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30 YEARS AGO (1994) THE TOP TEN PERCENT for the Class of ‘94 was announced by school counselor Irene Alder. From left to right, they are: Tom Willie, Christine Crowther, Bethany Dredge, Jeremy Nalder, Cindy Hansen, Natalie Lloyd, Pepper Price, Tricia Madsen and Valorie Hubbard.

5 YEARS AGO (2019)

Students from Malad High School had the opportunity to visit historical sites in the eastern United States as part of the 2019 Visions Tour from Saturday, March 24, through Saturday, March 30.

The students that had a chance to tour the eastern United States last week with the Visions group included Hallye Green, Kristle Jensen, Ella Ward, Ashlynn Brown, Alexandria Smith, Jeni alder, Jordan Brown and Emily Allen. 

Oneida County ranks fifth in the state of Idaho as the most healthy county in the state, following No. 1 ranked Ada County, 2nd ranked Blaine County, 3rd ranked Latah County and 4th ranked Teton County.

The findings are a result of a study published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The study ranked almost every county in all 50 states based on health outcomes and health factors.

The Brothers of Steel Wrestling Club had several team members compete in the Idaway District. The tournament was held on Saturday, March 23, at Snake River High School.

Brothers of Steel competing in the Idaway District Tournament included: Riggin Montgomery, Bentley Maddox, Hunter Wray, Rustin Montgomery, Drake Morrison, Jace Nalder, Cam Bingham, Porter Ward, Oakley Maddox, Bronson Smith, Zane Komrofske and
Keathen Edwards.

10 YEARS AGO (2014)

After a recent reorganization of the Malad Area Chamber of Commerce, and Rhonda Neal stepping down as Chamber president, Eric Crowther was named as the new president, effective March 13.

Grandparents filled the halls, the classrooms, and the auditorium at Malad Elementary School on Grandparents’ Day March 20. Grandparents visited their grandchildren’s classrooms, had pictures taken with their grandchildren, and visited the Book Fair sponsored by the Malad Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO).

The Malad High School Junior Class, the Class of 2015, has been working hard to present Junior Prom 2014, “All About Us.” This year, with the theme “All About Us,” the Junior Class has selected purple and white as their primary colors. A fountain and stairs will be the focal point of the decorations with the gym also filled with trees, lanterns, lights,
and glitter.

The Malad High School Junior Class is hosting a Second Chance Prom for the community on April 5, at Malad High School. “Relive the best or worst night of your high school career,” states the flyers for the Second Chance Prom.

15 YEARS AGO (2009)

Kathy Evans and Zack Hoyt have been selected to represent the Malad High School Class of 2009 as Valedictorian and Salutatorian at Graduation Exercises to be held in May. The Top 10 Percent for the Class of 2009 includes Kathy Evans, Zack Hoyt, Amy Atkinson, Samantha Cottle, Rachel Kent and Tamra Hubbard. The Top 25 Percent of the Class is Levi Hollis, Michelle Stayner, Shayla Winder, Devin Skidmore, Trever Thorpe, Kendra Allen, Christina Greening and Blake Jenkins.

The American Legion Auxiliary has announced it will be sending three junior girls to the 63rd session of Syringa Girls State. Ally Hoyt, Sara Scouten and Janalie Jensen were selected to represent Oneida County as delegates to the annual government leadership training. Because Janalie has a conflicting commitment, however, alternate Jessie Corbridge will take her place. Kayla Thomas, picked to be the second alternate, also has a conflicting commitment. This year’s Girls State is slated for June 14 through 19 at Northwest Nazarene University
in Nampa.

Malad High School was represented at the Fifth District All-Star game by three Seniors. Brittney Tubbs played for the Home Team in the girls’ game. Jared Jones and Trever Thorpe played for the Visiting Team in the
boys’ game.

25 YEARS AGO (1999)

Rolene Gleed reached a milestone last month. After graduating with an Associate of Nursing degree from Regents College on January 15, she took her Idaho State Board of Nursing test on March 14 and was given her Idaho license as a registered nurse five days later. 

The Oneida County Hospital Auxiliary will hold its “last” meeting on Tuesday, April 20, at 2:00 p.m. at ‘Me and Lou’s’ restaurant. All past and present members are encouraged to attend. Plans to disband the organization were announced this week.

National American University has announced that Trissa (Price) Nesbit, majoring in veterinary science, is among outstanding students who have been named to the Dean’s List for high academic achievement during the Fall ’98 and Winter 98-99 Quarters.

In ceremonies March 26, former Malad resident Glen Schwartz was promoted to Field Operations Major with the Idaho State Police Department. Schwartz has been with ISP for nearly 26 years, serving as Deputy District Commander in District 4 and District Commander in both District 1 and District 5.

