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75 YEARS AGO (1948) OPEN JOSEPH TRAIL – Nez Perce Indian Charles Wilson hands a pair of scissors to Paul Hyatt, Idaho Supreme Court Judge, to snit the first ribbon marking opening of the historic Chief Joseph Trail. The new road links Idaho, Oregon and Washington between Enterprise, Oregon, and Lewiston, Idaho. Shown above left to right, are Mrs. Wilson, granddaughter Patricia Higheagle, Wilson, all of Lapwai; Charles Zurcher, Enterprise, Oregon state senator; Clarence B. Shain, Olympia, Washington highway director; and Judge Hyatt, Boise, Idaho. (Idaho State Board of Publicity photo)

5 YEARS AGO (2018)

Rod Tubbs recently retired as Superintendent of Malad City. Tubbs has been employed by the City for 15 years, and has acted as Superintendent for the past 12 years, overseeing the crew of normally three others. During the summer, a large youth crew is hired by the City, and for many, this is their first job. With Rod as their supervisor, these youths were taught a great work ethic!

In the City Council meeting held on. Wednesday, September 5, 2018, the council approved the appointment of Dale Hobson as the City Superintendent. Hobson has been employed by the City for 34 years. The City is currently interviewing for another employee who will join Gaylen Garrett and Dean Larkin on the full-time City crew.

The Red Cross Blood Drive held on Tuesday, September 4, added 33 units of blood from Oneida County residents to the area's totals. Forty people signed up to give, with only 33 qualifying. By next drive, Ferris Hess will be at the 8-gallon donation mark, with 61 units donated to date.

A first for the Malad Idaho Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the creation of a Young Single Adult branch. Young Single Adult branches are quite common throughout the church; but in the past, young single adults from Malad have attended the branch in Tremonton, Utah. These branches are organized spe4cifically for young single adults ages 18 through 30 and are created to provide support for this age group.

YSA newly called Branch Presidency are pictured in The Idaho Enterprise. They are First Counselor Robert Ellis; Branch President Dan Blaisdell; Second Counselor Rich Moore; Executive Secretary Scott Ray; Branch Clerk Ben Waldron and Financial Clerk Keith Blaisdell. Not pictured is Assistant Financial Clerk Brady Hubbard.

On Tuesday night, September 4, Malad City Park was filled with adults and youths in support of the second annual Suicide Awareness Walk. Co-sponsored by Julie Estep and family, Oneida Crisis Center, Compassionate Care Family Services, Malad High School Counseling Department, Nell J. Redfield Memorial Hospital and Road to Recovery, booths were set up around the pavilion to provide information on resources available to county residents. After the walk, refreshments were provided in the pavilion.

10 YEARS AGO (2013)

Ashlee Davis and Josh Jensen were selected by the Malad High School student body to be the 2013 Homecoming Queen and King. Joining the pair are McKenna Richardson as Princess, KC Snyder as Prince, Brooke Sorensen as Duchess and Carson McClain as Duke.

The Ralph and Lamona Bennett yard was chosen for August Yard of the Month honors. Ralph gives Lamona the credit for their beautiful yard and garden. They do a lot of box gardening for vegetables and flowers. Handmade concrete pavers show the dates and footprints of members of the family and provide stable footing in the garden area.

One of the many projects the Farm Bureau Women’s Committee sponsors is a photo contest, “Seasons of Agriculture in Idaho”. There were no entries in the ages 6-12 or 13-20 age categories. There were several entries in the 21 and above category with Lael Christophersen and Allison Eliason tying for first place. Heather Thomas was chosen as the third place winner. 

The Dragons are anxious to take the field, looking for another win as they Battle Firth for the 2013 Homecoming. Pictured in The Idaho Enterprise are players and coaches: Coach Coda Tchida, Brody Hubbard, Jason Jensen, K.C. Synder, Josh Jensen, Griffin Green, Nishon Neal, Tanner Lewis, Brooks Bowman, Ilan Anderson, Coach Martin Pope, Coach Eric Fanning, Brett Rodel, Wyatt Martin, Michael Gallegos, Derek Checketts, Carson Hoskins, David Smith, Jaxson Christiansen, Carson Cobabe, Coach Sid Campbell, Coach Devin Morrison, Josh Morley, Josh Winterhawk, Cal Willie, Bracken Willie, Colton Crawford, Robert Wray, Tucker Hess, Hayden Green, Chase Davis, Joshua Howden, Hunter Giles, Jeffrey Moore, Parker Steed, D.J. Evans, Matthew Quinn, Devin Wilson, Austin Atkinson, Jake Sorensen and Bracken Degn. 

