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50 YEARS AGO (1974) Members of Malad Chapter, Future Farmers of America, who went to Bancroft recently to present their qualifications for State Farmer Degree are front left to right: Dale Ward, Ken Ward, Mike Asay. Back left to right: Dennis Roe and Arne Jones.

5 YEARS AGO (2019)

Eleven girls, juniors at Malad High School, are participating in the 2019-2020 Distinguished Young Women’s (DYW) Program. The program, with the theme of “Celebrate”, will be held on Saturday, May 4, at 7L0 p.m. at the Malad Elementary
School Auditorium.

The young women participating in this year’s program, their parents and hostesses are: Savanha Poulson, parents Rhonda and Travis Poulson hostess Lyndsie Thomas; Jeni Alder, parents Jeff and Wendy Alder, hostess Josie Alder; JaNae Daniels, parents Jill and Cory Daniels, hostess Heidi Anderson; Kristle Jensen, parents David and Krishele Jensen, hostess Kami Willie; Hallee Kinberling, parents Jason and Heidi Kinberling, hostess Candis Schow; Stephie Briggs, parents Violet Briggs and the late Nathan Briggs, hostess Kallie Blaisdell; Marion Smith, parents Madelin and Sterling Smith, hostess Christy Jenkins; Olivia Allen, parents Troy Allen and Shelly Allen, hostess Sherrie Thomas; Sierra Hooste, parents Cheryse and Dave Hooste, hostess Laura DeJong; Jenna Peterson, parents Heath and Dava Peterson, hostess Lacey Daniels; Hannah Bird, parents Lance Bird and Mandy Bird, hostess Terra Ward.

Kevin and Stacey Clark welcomed three baby girls into the world on February 23, 2019!!! First born was Julie Ann weighing in at 4 lbs. 12 oz. and 18 inches long. Second born was Lily May weighing 4 lbs. 12 oz. and 17 3/4 inches long. Last born was Lucy Rose weighing 4 obs. 1 oz. and 17 1/4 inches long.

Hunter and Gunner (3) are excited to be BIG brothers. Rex and Sarah Robbins are excited for their first granddaughters . Steve and Linda Smith of Hagerman and Raymond and Linda Clark of Moscow are
also grandparents.

One of the largest Eagle Scout inductions known in the history of Malad scouting was held on Sunday night, March 3, 2019, by Troop 456 when eight scouts took the Eagle oath and joined the Eagle’s Nest.

Those scouts inducted were Conner McClain, Gentry Hooste, Hyrum Smith, Fielding Steed, Riley Cluff, Clayton Howard, Chandler Speck and Kyler Horsley.

The Malad High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams had members of their teams selected to the 2A Fifth District All-Conference teams.

Shawnee Simpson and Britlynn Hubbard were both named to the girls’ first team. Halli Hannah and Jenna Peterson were named as honorable Mentions.

For boys’ basketball, BoDee Ekstrom and Trevor Howe were both named to the first team. Tom Simpson earned Honorable Mention honors.

10 YEARS AGO (2019)

The students at Malad Elementary celebrated “Read Across America” week. the national event is held the first week of March every year. It falls on the same week of Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

The National Education Association sponsors “Read Across America” day. At Malad Elementary, it was under the direction of Vista Volunteer Coordinator Brenda Winder. It is a nationwide celebration where thousands of schools, libraries and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books.

The Malad High School Chapter of the Business Professionals of America (BPA) had five chapter members participate in the Idaho State BPA Conference and Competitions held Thursday, March 6 - 8, at Boise
State University.

Those attending from Malad High School were Rachel Green, Kylee Price, Hope Blaisdell, Kori Peterson, and Anny Bernal, along with Mrs. Julie Green as their advisor.

The Malad High School Dragonettes competed at the 2A and 3A Fifth District Drill Team Competition, held Wednesday, March 5, at Pocatello High School. The team qualified for state in four categories.

Members of the Drill Team who competed are Randi Garamendi, Charlotte Allen, Amie Marshall, Ashlee Davis, Brittany Thomas, Kylee Price, BreAnna Higley, Rachel Green, Paige Robbins, Aubree Davis and Hope Blaisdell.

20 YEARS AGO (2004)

An Oneida County patrol car was totaled in an accident with an out-of-control semi trailer on the
Malad Summit.

Oneida County Commissioners discussed the ‘Cooler Ordinance” that was approved last month for the Oneida County Fairgrounds. The ordinance prohibited the public from taking any food or beverage with them into the fenced-in area of the arena and applied to all
ticketed events.

The Oneida County Jail Committee urged local residents to attend the upcoming open house in Logan for the new Cache County Sheriff’s Complex and Jail, as the design of that facility would be similar to the one being proposed in Oneida County but on a much smaller scale.

30 YEARS AGO (1994)

The Malad High School boys basketball team captured the A-3 State Championship, defeating Fruitland 73-64 in the championship game
in Boise.

Statistics showed that the local juvenile crime rate increased every year since 1990, and that the vast majority of the cases were alcohol or
drug related.

Teri Hull and Lyle Braegger were lucky winners of raffles sponsored by the Oneida Education Foundation. Teri won an orange and black afghan while Lyle received a reserved parking space on the east side of the Malad High School football field.

Oneida County Commissioner D.D. “Toad” Bohn resigned from his position for the third district after he and his wife, Elaine, moved into a residence on Samaria Lane.

40 YEARS AGO (1984)

Malad High School senior, Kristie Budge, was selected to participate in America’s Youth in Concert program sponsored by the Universal Academy for Music.

