Skip to main content

Idaho Enterprise

Looking Back

5 YEARS AGO (2019)

The ambulance bay floor was recently cleaned and sealed with an epoxy finish as part of Clayton Howard’s Eagle project.

The project took a couple of months to complete. The floor had to be cleared off and then swept, pressure washed, and then scrubbed with an acid wash to remove all oil and other residue.

After that, the epoxy finish had to be put down in sections with blue sections on the sides and grey in the middle. Although the project took longer than anticipated, Clayton is proud of the end result and feels the professional appearance of the ambulance bay has been enhanced dramatically and that maintenance and clean up will be much easier for the future.

Thirty-five students who are enrolled in SEITec at Malad High School boarded a bus on Tuesday, February 26, for a short trip to the Malad Bowl for a Senior Retreat. Students were prepped on goals and their future plans after graduation.

A group of volunteers met early on Saturday morning for the first community clean up of the Evans Co-op building. Everyone came with masks, gloves and strong backs to clean up a lot of metal, old receipt books and miscellaneous paper that had been stored in the building. It’s amazing how much can be accumulated during a century and a half!

Three truck loads of metal were hefted into the Malad City dump truck and emptied behind the City offices. this metal will be taken to Nucor Steel by the City crew.

There were dragons wandering the halls and daffodils, leeks and origami dragons decorating the tables of the Malad Second Ward Church last Friday night as Malad celebrated St. David, the patron saint of Wales

March 1 is St. David’s Day in Wales, where the day is celebrated with parades, dinners and lots of entertainment. Malad’s version was a leek soup dinner and entertainment by Luke Waldron’s 8th grade class who have been learning about Wales.

10 YEARS AGO (2014)

The Malad High School wrestling team claimed the 2A Idaho State Wrestling Championship held Friday and Saturday, February 28 and March 1, in the Idaho Center in Nampa. Malad earned 149 points to claim the big win. Firth finished second with 147 and Challis claimed the third place trophy with 136 points.

Twelve Malad High School junior girls participated in a Kick-Off Dinner on February 19, for the 2014-2015 Malad Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) Program. Theme for this year’s program is “Brave”. Those young women participating in the program are: Breanna Higley, Bethany Gunter, Mariela Hernandez, Paige Robbins, Aubrey King, Mikell Daniels, Nikki Quist, Hope Blaisdell, Cassidy Stewart, Paige Peabody, Samantha Daniels and Kylee Price.

The young students at Malad Elementary are benefiting from a grant through the Idaho Commission for Libraries, provided to the school library. The grant provided $5,000 to the school to purchase books for students at the preschool through second grade reading levels. Pictured in The Idaho Enterprise with some of their books are Jens Huckaby, Brycen Howe, Zayne Thomas, Jenna Talbot, Talon Douglas, Rachel Ostenstein, Syvanna Tripp, Marshall Asay, Erika Cervantes and Chloe Crawford.

15 YEARS AGO (2009)

Taleesha Willie has the honor of being a page for the House of Representatives at the capitol in Boise for the second half of the 2009 Legislative session.

Malad Junior Miss Amy Atkinson is set to turn her title over to another this Saturday, March 7. The 2010 program, entitled “Escape to Paradise”, will feature ten participants, vying for the chance to wear the crown. 

Frank and Donna Gayle Madsen have been called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Missouri Adam-ondi-Ahman Mission. They will report to their mission on
March 5. 2009.

When Ken Timothy walked out of the Forest Service office last Friday, it was the end of a 39-year career as a wildlife and rangeland specialist. He retired from the Government agency February 27. 

The Oneida Education Foundation (OEF) delivered their annual report to the Heritage Club Members and other invited guests on February 13 at a banquet held at Malad Middle School. Officers currently serving the OEF this year are Curt Elcock, Randy Thomas, Paula Thorpe, Kathleen Atkinson, Lisa Lewis, Dan Marteeny, Dianne Pett, Apral Ipsen, Jean Thomas and Shawna Daniels.

25 YEARS AGO (1999)

With the end of the school year now just two and a half months away, Malad High School announced this year’s top academic students. Jodie Corbridge, daughter of David and Maurine Corbridge, and Matthew John Moss, son of Ken and Tammy Moss, are Co-Valedictorians for the Class of 1999. Both received identical 4.0 GPAs and 33 ACT scores.

