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Shelters open in Kaʻū, Kona amidst Mauna Loa eruption

HAWAI'I ISLAND (KITV4) -- The County of Hawaiʻi has opened shelters in Kaʻū at the Robert Herkes Gymnasium in Pāhala and at the Old Airport Gymnasium (Kailua Park) in Kailua-Kona amidst reports of self-evacuations along the South Kona coast. Multiple images have surfaced on social media...
KAILUA-KONA, HI
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West Hawaii Today

Pride of Hawaii: Konawaena Wildcats football team gets a grand homecoming after winning school’s first state championship

The Konawaena Wildcats received a grand homecoming Sunday morning, just hours after the undefeated BIIF champs shut down the Waipahu Marauders to bring home the school’s first state football title. After the team’s flight from Oahu touched down at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole shortly before 11...
KEALAKEKUA, HI
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Konawaena comes through for Big Island with Division I state title

Unlimited access to premium stories for as low as $12.95 /mo. The rest of the state found out Saturday night what the Big Island has known all season. BIIF champion Konawaena, which ran roughshod over opponents in conference play, is bringing home the school’s first state title after beating OIA champion Waipahu 38-28 in the Division I final of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA State Football Championships at John Kauinana Stadium.
KEALAKEKUA, HI
bigislandnow.com

41st annual Christmas Treasures Art, Jewelry, Gift and Craft Fair scheduled in Kona

If you’re looking for a one-stop-shopping experience for all your Christmas gift needs, look no farther than Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel this weekend. The 41st annual JoAnn “Goose” William’s Christmas Treasures Art, Jewelry, Gift and Craft Fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the hotel in downtown Kailua-Kona.
KAILUA-KONA, HI
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Waipahu overwhelms perennial power ‘Iolani in Division I semifinal

OIA champion Waipahu (11-1) will meet Konawaena next Saturday in the D-I final of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships at Mililani’s John Kauinana Stadium. Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser!. You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription. Already a...
WAIPAHU, HI
Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Obituaries for November 22

Douglas Cataraha, 80, of Kailua-Kona died Nov. 9 at home. Born in Hawaii, he was a retired heavy equipment operator and welder for EM Rivera Construction Co. Services at a later date. Survived by wife, Caroline Cataraha; sons, Douglas Cataraha Jr. and Scott Cataraha; daughters, Cheryl (Garrett) Cataraha Cagampang and Donna (Fred) Guillermo; brothers, Ronald Cataraha, Steven (JaneEllen Poggioli) Cataraha and Willy Cataraha; sisters, Gloria (William) Hing and Cholae (Tim) Penovaroff; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
KAILUA-KONA, HI
kauainownews.com

Photo captures rarity on Big Island: a likely waterspout

On Nov. 9, Sally Rankin posted a photo on Facebook that shows a small cloud rope descending from a dark sky near her West Hawai‘i home. “Hung out for about 5 minutes [in] Kealakekua/Honalo just now,” Rankin said in the post. “Disappeared on [its] way towards Kona.”
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Big Island high school students wave signs against deadly fentanyl

One pill can kill. Fentanyl kills. Narcan saves lives. These were just a few of the messages Kealakehe High School students and health care workers were spreading on Tuesday afternoon during a sign waving along Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway in Kailua-Kona. About 30 teenagers were joined by Hawai‘i County Mayor...
KAILUA-KONA, HI
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STATE FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Aiea at Konawaena

Konawaena is a mystery to most teams outside the Big Island. Since losing at Granger (Utah) in preseason, the Wildcats ran the table in BIIF play. Coach Brad Uemoto’s team outscored league opponents 557-20, Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser!. You're reading a premium story. Read the full story...
KEALAKEKUA, HI
West Hawaii Today

Kona Coffee Cupping Competition winners announced

This year’s top scoring coffees from the 51st annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Cupping Competition are a collection of unique varieties and some experimental processing methods. Sixty-six Kona coffee entries were submitted into this year’s competition. Kona Farm Direct took first place in the Classic Division, reserved for smallholder...
KAILUA-KONA, HI
bigislandnow.com

Police renew request for information about Kona runaway

Big Island police are again asking the public for its assistance with finding a 14-year-old Kailua-Kona boy who was reported as a runaway. Kamalii M.K. Lawelawe was last seen at 10:30 p.m. July 3 at his residence in Kona, wearing white shorts, a white aloha print shirt and a small blue backpack. He is described as 5 feet, 4 inches tall, weighing 130 pounds, with short curly reddish hair and brown eyes.
KAILUA-KONA, HI
bigislandnow.com

Wonderberry’s Comics opens in Kona’s Lanihau Center

At the Lanihau Center in Kailua-Kona, a new locally owned shop has opened: Wonderberryʻs Comics. The 612-square-foot store specializes in an assortment of comic books, graphic novels and action figures. It also features a large selection of Marvel and DC comics. This is the first location for Wonderberry’s Comics,...
KAILUA-KONA, HI
Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Obituaries for Friday, November 18

Francisca Abara Delo Santos, 101, of Captain Cook died Nov. 13 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a housekeeper for the former Kona Hilton Hotel, coffee farmer, treasurer of the Ilocano Ancestry Club and member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church. Visitation 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Honaunau. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa. Casual attire; flowers welcome. Survived by son, Joey Delo Santos of Captain Cook; daughter, Charisee (Pampilo) Berganos of New York City; sister, Margartia Medina of Laoag; a grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
CAPTAIN COOK, HI