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Malad High School Dragonettes were all smiles after capturing third place honors at Fifth District drill team competition last Saturday. Pictured from left to right front row are: Diane Carter, Saundra Willie, Brenda Deschamps and Jana Nielsen. Second row: Rhonda Price, Linda Reeder, drill director Marvalene Broadhead, Wendy Baker, Anita Head and Julie Ward. Third row: Tammy Scoffield, Teresa Davis, Leslie John, Andrea Williams, Ann Smith and Terri Thorpe.

5 YEARS AGO (2018)

Seven Malad High School junior girls participated in a Kick-Off Dinner on Thursday evening, March 1, for the 2018/2019 Malad Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) Program. Guest speakers for the Kick-Off dinner were Malad's current Distinguished Young Woman MaCall Smith, and her mother, Christine Smith who was also a former Distinguished Young Woman (formerly known as Junior Miss or Young Woman of the Year).

Those young women participating in the program and their parents are: Shawnee Simpson, daughter of Jared and Tina Simpson; Britta Sperry, daughter of Jason and Jennifer Sperry; Breelle Daniels, daughter of Tod and Rhonda Daniels; Alexandria Smith, daughter of Rebecca and Rudy Smith; Sadie Giles, daughter of Justin and Erica Giles; Kayla Hudnell, daughter of Wendy Warren and Jessica Colgrove, daughter of Brett and Desiree Colgrove.

Over 100 people celebrated St. David's Day at a dinner sponsored by the Samaria Sesquicentennial Committee and the Malad Valley Welsh Society. Held in Samaria's Assembly Hall, now owned by Rex and Donna Waldron, on March 1, the event was reminiscent of such celebrations brought to Malad Valley by the Welsh pioneers and that continued in one form or another until the 1960s. Observing St. David's Day as part of the Valle's Welsh tradition began again in 2005. this year's event was spearheaded by Luke Waldron, Chair of the Samaria Sesquicentennial Committee.

J.D. Wilkins has been named Malad High School Student of the Week for the week of March 5.

J.D. had not always lived in Malad. For two years he lived in Arizona. He is a senior at MHS, and his favorite class is Government.

With plans to attend Boise State University, J.D. plans to finish college within the next five to ten years and to get married.

His favorite extracurricular activity is baseball, and his favorite thing about Malad High School is sports. Going along with his love of baseball, something J.D. would like to cross off his bucket list is to go to Yankee Stadium.

Something that J.D. thinks no one knows about him is that when he lived in Arizona, he played the trumpet. He has some very good advice for his fellow students, "Enjoy small moment because you'll be sad when they're gone."

Kallee Warren was the latest Malad High School Senior to sign her Letter of Intent. Warren plans to continue her soccer career at the college level at Gillette College in Wyoming.

Warren has been a member of the Malad High School soccer team since freshmen year. She has played every position on the field. She was one of the team leaders her senior year, helping the Lady Dragons fight their way to second place in the 2A Fifth District once again. She signed with Gillette College to play forward.

Warren has been busy while in high school/ She has also been a member of the Malad High School Dragonettes, who are now getting ready to compete at state competition.

Warren is excited to play college soccer but that was not her first plan for college. She thought she wanted to compete in rodeo during college but realized she could rodeo the rest of her life; she only had this one chance to play soccer. So, she took the chance to continue with her soccer career.

"I am excited," said Warren. "I am nervous it is so far away from home."

Warren is the daughter of Kody and Brandi Warren. She added, "I appreciate my parents for everything they have done for me."

Twenty Malad High School students participated at Fifth District Declamation held at Preston February 25th. Twelve of the students received "superior" and "excellent" ratings making them eligible to compete in Regional Declamation March 18. Shown from left to right, front row are: Robin Colton, Hazel Thomas, Linda Jaussi, Tammy Christensen, Anita Head, Wendy Baker and Judy Moon. Second row: Jill Thomas, Leslie Willie, David Zivkovic, Leslie John and Karen Williams. Third row: Curtis Willie, Greg Bybee, Gerald Rhees and Scott Gleed.


10 YEARS AGO (2013)

Local resident Paula Davis was recently announced as the new Oneida County Deputy Treasurer by Jan Edwards Oneida County Treasurer.

Nine girls will participate in the Malad’s Distinguished Young Woman program for 2013. The DYW program entitled “Beautiful” will be held on May 11, 2013. Participants are Randi Garamendi, Elizabeth Wray, Montana Thompson, Josselyn Ramos, Ashlee Davis, Charlotte Allen, Bryn Haycock, Dezi Grote and Rachael Bullcreek.

The Malad Middle School MathCounts Program sent two teams to compete in the Regional MathCounts Competition on February 2 at the Idaho State University. Competing on the First Team for Malad Middle School were Simi Nesbit, Joseph Thomas, Makenna Schow and Junior Sua. The Second Team included Brett Schow, Trevon Buttars, Kaleb Mills, MaCall Smith, Dale Jacaway and TraVeck Johnson.

