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(35 YEARS AGO 1988) HALL OF FAME BOWLERS LAVENE JOHN and son-in-law, Craig Daniels, proudly display the Cecil John Hall of Fame Plaque on which the names of Hall of Fame recipients will be engraved. In memory of LaVene's late husband, the plaque will hang on the wall at the Malad Bowl. First names to be engraved on it are those of Don E. Goddard and Ione Jones, pictured.

5 YEARS AGO (2018)

Need a buddy? A recently installed Friendship/Buddy Bench at Malad Elementary is hoped to provide a way for children to make new friends and provide emotional support at school.

The Friendship/Buddy Bench is a tool for positive mental and emotional health. It is a special place in a school playground where a child can go when they want someone to talk to. The Malad Elementary Friendship/Buddy Bench sits just around the corner from the front door near the playground.

At the Thursday evening meeting, Aaron Maughan was introduced to the members a someone wishing to join the team of Oneida county Search and Rescue members. After being interviewed by the Board of Directors and determined to be a viable candidate, Commander Coakley presented Maughan to the members for their approval. Those in attendance expressed their unanimous approval.

Dena Moon was recognized as the School District Employee of the Month. Mr. Sheldon Vaughan, Principal of Mala Middle School, read the following lett4er in honor of Dena:

"I would like to nominate Dena Moon as the employee of the month from Malad Middle School. Dena has been cleaning our middle school for nine years. She does an excellent job keeping our school looking the very best. It is always clean when we come to school each morning. Dena takes great pride in how the middle school looks and goes above and beyond in taking care of our building.

"She doesn't just clean the surface, but notices all the details and makes sure that stains, marks, scuffs and scratches are cleaned as best as possible. I have seen her spend hours cleaning one section of carpet getting it as spotless as she possibly can. Dena is a person with integrity and honesty, and I have complete trust in her. She does a great job in cleaning mine and Mrs. Tubbs' offices each day.

"Not only is Dena efficient in her job, but she is always friendly and willing to help any of the staff or students when needed. Dena also supervises the summer cleaning crew in the middle school and works hard to have our building ready when school starts each year. We can always count on our school looking shiny and clean and almost new again when we come back to school each August.

"It is with great pleasure that I nominate Dena for this honor and hope that she realizes how much she is appreciated and valued at Malad Middle School by all of the staff."

Dena was presented with a copy of the "Starfish" poem, a gift card and a plague that will hang for the next month in the District Office. Her name will be engraved on the large plaque that includes the names of all Employees of the Month.

The Malad High School Class of 2019 hosted this year's Junior Prom 2018. the theme was "The Perfect Night." The prom was held at Malad High School on Saturday, March 24.

The gym at Malad High School was transformed into an elegant scene of ivory and rose gold. the draping fabric came together in the center similar to a chandelier. Lighted trees lined the walkway for promenaders as they strolled down the walkway, stopping for a picture or two.

There were 48 couples that promenaded down the lighted row in fronnt of the large crowd of par3edts and friends.

Master of Ceremonies for the nigh4t was Jeff Richins.

This year's prom chairperson was Shawnee Simpson. Jennie McClain served as the Prom Advisor. Other members of the prom committee were Jake Blaisdell, Halli Hannah, Kayla Hudnell, Abby Goddard Britlynn Hubbard, Bailey Hawkes, Bree Daniels, Connor Wright, Kyler Harrison, and Colby Driessen.

10 YEARS AGO (2013)

On March 21, during the Oneida County Hospital Board meeting, Todd Winder, CEO and Hospital Administrator, tendered his resignation. The following morning, the board introduced a new CEO and Administrator, John Williams. 

Six individuals have filed petitions for candidacy for three trustee positions on the Oneida School District Board. Those filing petitions to represent Zone 2 are Steve Haycock and Shelly Allen, Zone 3 Ken Timothy, Shenell Clark and incumbent, David Andersen and Zone 5 Lisa Willie.