15 YEARS AGO (2008)

Elder Brett Jones has accepted a mission call to serve in the Texas San Antonio Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He entered the MTC on September 10, 2008. Elder Bryan Jones returned home on August 27, 2008, after filling a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Canada Edmonton Mission. Both are the sons of Steven Jones and Mitzi Rawlings.

The Malad Kids’ Chorus won 2nd place in the Group Division of the Farm Bureau Variety Show at the Eastern Idaho State Fair on September 6. Pictured in The Idaho Enterprise are the young performers: Shelby Ward, Ashley Ward, Naomi Corbridge, Shauna Spencer, Chelsey Spencer, Dallin Ward, Bryant Corbridge, Keegan Peterson, Tyrell Ward, Parker Peterson and Hailey Ward. 

Naomi Corbridge competed in the Pee Wee Division and took 4th place honors with her violin solo at the Eastern Idaho State Fair.

25 YEARS AGO (1998) 

Work on the Malad City Park expansion finally got underway last week. City Councilman Larry Thomas reported in the September city council meeting that the county crew moved in and did some land leveling where two baseball diamonds will be located. Bob Hobson, acting county crew foreman, said he would try to have the work done by September 11, weather permitting.

Monique Bennett has been called to serve in the Germany Leipzig Mission. She will enter the Mission Training Center on September 16, 1998. Monique is the daughter of Ralph and Lamona Bennett.

Kenneth D. Moss, Jr. has been called to serve a mission in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will enter the MTC on September 23, 1998. He is the son of Kenneth and Tammy Moss.

In a show of support for the “Welcome to Malad” sign, sponsored by the Malad Chamber of Commerce, the city council has approved $1,900 toward its cost. 

Jenny Hawkins, daughter of Joan Hawkins and the late Dale B. Hawkins started work this week in the Washington, DC office of Idaho Senator Larry Craig. Hawkins is majoring in Mathematics with a minor in Political Science at Idaho State University.

35 YEARS AGO (1988)

Two children from Malad Elementary were privileged to be named winners in the new Primary Children’s Medical Center’s “Kids Art For Kids” project sponsored last spring. LaRane Jensen and Michael Christensen’s art will be two of those framed and displayed for many children to enjoy. Congratulations to these two young artists. LaRane is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Jensen and Mike is the son of Darrell Christensen.

Congratulations goes to Gladys Evans, winner of the second annual Outstanding Homemaker Award at the Oneida County Fair. Carrie Hess claimed second place honors and Ann Isaacson was picked for third place.

Cadet Christopher Whitehead Parry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary B. Parry of Malad, has been placed on the Superintendent’s List for academic and military excellence at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The academy sophomore is a graduate of Malad Junior and Senior High School.

Shirley Grubb of Malad was a big winner in the baked goods division of the Eastern Idaho State Fair, which concluded at Blackfoot. In addition to her prize winning baked food entries, Mrs. Grubb received about 68 ribbons and $100 in cash prizes for entries in the Antique division at the Fair. Anyone interested in her prize-winning entries, come into The Idaho Enterprise to see the winning recipes.

45 YEARS AGO (1978)

Heading up the activities in the Malad LDS Fourth Ward will be new Bishop Clarence Kent assisted by Joe Daniels, first counselor and Wendell Smith, second counselor.

Arson has been dubbed the cause of a fire, which damaged Governor John V. Evans’ car on Labor Day while it was parked at the Executive Mansion in Boise. Apparently a device similar to a Molotov cocktail was set under the Ford LTD’s gas tank and ignited. Because of the fire, Bureau of Investigation agents and plainclothes state troopers have been assigned to protect the Governor and his family. Four threats on the Governor’s life have been made since he took office.

Hard work, ingenuity and a special talent for growing flowers, bought the ‘Yard of the Month’ placard to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Zivko Zivkovic. The Zivkovic yard is myriad of brightly colored petunias, marigolds ad rock formations.