Twelve participants in the 1999 Malad Junior Miss Program gathered on the evening of March 1 with their hostesses and the Malad Junior Miss Committee for the annual Hostess Tea. This function annually kicks-off the Junior Miss “Be Your Best Self Week.” Following is a list of this year’s participants and their hostesses: Candis Atkinson (Lorna Cornelius, hostess), Kristin Barker (Lori Blaisdell, hostess), Erica Colton (Marva Couch, hostess), Brenda Forbush (Tami Williams, hostess), Bethany Hess (Jean Schwartz, hostess), Krischell Hess (Jenny Hill, hostess), Shirlee Jones (Irene Alder, hostess), Marianne Kent (Dotty Evanson, hostess), Mandy Seamons (Jennifer Hill), hostess), Camille Stayner (Charlene Rose, hostess), Melissa Tubbs (Cathy Tubbs, hostess), and Wendy Willie (Sarah Robbins, hostess).

The Malad High Knowledge Bowl team competed in their Regional meet at Idaho State University. Team members were Amber Christiansen, Mary Anne Jones, Jodie Corbridge, Karalee Waldron, Elizabeth Briggs, Carlee Schwartz, Angela Healy, Dallas Thomas, Matthew Moss, Patrick Hess and Mark Davis.

30 YEARS AGO (1994)

After being ranked #1 for most of the season, The Dragons made it official, defeating Fruitland, New Plymouth and Teton for the State A3 boys’ basketball title. It was Malad’s third straight title game appearance and their third State Championship under Coach Terry Jones. Playing on the State Champion Team are Andrew Hamilton, Brent Keele, Clint Bastian, Tyler Jones, Derk Williams, Brandon Vaughan, Bryson Vaughan, Mike Schwartz, Josh Atkinson, Forrest Thomas, Dana Scouten. Coaches Terry Jones, Scot Gerrick and Sheldon Vaughan.

The lighted marquee on the entrance to the Ellen Eccles Theatre in downtown Logan read: “Michael Martin Murphey in concert with special guest, cowboy poet Colen Sweeten” – SOLD OUT. Malad’s nationally know-celebrity provided first and second half openings for the county-western artist, who entertained with a mixture of Nashville hits and cowboy ballads in a three-hour long concert. Colen also joined in two closing numbers, a combination of Colen’s poems set to Michael Martin Murphey’s music.

The Oneida Education Foundation (OEF) is making plans for their annual Telethon on March 19. Funds donated during the Telethon will be used to start a Joe Davis Memorial fund. Joe Davis was a prominent citizen and highly respected teacher at Malad High School until his retirement two years ago. He was passed away due to an accident last summer in Samaria.

45 YEARS AGO (1979)

Malad High School Seniors Trudy Edwards and Todd H. Esplin have been named top scholars in their class with 4.0 grade averages and will deliver co-valedictory addresses at commencement services slated May 25th. Sharing the spotlight will be Salutatorian Ann Ward with a
3.97 GPA.

Leslie Ann John has been named second place winner in the American Legion Southeast Idaho area oratorical contest held at Idaho Falls. The original oration, “Our Living Constitution”, brought a $75 cash prize for Miss John.

The Oneida County Pennies by the Inch Fund drive for the Primary Children’s Medical Center was a huge success, according to drive chairwoman Ilene Corbridge. She reported that $2,234.70 was collected
by volunteers.

Sergeant Ceylon Reeder was met at the Salt Lake City airport by his parents after recently being discharged from the U.S. Army. Ceylon served three years in the service. He was in the infantry division and a platoon leader. At the time of his discharge he was stationed in Gelnhausen, Germany.

Craig L. Sorensen has been called to serve a two-year mission for the LDS Church in the Washington D.C. mission. He will enter the Mission Training Center in Provo on
March 15.

Basketball coaches of the Idaho 5th District, A-3 Division, met this week and made their selections for the All Star teams during the past season. Picked for first team from Malad are Tim Esplin and Bill Tovey. Picked for the second team from Malad was Clair Neal.

55 YEARS AGO (1969)

Four students at Malad High School have earned straight “A” grades during their high school careers and will share valediction honors at commencement exercises in May. They are Paul Willie, Jan Crowther, Janice Buehler Palmer and Gloria Jean Thomas. Miss Eileen Hill was named salutatorian.

February got out with a lovely day, but March came in like a hungry lion in Oneida County. Snow that began at about 5 a.m. put 11 inches on the ground at Malad City airport by shortly after noon when the storm abated. 

