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5 YEARS AGO (2019)

New Stake Presidency called for Malad Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Called as the Stake President is David Royal Jensen, with First Counselor Jason Craig Sperry and Second Counselor Kenneth Brandon Ward.

On Monday, May 13, 2019, a few members of the Oneida County EMS brought two ambulances to Malad Elementary and were able to spend the day with the 4th and 5th grade students. They spent about 45 minutes in each classroom teaching students what to do in certain emergencies, such as: who to call for help; how to tell if someone is breathing; what to do if someone is bleeding and how to stop the bleed; how to treat for shock; how to put an arm in a sling; how to take care of burns, blisters and eye injuries; how to perform CPR and how to strap someone onto the backboard.

The Citizenship Award is the highest award presented at Malad Elementary. Students can only earn this award once in their elementary careers. One student is selected from each class as the recipient. These students are an example of good citizens on the playground, in their classroom and are responsible in their schoolwork as well. 

Pictured in the Idaho Enterprise earning the Citizenship Award presented to Malad Elementary Students are Samuel Rogers, Wheeler Smith, Austin Wangsgard, Rose Butler, Hailey Talbot, Brielle Bastian, Jaxon Shandrew, Kenadei Wise, Noah Hubbard, Levi Balappa, Brex Martinsen, Dutch Potter, Emma Bird, Porter Mills, Addison Neal and Jaezie Jensen.

In preparation for the school year 2019/2020, Malad High School students chose Student Body Officers to lead the school for the new school year.

Chosen to lead the Student Body is President Trevor Howe, Vice President Jeni Alder, Secretary Landon Smith, Public Relations Hallee Kimberling, Pep Representative Sarah Held and Technology Specialist Clay Jones.

10 YEARS AGO (2014)

Judges have chosen Malad’s Main Street as the first Yard of the Month of 2014. Due to the hard work of Jennifer Brown and her family, Main Street looks beautiful with well-groomed flowerbeds on each of the street corners.

Oneida County women who are either involved or interested in agriculture met at the American Legion Building for the 4th Annual Women in Agriculture luncheon and seminar. Keynote speaker for the Women in Agriculture luncheon was former Malad resident Lori Jones, who is the Conservation Specialist for the State of Utah. 

Trophies for the Malad Classic Car and Motorcycle Show were crafted by the Malad High School Auto Shop students under the guidance of their advisor, Brett Colgrove. The unique trophies have been made from all sorts of automotive parts, and every one is unusual and distinctive. A total of 18 trophies will be awarded.

The Oneida County Farm Bureau Women’s Board recently held their annual art and essay contests. Winning first place in the art contest was Stephie Briggs. Second place winner was Jeni Alder who also won third place for the District One art contest. Third place winner for Oneida County was ShynLynn Hulet.  Two fifth grade students entered the essay contest. First place was awarded to Hunter Drysdale. He also won first place in the District One contest.  Second place went to McKinna Owens. She also placed second for District One.

15 YEARS AGO (2009)

Lynn Schow was named the Teacher of the Year by the Malad Masonic Lodge #51. He was presented the award by Don Evans at the Senior Awards Assembly at Malad
High School.

Brent Grote was named to the dean’s list at Utah State University and received the A-Pin Award. The A-Pin Award acknowledges and rewards students who achieve a straight “A” grade point average for two consecutive semesters while taking 15 or more graded credits.

Kaden Goddard and Bracken Gibbs were invited to participate in The Baseball Factory Under Armour Tryout in Kearns, Utah. They took part in a four-hour on the field workout in front of the Baseball Factory coaches and scouts who will evaluate them on speed, pitching, hitting, defense and arm strength.

20 YEARS AGO (2004)

Keynote speaker Dale L. Reese outlined Flag etiquette to those assembled at the Malad Cemetery in observance of Memorial Day.

The Malad High School’s Football Field was the site of the 91st annual Commencement Exercises. 

There were 72 students graduating as part of this class.  Frank Madsen was the Commencement speaker. Madsen told the graduates, he was honored to have been selected as the graduation speaker the year he retired from the school district.

The family of Chief Master Sergeant David L. Colton indicates that he will be home from his service in Iraq. 

Apral Ipsen was presented with the Teacher of the Year Award by the Masonic Lodge #51 AF and AM of Malad.

The Malad LDS Seminary has selected a new seminary council. Students selected will be Sheryl Tubbs, Trevor Price, Ben Ray, Anneleise Dredge, Whitnee Wakley, Jordan Keller, Brett Panting and Ashlee Alder.

Shancy Price received a saddle for being named the District’s “All-Around Cowgirl.” Will Wakley was named the “Reserve All-Around Cowboy” and Bowdrie Price was the “Rookie All-Around” at the District Rodeo.

