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(1978) David Evans trustee for the local group of handicapped residents, accepts a check for $100 from Eagles Auxiliary President LaRae Jones. The $100 donation will be used to sponsor local athletes in the Special Olympics being held at ISU. Olympian Thelma Dopp holds a certificate of appreciation awarded to the Auxiliary by the State Special Olympic Committee in recognition of the donation, Past President LaZeell Williams looks on.

5 YEARS AGO (2018)

The American Legion turned 99 years old. They celebrated that birthday with a dinner held at the Legion Building in Malad. During the evening, Art Camire was honored as the post's Legionnaire of the Year. Wayne Williams was awarded a 70-year continuous membership certificate.

SEITec honors students; Kassidy Willie receives $500 college scholarship.

Malad Valley Heritage Square was dedicated. Luke Waldron, the organizer and force behind the creation of the Square which is located in Samaria, Idaho addressed the crowd with "Welcome Home" directed to the Anderson Family.

10 YEARS AGO (2013)

Bryn Haycock was selected to represent Malad as the new Distinguished Young Woman on May 11. Selected first alternate was Ashlee Davis and Montana Thompson was selected as second alternate. The Spirit of Distinguished Young Woman Award went to Rachael Bullcreek.

The Class of 2013 marks 100 years of graduates at Malad High School. Pictured in a vintage edition of The Idaho Enterprise are members of the Malad High School Class of 1913, the school’s first graduating class. Members shown are Mary Ann Morgan, Tom Dives, William Richards, Edith Mock Harrison, Francis Mock and D.P. Jones, Jr.

New American Legion Post #65 officers for the 2013-2014 year are: Rick Madsen, Commander and Sgt. At Arms; Russell South, first vice commander; Larry Nalder, second vice commander, John Wight, historian; Gene Caldwell, service officer; Mike Ard, Judge Advocate; and Russell Wilson, Adjutant.

The Malad High School softball team claimed the 2A Fifth District championship at home on May 9, against Soda Springs. Pictured in The Idaho Enterprise with their trophy are team members: Bailey Hill, Dani Briggs, Terrie Valentine, Taya Thorpe, Cina Blaisdell, Paige Robbins, Cassidy Broadus, Coach Scott Ray, Coach Paula Thorpe, Michelle Sands, Nicona Broadus, Katie Valentine, Hunter Hubbard, Coach Bob Hannah, Mikell Daniels, Kyley Thorpe, Coach Don Young, Amie Marshall, Aspen Hubbard, Coach Teresa Valentine, Karsyn Willie, Breanna Murphy, Emma Sands, Natalie Jensen, Renzee Sorensen, Alex Ward and Coach Ginny Neal.

The Dragons claimed the Championship of the 2A Fifth/Sixth District for the 11th time in a row last week in Preston. The Dragons are now heading to state. Team members pictured in The Idaho Enterprise are Gage Cherry, Derek Checketts, Braxton Clark, Garrett Larsen, Dylan Thorpe, David Ferguson, Hayden Green, Coach Dennis Evans, Coach T.C. Williams, Brody Hubbard, Griffin Green, Brandon Sorensen, Cort Goddard, Kyle Daniels, Nishon Neal, Josh Jensen, Coach Austin Williams, Zack Jeppsen and Coach Bobby Green.

15 YEARS AGO (2008)

Landon Tavoian, from Malad Seventh Ward Pack 427, had the fastest car in this year’s District Pinewood Derby. Bracken Degn’s car came in second; Josh Stayner’s car finished in third place and Santana Hubbard was the fourth place finisher. Each year, the boys competing in the district derby are observed. One of the top prizes that can be won is presented for Sportsmanship. This year, the prize went to Caleb Ihler.

Devin Call Plowman has received a mission call to serve in the Mongolia Ulaanbaater, Mission. He entered the MTC on May 14, 2008. He is the son of Don and Carlean Tubbs and the late Rick Plowman.

Paden Allen and Justin Firth received their Eagle Scout awards on May 10. Paden Allen is a member of Troop 455. His eagle project was to build and install the “Cherry Creek” sign, which can be seen when driving southbound on Old Hwy. 191. Justin Firth is a member of Troop 444. Justin,  along with troop leaders and family, put together the climbing wall at the Elementary School for his project.

