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55 YEARS AGO (1968) Ellis Mathes, Idaho highway engineer, awards a plaque to Marvin Hess in recognition of the former Malad man presenting the outstanding technical paper during the Department's annual Engineers-In-Training Conference held at Moscow.

5 YEARS AGO (2018)

The Malad Valley Heritage Square was a community effort as individuals, Boy Scouts, and church, civic and school groups gather in Samaria to help prepare the Square for dedication. 

McCall Smith relinquished Malad's Distinguished Young Woman Title to one of seven participants.

Leon J. Castleton inducted into the Oneida County Hall of Fame.

Shelly Williams named Bowler of the year for the Malad USBC Association. DeeLane Purdum inducted into the Malad Bowling Hall of Fame.

10 YEARS AGO (2013)

The first of a series of Jackpot Barrel Racing/Pole Bending competitions was held Saturday, April 20 at the Simpsons’ Bar S Arena in Deep Creek. 

 Steve Daniels, along with the support of several soccer players who attended the meeting of the school board on Tuesday, came before the school board of trustees to petition that they add girls’ varsity soccer as a high school sanctioned sport beginning in the fall of 2014.

Malad High School’s charter of the FFA had seven students attend the recent State FFA Convention. They were Maddie Ogden, Logan Atkinson, Eric Eliason, Samantha Daniels, Carrie Christiansen, Shannon Williams, and Olivia Sands.

Malad High School junior, Cina Blaisdell was recently honored at the University of Idaho Student Art Contest. Blaisdell received an honorable mention ribbon for her artwork. 

The top entries in the art contest, sponsored to increase awareness of domestic violence were Randi Garamendi, Stephani Treasure, Nicole Lamb, Reilly Perry, Caitlyn Jolley, Taylar Williams, Viviana Nunez and Tru Peabody.

15 YEARS AGO (2008)

Amy Atkinson was crowned Malad’s new Junior Miss on April 19, during the community’s 27th annual Junior Miss Program. Making up her court are Rachel Kent, first alternate, Talessha Willie, second alternate, Shayla Winder, third alternate and Shay Williams, fourth alternate.

Mandy Couch will be graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma, on May 10, 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree of Liberal Arts, Majoring in Political Science. She plans to continue her education in Oklahoma to acquire a Juris Doctor Degree.

Elder Clayton Eliason has accepted a call to serve a LDS mission in the Manchester, England Mission. He will enter the MTC in Preston, England, on April 25.

Scott Service Medical will soon be under new ownership with a new name. Ryan and Bobbi Summers have purchased the S.S. Medical Division and will be taking over May 1. The new name will be Malad Medical Supply and will run out of the same office.

The Malad High School Boys’ Baseball team secured the first place position in the district with their wins against Firth and West Jefferson.

25 YEARS AGO (1998)

Malad’s 1997 Junior Miss, Nicole Bastian, will turn over her crown to another on April 25. This year’s program entitled “Let Freedom Ring,” will feature eleven participants.

Charles Owen Ward was presented the prestigious Silver Beaver Award during ceremonies held April 18, at Snake River High School in Blackfoot. Ward has 23 years in Scouting.

Three sixth graders were named winners in the Lions Patriotism Essay Contest. Heather Cosby, daughter of Jeanette and Ron Bridges, wrote the winning essay; Lyndsie Moeller, daughter of Jeffrey and Sherry Moeller, was second; and Jesse Dredge, son of Marla and Louis Dredge, was third. 

The internet is now at the Malad Senior Citizens’ Center. A personal computer, loaned the Center by the Department of Health and Human Services, is finally on line thanks to Microsoft and Malad High School.

Hunting in northern Idaho last Thursday, 22-year-old Derk Williams landed a 21 1/2-pound wild turkey. The 1994 MHS graduate was hunting with friends, Brandon Forsberg, of Pocatello, and Koby Croft, of Bancroft. He was the only one of the group to be successful on the two-day hunt.

35 YEARS AGO (1988)

National History Day in Idaho was held, April 22, on the campus of Boise State University, and for many of the Malad Elementary students privileged to participate this year, it proved to be a great success. Entrants who place first or second in the junior and senior divisions are eligible to participate in the National History Day Contest in Washington, D.C., June 12-16. Earning the right to participate are Camille Hawkes, Melissa Ward, Greg Elliott, Tara Esplin and Jill Gunnell.

Fay Cottle, representing the Colen H. Sweeten Family, recently presented a valuable 75-year-old copy of the book, “Pioneer and Prominent Men of Utah,” to the Malad Family History Center. In making the presentation she said the book had been in the Sweeten family since it was published in 1913 by the Utah Pioneers Publishing Company of Salt Lake City.

Coached by Sheldon Vaughan, the Malad Elementary 6th Grade Basketball team who captured 2nd place in Regional competition and pictured in The Idaho Enterprise are: Michael Schwartz, Jason Kimberling, Tyler Jones, Cles Ward, Brandon Vaughan, Randy Purdum, Derk Williams, Taylor Hull and Greg Elliott. 

45 YEARS AGO (1978)

Malad will be one of the Idaho and Utah communities participating in “The Jim Bridger Community Social Assemblage” at Utah State University in Logan this summer. The Assemblage is a series of competitive events pitting citizens of communities of under 5,000 people against each other. Millville and Newton, the 1977 champions, are going against 14 new communities, including Malad.