Malad City Councilmen, Oneida County Commissioners, and Malad firemen discussed an expanded fire district, which included joint financing of the fire fighting services to be streamlined.

The major topic of discussion at the Oneida County Commissioners meeting was the condition of the roads within the county.

Malad volunteers participated in mobile trauma training sponsored by the Idaho State Emergency Medical Services Program.

50 YEARS AGO (1974)

Members of Malad Chapter, Future Farmers of America, who went to Bancroft recently to present their qualifications for State Farmer Degree are pictured in The Idaho Enterprise. they are Dale Ward, Ken Ward, Mike Asay, Dennis Roe and
Arne Jones.

State Farmer Degrees are awarded at the state convention later
this spring.

Dale has 150 laying hens, two beef steers, 17 acres of wheat and 15 of alfalfa as his project; Ken had five ewes, 80 acres alfalfa and two beef steers; Arne, four acres potatoes, six purebred Suffolk sheep and 10 Holstein heifers; Mike, five dairy cows and 12 Holstein feeder steers; Dennis, two sows, eight dairy cows and 20 acres of alfalfa.

A Pocatello attorney and former Malad resident, Lamont L. Jones, was promoted to captain in the United States Naval Reserve.

Four Malad High School students received excellent ratings at the Idaho Regional Declamation Festival held in Idaho Falls. Those receiving the excellent ratings were Delaine Illum, Arch Williams, David Jensen and Gina Zivkovic.

Prospects of getting federal assistance on three separate projects were discussed at a Malad City Council meeting. The possibility of obtaining federal funds to assist in buying a new fire truck, repairing or constructing a new reservoir for the Malad City water system and aid on street projects were considered.

The Oneida School Board pledged $3,000 toward the purchase of new band uniforms, which cost about $100 each. 

60 YEARS AGO (1964)

Facts and figures released by the government showed that 55 percent of Oneida County resident car use was used by people to get to work each day.

The Oneida School Board considered an $18,000 project which would provide new windows in the Malad High School building.

The Department of Agriculture showed that farm income declined three percent, while general consumer income climbed five percent across the United States.

Representatives of the Citizens for Idaho Tax Reform spoke at a meeting arranged by the Malad Chamber of Commerce to urge support for a sales and use tax in Idaho 

70 YEARS AGO (1954)

Star Theatre re-opened after a $45,000 improvement project including installation of 500 new seats, enlarged lounge, snack bar and a new 30x15 screen. A cry room
was installed.

Soil Conservation poster contest winners were Leo Nielsen, Eric Jones, Louis Yearsley, Vern Budge, LaMonte Thomas and Afton Wade.

Demonstrations of the revolutionary new automatic washers and dryers were attracting local women.

Starring in movies at the Star Theatre were Ronald Reagan, Burt Lancaster, John Wayne, Ava Gardner, Clark Gable, James Stewart and
June Allyson.

80 YEARS AGO (1944)

About 250 attended St. John Old Folks’ Day. Chairs were presented to John E. Blaisdell, Dan W. Kent, Rhoda Thomas, Walter Steadman and Hannah Mae Jones.

Wallace E. Smith instructed a class of 40 boys in aviation mechanics at the Burley Airport.

Melvin S. Atkinson was named president of the Malad LDS Stake Mission. District presidents were Milton Grover, Joseph Spencer and David Williams.

Winning best dancer prizes at the MIA Waltz Night were Mr. and Mrs. Will Moon, Donna Griffiths and
Marion Tovey.

90 YEARS AGO (1934)

Dr. Thos. W. Richards and Clyde Hanson conducted a Court of Honor for Boy Scouts at St. John. First Class badges were presented to William Thorpe and Julian Daniels; Second Class badges were presented to Floyd Copen, Mike Erramouspe, Willis Gerrard, Dale Yearsley, Jack Anderson, Earl Evans, Sherman Pierce and Vern Camp.

Assisting in organizing a fourth station of the Native Daughters of Idaho Pioneers were Miss Hattie Morgan, the founder; Mrs. J.M. Kerns, Mrs. F.M. Jones, Mrs. H.J. Davis, Mrs. Morgan Tovey and Miss Cassie Jenkins.

Mr. and Mrs. D.P. Thomas celebrated their silver wedding anniversary at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Joe Davis.

100 YEARS AGO (1924)

John Bush and E.K. Evans installed a gas station on lower Bannock Street.

Work of Malad and Salt Lake City Lions Clubs in having the road from Salt Lake to Pocatello kept in “high gear” driving condition was hailed both in Salt Lake City and here.

J.T. Reed and son, W.J. Reed, moved their sawmill from the E.R. Moser place to their own ranch near Tom Parry Canyon.

A letter from Willie Ottogary Washakie related a fine celebration of Washington’s Birthday, lack of news from the Fort Hall Indians, and a bad snow storm.

110 YEARS AGO (1914)

Evans Co-op offered milady a smart 14-button white shoe, “styled like a spring sunbeam” for summer outfits at only $1.19.

U.S. Department of Agriculture urged farmers allowing land to lay idle in summer fallow to plant beans. A bulletin said that beans could be grown one year and grain the next with as good grain yields as from fallowed land.

Boys raised $56.40 for books at the library during “Boys’ Tag Day”.

People of the United States were shown Idaho’s big game, scenic beauties of the Island Park Country and wonders of Jackson Hole by means of moving pictures.

The neighboring community of Preston reported construction of a $20,000 Carnegie library, bank deposits of $300,000 and property values estimated at $1,500,000.

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