The Red Cross Community Blood Drive, sponsored by the American Legion Ernest W. Jones, Post, surpassed its goal of 70 donors with 73 donating blood at the Malad High School gymnasium.

Malad Elementary held their annual Spring Program, “We Are the Kids of the USA” on March 20 and 21. The program was under the direction of Mrs. Helen Ward who is retiring at the end of the current school year. Mrs. Ward was recognized for 32 years of service to the school.

Four Malad High School boys’ basketball players earned honors as part of the 2A Fifth District All-Conference Team. Brian Roedl was named to the First Team with Kyle Daniels and Nishon Neal to the second team and Zach Jeppsen as an Honorable Mention.

15 YEARS AGO (2008)

Tristan Boyce has been named the Valedictorian of the Class of 2008. Christina Peterson was named the Class’s Salutatorian.  Students announced in the Top 10 percent are Tristan Boyce, Christina Peterson, Colton Beck, Tyler Harrison, Rhett Thomas and Chad Salter. The students named to the Top 25 percent are: Mary Anderson, Kayden Estep, Justin Firth, Ryan Hannah, Tori Hill, Jason Thomas, Ty Price, Ryan Starr and Derek Ward.

Junior girls from Malad High School were selected to represent the American Legion Auxiliary at the annual Idaho Syrings Girls State. Rachel Kent and Taleesha Willie were named the delegates and will be attending this year. This year’s alternates are: Kendra Allen, Christina Greening, Kathy Evans and Shayla Winder.

Election of American Legion Post #65 officers for the 2008-09 year was held on March 29 at the American Legion Building. Those veterans elected and their positions are the following: Commander, Gene Caldwell; 1st Vice Commander, Dale Daniels; Adjutant, Ken Tracy; 2nd Vice Commander, Larry Nalder; Chaplain, Earl Gillies; Service Officer, Jack Goodman; Sergeant-at-Arms, Rick Madsen; Judge Advocate, Bill Moss; Historian, John Wight.

Meagen Lish will represent Malad High School at the Idaho Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership convention this summer in Boise. Robbie Dorius was selected as the alternate.

25 YEARS AGO (1998)

Malad High School Principal Jerry Esplin has announced plans to retire. He plans to retire at the end of his contract, which expires the end of June, 1998. Esplin has been at the helm of Malad High School for 31 years.

Sheriff Bill Neal will be honored at a reception on March 27 at the Oneida County Courthouse. Plans are for the sheriff to turn the reins of local law enforcement over to Jeff Semrad next Wednesday, April 1.

Two Malad District Scouters, Debra Clark and Merrill Cornelius, were honored with the District Award of Merit at the Scouters’ Recognition Banquet on March 19 at the Malad LDS Stake Center.

Eight-year-old Blake Origer, son of Patrick and Laurel Origer, is the 1998 Malad District “Cub Scout Youth Representative.” Ammon Treasure, son of Darrell and Traci Treasure is runner up.

Stanley J. Isaacson, son of Stanley Dee and Leona Isaacson, recently enlisted in the United States Navy’s Delayed Entry Program. Isaacson is a senior at Malad High School. Following basic training in Great Lakes Illinois, Isaacson will receive training in the Navy’s Damage Controlman Program.

Jenny R. Hawkins, daughter of Joan Hawkins and the late Dale Hawkins, is the 1997-98 recipient of Idaho State University’s annual Golden Key National Honor Society – KPMG Peat Marwick Scholar’s Award.

Members of the 1998-99 Malad High School Drill Team are: Kelli Thomas, Alicia Price, Krischell Hess, Jamie Ekstrom, Mandy Seamons, Lacey Skidmore, Alicia Richins, Shirlee Jones, Becky Treasure, Jessie Seamons, Lindsey Daniels, Nikki Nieto, Wendy Willie, Tammy Wittman, Camille Stayner, Jessica Daniels, Tiffany Richins, Kallie Jones, Brekell Vaughan, Lacie Thorpe and Ashlee Thorpe.