A three-foot section of an interior cell wall, rafters and roof above it were damaged by fire at the Oneida jail Saturday morning. Malad Volunteer Fire Department responded to the alarm, reported by Reverend Richard Goodier who noticed smoke escaping from a window in the jail. A prisoner, serving a 30-day sentence for disturbing the peace, was charged with arson as a result of the fire, Sheriff Ken Wharton stated. He was taken to Bannock County jail in Pocatello, to be held until repairs can be made on the Oneida jail.

Grant Weeks’ Running Yellow Knob and Joe Dandy Too, both four-year-old quarter horse stallions, won the race Saturday at Preston that gave him second place in Cache Valley Cutter Association races for the season. The win qualifies Grant for the World Cutter Association races.

65 YEARS AGO (1959)

Plans of the Thiokol Chemical Corporation, Utah Division, were told at a public meeting sponsored by the Malad Chamber of Commerce. Addressing the 60 Oneida people in attendance was George Rollins, staff assistant to the general manager at Thiokol. The Thiokol representative said the firm now employees 1,450 people and expects to increase this number to 2,500 by the end of 1959. 

Twelve Malad shooters will participate in the round robin trap shoot to be conducted at Ogden and Salt Lake City beginning March 15 and ending April 6. Those from here competing will be E. Lyle Thomas, David L. Thomas, Keith Jones, Thomas Harris, Bill G. Evans, Bill Thomas, Ernest Williams, Dave Deschamps, LaVar Bowen, Ralph Hadfield, Roland Jones and David P. Evans.

Investigation into the vandalism at the Albert Bush and Arch Neal ranches at Arbon recently is being continued, Sheriff John A. Evans said. At the Neal ranch, home furnishings were damaged, a welder destroyed and articles in a Quonset hut and the building itself were damaged. A tractor at the Bush farm was used and left on the road and the interior of the home was also damaged. 

75 YEARS AGO (1949)

Water is backing up very satisfactorily behind the dam of the Malad Reservoir Company’s Elkhorn test-repair project, J. H. Dredge, vice-president of the company, stated this week. The company invested approximately $18,000 in repair work the last two months of 1948. Marion Hess’ seven-man crew made an earth-fill from the west side of the reservoir to 1-4 miles north of the structure. One hundred thousand cubic yards of dirt were used. The earth-fill is 30 feet high, 150 feet wide at the base and 50 feet wide at the top.

Pfc. Blair Thorpe, Pfc. Walter Jones and Pfc. Grant Jones, who have been stationed at Sheppard Field, Texas, arrived home Saturday to spend furloughs. Blair leaves Monday for Scott Field, Illinois where he will attend a tower control school. Walter leaves March 16 for Hamilton Field, California and Grant will report to Chanute Field, Illinois next week to attend a mechanic school.

November and December of 1948, and January and February of this year with 81.9 inches of snow is an all-time high for Malad Valley since weather records have been kept. The two other winters, which approach this one in the number of inches of snowfall for a four months’ period, are 1932-33 with 78.15 inches and 1935-36 with 61.6 inches for the
four months. 

85 YEARS AGO (1939) 

Reed Blaisdell and Khalil Thomas received Life Scout Badges at the Court of Honor Sunday evening.

Eldon Jones of Malad has been named first alternate for a West Point Academy appointment.

Members named to the All-Stake basketball team following the M-Men tournament were Dan Williams, Bill Brown, Warren Parry, Tommy Thomas and Sherman Pierce. Malad Second Ward won the championship.

95 YEARS AGO (1929)

Roads south of Malad remain in fairly good condition but the Downey divide is impassable for cars and sleds have found the going exceptionally hard. Mail service has continued under these adverse conditions.

Ed. E. Jones and R. B. Davis installed radios at the high school so that students could hear the inauguration ceremonies of Pres. Herbert Hoover.

105 YEARS AGO (1919)

Fred Buehler, John Reed, Bishop Stone, John Burrie and other Daniels residents were in town this week on business connected with the organization of a telephone company to serve their district.

The Malad Commercial Club roads committee recommended graveling 110 miles of principal highways in the county at a cost of $250,000, which would include grading and culverts.

A four-course chicken dinner was advertised for 50 cents and a workingman’s chicken dinner for 35 cents at a local café this week.

2024 MHS School Sports Schedule
Upcoming Events Near You

No Events in the next 21 days.