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30 YEARS AGO (1994) Malad High Choir members performing in the Intermountain Youth Concert in Symphony Hall are: (Front, l-r) Jeremy Pierson, Chris Jones, Troy Anderson, Casey Johnson, Beckie Hayes. (Center, l-r) Justin Mills, Lindsay Mustos, Emily Hansen, JaRon Crowther, Katrina Bennett, Sharyl Cornelius, Christine Crowther. (Back l-r) Jeremy Shepherd, Brady Bosworth, Ryan Jacobsen, and Cody Dickerson. Not pictured are Jason Porter, Tyler Smith, Nate Negus, Amie Hokanson and Ashley Olsen.

5 YEARS AGO (2019)

On March 10, 2019, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Pocatello Idaho Temple for the Church of Jesus Crist of Latter-day Saints. Two members of the Malad Stake were honored to be a part of the groundbreaking ceremonies, President Matt Wray and Sharon Jenkins.

Involved in the first group breaking ground were leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Salt Lake City, community and interfaith leaders in Southeastern Idaho. The groundbreaking committee invited eight individuals from other faiths to participate in the groundbreaking, according to Larry fisher, the church’s regional public
affairs director.

Elizabeth and Jason Thomas welcomed two baby boys to their family on February 8, 2019. Kendrick Clark was first, weighing 6 pounds and 5 ounces, then came John Delano weighing 6 pounds 2 ounces. Both boys were 18 inches long! Big brother Joseph is excited to have two
baby brothers!

Grandparents are Wendy and Larry Thomas and Matt and Lesli Wray of Malad. Great-grandparents are W. John Price of Blackfoot, and Frank Delano and Marjorie Christiansen, also of Malad.

The Malad High School Cheerleaders capped off an exciting 2018-2019 season with a fouth-place over-all trophy at the 2A Idaho State Cheerleading Competitions. The Competitions were held last week, Saturday, March 16, at the Ford Idaho Center, in Nampa.

Malad also earned a secdond-place trophy for their Show Routines at
this competition.

Members of the MHS team are Coach Bailey Hill-Waite, Sadie Giles, Breelle Daniels, Abrielle Goddard, Brenna Williams, Walker Olsen, Coach Jennifer Hill, Carina McCullough, Breanna Lloyd, Hailee Kimberling, Hannah Bird, Ashlynn Brown, Jordan Brown, MaTese Davis, Hannah Brown, Hailey Williams, Callie Jensen and Savannah Poulson.

The Malad High School Dragonettes finished their 2019 season with a fourth-place overall finish at the IDHSAA2A/3A Idaho State Dance Competition, held at the Idaho Center in Nampa on Friday, March 15.

Members of the team are Iona Dobrinas, Sydney Carey, McKinna Owens, Abby Goddard, Bailey Timothy, Bree Daniels, MaTese Davis, Hannah Bird, Kristal Ford, Marian Smith, Laura Gatyon, Coaches Callie Werk and Lyndsie Thomas, Eda Idahwahl, Rebekah Smith, Hailey Williams, Abbi Hoskins, Brenna Williams and Savannah Poulson.

10 YEARS AGO (2014)

The third annual Evening of the Arts held at the Malad High School Commons was a huge success. Proceeds from the evening’s events will go to the Nell J. Redfield Memorial Hospital Foundation. There were over 40 theme baskets, filled with everything from soda and candy to auto supplies, all generously donated by Oneida County residents and merchants.

The second annual Malad Women’s Business Bowling Tournament was held March 12, with eight teams participating. Evans Co-op True Value was the winning team with a 2,317 series. Bowling on this team were Jan Hawkins, Shelia Hawkins, Kristi Jardine and Chey Wilson. 

The National Honor Society held a Prom Dress Fashion Show on March 11, in the Malad High School Commons. The event was part of a service provided to help provide students with formal wear for the Malad High School Prom. Models included: Meaghan Brown, Olivia Sands, Jordan Hawkes, Dani Briggs, Ashlee Davis, Kyley Thorpe, Bryn Haycock, Terri Valentine, Nicole Lamb, Sierra Detwiler, Saige Smith, Brittany Thomas and Rachael Bullcreek.

15 YEARS AGO (2009)

The construction of a “Reading Castle,” that Head Start children began in January, was completed Monday amidst cheers from the 17 students and two teachers involved. The building blocks were 175 cereal boxes the children brought from home, sealed together with packing tape. Pictured in The Idaho Enterprise are Jakobi, Bekah, Jacey, Allie, Daniel, Blake, Fernando, Ben, Kadence, Lance, Dameon, Allysa, Taylor, Landyn, Tobin, Matthew and Vincent with teacher Karen Tubbs and teacher’s aide Alice Nieffenegger.