While many kids growing up imagine the day they will get to play in the NCAA Tournament, very few actually get that chance. But that dream became a reality for one local player – Justin Jones, son of Terry and Marsha Jones.

35 YEARS AGO (1988)

Under the sponsorship of American Legion Ernest W. Jones Post No. 65, four delegates from Malad will attend the 1987 session of Boys’ State to be held on the campus of Boise State University. Jason Rich, Alan Atkinson, Torrey Christophersen and Troy Williams were chose by judges’ last Tuesday in competition at the American Legion Building. Dee Atkinson and Tony Gibbs were named first and second alternates.

Work is continuing at the Crowther Reservoir on a project aimed at eventually cleaning out the main outlet that allows water through the dam, but it is unlikely there will be water stored in the facility this year, says Malad Valley Irrigation Company President Bill Schwartz. 

Pfc. Troy J. Bush recently graduated from the United States Army Aviation Center at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. He served as class leader and was presented for outstanding achievement in being selected the honor graduate for 67N Helicopter Repair Course. Troy is the son of Jerry and Dixie Bush.

Ricks College has released the name of Clint A. Rohner as being among possible Freshman National Qualifiers on the school’s 1988 Track and Field Team.

Pictured in The Idaho Enterprise are LaVene John and son-in-law, Craig Daniels, as they proudly display the Cecil John Hall of Fame Plaque on which the names of Hall of Fame recipients will be engraved. In memory of LaVene’s late husband, the plaque will hang on the wall of the Malad Bowl. First names to be engraved on it are those of Don E. Goddard and Ione Jones also pictured.

 45 YEARS AGO (1978)

Eleven Malad High School Juniors have been selected to attend Gem Boys’ State this summer. The delegates along with four alternates were chosen in separate competition sponsored by the Ernest W. Jones Post of the American Legion and Auxiliary. Those chosen to attend for the American Legion are Todd Esplin, Brad Hess, Jeff Williams, Jeff Ipsen, Clair Neal, Mike Atkinson, Delon Atkinson and Bill Tovey. Alternates are Kevin Forbush and Jeff Daniels. Attending for the American Legion Auxiliary are Lindell Wharton, Ann Smith and Rose Marie Anderson. Alternate delegates are Ann Ward and Diane Jones.

Dr. Gerald Goodenough disclosed plans last week for a new elderly residence to be opened this fall in Malad. The Malad Valley Living Center will be housed at the present site of the Malad Valley Clinic. He said that he and Dr. William Shandro would relocate along with Dr. Hendrickson before remodeling can begin. The center will be staffed to include a daily visiting nurse to dispense medication, kitchen personnel, housekeepers, a groundkeeper and house guardians who will be on duty at all times. 

Pictured in The Idaho Enterprise are three Oneida shooters, John Christophersen, Curtis Cain and Ned Lewis with the trophies they won in different divisions at the Ogden Round Robin trap shoot. John was named high overall in the sub-junior division with a score of 181 out of 225 hits. Curtis was listed with the high overall team for the third week with a perfect team score of 375 out of 375. Ned earned honors as high overall, B-class shooter for the tournament with 207 out of a possible 225 hits not including handicap.

 55 YEARS AGO (1968)

Vivacious and lithe Margaret Bush danced her way to the Miss Malad 1969 crown in the annual Miss Malad pageant sponsored by Malad Lions Club. She was crowned by reigning Miss Malad Camille Jones. First runner-up was Donette Eliason and second runner-up, Brenda Ipsen. The contestants selected Wendy Hess as Miss Congeniality. Other finalists were Jan Moon and Janice Jones.

Terrel W. South, ENF, is serving with the Navy in Vietnam. He has been assigned to duty as a diesel mechanic aboard a LCM amphibious landing craft launched from the USS Washburn, a cargo attack ship based at DaNang.

