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Merrie Monarch Festival Ho’ike Tickets

The Merrie Monarch Festival says ticket sales for the 2022 Ho’ike event go on sale 15 March 2022 at the Festival Office, 865 Piilani Street in Hilo.

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Public asked to sound off on tour flights over HVNP

The spokesman for a local citizens’ group that successfully sued to have the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Park Service brought into compliance with the Air Tour Management Act of 2000 expressed disappointment Monday that the agencies released a document seeking comments on possible air tour management plans for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Maui’s Haleakala National Park.

Police arrest 37 for DUI

During the week of Feb. 14-20, Hawaii Island police arrested 37 motorists for DUI. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Four were younger than 21.

Obituaries for February 27

Chiyono Kobayashi, 100, of Kealakekua died Feb. 8. Born in Hilo, she was the retired owner of the former Yamada Furniture Store in Kona, a member of Kainaliu Makai Kumi, former state Health Commissioner, former president of the Kona Business & Professional Women’s Club and a registered Republican. Drive-thru celebration of life 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 27, at Club Rehab Mauka Clinic, 79-7422 Mamalahoa Hwy., site of the former Yamada Furniture Store. Private inurnment services will follow. Survived by son, Grant T. (Ryoko) Kobayashi of Kealakekua; daughters, Glenna (Charles) Bell of Kealakekua and Charlotte (Daniel) Graham of Honolulu; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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