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45 YEARS AGO (1978) The unsung heroines at Oneida Hospital and Nursing Home are administration office staff member, Cheryle Cowlishaw Emogene Napier, and Pam Smith. They assist all patients, not only with their billings, but answer untold questions concerning insurance forms, along with their regular office duties.

5 YEARS AGO (2018)

Mark Howard was inducted into the Oneida County Hall of Fame. 

Malad Scouts had fun racing their Pinewood Derby cars. Brandon Ward and Jeremy DeJong were the official racing officials and helped the young scouts enjoy their racing experience.

Breelle Daniels named Malad's Distinguished You Woman for 2019.

The Oneida Pioneer Museum received a check for $800 from the Malad Gun Club after the conclusion of their three-week Round Robin Shoot.

Malad held boy Scouts PowWow. About 80 Boy Scouts participated in the District PowWow and worked hard to complete requirements for merit badges.

10 YEARS AGO (2013)

To be inducted into the Oneida County Hall of Fame for 2013 is Conrad C. Alder, who will be honored for his public service to his community and country and his achievements in agriculture. To be inducted together to the Oneida County Hall of Fame are Stan and Erma Thomas and Dennis and Brenda Thomas. They will be honored for their accomplishments in business and for their public service.

Contestants vying for the title of Mr. MHS this year are Braxton Davis, Tanner Lewis, K.C. Snyder, Wesley Peterson, Carson McClain, Cody Andersen, Cortland Goddard, Kyle Daniels, Brooks Bowman, Quinn Eliason, Chase Albretson and Ilan Anderson. Wesley Peterson was named Mr. MHS with Cody Anderson, first attendant; Tanner Lewis second attendant and Ilan Anderson as Spirit of Mr. MHS.

Eight of Malad High School’s outstanding young woman will participate on May 11 in the Malad Distinguished Young Women (DYW) program. Participating in the 2014 DYW program are Charlotte Marcella Allen, Rachael Anne Bullcreek, Ashlee Rae Davis, Randi Kay Garamendi, Tamara Bryn Haycock, Josselyn Ramos, Montana T. Thompson and Elizabeth Ann Wray.

Tayson Davis was the top finisher at this year’s District Pinewood Derby. Preston Bird was given the Sportsmanship award. Other top prizes went to Ruxton Tubbs, Riley Cluff and Kassidey Martin.

Malad Elementary will be losing three long-term educators from their staff at the conclusion of the 2012-2013 school year. Principal Dotty Evanson, Music Teacher Helen Ward and Librarian Lynette Cornia will all be retiring this year.

15 YEARS AGO (2008)

Dallas LeRoy Thomas, son of Larry and Wendy Thomas, graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development. 

Elder Jake Marvin Hess has accepted a call to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Peru Lima South Mission. Jake entered the Mission Training Center on April 23.

There are 17 MHS junior and senior boys vying for the title of Mr. MHS. Those involved in this year’s program include the following: Jordan Beckmann, Jonny Blaisdell, Tristan Boyce, Gene Bullcreek, Justin Campbell, Cody Cottam, R.J. Cudney, Jesse Curtis, Mike Evans, Kayden Estep, Damian Fisher, Braxton Hess, Blake Jenkins, Jared Jones, Garrett Showell, Devin Skidmore and Jayson Sorensen. Winning the title of Mr. MHS is Kayden Estep. Jared Jones was named first attendant; Gene Bullcreek, second attendant and Spirit of Mr. MHS went to Jonny Blaisdell.

Kenny Ward, son of Kenneth and Tracy Ward, graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He previously attended Blue Mountain Community College where he played basketball and graduated with an Applied Associate in Civil Engineering.

Longtime Malad Scouter Mary Rae Naylor was awarded the Grand Teton Council Hall of Fame Award, during the Council Recognition Night at Snake River High School.

25 YEARS AGO (1998)

Brekell Vaughan was crowned Malad’s new Junior Miss during the eighteenth annual Junior Miss Program. Selected first alternate was Jenna Keller and second alternate was Kallie Jones. Kate Schwartz was presented the 1998 Spirit Award.

