Hawaii community celebration of Earl Bakken scheduled

From noon-4 p.m. Jan. 19, the community is invited to a Hawaii Celebration of Life for Earl Bakken at Kahilu Town Hall in Waimea. The legendary Medtronic founder and inventor of the first external, wearable, transistorized, battery-operated pacemaker played a major role in the creation of North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea and other community programs.