Kapaa Bank of Hawaii robbed

An armed man robbed Bank of Hawaii in Kapa’a around 10:30 a.m. New Year’s Eve Thursday. The suspect fled the scene and headed northbound, according to witnesses. According the KPD, the suspect was armed with a rifle. The suspect is

Top stories of 2015

‘Aloha Vet’ passes away KILAUEA — Dr. Scott Sims was a local hero to the animal community. He owned and operated Pegasus Vet Clinic in Kilauea, where he attended to the needs of local pets, as well as the health

Holiday spending increases

LIHUE — Kukui Grove Center enjoyed the holidays with sales increases in the double digits, according to Wade Lord, Kukui Grove general manager. “Sales at the Kukui Grove Center this Christmas were the best we’ve seen in a long time,”

Warrior wahine win 1st round

KAPAA — The Warriors are now 3-0 and have clinched the season’s first round. Kapaa High School’s varsity girls basketball team defeated Kauai High, 45-39, Tuesday evening at Kapaa. “It came down to free throws. Gladly, tonight toward the end,

Wrestling preseason complete

Local high school wrestlers have spent the last month competing at preseason tournaments off island in preparation for the Kauai Interscholastic Federation season. The KIF regular season begins Jan. 9 at Island School. The first tournament is scheduled for 10

Tourism trends looking good

LIHUE — The number of travelers to Kauai went up by 0.8 percent as compared to this time last year, according to a Tuesday news release from the Hawaii Tourism Authority. The number of travelers to the entire state rose

Letters for Dec. 31, 2015

• FDA corruption deserves community forum • Guests should be better prepared for tsunamis FDA corruption deserves community forum Thank you Dr. Richman, for pointing out that genetic engineering could modify the sex life of mosquitoes thereby reducing their population to hopefully

Obituaries for Dec. 31, 2015

• Judith Marie Ladner Judith Marie Ladner Judith Marie Ladner of Kapaa, formerly of Leucadia, Calif., passed away at home on December 25, 2015, at the age of 59. She was born in East Orange, New Jersey on October 23, 1956,

Robert’s begins 70th year

LIHUE — On Dec. 6, Robert’s, located on Kress Street in Lihue, started its 70th year of business under the hands of Milton Ozaki, the second generation of the Ozaki family. “This is a special number,” Milton said. “We’re going

Date moved for accused murderer

LIHUE —The man charged with the stabbing murder of Gary Allen Allianic was back in court Tuesday. Francisco Keola Manuel, 37, appeared before Circuit Court Judge Randal Valenciano standing beside his defense attorney Emmanuel Guerrero to ask the court to

Hawaii raises age to buy tobacco

LIHUE — If you’re between the ages of 18 and 21 and have decided 2016 is your year to stop smoking, you now have one more reason to keep that New Year’s resolution. A new law that raises the minimum

Trial set for driver in crosswalk death

LIHUE — A man accused of striking a woman on Rice Street with his vehicle more than a year ago pleaded not guilty to negligent homicide Tuesday. Derreck Agan, 49, appeared before Circuit Court Judge Randal Valenciano and waived oral

Varicose veins vaporized

LIHUE — Joyce Yamace, 37-year resident of the South Side, was all ready to fly to Oahu for surgery on her varicose veins. She started the process about a year ago. She went through the ultrasound, where technicians mapped the

Youth soccer clinic next month

The Hawaii Elite Soccer Academy will be hosting a youth development clinic starting Jan. 9. The clinic is a two-day event with sessions for 8- to 12-year-olds and 13- to 18-year-olds. Coach Brent Nunes, HESA director of player development, will

County offices, services closed for holiday

LIHUE — In observance of New Year’s Day, County of Kauai offices, all refuse transfer stations, the Kekaha Landfill, Kauai Resource Center, Puhi Metals Recycling Center and all HI-5 bottle redemption centers will be closed on Friday. Other county facilities

Free onion seedlings to be given away today

WAIMEA — The Waimea High School science and agriculture students will be giving away free yellow and red onion seedlings today starting at 4 p.m. at the Waimea and Eleele branches of First Hawaiian Bank. These are seedlings which can

Happy Camper for Dec. 30, 2015

Kudos to Micki Evslin, Vicky Fennell and Natasha Biggart on the great job they’ve done with Kiko, a shop located in the back of Jim Saylor Jewelers in Kapaa. John Kaohelaulii (they’ve got the new Sole Mates up and running

Making meaningful resolutions for ourselves

Right about now you’ll be hearing all about New Year’s Resolutions. So what’s a resolution? It’s a firm decision to do or not to do something. Interestingly, it is also the solving of a problem. There’s a connection. The key

Letters for Dec. 30, 2015

• Threads For Teens hopes to bring Pop Up Event to Kauai • Start new year with solutions for old problems Threads For Teens hopes to bring Pop Up Event to Kauai I am Leanna Thesken, a sophomore at Kauai High. For

Obituaries for Dec. 30, 2015

• Joseph Richard Brun • Maile Asing Semiteko • Irene Catbagan Williams • Clyde Conrad Edayan • Estanislao ‘Stanley’ Laysa Jr. • Pamela Leimomi Kailikini Dow • Hisako Nakamura Joseph Richard Brun Joseph Richard Brun of Koloa passed away at home on December 19, 2015, at the

‘It’s gone’

ANAHOLA – Ryder Avina ran to escape the flames ripping through the front of his burning house. Inside the one-story house were all the toys the 7-year-old received from his mother Robin and her fiancé Jesse Fergerstrom just three days

Rizal’s dream celebrated Sunday

LIHUE — When the Kauai Filipino Community Council was formed 55 years ago, the council probably celebrated Rizal Day back then, said Charlmaine Bulosan, the KFCC president, Sunday at the historic County Building. “Today, and on Dec. 30, we celebrate