Air National Guard Airman Dallas W. Jones has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

There were three students from Malad High School, Emily Hansen, Kelley Neal and Stephanie Cockrell who competed in the Idaho State Speech contest at Twin Falls High School. 

Representing the Class of 1999, next year’s for the Senior Class, will be Kelley Neal as president; Mindy Gilgen, vice president; Ginger Price, secretary; Blake Ward as boys representative and Tana Eliason as girls representative. Junior class officers will be Malena Sorenson, president; Emily Blaisdell, vice president; Camille Stayner, secretary, T.C. Williams as boys representative and Krischell Hess as girls representative. Sophomore president will be Lynsey Firth, Trent Buehler, vice president; Trisha Williams, secretary; Jake Davis, boys representative and Alicia Price as girls representative. 

New FFA officers for academic year 1998-99 are, Phillip Firth, president; Melissa Asay, vice president; Adam Alder, secretary; Platt Price, treasurer; Dallas Thomas, reporter; Mariann Jones, reporter, Daniele Asay, sentinel and Lacey Skidmore, parliamentarian.

35 YEARS AGO (1988)

 Pictured in The Idaho Enterprise and saluting their dedication to ‘National Nurses Day’ are Norma Naugler, R.N.; Leona Davis, L.P.N.; Tamra Moss, R.N.; Elenor Erickson R.N. and Director of Nursing; Fran Williams, R.N.; Myrl Wakley, L.P.N.; Joan Potts, L.P.N.; Nancy Asay, R.N.; Vicky Kent, R.N.; Myrna Stokes, L.P.N.; and Mary Rae Naylor, R.N.

Taking top honors this year at the District Pinewood Derby was Kyle Jones, of Pack 444 (Second Ward). Jared Howe was 2nd place winner and is a member of Pack 453 (4th Ward). Third place honors went to Justin Scott of Pack 401 (Holbrook with J.D. Tovey of Pack 458 (1st Ward) winning sportsmanship.

Two Boy Scouts belonging to Malad Troop 406 recently received their Eagle Scout Badges in special ceremonies held at an Eagle Court in their honor. Tim Naugler and Torrey Christophersen, both became recipients of scouting’s highest award.

The first motorized vehicle to ever come into the Malad valley was a 1906 Maxwell owned by D.L. Evans, then president and owner of Malad Co-Op. Pictured in The Idaho Enterprise are Tim Covert at the wheel and Lorenzo L. Evans (front seat). Seated in back are D.L. Evans, and R.J Harding, Sr.

45 YEARS AGO (1978)

Superintendent Howard May announced that three Oneida School instructors will retire from their posts at the end of May. Pearl Williams, George Bush and, Ward H. Thomas will take their leave after teaching a total of 100 years in the Oneida School System.

Being initiated by the Malad City beautification Committee is the program “Yard of the Month” with the community’s most attractive yard being chosen each month by a panel of judges and a sign with such designation being displayed.

Pictured in The Idaho Enterprise, Rosella Smith was named Oneida County Farm wife, 1978, at competition Saturday afternoon. Lois K. Hess stands by as Oneida County and District Farm Wife, 1977; Pearl Jones passes on her title to Rosella. Iris Blaisdell was named alternate. Other contestants were Mildred Hess, Elva Yearsley, Alice Hughes and Faye Ward.

Pictured in The Idaho Enteprise are the unsung heroines at Oneida Hospital and Nursing Home, administration office staff members, Cheryle Cowlishaw, Emogene Napier and Pam Smith. They assist all patients, not only with their billings, but answer untold questions concerning insurance forms, along with their regular office duties.

New student body officer for 1978-79 are all set to plunge into action following the general election. Elected to serve are Jeff Williams, president; Rose Anderson, vice president; JoLynne Jensen, secretary; Jill Eliason, historian; Scott Gleed, business manager and Ann Ward, head cheerleader.

55 YEARS AGO (1968)

In addition to the five delegates to Boys State announced last week, Ernest W. Jones Post of American Legion will sponsor a sixth boy, as the post’s quota has again been raised by the Idaho Department. Dee Kent was named for this honor.

