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20 YEARS AGO (2004) Jim Hill holds a copy of his newly published book "Sons of Thunder."

5 YEARS AGO (2019)

During the Malad High School Senior Award's Assembly on Monday, May 20, members of the Malad Masonic Lodge #51 announced that Sarah Robbins was chosen as the 2019 Teacher of
the Year.

Ed and Wendy Jones and Margaret and the late Thomas H. Williams inducted into Oneida County Hall of Fame.

Mike Williams, Chairman of the Oneida County Hall of Fame, welcomed special guests, friends and family of Ed and Wendy Jones and Thomas H. and Margaret Williams to the 11th Annual Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony held on Tuesday, May 21.

Malad High School held their 106th annual commencement Exercises on Wednesday, May 22, at Malad High School. Sixy-four students received their diplomas. Forty-two of those students also earned a diploma from the Southeastern Idaho Technical Charter School (SEITec).

The Malad Stake Seminary held their annual Seminary Graduation on Sunday, May 19, at the Malad Stake Center. there were 38 graduates from Seminary this school year.

The Oneida School District "Employee of the Month" for May is Tami Williams, a veteran teacher for 36 years.

Tami received a gift card and a copy of the "Starfish" poem. Her plaque will hang in the District Office for the month.

10 YEARS AGO (2014)

Malad High School held its 101st Commencement Exercises on Wednesday, May 21. The Class of 2014 had 63 students graduate. Commencement speaker for the MHS class was Mr. Jason Dahlke

Oneida High School (OHS) had three students complete their requirements to graduate as members of the MHS Class of 2014. Randy Willie addressed the graduates of the OHS class. 

He 23rd annual Malad Classic Car and Motorcycle show, sponsored by the Malad Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held on June 6 and 7, on Malad’s Main Street. Disc jockey, J.C. Hackett, will be in Malad on June 7 to play his rock and roll oldies.

Meranda Hazelbaker of American Falls, Idaho, was recently named as Malad’s new Extension Educator. She is filling the position left upon the retirement of Rauhn Panting last October from the local Oneida County Extension Office.

Dr. Jeane Jones and Dr. O. H. Mabey were inducted into the Oneida County Hall Of Fame on May 20th. Dr. Jones, who was on hand to accept her award, was honored for her contribution to education and philanthropy. Dr. O.H. Mabey was honored for his public service to his community, especially as a medical doctor. Accepting the award was his son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Garn and Peggy Mabey. 

15 YEARS AGO (2009)

The MHS Class of 2009 had 53 graduates. They walked across the football field as the Malad High School Concert Band played the Processional and Mr. Dennis Evans read each graduate’s future plans.  The Honorable David L. Evans was the commencement speaker.

Oneida High School held their commencement exercises for four graduates. The Commencement speaker was Martin Pope, the science teacher at Malad High School.

Malad LDS Stake President Michael J. Hess will be the keynote speaker for the Memorial
Day Program.

The first induction ceremony for Oneida Hall of Fame was held with LaDell Anderson, Gov. John V. Evans and Mabel Jones Gabbot being the first inductees.  

Serving as Malad High School student body president for the next school year will be Robbie Dorius. He will be assisted by vice president Kayla Thomas and secretary Lauren Clark. The historian will be Jessie Corbridge. Tallen Boyer will be serving as the business manager with Karen Cudney as head cheerleader. 

20 YEARS AGO (2004)

Author Jim Hill will be holding a book signing at the Oneida County Library for his newly released “Sons of Thunder,” a first for the Samaria resident.

Chief Master Sergeant David L. Colton wrote a letter to a friend, which he also wanted to share with readers of The Idaho Enterprise. He has been serving in Iraq for the last eight months. He is stationed at Kirkuk Air Base near Kirkuk City. 

Clint Semrad accepted a call to Pennsylvania, Harrisburg Mission.

Patrick Steven Hess received a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho.

Karalee Waldron recently graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education Specialist with emphasis in community health.

Adam Waldron graduated from Idaho State University in the College of Arts and Sciences with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

With the conclusion of the 2003-2004 school year, the Oneida County School will have three of its longest employees retiring.  Janice Thomas has been busy cooking meals for the students in the Malad Schools for 28 years. Nedra Gleed has been seeing her second generation of kindergarteners in her 29 years as a kindergarten aid. Frank Madsen has taught 33 years at Malad High School.

30 YEARS AGO (1994)

Ernest Palmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Palmer, has been honored with membership by the Beta Gamma Sigma, the business and management honorary. To be eligible, students must be in the top 10 percent of seniors and the top seven percent of juniors in the College of Business and

Kimberly Blaisdell will be receiving her Associate of Science Degree, from Dixie College, St. George, Utah.

Myra Jean John will retire after 27 years as an Ireland Bank employee.

The Albertson College of Idaho in Caldwell announced Christine Crowther as the first place winner in the statewide Fern Nolte Davidson piano competition. During the competition Christine was selected as one of the six finalists. 

Eighty-six graduating seniors were awarded diplomas at Malad High Schools 81st annual Commencement exercises. It was the largest class since 1968.

Malad Lion, Veryl Henrie delivered two boxes full of eyeglasses (approximately 200) to Dr. William L. Harrison. The local optometrist and his Utah colleagues will catalog and revitalize them so they will be ready for their next humanitarian mission to Mexico. Through this project, the Malad Lions Club will be linked with the community Lions Club from the sponsoring Mexican City. “These missions just would not be possible without those who donate the eyewear,” Dr. Harrison says. “The people of Oneida need to know just how valuable their charity is.”

Preston pilot, Al Biggs, escaped injury Saturday morning when his single-engine crop dusting plane had to set down unexpectedly in a St. John alfalfa field.

40 YEARS AGO (1984)

William Leslie Willie, son of Bill and Gaylene Willie, received his degree from the University of Idaho College of Letters of Sciences. Through the college he received a job to train on foreign computers in a bank in Berlin, Germany.

The Idaho American Legion will hold its 41st Annual Gem Boys State program at Boise State University.  Those from Malad attending will be Ron Eliason, George Freidenberger, Craig Jensen, David Lewis, Deron Scott and Shawn Steed.

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