Malad High School’s Knights & Dragons Chess Club brought home a first place trophy from the Ricks College Chess Tournament held March 27. Making up the Knights & Dragons team are Mandi Taylor, Josh Brown, Kevin Rice, Gene Bott, Philip Bott, Matt Thorsted and Jason Corbridge.

30 YEARS AGO (1994)

Carolyn Atkinson, chamber secretary announced new members of the board of directors: Elaine Bohn, Julie Estep, Carrie Hess, Stacey Fuhriman and Kris Smith. They fill the vacancies left by Marie Neal, Debbie Braker, Doug Murray, Bob Crowther and Shelley Thorpe. Holdover directors include Carolyn Atkinson, Dan Earl, Lynn Price, Bob Green, Teresa Daniels and Terri John.

Members of the Malad Area Chamber of Commerce were briefed on gang awareness during their annual banquet held Monday evening at the Dude Ranch Café. 

Recently the students at Stone Elementary participated in a fundraiser activity for St. Jude Hospital. The students who participated were enthusiastic and did a commendable job. Participants were Jake Sorenson, Kamas Reel, Kaylie Neal, Allen Nimer, Alicia Valesco, Brayden Eliason, Tyler Reel, Travis Nalder, Dusty Skidmore, Cheyenne Nalder, Cody Carter, Lacey Skidmore, Melissa Wilcock, Chase Beecher, Shad Potts, Jonathon Keller and Dirk Nimer.

School counselor Irene Alder announced the Top 10 Percent for the class of ‘94’ this week. They are Tom Willie, Christine Crowther, Bethany Dredge, Jeremy Nalder, Cindy Hansen, Natalee Lloyd, Pepper Price, Tricia Madsen and Valorie Hubbard. Making the Top 25 Percent are Tom Willie, Jeremy Nalder, Willie Evans, Josh Atkinson, Christine Crowther, Krystal Jacaway, Valorie Hubbard, Heather Ward, Leeann Holgate, Jenny Anderson, Tricia Madsen, Jenamarie Smith, Pepper Price, Natalee Lloyd, Melissa Gibbs, Bethany Dredge, Barbara Jaussi, Mary Jaussi, Kelli Williams, Angie Coburn, Melissa Ward, Kristi VanBebber and Cindy Hansen.

45 YEARS AGO (1979)

About twenty onlookers were present during a special Malad City Council meeting when bids were opened for the citywide sprinkling system project. Browning Excavation, Route 3, Portneuf River, Pocatello, was named apparent low bidder with cost of materials set at $155,555.82 and installation at $146,955.55.

Ten Malad High School Juniors were inducted into the National Honor Society during ceremonies Monday afternoon. New MHS National Honor Society members reciting the pledge led by Diane Carter were Lisa Parry, Laura Jensen, Brenda Willie, Blaine Scott, Scott Gleed, Robin Naugler, Jan Ward, Lindell Wharton, Larry Evans and Alan Evans.

A Monsterman pictured in The Idaho Enterprise was found standing guard at the Myrna W. Tovey home Sunday afternoon after being given a ride to Malad from the plastics plant at Fallon, Nevada, by John D. and Dave Tovey. He was fashioned from odd pieces of scrap plastic, hammered together by workers there.

Pictured in The Idaho Enterprise is a group of Malad High School’s best orators and they are all smiles after qualifying for the state level at district Declamation held at Highland High School. Participants are Leslie John, Tammy Christensen, Teresa Tracy, Janice Sigler, Scott Gleed, Steven Daniels, Trudy Williams, Mike Miller, and Leslie Willie. Also participating at the district event were Jeanette John, Denise Goddard, Sharon Sweeten, Jan Ward, Lyle Lower, Laurene Kent, Jana Laws, Brian DeLuca, Lisa Jones, Connie Thomas, Don Swetich, Louis Brock, Brent Gillies and Sharon Jones.

55 YEARS AGO (1969)

Favorite colors of pink and blue were used in the gowns fashioned by Miss Rebecca Hill for her appearance in the Miss Malad City Pageant and the combination proved a winning one for the pretty brown-eyed daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hill as she won the Miss Malad of 1970 title. First runner-up was Miss DayOnna Bowen and second runner-up was Janiel Brown. The contestants selected Miss Marteena Price as
Miss Congeniality.

Greg Hess won first honorable mention in the junior high biological division at the Ricks College Science Fair held in Rexburg and Lucille Thomas received a special Navy League award on her DNA project. Robert Waldron, Malad High Science instructor, accompanied the students to Rexburg. Others exhibiting science projects were David Gillies, Richard Goodier, Paul Willie, Danny Baker, Eddie Thorpe, Spencer Allen and Boyd Thomas.