Ireland Bank would like to invite the community to commend Lawrence Knudsen for his many years of loyal service. Larry joined Ireland Bank in January 2005 where he has served as a Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Tony McClain has been promoted to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Ireland Bank. Tony joined Ireland Bank in 2005 and previously served as the bank’s Controller. Becky Williams has been promoted to Ireland Bank’s Controller and an Assistant Vice President. 

15 YEARS AGO (2008)

Bryan Scott will be the focus of a benefit dinner, auction and raffle this coming Saturday at the Malad High School. Scott has been battling cancer for many months and is now in need of a Spinal Cord Tinge operation to alleviate the tremendous pain he is experiencing. Glen Gillies will be the auctioneer.

Jason Larry Thomas, a member of Troop 456 of the Malad 6th Ward, was presented his Eagle Scout Award on February 16. For his project, Jason led the construction of a cement sidewalk at the LDS Stake Park leading from the ridge to the pavilion. This has improved the park and made it easier for visitors to get over to the pavilion on level ground.

Winning the Elks Hoop Shoot at Malad Elementary this year were Bracken Degn, Hayden Green, Wyatt Allen, Rylee Tripp, Jordan Hawkes and Kadee Christiansen.

Robbie Dorius has been named Student of the Month at Malad High School for the month of February.

Lady Dragon team members were named to the All-Conference teams, selected by the district coaches. Named to he teams were Ashlee Blaisdell, Rachael Colton, Larissa Crump and April Neal.

Earning a chance to participate in the Idaho State STAR Event competition are, Erin Morley, Shelby Gunter, Laura Crisler, Tamra Hubbard and Amy Evans.

25 YEARS AGO (1998)

Oneida County Prosecutor David L. Evans took the oath of officer from 6th District Administrative Judge Peter D. McDermott Monday morning, filling a position vacated by retiring Judge J.W. Crowther. Chosen to fill the position of county prosecuting attorney behind Evans is Steven E. Brooks, who took the oath of office from Judge Evans immediately following.

The Idaho State University College of Education dean’s list for Fall 1997 has been released with the following students from Malad: Sara C. Jones and Taia Tubbs Murray.

The Malad High School Knowledge Bowl team finished their season with a regional meet last week at Idaho State University. The Knowledge Bowl team entered five competitions plus the regional meet. They competed in three matches at each competition. This year’s team finished the season with 10 wins and eight loses. Members of this year’s team were the following: Seniors – Kenny Blaisdell, Randy Evans, Brandon Evanson, Errol King, Paul Oja, Amanda Skeen, and Juniors – Diedra Farley and Matt Moss. The advisor for the team is Dan Marteeny.

On February 10 all Idaho Fourth, Eight and Eleventh grade students participated in the State writing assessment. On that same day elementary students throughout the State were encouraged to write to a Penpal telling them about Idaho. Two letters from each elementary school were then selected to hang on the wall of the Boise State Capital during the legislative session. Winners from Malad Elementary School were Challis Sweeten and Kristi Thomas.

35 YEARS AGO (1988)

      Loads of fun and excitement are in store for Oneida County residents this Saturday when the Malad High School Athletic Boosters present “A Night Under The Big Top,” a carnival for all ages.

Well-wishers and fellow workers gathered in the dining area of the Oneida County Nursing Home to honor Ramona Jones on the occasion of her retirement at age 73. Ramona, a licensed practical nurse has been employed at the local home for the aged over the last eighteen years, ever since she graduated from the Idaho State University Vo-Tech School of Nursing in 1970.

Moving ahead with plans for the 1988 Junior Prom, March 18, is Prom Chairman Natalie Smith. This year’s theme, voted on by members of the Junior Class, will be “Is This Love” taken from a song made popular by White Snake. Music will be furnished by the Eddie Haskell Band of Tremonton, Utah.

The Malad Dragons ended their 1987-88 basketball season by capturing the State A-3 Consolation Championship last Saturday at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls. 

45 YEARS AGO (1978)

The proposed Deep Creek gravity irrigation system was stuck a near-fatal blow Monday evening when stockholders failed to rally a two thirds majority in favor of authorizing the Board to borrow an additional half million dollars to proceed with the project.

Twelve Malad High silver-tounged orators qualified to participate in Regional Declamation competition at the Fifth District Declamation Festival held in Preston. Three students captured the coveted ‘superior’ rating: Robin Colton, expository; Leslie Willie, retold stores; and David Zivkovic, panel discussion. Receiving ‘excellent’ ratings were Hazel Thomas, Anita Head, Jill M. Thomas, Ellen Naugler, Judy Moon, Linda Jaussi, Vicky Waldron, Tammy Christensen and Wendy Baker. Other students participating and receiving ‘good’ ratings were Gerald Rhees, Teri Christopherson, Karen Williams, Paul Evans, Leslie John, Greg Bybee, Scott Gleed and Curtis Willie.