Mrs. Beth Valentine and son, Kim, went to Holbrook to view a curtain-mural originally painted by their husband and father, Downey barber, the late Max A. Valentine. Max Valentine was 18 years old at the time and living with his uncle, Martin Pett, in Holbrook. Plans are being made to take the painting to a museum at Brigham City or Salt Lake City. The original painting included the trees, background and frontier much as it is today, but in 1955 another artist, Ada L. Smith, from Holbrook was asked to restore the scene and she brought action into the tranquil scene with a caravan of pioneers, their oxen and covered wagons. The curtain mural was used at the Holbrook church from 1935 to 1976, when the chapel was remodeled and then it was stored.

55 YEARS AGO (1968)

Chosen from among 11 Malad High School juniors with high scholastic averages and participating in many extra-curricula activities, Con T. Alder, Kim Crowther, Greg Evans, John Moss and Paul Willie have been named as delegates to the annual American Legion Boys’ State at Boise. Alternates named by the sponsoring organization, Ernest W. Jones Post of the American Legion, are Dee Kent and Clayne Jenson. Also chosen by the MHS faculty as candidates and interviewed by the Legion’s Boys’ State committee were Larry Christophersen, Alan Hall, Mark Ipsen and Leslie Price.

Ellis Mathes, Idaho highway engineer, pictured in The Idaho Enterprise, awards a plaque to Marvin Hess in recognition of the Malad man presenting the outstanding technical paper during the Department’s annual Engineers-In-Training Conference held at Moscow. 

60 YEARS AGO (1963)

With models and audience taking an imaginary trip to far distant places, the Malad High Home Economics Dept. will present the fashion show entitled, “Fashion Fun All Over The World” at the school auditorium. Joint chairmen of the annual event are Joan Ward, Mary Ellen Ward, Kathy Christoffersen and Suzanne Bowen and they report busy fingers are hard at work to put the finishing touches on numbers to be modeled as zero hour nears.

Andy Bybee of Providence, Utah, a scholastic honor roll student at Utah State University, Logan, has been pledged to Sigma Xi, national honorary fraternity for psychology students. He and his wife, Patsy Scott Bybee are the parents of four children.

With Otto Jorgensen as the manager and professional, Tremonton’s newly completed golf course is opening for play this month. New nine-hole layout will be known as the Skyway Golf and Country Club.

70 YEARS AGO (1953)

New officers elected by the Malad chapter of the Future Farmers of America are the following: David Dredge, president; George Williams, vice president; Larry Jensen, secretary; Darl Williams, treasurer; Larry D. Howell, reporter; Joe Daniels, sentinel.

A group of Utah dance instructors presented their dance students in a benefit performance in the East Riverside Stake building in Salt Lake City. Those from Malad participating in the revue were: Patsy Roderick, Tommy Davis, Karen Jones and Vicki Sue John.

From a field of nine candidates, Miss Karen Hartley and Miss Chloe Price, Malad High School juniors, have been chosen by American Legion Auxiliary and Eagle’s Auxiliary committees to attend the annual Girls’ State to be held at Moscow. Alternates chosen are Lorana Jones, Connie Thomas, Diana Scott, Vella Crowther, Coleen Swartz, Emma Lou Williams and Eileen Thomas.

It isn’t known whether the fish walked over from the Stone reservoir or not, but, nevertheless, Henry John caught a four-pound bass in the Samaria Lake this week.

75 YEARS AGO (1948)

There have been 75 new business buildings and residences constructed in Malad during the past five years according to a survey made by city officials in connection with the proposed city mail delivery on July 1. In the spring of 1943 about 700 business houses and residences were assigned numbers by the city council.

Mrs. Alicia Bingham, high school dramatics and speech director, states that six Malad High students will participate in a poetry festival that is being held at Logan Friday. They are Hilda Clark, Beverly Smith, Coralee Neal, Selma Williams, Rosemary Kent and Lois Bush.

85 YEARS AGO (1938)

Student body officers were elected Tuesday at the high school and installed Thursday in their new positions. Sherman Pierce was elected president; Audene Jones, vice president; Frank Wight, secretary-treasurer; Alden Camp, business manager, and Tim Clark, cheerleader.

90 YEARS AGO (1933)

James Claby, a junior, was elected president of the Malad High School student body for the school year of 1933-34 at the annual election last Thursday. Mary Ester Davis was elected vice president; Billie Evans, secretary; Max Jones, LaVern Jones, Ivan Corbridge and Dean Williams, councilmen.

95 YEARS AGO (1928)

The Male Chorus of Malad took first place in the M.I.A contest held in Garland Tuesday evening and will enter the Ogden contest. Members of the chorus are Verl Young, Ev Harris, Joe Isaacson, Ira Moon, Verl Moon, Howard Castleton, W. H. Rutter, Guy Benson, C. L. Sorenson, Thomas Jones, Junius Crowther, Tom Williams, Howell Williams, R. B. Davis, Oscar Richardson and Stillman Harris. Also winning a first place for the Malad Stake was Ben Harding who won the public speaking contest.

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