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(35 YEARS AGO 1988) SUPER SHAPE outfits are worn by Linda Christensen and Mary Wakley. The two will be on hand to assist patrons at the newly opened exercise salon of the same name located at 95 North Main.

5 YEARS AGO (2018)

Ben Waldron and Kaleb Mills are the two top scholastic members of the Malad High School Class of 2018. Ben is valedictorian of the class and Kaleb is the salutatorian. Both will represent their class and will speak during commencement Exercises on May 23.

The Top 10 Percent for the Class of 2018 are Ben Waldron, Kaleb Mills, MaCall Smith, Jessica Perry, Lizzy Clark and Kassidy Willie.

In addition to the above, the Top 25 Percent for the Class of 2018 are Cody Weeks, Jacob Reiss, Jacee McClellan, Kaylee Origer, Mattie Semrad, Emily Corbett, Kambree Christensen and Hunter Tovey.

Students named Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Top 10 and Top 25 Percent are selected using a formula based on their grade point averages and ACT or SAT scores.

In the Oneida County Commissioners' meeting for March 12, 2018, Rex Williams of Oneida County Road and Bridge was presented an award as a Road Scholar. Williams was presented a certificate and hat by Laila Krah from the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) for his achievement.

A girl who loves to barrel race has been chosen as Student of the Week at Malad High School.

Stetson is a senior at MHS who moved here from Tooele, Utah. Stetson's favorite extracurricular activity is rodeo, and something that not many people know about her is that she barrel races on a horse that only has one eye!

Planning to attend Utah State University after high school graduation, Stetson hopes to graduate from veterinary medicine school.

She loves the fact that at Malad High School everyone tries to help others. She must love to help other too, because her favorite class is teacher's aide. Something Stetson would like to cross off her bucket list is to go a week without having one fight with her siblings!

Stetson has good advice for her fellow students, "Do not procrastinate on homework."

Congratulations to Stetson and to all the outstanding students at Malad High School!.

The Malad Middle School MathCounts team and the Science Quiz Bowl Team both competed in State competition last weekend.

This is the fourth year that Malad Middle School has participated in the Science Quiz bowl. Two teams participated from Malad Middle School. Members of Team No. One were Maggie Willie, Colton Ihler, Matthew Jacaway, Samuel Pickett and Clara Huckaby and members of Team No. Two were Winona Young Ephraim Christiansen, Savanna Young, Curtis Huckaby and Porter Ward.

Team No. One won three out of four matches in the first round. They went to the semi-finals where they lost a close match to Idaho Science and Technology Charter School. they took 4th place at the Idaho Falls meet and qualified for the State meet at Boise. Team No. Two won one out of four matches in the first round, but all matches were very close.

After the Science Quiz Bowl, the MathCounts competitors, Samuel Pickett, Colton Ihler, Matt Jacaway, Maggie Willie and Alternate Clara Huckaby, went on to Boise to compete. 

10 YEARS AGO (2013)

Each year the Eastern Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame Board of Directors honors five individuals who are leaders in agriculture and related industries. Among those inducted for the year 2013 is Don Eliason. 

Sydney Ellis and Braxton Davis have been selected to represent the Malad High School Class of 2013 as Valedictorian and Salutatorian at Commencement Exercises scheduled for May 22.

The Oneida County Hall of Fame is proud to announce the inductees for 2013. Conrad C. Alder will be honored for public service and agriculture. Stanley and Erma Thomas and Dennis and Brenda Thomas will be honored together for business and public service.

The Malad High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) had 10 members compete at the Idaho State BPA Competitions on March 7 – 9 at Boise State University. They included Katie Tapp, Dani Briggs, Renzee Sorensen, Kylee Price, McKenzie Willie, Cole Bunker, Bracken Willie, Wyatt Perry, Haden Williams and Anny Bernal.

The Malad High School girls’ basketball team recently had three players named to the 2A Fifth District All-Star teams for the 2012-13 season. Aubrey King was one of five players from the Fifth District named to the First team. King is a sophomore at Malad High School. Jordan Hawkes and Brooke Sorensen were named as Honorable mentions to the All-District team. Hawkes is a sophomore and Sorensen a junior this season.

15 YEARS AGO (2008)

A united front by Oneida County citizens against Rocky Mountain Power’s planned route for a large transmission line through the heart of the Malad Valley appears to have paid off. Reporting at the “Band of Citizens” meeting last Friday, Curt Hoskins said that a phone call from the headquarters of the power company had just informed him of an official decision to move the line east of the freeway on the portion of the project south of Malad.

Oneida Crisis Center, Inc., has received a grant of $16,000 from the La-Z-Boy Foundation to support services provided to abused women and children in Oneida and surrounding counties.