Malad High School’s Chapter of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) had two teams qualify to compete at the state competitions when they competed in the recent FCCLA STAR Events. Pictured in The Idaho Enterprise are Marlee Ekstrom, Shelby Gunter, Moriah Ihler, Mariah Snyder, Carlie Stewart, Robyn Morley, Cassie Morley, Devin Robbins, Chris Austin, Jacob Stevens, Debra Evans and Joshua Stevens.

The Oneida Search and Rescue conducted a training exercise last Saturday at the Devil Creek Reservoir. The training focused on a simulated ice rescue of someone who had fallen through and was suffering from hypothermia. This training was important in view of three different ice fisherman falling through the ice this past winter in Devil Creek
and Daniels.

25 YEARS AGO (1999)

Utah Power and Light spent last weekend presenting a safety program to the students at Malad Elementary. The presentation is provided in an effort to raise the young people’s awareness of the need for electrical safety, according to a flyer supplied by Utah Power.

Several Malad High School Students competed in the Fifth District Speech Contest held March 20 at Pocatello High School. Some of the students that were competing and pictured in The Idaho Enterprise are Amber Lee Stevens, Amanda Gevas, Melissa Jeppsen, Gladys Thorsted, Alex Shepherd, Angela Healy and Kelley Neal.

The District Future Farmers of America (FFA) competed in the district speech events. Amber Christiansen qualified to compete at the state extemporaneous speech contest. Dallas Thomas competed in the prepared speeches category. He placed second in the district. The parliamentary Procedure team placed fourth at the district meet. Members of the team are: Dallas Thomas, Marianne Jones, Chandra Asay Danielle Asay, Lacey Skidmore and Gene Bott.

30 YEARS AGO (1994)

Cindy Hansen is the 1994 Valedictorian at Malad High School and Natalee Lloyd is Salutatorian. Making the announcement this week is high school counselor Irene Alder, who said the two graduating seniors achieved academic excellence with distinguished grade point averages and high scores on their ACT tests, the criteria used in the selection process. 

The Malad High School gymnasium will be transformed into a garden scene tomorrow night for the 1994 Junior Prom. Prom Chairmen Amber Price and Wendy Goodrich say the class has been hard at work getting things ready. The theme this year is “Cherish Yesterday, Love Today and Dream for Tomorrow.”

Three Malad High School music students have been selected to participate in the Idaho All State Groups concert, which will perform Saturday in the Reed Gym in Pocatello. Christine Crowther will participate in the alto section of the choir and Katrina and Monique Bennett will participate in the band, Katrina on the Oboe and Monique on the French Horn.

Twenty-one Malad High school music students participated in the fourth annual Intermountain Salute to Youth Concert held at Symphony Hall in Salt Lake City. The Malad students sang with 250 choir members performing the Frostiana written by Randall Thompson. Each group sang with the accompaniment of the Utah Chamber Orchestra conducted by Will Kesling. Malad students participating were Casey Johnson, Linsay Mustos, Asley Olsen, JaRon Crowther, Emily Hansen, Becky Hayes, Christine Crowther, Katrina Bennett, Sharyl Cornelius, Aime Hokanson, Justin Mills, Troy Anderson, Nate Negus, Chris Jones, Ryan Jacobson, Brady Bosworth, Jeremy Pierson, Cody Dickerson, Jeremy Shepherd, Tyler Smith and
Jason Porter.

45 YEARS AGO (1979)

Eight Malad High School juniors were chosen during competition March 14 to represent Oneida at Gem Boys’ State to be held at Boise State University in June. Chosen as delegates were: Casey Jones, Scott Gleed, Larry Evans, Chris Hanson, George Jones, Jeff Semrad, Blaine Scott and Hal Roe. Alternate delegates are Shawn Thomas, David Ward and Wade Williams.

Oneida County residents will be doubly safeguarded by the Oneida Emergency medical crew with the addition of a 1978 Ford ambulance to the county fleet. The medical unit was installed by Modulance Corporation, Texas and will be used as the main ambulance.

Pictured in The Idaho Enterprise, wrestling coach Frank Madsen of Malad receives a hand-painted wrestling scene from Soda Springs athletic director and mat coach Cleve Morgan at the annual wrestling dinner held in Soda Springs Wednesday. Honored by the Soda Springs wrestlers, Coach Madsen was the featured speaker at the dinner, telling of his experiences as a wrestler, referee and coach. The wrestling scene was painted by JoEllen Jensen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Morgan. Coach Morgan praised the Malad High mentor as the type of individual who makes high school wrestling such an enjoyable and worthwhile activity for high school youth. He added that Coach Madsen’s work in the field is commendable and he is respected by coaches and wrestlers from other schools.