30 YEARS AGO (1994)

Pending final approval of the Idaho Public Utilities Commission and the Federal Communications Commission, along with completion of negotiations with US West, the Albion Telephone Company looks to taking over operation of the Malad telephone exchange now served by US West.

Mike Schwartz, a recent graduate of Malad High School, just achieved a goal that took him 13 years. The 18 year-old was honored recently at the Senior Awards Assembly for perfect attendance from kindergarten through his senior year – a record 2,340 days.

The Max Pilgram Lions Patriotism Essay Contest was conducted recently at the Malad Elementary School.  Winners of the contest are Candis Atkinson, 1st; Stephanie Cockrell, 2nd; and Modie Hernandez, 3rd.

Kenny Peterson just returned from the Idaho State Summer Olympics held at the University of
Idaho, Moscow.

He won a gold medal in the 200-meter race and a bronze in the 100-meter.

Listed on the Dean’s List spring semester honor roll at the College of Southern Idaho are: Sara Jones and Stacey Jones Christenson. Sara is the daughter of Rod and Donna Jones and Stacey is the daughter of Ed and Wendy Jones.

40 YEARS AGO (1984)

With the passing of June 5, 1984, The Idaho Enterprise marked its 105th anniversary as southern Idaho’s oldest newspaper. To celebrate the century-plus-five birthday, area friends are invited to join in The Idaho Enterprise birthday. 

Members of The Idaho Enterprise’s regular staff are Teri Daniels, office manager, society and sports reporting; Marilyn Binger, Marsh Valley news editor, layout; Kris Smith, publisher-editor; Kathryn L. Olson, advertising and business news; Madge K. May, features; Sondra Ekstrom and Vicky Jacobsen, typesetting.

The Idaho Enterprise publisher Kris Smith received a call from President Reagan’s office Monday afternoon, congratulating her on the newspaper’s 105th anniversary. The formal letter of congratulations was received at The Idaho Enterprise office on Tuesday morning.

50 YEARS AGO (1974)

Five Oneida women received bachelor degrees at Utah State University commencement exercises in Logan.

Norma Williams South and Marilyn Smith received degrees in education; Katherine McDaniel, family life; Lucille Thomas and Marlene Smith, humanities, arts and social science.

Donna Vee Peden Edwards received a degree in elementary education at graduation exercises at Idaho State University. 

Kevin Blaisdell, Malad High School speed king and long jump star, left for Mt. Hood Community College near Portland, Oregon to compete in the Rose Festival invitational Track and Field Meet.

Todd Davis is the 1974 Leadership winner in Modern Woodman of America Junior Service Club 6885, Malad. 

Marilyn Smith will graduate magna cum laude at the June commencement at Utah State University, Logan, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both English and Psychology. She has been chosen the outstanding senior graduate in the psychology department and will be featured in the College of Education’s Valedictory Multimedia presentation.

60 YEARS AGO (1964)

Two scholarships of $250 each were awarded by the Oneida County Grain Growers. The recipients of the scholarships are Miss Suzanne Bowen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LaVar Bowen and Miss Carma Gleed, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Gleed. Both are 1964 Malad High School graduates. Taking part in the presentations were Alycc Jones, secretary-manager of the Grain Growers, and D.P. Jones, the Co-op president.

Sharrell Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Williams, Malad, was among those receiving degrees at commencement exercises of Brigham Young University. Mr. Williams, who received a master’s degree in religion, has been teaching religion and physical education classes at Henderson, Nevada during the last year.

70 YEARS AGO (1954)

James J. Williams, Athletic coach at Snow College, Ephraim, Utah and former Malad resident, received his Master of Science degree in physical education from USAC in Logan, Utah.

Darrell Christensen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Soren Christensen, has been promoted to sergeant. He has also been advanced from a battery machinist to an F.D.C. chief. He is stationed
in Korea.

Students from Malad who will receive bachelor degree in commencement exercises at Brigham Young University are George LeR Burton, Genevieve Stayner, Jay Lynn Stayner and Cheryldene Vaughan.

80 YEARS AGO (1944)

C.H. Watson of Pocatello, a state sanitary inspector, was in Malad to investigate the causes of sickness, which were believed to be due to food eaten at certain Malad restaurants. He took samples of the milk, water and food to have analyzed.

Dr. Garst, city and county physician, estimates there have been between 75 to 100 cases of poisoning during the past two weeks of persons who had eaten at local restaurants.

Two 15 year old boys from Pocatello were turned over to Bannock county officers by Sheriff John A. Evans early Friday morning to face a charge of car theft. The boys are alleged to have stolen a car at Pocatello, which they drove to Malad and abandoned near the Oneida Hospital. In Malad they took a car belonging to Mrs. Max Tripp, which was parked on South Main Street and drove it to Brigham. They were caught at Brigham by Sheriff Evans.

The sheriff states these two thefts should be a warning to persons to take their keys out of the car when they park. In these cases the keys had been left in the cars.

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