Today in West Hawaii history | August 4

Aug. 4, 1984: West Hawaii Today did not publish on this day. Aug. 4, 1984, was a Saturday.

Aug. 4, 1994: A Japanese company contracted by Hawaii County to build the Kealakehe semi-public golf course has failed to meet its last deadline extension to begin construction, Mayor Stephen Yamashiro announces. Kealakehe Associates Inc., contracted to have the 18-hole course and clubhouse done by July 1994, received several extensions that culminated with the county’s ultimatum that work begin by July. That date was generated from mediation hearings last November that followed the county’s claim that the company defaulted on its contract.

Aug. 4, 2004: An inflatable kiddy pool filled with muddy water. Parked cars covered with wet debris. Konawaena School Road covered in topsoil. Classrooms soaked. Those are some of the remnants of a storm on Aug. 3 which caused the closure of three roads and five schools. All roads and schools were scheduled to reopen today, except for Konawaena Middle, which suffered significant flood damage, school officials, said they need more time to make the necessary repairs.