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15 YEARS AGO (2009) THE HECTIC HOUSEWIVES bowling team, which recently won the Logan Lanes Sunshine League first half top honors, includes three lady bowlers who learned their bowling skills at Malad Bowl. Pictured, left to right, are Carlean Card, of Providence, and former Malad residents Mindy Daniels Thomas, Jody Daniels Roe, of Hyrum, and Connie Thomas Albrechtsen, of Providence. The Malad men's bowling league is named for Jody and Mindy's late grandfather, Cecil John. The Hectic Housewives have all gone nuts over bowling, and they are "dang good"!

5 YEARS AGO (2019)

Nell J. Redfield Memorial Hospital welcomes Cathy Harmstrom, a Family Nurse Practitioner (FMP). She graduated with her Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) from Salt Lake Community College in 1992. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Weber State in 2004 followed by a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at the University of Utah in 2006.

At the regular meeting of the Oneida School Board on Tuesday, January 15, Dr Rich Moore, Superintendent, announced Kelly Hill, Director of Transportation, as the Employee of the Month. A Plaque honoring Kelly will hang in the District Office for the next month. He also received a gift card and a copy of the "Starfish" poem.

The Malad High School Dragonettes, spent last weekend competing in the Upper Valley Dance and Cheer Competition in Rexburg. They took home first place trophies in Kick and Hip-Hop. They also claimed a third-place trophy in military.

The Malad High School Cheerleaders brought home several top awards from their recent competition, at the Upper Valley Classic in Rexburg, Idaho.

Malad earned a first place, a second place and a third place.

Former Malad High School Coach and Teacher, Roslyn Brimhall, was honored with a banner that is now permanently hanging in the Malad High School Gym. Brimhall was honored on Saturday, January 19, at half time of the Malad High School girls' basketball game against Aberdeen.

Brimhall came to Malad High School in 1976. She won her first state trophy in 1980. Over her career she was honored with five Idaho Coaches' Association 3A Volleyball Coach of the Year (awards), as well as one honor for basketball, and one Idaho Coaches' Association State Volleyball Coach of the Year. In 1990, she was named the National High School Athletic Coaches' Association Region 7 Volleyball Coach of the Year.

Ms. Brimhall won the Volleyball District V 3A Championship 12 years. Her teams were the District Champions in basketball five times. She also won the district track title eight times with a State Runner up trophy in 1989 and a 4th place finish in 1988.

10 YEARS AGO (2014)

It has become a tradition that in their first meeting of the New Year. The Oneida County Deputies honor local law enforcement personnel. Those honored for the year 2013 are Officer of the Year, Lt. Patsy Sherman; Employee of the Year, David Eliason and Search and Rescue Member of the Year, Steve Stayner.

Current members of the Oneida County Search and Rescue held their annual meeting and banquet at the Dude Ranch Café. Special guests and their spouses, Sheriff’s Office personnel and partners were present. During the evening five-year membership pins were awarded to Gaylen Garrett, Neal Moon and Dave Glade. David Eliason was awarded a 10-year pin and Carlos Ramos was awarded a 15-year pin. Brayden Eliason was the newest member to be sworn in. The new officers for 2014 are Commander Jeff Francom, First Vice Commander Jeff Bingham, Second Vice Commander Robert Ellis and Treasurer/Quartermaster Tim Swope. The new commander appointed Mike Richardson as secretary. 

Pictured in The Idaho Enterprise showing off their trophies they earned at the Idaho Dance Classic are the Dragonettes: Amie Marshall, Charlotte Allen, Ashlee Davis, Randi Garamendi, Kylee Price, BreAnna Higley, Hope Blaisdell, Rachel Green, Aubree Davis, Brittney Thomas and Paige Robbins. 

15 YEARS AGO (2009)

The Big Dog Fishing Club held its third annual Elkhorn ridge Estates Ice Fishing Derby at Devil Creek Reservoir on January 17. This year, 150 contestants vied for the more than $5,200 in prize money. Logan Fancher, of Logan, won the first place prize, $2,020, for his 19 3/4 inch fish. Ethan Fisher won the second place prize, $1,540 for his 19 1/2 inch fish.