Scott Danielson was presented the Spirit of Idaho Award by Senator Mike Crapo during an award ceremony held Saturday at the Iron Door Playhouse in Malad.

The Malad High School Student Body claimed this year’s Donkey Basketball traveling trophy. The students defeated the FFA Students and the Community team to be named this year’s winners. The Student Body team included the night’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) Justin Campbell and Justin Firth, Hannah Luthi, Loretta Asay, Dani Howard, Riker Carter, Quade Albretson, Beau Bingham, Jordan Couch and Jonny Blaisdell.

The Malad High School Boys’ Basketball team had three players earn a spot on the 2A Fifth District All-Conference teams. Ryan Hannah was selected as a members of the First Team, Derek Ward was selected as a member of the Second Team and Jade Clark earned honorable mention. All members were selected by the district coaching staff.

25 YEARS AGO (1998)

Bryan Scott was selected as one of the finalists in the “8 Who Make a Difference” by Idaho 8 KIFI-TV. He was presented the award during a reception honoring all of the nominees at the Blackfoot civic Center. 

Eleven participants in the 1998 Malad Junior Miss Program gathered on the evening of March 2 with their hostesses and the Malad Junior Miss Committee for the annual Hostess Tea. Pictured in The Idaho Enterprise are the 1998 participants with their hostesses: Jennifer Boyce and Kris Blaisdell, Lacie Thorpe and Donna Gayle Madsen, Kallie Jones and Sherrie Moeller, Brekell Vaughan and Rebecca Firth, Ashlee Thorpe and Donna Jones, Jenna Keller and Terri Phillips, Tiffany Richins and Dotty Evanson, Amanda Gevas and Cinnamon Schwartz, Noel McManus and Dawn Christiansen, Kate Schwartz and Helen Ward.

The Malad High School Mascot, “Thunder” got a makeover this year. Sponsors stepped in and helped cover the cost. Those donating the $955 needed for the makeover were the following: Hess Pumice $350, Malad Boosters $280, Oneida Education Foundation $200 and the Malad High Studentbody $125.

35 YEARS AGO (1988)

An exciting new exercise system is being offered area residents with the opening Monday of “Super Shape” at 95 North Main in Malad. Equipped with seven toning tables designed to firm and tighten muscles and aid in circulation, “it is a system for all ages,” says new manager Mary Wakley. Owners of “Super Shape,” Linda Christensen and Venice Keller, are enthusiastic about what they have to offer and would like for everyone to drop in and have a look around.

It was a rollicking good time “Under The Big Top” last Saturday evening at the old gym as the Malad Athletic Boosters rallied to raise money for the new Malad High Track and Field. Hundreds of Malad residents were on hand for the fun, and in the end a grand total of $1,120 had been brought in to go towards the new sports facility.

Malad led honors for the 1988 Fifth District All-Star Team picked Tuesday by league coaches with two players selected for First Team, one for second team and one on honorable mention. Lance Taylor and Lance Tripp earned the First Team selections for the Dragons with Tony Gibbs being named to the Second Team and Jason Rich earning honorable mention.

(45 YEARS AGO 1978) Saundra Hubbard, Preston, representing the Idaho Gutter Gussies Bowling Association, presents 1977-78 Idaho Championship trophies to Malad's First Bank and Trust team (l. to r.) Vicki Ekstrom, Delpha Hubbard, Linda Daniels and Carla Williams.

 45 YEARS AGO (1978)

Darwin Williams has been named February “Artist of The Month” Dick Spahr, art director, announced this week. His wood-burning scene of a farmyard captured the judges’ eye.

Caprice Records of Nashville, Tennessee, has released to over 400 radio stations a new recording entitled, “She Smiled.” Composer and lyricist of the song is Malad’s Mark Kent, son of Wayne and Pauline Kent.

Jim Hill this week announced the purchase of the Deep Creek Inn from Darrel and Rula Thomas. A June 1st take-over is planned. Originally owned and operated as the “Wheel Inn” by Wendell and Glen Williams, Rula and Darrell Thomas took over the restaurant in August, 1973 and have not only expanded their menu to include such favorites as taco salad, scones and homemade pie, but have expanded their building as well. A new banquet room and updated kitchen were constructed as well as siding and rockwork added to the exterior of the building.

Pictured in The Idaho Enterprise is Saundra Hubbard, Preston, representing the Idaho Gutter Gussies Bowling Association, as she presented 1977-78 Idaho Championship trophies to Malad’s First Bank and Trust team, Vicki Ekstrom, Delpha Hubbard, Linda Daniels and Carla Williams.

Just about every straight stick in the State was there Saturday when the finals of the Corner Bar 8-Ball Pool Championship were held. Emerging as champ of the 32-entry field in the shoot-off was Rick Madsen. Runner-up to Rick was Gerald Couch.

