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Hilo man dies in Highway 130 crash in Keaau

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the man who died Sunday (April 6) from injuries he received in a two-vehicle collision on the Keaʻau-Pāhoa Road (Route 130) between the 3- and 4-mile markers in Keaʻau.

He was identified as 26-year-old Matthew S. Therrien of Hilo.

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Karissa Hirahara

Police locate Keaau woman reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 24-year-old Karissa Hirahara of a Keaʻau, who was reported missing.

She was found unharmed in Pāhoa on Saturday (April 5).

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Shipman Park tennis courts maintenance (Feb. 3-15)

MEDIA RELEASE Public tennis courts at Herbert Shipman Park in Keaau will be closed for maintenance starting Monday, Feb. 3, and reopened on Saturday, Feb. 15. The temporary closure is needed to clean and pressure wash the two courts’ playing surface. Additional outdoor courts will remain available for public at other Hawaii County parks, including [...]

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10th Annual Keaau Lighted Parade Saturday (Dec 14)

The Kea’au Lighted parade starts at Kea`au High School at 5:30pm, and continues on Kea`au -Pahoa Road through the village. We are honored to have Mayor Billy Kenoi as our Grand Marshal. There will be floats, marching bands, Santa and more.

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HMSA breaks ground on Keaau building site

MEDIA RELEASE Construction will begin soon on a new HMSA office building in the heart of Kea‘au town following a traditional Hawaiian ceremony this morning to break ground for the new development. The blessing ceremony was led by Kumu Kimo Awai. Mayor Billy Kenoi; HMSA President and Chief Executive Officer Michael A. Gold; W.H. Shipman, [...]

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3rd Annual Kipimana Cup (Oct. 11)

MEDIA RELEASE When Kamehameha Schools and Keaau High School play football against each other Friday, Oct. 11, it won’t just be another league game. This will be the third annual Kipimana Cup. Kipimana is how Hawaiians referred to Shipman more than 100 years ago, and both Kea’au and Kamehameha Schools are situated on land formerly [...]

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Waiakea students seek pledges for Strong Man Contest

MEDIA RELEASE A small army of athletes from the Waiākea High School Football team spent their weekend going door to door collecting pledges to support the Big Island Substance Abuse Council’s (BISAC) upcoming Strong Man Contest, which will be hosted as part of the organization’s 9th Annual Health and Wellness Recovery Day on August 3, [...]

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Supermoon Sunday

The biggest, brightest Moon of the year was in the night sky Sunday (June 23) as the Moon was closer to the Earth than any other time during the year.

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Police are searching for a Keaau girl reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Keaʻau girl who was reported missing.

Lexis Jenkins was last seen in Keaʻau on Saturday (May 18). She is described as African-American, 5-foot-5, 105 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

Police ask that anyone with information on her whereabouts call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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HMSA acquires Shipman land for Keaau office building

MEDIA RELEASE To improve service for East Hawaii residents, the Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) will start development of a new office building in the heart of Keaau town on two acres recently acquired from W.H. Shipman, Limited. The relationship between HMSA and Shipman began three years ago when HMSA representatives started looking for land [...]

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Public hearing on the reopening of Kulani Correctional Facility

The second of two public hearings on the reopening of Kulani Correctional Facility was held at the Keaau Community Center Thursday (Jan 31).

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Calls for a Pu‘uhonua for inmates at Kulani Correctional Facility hearing

Ideas for a Pu‘uhonua wellness center for inmates along with having them become high value detection dog trainers were presented by the public at the hearing on the re-opening of Kulani Correctional Facility.

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