SP/4 Thayne O. Daniels arrived March 23rd at Fort Dix, New Jersey where he received his release from the U.S. Army after spending the past 18 months in Germany.

Malad teachers saw completion of a ten-week in-service extension course offered by the Utah State University, Logan. Teachers completing the course were M. Joe Davis, Louise Davis, Edith Harris, Martha Maag, Carol Dawn Willie, Lucille Harrison, Kent Scott, Helen Scott, Phil Gillies, Hazen Gilgen, Fay J. Thomas, Sharon Atkinson, Dale Daniels, Lloyd Sorensen and Norma South.

Oneida Cutter Association trophy winners, pictured in The Idaho Enterprise are Dave Edwards, third place; Danny Bastian, first place; Andy Andersen, second place, and Lorin Richards, sportsmanship.

60 YEARS AGO (1963)

A five-foot six-inch, brown-eyed beauty, Miss Linda Laws, was named “Miss Malad City of 1964” at the conclusion of the Malad Lions Club’s 14th annual Pageant in the school auditorium. First runner-up was Miss Sue Smith, and second runner-up was Miss Mary Louise Peden. Other two finalists were Miss Irene Benson and Miss Kathleen Thomas. Voted the title of “Miss Congeniality” by the contestants was Miss Lynnette Parry.

Participating in the Idaho Regional Declamation Meet at Pocatello, Malad High School students received two “excellent” and two “good ratings.” Excellent ratings went to Donald Ashton for his original essay and Jon Vanderwood for his after-dinner speech. Receiving goods were David L. Evans for his memorized oration and Sue Sweeten for her original oration. 

70 YEARS AGO (1953)

The Junior class of the Malad High School will present the annual Junior Prom, April 10th at the Malad gym with the decorative arrangements based on the theme, “Garden In The Rain”. Music for the invitational affair will be furnished by the Orchettes.

Wells Willie, Wayne Thomas and Gerald Beeton, with the Army, Camp Roberts, California, attending the LDS Stake Conference at Santa Barbara, California over the weekend.

The Oneida County Hospital student practical nurses, accompanied by Miss Margaret Harrop, hospital superintendent, and Mrs. Emma Hargrave, went to Pocatello Friday where they visited the Bannock Memorial and St. Anthony hospitals. Those in the group were Edna Jones, Dorothy Evans, Delone Bybee, Velma Evans, Lorraine Conger, Erma Price, Gaylene Williams, Madlyn Jones, Shirley Thomas, Diane Christensen and Joan Luck.

Students from Malad have been active this week in events at Idaho State College. Joan Christensen has been pledged by Gamma Phi Beta Sorority at formal pledging exercises. Miss Christensen also has been nominated a candidate for president of the Associated Women Students’ organization. Diane Davis has been elected president of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority and J. Blair Jones received honorable mention in the annual Paul M. Hill Memorial Award contest. 

Closet doors are open, mitts are out and baseballs are flying as the season opens in full swing. The process of elimination is still going on but the returning lettermen – Darl Gleed, Terry Conley, Joe Goddard, Richard Goddard, Johnny Smith, Verl Williams, Monte Thomas, Curtis Hoskins and Lowell Budge – are back to help the team out. 

75 YEARS AGO (1948)

Construction of a reservoir which will store 800 acre feet of water was begun this week by Crowther Brothers Milling Co. Site of the dam is 1/2 mile north of the company’s mill and it will impound water of Spring Creek. In addition to providing three times as much waterpower as is now produced for mill operations, the reservoir will store enough water to irrigate about 1,000 acres of land. Construction of the reservoir is expected to take about three months.

At a meeting Saturday at the courthouse sixty contributors to the Malad Youth Center organization unanimously voted to go ahead with plans for the project. Those present recommended that the property facing court street which has been acquired by the organization be turned over to the War Mothers and the Legion Auxiliary to be developed as a Memorial park.

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