The Oneida Farm Bureau recently chose the county winners of the annual art contest. First place winner McKenna Richardson received $25 for her winning entry. Jayden Moon earned 15 for the second place entry and Riley Schow received $10 for third place.

25 YEARS AGO (1998)

Since 1990, the Southeast Idaho Council of Governments (SICOG) has helped Oneida County with over $2 million in projects.

The Oneida School Board of trustees election is set for May 19 with candidates filing for election in the following zones: Zone 2 – Cheryl Shepherd, Jon L. Vanderwood; Zone 3 – Wendell Smith, Betty Jones, Albert Jones; Zone 4 – Thayne Barker, Mike Asay.

The Malad Stake Seminary Graduation will be held May 19, at the Malad 2nd/5th/4th Ward Building with special guest speaker Anita Jeppsen.

Youth bowling awards were handed out to the following at the Malad Bowl. Camron Schwartz, Steve Mason and Mike Hansen emerged first place winners with 19 wins and 11 losses. Second place winners were Cassie Woodward, Cody Romriell and Tash Romriell with 18 wins and 12 losses.

J.D. Williams, Idaho’s state controller, will give the Commencement address at the 1998 Malad High School Graduation. 

35 YEARS AGO (1988)

A tradition was continued last Monday evening at the Deep Creek Inn when six couples – five from the Malad Valley and one formerly of Malad (now living in Ogden, Utah) got together in celebration of an important event that all of them have in common, their wedding anniversaries. All were married the same year  - 1938 – during the month of June. And for the last twenty-five years, all have celebrated the occasion together.  Included in the group are: Dee and Pearl Williams, Carl and Lorraine Isaacson, Cecil and Gretta Camp, Gordon and Mary Griffiths, Ren and Lorraine Dives and Delton and Afton Ward.

Over $70,000 in cash awards and scholarships was presented to fourteen graduating seniors at the Malad High School annual Senior Award Day. Those receiving the awards were Gia Thorpe, Fawn King, Roxanne Larsen, Tiffany Olsen, Krishele Willie, Diana Marble, Michelle Bastian, Nada Sweeten, Lara Hill, Shane Howard, Tim Naugler, Derek Ipsen, Walt Tubbs and Bill Atkinson.

The Malad High School Rodeo team will be hosting the 4th District competition this weekend in Malad. Members pictured in The Idaho Enterprise were Leila Weeks, Deneice Carter, Mike Smith, Linda Harrison, Travis Robbins, Shawn Davis, Jeff Hess and Darin Jones. School advisor is Sheldon Vaughan.

45 YEARS AGO (1978)

 Special Olympians were given added moral and financial support by the Malad Eagles Aerie 2042 Auxiliary, when a check for $100 was presented at the annual Mothers Day Tea to Dan D. Williams. Thelma Dopp, Sara Lee Allen, Beverly Vanderwood, Lucille Evans and Linda Boam are scheduled to attend the Olympics being held this week at Idaho State University. 

Betty Jones, Oneida Education Association president, was recently named to the ten members Regional Services Advisory Group of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory.

Eleven Oneida residents or former students received degrees and certificates at recent University Commencement exercises. Three earned bachelor degrees from Idaho State University’s regular division: Velma Peden, elementary education; Lorrie Scott Kline, speech pathology and audiology; Martha Evans Gilgen, English. Six Malad students received certificates from the ISU technical division: Denny Schwartz, business equipment repair; Sherman L. Barker; Coleen Anderson, data processing; Michael E. Jones, diesel mechanics; Carol J. Scott, general office clerk, technical secretary; Sally Martin, clerk-typist. Lana Kay Waldron received her bachelor degree from Brigham Young University. Lynda F. Hess received her cap during capping ceremonies of the practical nursing program of ISU.

55 YEARS AGO (1968)

Eighty-six Malad High seniors will receive diplomas in exercises on May 24 in the Malad school auditorium. Baccalaureate services will be held Sunday evening, May 19.