Malad High School Dragonettes were all smiles after capturing third place honors at Fifth District drill team competition. Members of the Dragonettes are: Diane Carter, Saundra Willie, Brenda Deschamps, Jan Nielsen, Rhonda Price, Linda Reeder, Wendy Baker, Anita Head, Julie Ward, Tammy Scoffield, Teresa Davis, Leslie John, Andrea Williams, Ann Smith and Teri Thorpe. The drill director is Marvalene Broadhead.

55 YEARS AGO (1968)

Completing their college preparatory courses at Malad High School with cumulative grade point averages of 3.97 of a possible four, Kim Hartvigsen, Julie Parry and Nick Sorensen have been named the school’s 1968 valedictorians. Salutatorian honors went to Margaret Bush who has a 3.94 average in her college prep course.

Five Malad students who earned excellent ratings at the Idaho Fifth District Declamation contest at Marsh Valley will represent the school in the regional meet at Idaho Falls. Excellent ratings were given to the following: Nola Thomas, pantomime; Patti Smith, copyright poetry; Marlene Smith, uncopyrighted poetry; Kristine Deschamps, prose manuscript; Jean Thomas, original essay.

Two Oneida County students attending Ricks College at Rexburg have been named to the school’s Math Team of 1968 by Professor Harold Nielsen, On the derivatives division of the Ricks squad is Lee Neal, Stone, Georgia Gilgen, Malad, competes with the determinants, theory of equations and complex divisions.

District officers in charge of “Red Letter Day” activities honoring junior students enrolled in LDS Seminary classes are Brian Peterson, Kim Christiansen and David Corbridge. 

60 YEARS AGO (1963)

Official accreditation of Malad High School by the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher schools was noted at the regular February meeting of the Oneida School Board. 

Playing a leading role in a little theatre play presented recently by the Palo Verde High School drama department at Tucson, Arizona, was Miss Bonnie King, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max King, Malad.

Robert Smith of Malad High School was one of 184 high school and junior high contestants exhibiting their science projects at the fifth Southeastern Idaho Science Fair held at Idaho State University.

Cheryl Vanderwood was the winner of the poetry division for Declamation. She gave “The Skeleton In Armor”. Jim Donahugh came in second and Tim Facer took third place.

The following girls were asked to try out for Girls State: Linda Bolingbroke, Dianne Bowen, Suzanne Bowen, Kathy Christoffersen, Mary Alice Christophersen, Carol Draper, Annabelle Evans, Kathy Gilgen, Fairlene John, Susan Sorensen, Dorothy Wight, Susan Sweeten and Sharon Jones.

70 YEARS AGO (1953)

Wayne Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Thomas, and Glen Lee Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo D. Williams, who enlisted in the U.S. Army are stationed at Camp Roberts, California.

Pfc. Lamont Wakley has been released from the U.S. military service after two years and returned Sunday from Eustis, Virginia.

DeVerl Mills who has been laboring the past two years as a L.D.S. missionary in the Central States, returned home Saturday.

Malad boxers, with a final score of 16 to Blackfoot’s 15, retained their Fifth District High School boxing championship in the tournament held at the local high school gym. Malad had seven district champions: Leo Nielsen, David Williams, Farrell Atkinson, Monte Thomas, Verl Williams, Derrell Rose and Dick Zundel.

75 YEARS AGO (1948)

Glen Williams and Gerald Benton, students at the U.S.A.C. at Logan, are members of the Logan Fifth Ward M Men basketball team, which won the District Four circuit last week and are competing in the All-Church tourney at Salt Lake City this week.

Dan D. Jones of St. John exhibited the reserve champion bull at the stock show held at Idaho Falls last week.

Acie Waldron and Gordon Vaughn, representing the local chapter of Future Farmers of America, placed first and third at the public speaking contest sponsored by the F.F.A. at Preston. Both are candidates for the State Farmer degree.

By decisioning Frank Gilet of Albion in the finals, Don Williams of Snow College won the Intermountain Intercollegiate boxing championship in the 135-lb class at Pocatello.  Don is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam V. Williams. Dean Clark of Snow College was eliminated in the semi-finals by Eugene Hawks of Idaho State. Clark outpointed Jack Olsen of Southern Idaho in the first bouts held Thursday night. Dean is the son of Lynn and Thelma Clark.

80 YEARS AGO (1933)

Wanda Ward has been selected to take the feminine lead in the musical comedy, “Bon Voyage”, which the music department of the Malad High school will present about May 1, Byron Jones, music instructor, announced this week. Other members of the cast are: Mifflin Williams, Jenk Palmer, Marianna Thomas, Mae Jones, Delmar Nielsen, Elvert Evans, Chloe Stocks, Naidene Folland, Celia Mifflin, Theda Jones, Lucille Fink and Dean Williams.

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