional Small Business of the Year 11 to 35 Employees category. Other categories include Exceptional Small Business of the Year 36 to 100 Employees, Young Small Business Person of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award and Outstanding Nonprofit Business.…

Rep. Mele Carroll Passes Away

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

House of Representatives News Release

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of former state House Representative Diana “Mele” Carroll.  She passed at 3:50 am on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 with her family at her side.  At this time services are pending and will be announced at a later date.

Carroll was re-elected on Nov. 4, 2014 to begin her sixth term, representing the 13th House district.   The 13th District is a true canoe district that includes East Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kaho`olawe and Molokini.

“It is a very sad day for the House,” said Speaker Joseph M. Souki. …

Seabury Crowned MIL D-II Champs

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Seabury Crowned MIL D-II Champs

Seabury’s title-winning team poses with their medals after the championship game last Friday. Photo by Rick Schonely.

Seabury Hall won a sixth consecutive Maui Interscholastic League Division-II Boys Basketball championship last Friday, defeating Lanai 59-49 in the MIL tournament final at The Barn.

The Spartans (10-0) clinched the league’s lone berth to the D-II state tournament and won their 32nd straight MIL game.

Jaxson Stinger scored 27 points for Seabury, and Jordan Haylor added 10.

The Spartans led by just one point at halftime, 26-25. They outscored the Pine Lads 24-15 in the fourth quarter.

Kerl Manuel scored 16 points for Lanai (7-3), sinking four three-pointers.…

Veterans Corner

Friday, February 20th, 2015

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By Jesse Church

Aloha all my fellow veterans and residents of Molokai, old Jesse here with all the veterans news and upcoming events. On Friday, Feb. 20, Sergeant Major Ronald Green will become the top enlisted man in the Marine Corps. Commandant General Joseph Dunford has chosen Sgt. Maj. Green to be the 18th Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps. I join with Marines around the world in congratulating him and wishing him the best in his new job.

In a recent copy of the Marine Times, they reported a problem at the VA Medical Center in Tomah, WI of overmedication of patients and prescription practices.…

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