Sheriff Jeff Semrad delivered the “Flame of Hope” torch to Malad Mayor Spence Horsley and the City Council during their monthly meeting, January 14. The delivery was in conjunction with the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games, slated to be held in Boise from February 7–13.

The Hectic housewives bowling team, which recently won the Logan Lanes Sunshine League first half top honors, includes three lady bowlers who learned their bowling skills at Malad Bowl. Pictured in The Idaho Enterprise are Carlean Card, of Providence, and former Malad residents Mindy Daniels Thomas, Jody Daniels Roe, of Hyrum and Connie Thomas Albrechtsen, of Providence. The Malad men’s bowling league is named for Jody and Mindy’s late grandfather, Cecil John.

25 YEARS AGO (1999)

A letter from the director of high school/college relations at Utah State University seems to be going a long way toward swaying local school trustees to adopt a plus/minus system for calculating student GPA at Malad High School and Middle School. 

Future homemakers of America at Malad High School remind community members of the importance of recycling. To help the high school club with their endeavor, Mayor Spence Horsley has proclaimed January 30 as Clean-up and Recycle Day in Malad.

A crew from KPVI Channel 6 of Pocatello was in Malad recently doing a feature story on the historic Evans Co-op building and several items contained within. The original part of the building, or the ‘old store’ as Don Evans refers to it, has been in the family since 1884. Don refers to himself as the ‘caretaker’ of the building. The short television feature was shown on January 18, on the program “Idaho Gems.”

The Idaho Juvenile Justice Association recently recognized Barry Jones of Oneida County as line worker of the year. Jones, a juvenile probation officer in Oneida County for more than 10 years, has initiated several programs to assist area youth such as a tutoring program in the local school district.

30 YEARS AGO (1994)

Layne Richins, Tim Moon and Kirk Barker all earned Eagle Scout awards at a Court of Honor, January 30 at the Malad Second Ward. Richins earned his award building a prop storage closet for the Malad Valley Theater Guild. Moon organized a few other scouts to assist him in helping at the Oneida County Library. They spent 72 hours putting bar codes on all he books so they can be put on the computer. Barker earned his Eagle Scout award, with the aid of other Scouts cleaning an 18-mile trail for the Forest Service. 

The Oneida County Hospital Auxiliary Pink Ladies began their sixteenth year with the annual no-host luncheon at the Dude Ranch Café. New officers are Donna Vanderwood, president; Hazel Stokes, 1st vice president; Ann Christofferson, 2nd vice president; Pearl Williams, secretary; Pat Wright, treasurer; Harriett Chivers, Sunshine chairman, and Ruth Thomas, publicity/historian.

45 YEARS AGO (1979)

Don Goddard who says there has never been a time during his 29 years as Malad rural route driver, that he could not deliver the mail. Don noted that there have been a lot of changes made in his rural route since he ‘hit the road’ in May of 1950. The route, which then did not include Daniels or much of Woodruff totaled 55 miles delivering to a 175 families, compared to 96 miles and 330 delivery boxes currently. He delivers an average of 878 pieces of mail daily, or about one fourth of the mail delivered from the Malad Post Office. 

Colorado State officials, members of Congress, Treasury and Federal Reserve officials, joined Director of the Mint Stella B. Hackel at the Denver Mint where the historic new Susan B. Anthony Dollar Coin is in start-up production.

Vard Richard Neal, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Golden Neal of Stone, Idaho, received his call to serve as an LDS missionary in the Michigan, Lansing mission. Elder Neal will enter the missionary training center at Provo on February 8.

55 YEARS AGO (1969)

Ambulance service for this area will be discussed at a joint meeting of the Oneida County Commissioners, Malad City Council, directors of the Malad Chamber of Commerce and Malad Lions Club.

A mudslide on Interstate Highway 15 north of the Deep Creek overpass limited northbound traffic to one lane for a few hours Tuesday evening. A section of the fill sluffed off about 10:30 p.m., covering an area about 50 feet long and 50 feet wide on the outside northbound lane. Idaho State Highway dept. crews cleared the mud away.