Miss Barbara Lizette Deschamps was recently crowned “Sweetheart of Sigma Chi” during the fraternity’s traditional event on the campus of San Jose State College in California. Barbara is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Deschamps. Barbara is a member of Beta Rho chapter, Sigma Kappa sorority, where she is a pledge trainer and senior delegate to Panhellenic. She is also a member of the Public Relations Student Society
of America.

65 YEARS AGO (1959)

Delegates to the Syringa Girls’ State, to be held at the College of Idaho, Caldwell, during the week of June 7 through 13, are Judy K. Jones, Mary Ann Lusk and Arlene Bjorkman. Alternates are Marilyn Tovey, Kathy Dives, Dorothy Benson, Gwen Waldron and Kathleen Jones. 

This year’s blue color scheme will be used for Junior Prom since the theme is “Blue Hawaii.” The dance will begin in the gym at 9 p.m., April 3, with music provided by the “Swingette” orchestra of Smithfield, Utah. 

Miss Judy K. Jones was crowned FFA Sweetheart at the Sweetheart Ball on March 20. The ball was held at the Stake building. Attendants were Linda Dives and Della
Beth McAllister.

Harold Larson, MHS science and math teacher, was one of six Idaho teachers to be awarded a National Science and Mathematics Scholarship to  Utah State University
this summer.

Tom Colton reported seeing a full-grown albino deer on Elkhorn Mountain near Old Canyon on March 17. Claude I. Matthews, Idaho Fish and Game conservation officer, has also seen the animal and reports it is one of two or three known albino deer in the entire state. Idaho law prohibits shooting of an albino deer at
any time.

75 YEARS AGO (1949)

Approval of construction of a $32,000 addition to the present Pleasantview chapel was received this week from the appropriations’ committee of the general LDS Church. Work will begin immediately, the Pleasantview bishopric and building committee reports. The addition, to be constructed on the front of the present chapel will house a recreation hall, stage, kitchen, dressing rooms with showers, foyer, bishop’s office and lavatories. Modern heating, lighting and plumbing systems are planned for the building.

As part of their campaign to stimulate buying in Malad, the Junior Chamber of Commerce last week erected two road signs near the city limits on Highway 191. The large scotch-lite signs, placed to meet the eyes of persons leaving Malad, read, “For a Prosperous Community Your Junior Chamber of Commerce Says Buy It In Malad”.

85 YEARS AGO (1939) 

The past few days of sudden warmth have caused a serious situation in many parts of the county due to floodwaters. The unusual amount of frost in the ground has made it impossible to absorb all of the moisture resulting from the rapidly melting snows. In the Holbook section, various washouts have resulted to road and fields. The Holbrook school bus can get only within 1 1/2 miles of the town and pupils must be transported by horses or other conveyances from there.

Three members of the Malad American Legion team, Richard Hess, 112 lbs.; Guy Thomas, 126 lbs.; Cleon Williams, 126 lbs., won championships in the senior division of the Elks Amateur Boxing Tournament at Pocatello.

Ralph Edwards placed second in the Alpha Zeta extemporaneous speech contest at the University of Idaho, Moscow.

Ladies silk hose were advertised for 10 cents a pair; men’s work socks, 5 cents a pair; sheet blankets, 37 cents each.

90 YEARS AGO (1934)

Three $1,000 bonds, final payment of the $10,000 bond issue of 1911, were redeemed this week to pay in full the cost of the junior high school building.

Twenty more men were taken from the CWA rolls in Oneida County this week.

Examinations for the position of postmaster at Portage were being conducted here. The job paid $702 per year.

95 YEARS AGO (1929)

Another old house of one of Malad’s early settlers, Morgan T. Jones, is being taken down this week. This house was at one time the best house in Malad. It was built about 60 years ago.

The Stuart block on Main Street, which until a year or so ago was occupied by the J.C. Penney store, is being remodeled and a partition run through the center, making two large rooms. It is reported that one room will be utilized as a poolroom.

105 YEARS AGO (1919)

Mr. Baker of Holbrook was in Malad to obtain materials needed for the expansion of the Curlew Telephone Co. Seventy-five new telephones were scheduled to be added.

Public gatherings in Malad City were banned again after a four-week period in which they were permitted. One hundred and twenty-five cases of flu were reported in the city.

Memorial services for the Oneida County men who died in World War I – Henry E. Jones, Ernest W. Jones, Thomas Wilmore, John V. Folsom, Chris Evensen, Elmer G. Reese – were being arranged.

Idaho had furnished 19,016 men for the armed forces during World War I.

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