55 YEARS AGO (1969)

Richard Thorderseon of Utah State University high school relations office, Logan, greeted Clayne Jensen, Gloria Jean Thomas, Con T. Alder and Jan Crowther, at the University Scholars competition at USU. Top scholars from eight Western states competed for University Scholar designation for $5,000 scholarships at USU. 

Friday, March 14th, the Sweetheart Ball was held, the first in five years. While Keith Jensen and his musicians took a breather at intermission, Margaret Evans, former queen, crowned Jan Eliason as the 1969 Sweetheart Queen. Judy Eliason is first attendant and Kay Gleed, second attendant. Jan and Judy will attend the State Ag Convention at Twin Falls, March 28-29.

Five Malad High School students earned superior ratings at the Regional Declamation Festival held at Pocatello High Saturday, qualifying them for the Idaho High School Declamation Festival at Mountain Home, Saturday. Those representing Malad High School at the State festival are Gloria Jean Thomas, Lynette Miller, Wendy Sorensen, Jean Castleton and Julie Jones.

65 YEARS AGO (1959)

Ferris Hess of Malad is a member of the Boise 4th Ward basketball squad which will compete in the LDS All-Church tourney at Provo, March 23-28. Ferris, who is employed by Marion J. Hess, is a former Malad high school athlete.

One of the three Malad High coeds, Linda Dives, Della Beth McAllister and Judy K. Jones, pictured in The Idaho Enterprise will be chosen by members of the Future Farmers of America to reign as “Sweetheart” at their annual sweetheart Ball Friday evening, March 20th, in the Malad Stake building. 

Mary Sue Stanger was named winner of the fourth annual Lions speech contest held during the Oneida County Parent-Teachers’ Association meeting Thursday evening. The five-minute talks were entitled “My Vocation”.

At the Idaho High School regional speech festival in Blackfoot Saturday, Judy K. Jones received a superior rating; Sharon Neal, excellent and Ilene Reynolds a good. The three girls, coached by John Wayman, qualified at the district meet at Montpelier on March 7.

75 YEARS AGO (1949)

Building of a motel consisting of four single and one double cabin units was begun Monday by C. J. Waddoups, owner of the Chat N’ Chew Inn. Site for the unit is directly behind the Inn on South Main Street. The motel is expected to be completed by May 15, Mr. Waddoups said. Contractor for the work is Dan K. Evans. The unit will be built of red brick in an L-shape. Each cabin will have closets, shower and toilet facilities. Parking space will be provided in front of each cabin.

The Junior Prom of the Malad High School will be held April 8, in the gymnasium, class officers report. The decorating committee will use four shades of blue in carrying out the 1949 “Blue Champagne” theme, which was selected by the majority of the Junior class. Melvin Smith’s orchestra of Preston will play for the dance.

The Jones Confectionery, 72 Bannock St., was burglarized of three .22 rifles and five shotguns between 1:00 and 5:30 a.m. Saturday. Royce Jones, store manager, stated that it appeared the thief or thieves entered through a side door in the back part of the building. Mr. Jones said that only the guns were missing. They were valued at $350.

85 YEARS AGO (1939) 

The newly organized sports club of the Malad High School has adopted a constitution and elected officers. They are Annalyle Price president; Eva Mae Smith, vice president; Afton Baker, secretary; Mina Smith, treasurer; Mary Mitchell, reporter. Members are Lela Thorpe, Theda Morgan, Afton Baker, Jennie Kern, Margaret Mitchell, Mary Mitchell, Mina Smith, Eva Mae Smith, Nadine Lowry, Wanda Jones, Betty Lou Cottrell, Betty LaNae Jones, Maydiel Herbert, Maxine Peterson, Lucile Heileson and Annalyle Price.

90 YEARS AGO (1934)

The Malad Chapter, Future Farmers of America, held their annual election of officers Friday. New officers are Max Pilgrim, president; Ralph Edwards, vice president; Dick Thomson, secretary; Merlin Hughes, treasurer; Dale Harrison, reporter; Bruce Hill, watchdog.

The senior class program was presented at the high school Thursday afternoon. The committee in charge consisted of Celia Mifflin, Helen Moon and Darley Allen. Those participating were Wilda Pilgrim, Elaine Ward, Helen Moon, Lois Thomas, Lucille Stephens, Claire Gilchrist, LaVern Jones, Dean Williams, Raiford Benson, Ralph Daniels, Glen Morgan, Artella Davis, Celia Mifflin, Harriet Shone, Billie Evans, Leyonda Sorenson, Margaret Crowther and Wilson Camp.

95 YEARS AGO (1929)

All places of business in Malad will remain closed Friday until 2 o’clock so that employees may help with the annual clean-up campaign.

On Friday Malad High School was represented at the Southeastern Idaho Commercial Contest by Hilda Hutteballe, typewriting; Elaine John, shorthand; Lilith Williams, Vera Jones and Duluth Apgood, bookkeeping.

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