Corporal Neil Brinkerhoff was recently transferred to Fort Benning, Georgia to begin non-commissioner officers’ training there. It is a five-month course. Cpl. Brinkerhoff, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brinkerhoff, received basic training with the U.S. Army at Fort Ord, California.

Oneida County girls interested in joining a 4-H beef club should contact Rula Fuhriman at the Oneida County Agent’s office. The girls’ club will be operated in conjunction with the boys’ organization but will retain its identity, according to George Gardner, county agent. 

For the second time in four months, Malad City Pharmacy lost about $1,000 in drugs and merchandise when the firm was burglarized during the nighttime. Thieves forced a door at the south rear of the drug store and entered the building, taking a typewriter, cameras, shaving sets and an electric toothbrush Also taken were tranquilizers, stimulants and barbiturates from the drug supply, according to A. E. Hargrave, owner of the firm.

65 YEARS AGO (1959)

A farewell testimonial will be held Sunday evening at the Malad First Ward LDS chapel for Elder Bert Robbins Marble who will serve a mission in the LDS East Central States Mission with headquarters at Louisville, Kentucky. 

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil John announce the engagement of their daughter, Vicki Sue, to Albert Ekstrom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ekstrom. Definite plans for the wedding have not be made.

Larry Kent, who has spent the last two years in the Army Special Service Branch, received his release from the United States Army at San Antonio, Texas, in December and he and his family will make their home in Pocatello. The Kent family spent time in California and at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Claude Kent. 

The Oneida County Advisory Committee is beginning to shape up with the following members: Victor Anderson, Lewis Morgan, Lloyd Sorenson, Waldo Blaisdell, A.F. Turley, Margaret Richards, Walt Jones, DeLores Hobson, Nolan Blaisdell, Thomas H. Chivers, Harvey Harris, Eliza Chivers, Marie Smith, LaMar Thomas, Farrell Daniels, Frank Allen, LaVern Smith, Grant Jensen, Elmer Ward, Bill Byrd, Griff Jenkins Jr., Pearl Jones, Nate Waldron, Royal Jensen and Delton Ward.

The Oneida Court House, pictured in The Idaho Enterprise, which was torn down in the fall of 1938, was at that time the oldest courthouse in the state of Idaho. It was built in 1882 when Malad was the county seat of most of southeastern Idaho.

75 YEARS AGO (1949)

The annual Gold and Green Balls of three Malad wards were held Thursday and Friday evenings with Mary Lou Rice, Emma Bell Harrison and Joyce Thorpe reigning as queens at the Third, Second and Pleasantview wards respectively. At the Third Ward, Miss Rice was attended by Charlotte Williams and Katherine Morgan. At the Second Ward, Miss Harrison was attended by Carryle Wight and Roma Facer and at the Pleasantview Ward, Miss Thorpe was escorted by Thomas Thorpe, and was crowned by last year’s queen, Jean Marie Petersen. The new queen was attended by the Gleaner girls of the ward and their partners. 

Music classes of the Malad grade schools will receive a bass drum from the Malad Junior Chamber of Commerce as soon as the instrument can be obtained, Jerry Williams, organization president, reports.

85 YEARS AGO (1939)

Dedication ceremonies were held Sunday, January 22, for the new church at Washakie that was recently completed. Elder George Albert Smith of the Council of Twelve dedicated the new chapel. Bishop Joseph Parry presided at the dedication meeting. He and his family recently moved to Salt Lake City. Following the dedication, Moroni Timbimboo was made Bishop of the ward. He is the first Indian to hold this office since the foundation of the colony over 60 year ago.

The Trail Builder boys of the St. John Primary held their Red Letter Day by giving the program in the Sacrament meeting Sunday. The following boys participated: Terrell Tovey, Francis Deschamps, Pete Camp, Brian Kent, Kenneth Kent, Lamont Jones, DeForrest Tovey and Monte Deschamps.

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