55 YEARS AGO (1968)

Six Boy Scouts of the Malad District will receive their coveted Eagle Badge at the National Court of Honor to be held in conjunction with the District Honor Court at the Malad Stake Building. The six are Alan Gardner, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Gardner; Stacey and Perry Madson, sons of Mr. and Mrs. James Madson; Tim Edwards, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Edwards; Greg Hess, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferris Hess; and Brett Wendell Perkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Perkins.

Kelly Kent received the Grand Champion honors for his steer at the fat livestock auction. Exhibited in the Future Farmers of America class, the steer was purchased by Evans Co-op. Reserve Champion steer, shown in the 4-H class was raised by Mike John and was purchased by the Chat n’ Chew. Jody Jones received Grand Champion honors for her sheep and was purchased by Stan’s IGA and Kerby Steed’s Reserve Champion lamb was sold to Herman Housner.

Wayne Nielsen, who has spent the past year in Vietnam with the U.S. Army, arrived home to spend a 30-day leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Nielsen.

Twenty boys entered the annual calf scramble at the Oneida County Fair. Ten successful competitors were Neal Kent, Brad Thorpe, Dean Landon, Dallan Nalder, Dee Isaacson, Delon Clark, David Showell, Wynn Anderson, Kevin Wakley and Mark Ipsen. Boys unsuccessful in catching calves drew for sow pigs and will show the litters raised from these animals at next year’s fair. Winners were Mark Colton, David Colton and Don Daniels. 

60 YEARS AGO (1963)

Parry Ipsen and Calvin Dredge paid $1.00 per pound for the Grand Champion lamb raised by Jill Jones. The 82-lb. animal was judged finest of 37 graded and sold at auction during the 17th Annual Oneida County Fair. Tommy Harding won the Grand Champion steer, weighing 1075 lbs., which he sold to the IGA stores of Stanley Thomas and John O. Evans during the Fat Livestock Sale for 50 cents per pound.

Of 20 participating, listed below are the 10 boys who caught calves in the annual Scramble held in conjunction with the Oneida County Fair. The boys will care for the calves for a year and then bring them to the ’64 Fair for judging and auctioning at the Fat Livestock Sale. Catching calves were Tommy Scott, Allen Isaason, Donald Hess, Don Gibbs, Jimmy Edwards, Norval Moss, Roy Brown, Gene Carter, Lynn Anderson and Roger Williams.

70 YEARS AGO (1953)

Airman Second Class Doyle E. Wharton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Verdie Wharton was one of several airmen who recently participated in a dramatic rescue of a C-119 airplane crew and its passengers. Airman Wharton was a member of an Air Rescue Squadron plane dispatched to the rescue of the 56 passengers of the stricken plane, which had been forced to crash land.  Wharton is now assigned to the Second Air Rescue Group at Clark Air Force Base, located 60 miles north of Manila.

Now that most of the farm work is over, many farmers in the county will have time to see the sprinkler irrigation demonstration at the C. H. Sweeten ranch at Holbrook, September 14, M. C. Grover, county agent reports. Information on rate of application, percolation, seepage and many other things relating to irrigation will be given. 

A report just received from the University of Idaho shows Oneida County highest in the state in percentage of farm youth, 39 percent, enrolled in 4-H club work. Oneida County’s completion of projects for 1952 was 93 percent.

75 YEARS AGO (1948)

Pictured in The Idaho Enterprise Nez Perce Indian Charles Wilson hands a pair of scissors to Paul Hyatt, Idaho Supreme Court Judge, to snip the first ribbon marking opening of the historic Chief Joseph Trail. The new road links Idaho, Oregon and Washington between Enterprise, Oregon and Lewiston, Idaho. Also pictured are Mrs. Wilson, granddaughter Patricia Higheagle, Wilson, all of Lapwai; Charles Zurcher, Enterprise, Oregon State Senator; Clarence B. Shain, Olympia, Washington highway director; and Judge Hyatt, Boise.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Portage Ward Chapel for Pfc. EvVern Hoskins, a returned war veteran who was killed at Cebu Island, in the Philippines, November 9, 1943. He was the son of Mrs. Ladetha Hoskins.

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