(55 YEARS AGO 1968) Competing for the Miss Malad City Title at the Annual Lions Club Pageant on March 23 will be top left to right: Jan Moon, Wendy Hess, Margaret Bush, Brenda Ipsen. Bottom left to right: Janice Jones, Donette Eliason, Jeanene Rose and Suzanne Laws.

 55 YEARS AGO (1968)

Competing for the Miss Malad City Title at the Annual Lions Club Pageant on March 23 will be Jan Moon, Wendy Hess, Margaret Bush, Brenda Ipsen, Janice Jones, Donette Eliason, Jeanene Rose and Suzanne Laws. Tickets for the pageant are on sale at Millers Oneida Jewelers.

Daryl Roberts, who has enlisted in the U.S. Navy, left from Pocatello for Boise. From there he will go by plane to San Diego to begin basic training.

Fifty Oneida residents met with representatives of the Idaho Department of Highways and the highway director for this area, C. Ed Flandro, Pocatello, Monday evening. Those attending the hearing indicated their support of Plan “B” which would route the freeway along the east foothills above much of the farmland.

J. Spencer Ward received a National Science grant to attend the Academic Year Institute at the University of Utah, for science and math teachers. The course offers a degree of Master of Science Education.

William E. Thomas, former Malad City police chief, recently received a letter of commendation from Governor Don Samuelson on the occasion of his retirement. 

Sam Evans, 6’2” junior forward for the Malad High Dragons, was selected to the All-Star squad by sportswriters and broadcasters covering the three-day Idaho A-2 basketball tournament at Pocatello. 

60 YEARS AGO (1963)

At Sacrament services Sunday at the Malad Fourth Ward, Miss Fay Sweeten, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Sweeten, Sr., will be honored at a missionary farewell testimonial prior to leaving to serve a mission for the LDS Church in Florida with headquarters at Winter Park. Fay will enter the Salt Lake Mission Home Monday, April 8 and be there for a week prior to leaving for Florida.

Oneida School Board granted all teachers within the District $200.00 per year salary increases in addition to any increments due on the present salary schedule at the regular monthly meeting.

Ben Call, superintendent of public works for Malad City during the past five years, submitted his resignation at the regular monthly meeting of the Malad City Council. Mr. Call, plans to re-enter private business.

On March 7, the students of MHS selected their candidates for the “Most Preferred Boy and Girl.” Finalists are Farrell Christoffersen, Don Lee Hess, Mark Peterson, Eric Hartvigsen, Mike Williams, Lee Neal, Gayle Blaisdell, Clarice Ward, Annabelle Evans, Mary Louise Peden, Patsy Thomas and Pat Christopherson. Winners will be announced at the “Most Preferred Dance” on March 15.

New Dragonettes have been chosen and they are Barbara Deschamps, Sandy Bowen, Ann Byrd, Linda Evans, Cheryl Hess, Linda John, Kristine Jones, Tamara Jones, Linda Peden, Cindy Peterson, Lynn Smith, Nancy Thorpe and Vicky Tubbs. Alternates are Rosalind Jones, Donnette Neal, Susan Neal, Rosalie Williams and Rosalie Deschamps.

70 YEARS AGO (1953)

Elaine Browning of Chicago, brilliant virtuoso of the marimba, is scheduled to appear at the Malad Elementary auditorium on March 26 under the auspices of the Malad High School Band. Director Don Castleton states that Miss Browning’s appearance will be the second in a series of musical entertainment planned by the bank to raise funds for the purchasing of a grand piano for the school auditorium.

Loren Talbot, who has been laboring for the past two years in the Western Canadian LDS Mission, returned to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andie Talbot Sr.

The Malad Valley Posse is planning their eight annual Barn Dance on April 4. They have engaged an eight-piece orchestra to furnish music offering old time dances in addition to modern numbers. Refreshments will also be available at the Silver Dollar Bar and prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed couple at the affair.

Lt. Dan Anderson, who has spent a 10-day leave at home, left for Washington, D. C. to report for duty.

75 YEARS AGO (1948)

The Malad High Dragons placed third in the Fifth District basketball tournament. Pictured in The Idaho Enterprise are Jim Williams, manager; Ray Lewis, Darrell Hess, Kay Sumsion, Neldon Baker, Sammy Clark, Coach, Earl Johnson, Melvel Jones, Mart Goddard, Bernard Gardner, John D. Tovey, Lamont Jones and Dean Thomas.

Results of a nation-wide examination prepared by Kansas State Teachers’ College show that Malad pupils compare very favorably with those throughout the U.S., Principal Ralph Harding stated this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Elwood D. Penrose and their eight-year-old daughter, Marilyn, were rescued Monday from the north shore of the Great Salt Lake where their light plane was forced down Sunday.                                        

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