Eight Boy Scouts from Malad Fourth LDS Ward Troop No. 452 received a blue ribbon for their demonstrations at the annual Scout-o-Rama at Idaho State University, Pocatello. The ribbon with three chevrons, highest award given at the Scout-o-Rama was awarded to Spencer Allen, Sid Hess, David Gillies, Kim Hess, Terrel Gardner, David Wharton, Rik Villegas, Don Christophersen with Gerald Williams and Dan Villegas as leaders.

Four Oneida girls will compete in the district Farm Bureau Talent Find later this summer. They are Donette Eliason and Brenda Ipsen, senior division and Suzanne Dredge and Kay Bastian, junior division. 

Pam, Linda and Holly Budge, Tammy Christoffersen, Teresa Hess and Kenalee Kent were among the dancers of the Doris Roche Studio who participated in a dance revue at the NuVu Theater in Tremonton.

Two fires damaged a mine and farm equipment in the county last week. A fire Thursday evening at the pumice mine on Wright’s Creek in the Daniels area destroyed a power generator, tool shed, and burned a quantity of fuel. At the Pierce Sorensen farm in Arbon, fire destroyed a 30 x 60’ Quonset-type building of aluminum over wood framing. Contents of the building, including shop equipment and a 1950 truck, were completely destroyed.

60 YEARS AGO (1963)

At a recent Southeastern Idaho District FFA meeting, Randy Isaacson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Isaacson was elected Treasurer. This District is comprised of eight FFA Chapters and includes Montpelier, Fielding, Grace, Bancroft, Marsh Valley, Preston, West Side and Malad.

A Malad student at Utah State University, Logan, has been selected by the student chapter of Associated Mechanical Engineers to receive the annual outstanding mechanical engineering award for freshman, Glen Vard Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen B. Williams.

Names of Malad students, Lowell Castleton, Garth Sweeten, Don Ward Thomas and Roger C. Thomas are on the scholastic honor roll for winter quarter at Utah State University, Logan.






With Hess Brothers as the general contractors, construction of Malad’s new post office building on the corner of 100 N. and Main Street is beginning Thursday morning. Building owner is T. D. Jones and he will lease it to the postal department. It is expected to be completed in about four months.

70 YEARS AGO (1953)

Winding up in a tie with the Pocatello team for first place honors in the Idaho Fifth District high school baseball league, the Malad High Dragons will meet the Indians at Halliwell Park in Pocatello for the championship Comprising the Dragon squad are: Curtis Hoskins, Terry Conley, Ren Edwards, Bob Harding, Doneal Thomson, Darl Gleed, Richard Goddard, Lowell Budge, Joe Daniels, Verl Williams, Parry Jones, Blair Gleed, Gary Allen and Gary Thomas.

As a result of the fifth district track meet held at Pocatello, Malad will have three entries in the regional meet on May 15. David Peterson won third place in the 440-yard run at the district meet; Sheldon Jensen place third in the half mile and the mile relay team also took a third place. Comprising the four-man team were Gary Allen, Doneal Thomson, Brent Williams and Delon Hawkins.

The annual Babe Ruth Sportsmanship awards for the 1952-53 term at the Malad High School have been presented to Roger Tovey and Jackie Tovey. Their names will be engraved on a plaque, which is placed in the school showcase. The Ogden Standard Examiner athletic award, an engraved gold watch, was presented by Jess Thomas to Darl Gleed, named outstanding athlete of the 1952-53-school term.

75 YEARS AGO (1948)

Dale Daniels and Bob Harrison, Malad High School juniors, have been selected by the Malad Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Ernest W. Jones Post of the American Legion to attend the Legion Gem Boys’ State, July 6 to 12 at Gowen Field in Boise.

Dale Daniels was elected Student body president of the Malad High School at elections. He succeeds LaMont Jones. Other officers elected are Bob Harrison, vice president; Leonore Crowther, secretary-treasurer; Theron Hill, business manager; Davis Anderson, boys’ cheer leader; Joyce Harris, girls’ cheer leader.

The Malad Stake L.D.S. Primary organization has begun a campaign to raise money, which will aid in the construction of a children’s hospital in Salt Lake City. Building is expected to begin this summer. 

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