Thayne Barker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Barker will leave Friday for Lackland AFB Texas, were he will begin training with the U.S. Air Force.

 Sp/4 Charles Don Atkinson received his release from the U.S. Army at Fort Marlin, New York after serving 19 months in Germany. He is now employed by Gordon Griffiths at the O.K. Tire Store.

Nominating petitions for J. Clair Davis and Grant Jensen have been filed with Oneida School Board clerk Elaine Castleton. The term of Lon W. Corbridge expires in May. Election date this year is May 14.

In the late 19th century, Bishop Jones became the first bishop at Pleasantview and organized the MIA program. In 1968, due to the decreasing population, Pleasantview and Samaria are again on MIA. The executive officers set apart are Elbert Sweeten, superintendent; Rex Waldron and Ralph Hughes, counselors; Elbert Sweeten, Jr., secretary. The YWMIA officers are Ruth Ipsen, president; Patsy Scott and Betty Tubbs, counselors; Josephine May, secretary.

60 YEARS AGO (1963)

Two Malad High School juniors were among 16 science and mathematics students and three teachers’ associates from Idaho who were invited to attend the 1963 Humanities symposium held on the University of Utah campus. Going from Malad were Susan Sorensen, daugther of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Sorensen and Annabelle Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Evans.

Ezra Taft Benson, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and an apostle of the LDS Church, will speak on “Freedom for Farmers” in a meeting scheduled at the Oneida Stake House, Preston on May 8.

Jim Blaisdell, standout Malad High track and field man, turned in another spectacular performance for the second consecutive year at the BYU Invitational Meet as he captured two first places and a second for top individual scoring honors of the afternoon.

Following an inspection trip of the Malad Agriculture Department, Ralph W. Edwards, State Supervisor of Vocational Agriculture, commended highly the work being done by the Agriculture Instructor, Lloyd Sorensen, but stated that if interest in vocational agriculture doesn’t improve in Malad, he is suggesting that the program be dropped.

Twelve young rodeo enthusiasts representing Malad will compete in various events at the annual Idaho 4th District High School Rodeo at the Blackfoot fairgrounds. Malad participants are Marilyn Buehler, Gayle Blaisdell, Kay Lewis, Linda Nielsen, Suzanne Harrison, Kathleen Steed, Lynn Nalder, Stan Carter, Dave Smith, Kent Smith, Don Thomas and Kay Mansfield.

70 YEARS AGO (1953)

A new grain thresher attachment designed to save farmers many bushels of wheat during hillside harvesting is being put on the market this month after intensive testing. The air-controlled, grain leveling attachment was invented by the W. A. Taylor Blacksmith Shop of Malad, operated by Wendell Taylor and Dail Jones.

Miss Alice Harding, was selected “Miss Malad City” over 11 other candidates at the conclusion of a contest conducted at the Malad Elementary school building auditorium. Runners-up who tied for second place in the Malad contest were Miss Janice Parker and Miss Anna Lou Call. 

New Student body officers elected to serve during the 1953-54 term at the Malad High School are Ren Jensen, president; Isabel Davis, vice president; Vella Crowther, secretary; Monte Thomas, business manager and Chloe Price, historian.

75 YEARS AGO (1948)

New officers, who will be installed in June, were elected at a meeting of the Malad Lions club, at the Idaho Café. Veryl Henrie was elected president to replace Ira Stone. Other elected were Tallie Hughes, first vice president; Lloyd Steven, second vice president; Ren Dives, Lion Tamer; Glen Lang, Doyal Kellar and Marion Hess, directors, Jake Kern was carried over as secretary treasurer and Lew Baker, is the carry over director.

The “teacher shortage”, which has been a number-one headache for school administrators for the past five years, is still as acute as ever. Idaho especially suffers as teachers leave the state for positions in neighboring states for higher pay and more liberal contracts. A total of about 1,200 emergency permits had to be granted this past year to teachers in the State who could not qualify under our certification requirements.

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