Justin Hubbard and Kelsey Owens to reign over Malad High School Homecoming

Drew Green, Brooklyn Green, J.D.Wilkins and Hailee Schwartz complete the Homecoming Court

Justin Hubbard and Kelsey Owens were selected as the 2017 Homecoming King and Queen. Malad High School’s homecoming royalty were elected by student body on Monday, September 18 to reign over the week’s activities. The royal court consists of seniors from Malad High.

Joining the pair as part of the royalty are Drew Green as Prince, Brooklyn Green as Princess, J.D. Wilkins as Duke, and Hailee Schwartz as Duchess.
Members of the royalty will be featured in Malad High School’s Homecoming parade on Friday, September 22 at noon. Beginning at Malad Elementary School the parade will continue on 200 West, Bannock Street, and South Main where it will then end at Malad High School. That Friday evening at the Homecoming football game, the royalty will be honored during half time. The community is encouraged to come cheer on the Malad Dragons as they take on the Aberdeen Tigers at 7:00 p.m. with the Junior Varsity game beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Justin Hubbard: Justin Hubbard is a senior at Malad High School where he is a member of the high school baseball team; he also played on the local Malad Legion baseball team where he plays center field, and pitcher. He has also participated in wrestling, basketball, and the cross-country team during high school. He is the son of Paul and Kathy Hubbard.
Kelsey Owens: Kelsey Owens is currently serving as student body Vice President, Team Captain of the Dragonettes. She has been active in cheer as well as a member of the Key Club. She has earned her Para Pro Certification. She participated in the Distinguished Young Woman Program and received honors in Self Expression, Be Your Best Self, and the Fitness Scholarship. She is the daughter of Ryon and Wendy Owens.
Drew Green: Drew Green is a member of the boy’s basketball team for 4 years, and has participated in track in the spring. He is the son of Gregg and Johanna Green.
Brooklyn Green: Brooklyn Green is a member of the girl’s basketball team, and the girl’s softball team. She helped her team go on to win the State Softball Championship in 2016. She is the daughter of Bobby and Tori Green.
J.D. Wilkins: J.D. Wilkins is a member of the high school football team, and the baseball team, he also played on the local American Legion baseball team. He participated in the 2016 All State Tournament Baseball Team, 2017 All Area Second Baseball Team, and 2016-2017 Consolation Champion Baseball Team. He is the son of Marty Wilkins, and Kole and Tracy Adams.
Hailee Schwartz: Hailee Schwartz is a member of the Dragonettes, and was a member of the cheer team her sophomore and junior year. She is currently serving on the seminary council, and has served in several positions within her church’s young women’s program. She is the daughter of Justin and Nikki Schwartz.

In the photo – Reigning over this year’s Homecoming activities at Malad High School are pictured L-R; Justin Hubbard, King; Kelsey Owens, Queen; Drew Green, Prince; Brooklyn Green, Princess; J.D. Wilkins, Duke; Hailee Schwartz, Duchess.


Responders & Leaders Say: “Be Prepared For Eclipse Influx!”

Oneida County’s emergency responders and leaders met Monday in anticipation of a massive influx of individuals traveling to and from the Rexburg/Idaho Falls area for the total eclipse on Monday, August 21. They discussed emergency communications, law enforcement and emergency health services, and possible need for ham radio communications. Law enforcement and emergency health care staff will be beefed-up. The state road department has equipment ready to push stranded vehicles off the roadways if needed. Bottled water is stockpiled at the sheriff’s office.
Residents are asked to plan for possible loss of cell phone and related services, stock-outs at area businesses due to accommodation of the large number of travelers, and extremely congested roadways.
Please plan ahead: fill your vehicles’ gas tanks NOW. Shop NOW for supplies to last (at least) from Friday through Tuesday. Are your prescriptions filled? Be realistic about the congested roadways. Traffic will arrive in Idaho over a few days prior to Monday, but most of the estimated 100,000 to 400,000 individuals will leave the viewing areas immediately at the end of the eclipse. EXPECT traffic delays, so, if you’re traveling, have your vehicles stocked with life-sustaining supplies.
Be smart! Be calm! And be safe!

Michael Corbett named Principal at Malad High School; has roots in Oneida County

At the Oneida School Board meeting on Tuesday, July 18, the Board approved Michael Corbett as the new Malad High School principal. Mr. Corbett is currently the principal of Oakley High School and brings extensive leadership skills and experience to the position. He has degrees from Ricks College and Idaho State University with an administrative certificate from Northwest Nazarene University. Mr. Corbett was the top choice of the interview committee, which interviewed 7 applicants on Monday, July 17. The interview committee was comprised of school board members, high school teachers, the elementary school principal, staff members, and parents. Mr. Corbett has Malad roots. His grandmother was Hazel Lusk, long-time 1st grade teacher at Malad Elementary School.

O’Neal to be Director of Educational Support; District Seeking Principal for MHS

At noon on Thursday, June 22, 2017, Dr. Rich Moore, Superintendent of Oneida School District, issued the following email message to all teachers at Malad High School:

“I am writing to share an internal transfer that has an impact on your school [Malad High School]. I have assigned Rob O’Neal to be Director of Educational Support. This position has been created to give necessary support for the recent implementation of numerous new education programs in our District. Rob has broad expertise and skill sets in many of these new programs. He will oversee and give implementation support to such programs as PowerSchool Learning, PLC [Professional Learning Communities], new curriculum adoptions, one-to-one [electronic] device initiatives, RTI [Response to Intervention], mastery-based reporting, formative data collection and analysis, and technology support.

This new administrative position has been created from additional funding made available from increased enrollment in our virtual school [Idaho Home Learning Academy]. There will be no financial impact to our “brick-and-mortar” budgets due to this position.”

The District will be advertising the high school principal opening, putting together an interview committee, and making a selection in the next few weeks.

Variance Hearing – Larry Nalder

NOTICE is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on Wednesday, the 7th day of June, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., in the Oneida County Commissioner’s room of the Oneida County Courthouse, 10 Court Street, Malad City, Oneida County, Idaho, before the Oneida County Planning and Zoning Commission for the purpose of hearing and reviewing public comment regarding a request for a variance to build an attached garage closer to the county road right-of-way. The request for variance was submitted by Larry Nalder of Holbrook, Idaho. The property address is 20695 W. 1400 S. The Legal address is:

The west half of Lot 3, Block 9, of the Townsite of Holbrook, Idaho, as the same appears upon the plat thereof on file in the office of the County Recorder of Oneida County, Idaho, situated in Section 31, Township 14 South, Range 33 East, Boise Meridian.

The public is invited to attend said hearing and to present written or oral testimony for or against the proposed variance. Written comments must be submitted to the Oneida County Planning and Zoning Administrator, 10 Court Street, Malad City, Idaho, before said hearing.
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