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Fall Sports Primed for ‘Exciting’ Season

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

By Sage Yamashita, Intern Reporter

The school year has started and sports are back in full swing at Molokai High School. This year will be

filled with excitement, as seniors’ last regular scheduled season of sports was during their freshman year.

COVID-19 may have put a bump on the sports schedule for the last two years, but it didn’t put a bump on

students’ spirit towards playing for Molokai High. 

“We are super excited getting fall sports underway,” said MHS Athletic Director Lee DeRouin. “We offer sideline cheer, eight-man football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls air riflery.” …

Molokai Paddlers Win Silver at States

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Molokai Paddlers Win Silver at States

By Catherine Cluett Pactol | Editor

Molokai wahine paddlers from Wa’akapaemua Canoe Club’s age 65 crew took second place at last Saturday’s state regatta on Oahu. Camie Kimball, Annette English, Penny Martin, Stef Bush, Choppie Kalama and Crystal Egusa, coached by Jerome Kalama, earned their silver medal with a time of 4:41.68 in the half mile sprint event. 

They were joined at the state regatta by the Wa’akapaemua 70s crew, who finished fourth in their event, as well as youth crews who competed. The girls 12 team finished fifth place, the boys 12 finished ninth, the mixed boys and girls 12 came in fifth, boys 13 crossed 10th, boys 14 finished 14th, and the boys 15 crew came in 10th. …

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Dispatch Welcomes New Intern

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

The Molokai Dispatch News Release 

We are excited that Sage Yamashita, a senior at Molokai High School, will be interning with The Molokai Dispatch. During her internship, Sage will help provide news coverage of community events and MHS sports through photography and reporting. She will also gain hands-on experience with all aspects of weekly newspaper operation over the next semester. 

Sage’s parents are Melinda and Matt Yamashita, and after graduation, she plans to study marketing. 

“I’m starting my senior year and I’m using this year as a starting point to learn some new skills, get out into the world, and prepare myself for college,” she said.…

Hoʻolehua Tree Trimming This Week

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

DHHL News Release 

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) and County of Maui Highways Division will conduct tree trimming work on Kolea Ave in Ho‘olehua, Molokai, beginning Monday, Aug. 8 through this week.

Tree trimming crews will be on-site and working within the roadway from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with temporary traffic redirections and elevated noise levels during the scheduled work interval.

The work is expected to be completed by Aug. 12, weather permitting. DHHL lessees impacted by the work in the area have been notified via USPS mail of the work and have been asked to remove any personal property, including vehicles, between Kolea Avenue and their homestead lots.…

Agriculture Technology and Tools Workshop

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

UH Molokai Extension News Release

Are you interested in learning the tricks and trades of using small equipment on your farm to become more efficient?  Join us for live demonstrations and a talk story session with farmers using these tools.  Tools include hand tools, cultivation tools, irrigation supplies/tools, walk-behind tractor, soil tilther and more.  

The workshop will be held on Aug. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the UH Extension Farm (old MCC Farm) located just past Kumu Farms at 652 Huuai Road.  Funding for the workshop is provided by the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement.  Partners for this program include Sustainable Molokai, Go FARM Hawaii, and UH Molokai Cooperative Extension Service.  …

Golf Ace

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Golf Ace

Community Contributed

By Rick Schonely

Longtime Molokai Middle School science teacher Scott Hemenway is the August Ace for the Hui O Kukui Golf Club. Hemenway shot 41-38 for a gross total of 79 and with his 12 handicap his net 67 got him the victory.

Mahalo to the staff and management of Iconic Ironwood Hill Golf Course for perpetuating the game of golf on Molokai.…

Good Samaritan

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

On Aug. 22, I left a bank bag containing a deposit slip and a large cash deposit on the top of my car. This was not a smart thing to do, as I forgot it and drove off. The bag fell off on the side of the road. After searching, to no avail, I assumed that all was lost, with the complication that the money was not mine.  As it turned out, a good Samaritan found the bag and turned it into the police department intact. Through the deposit slip, the police were able to return it to its owner. 

As the good Samaritan did not provide a name, I feel that it is appropriate for me to thank the whole community of Molokai for fostering such an atmosphere of aloha. …

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