The Idaho Enterprise | May 23, 2024

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Tragic Discovery at Weston Reservoir

On Thursday, the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, along with Oneida County Search and Rescue and Oneida County Ambulance recovered a car from Weston Reservoir near the border with Franklin County. West Bountiful police confirmed later that the car contained Kay Prince Vest, who had been reported missing on April 8. The car had been spotted by a local fisherman, according to Detective Jenny Hawkes who headed up the investigation for the Sheriff’s Office. The same fisherman had reported a break in the fence line near the area several weeks ago, but had not seen any evidence of a vehicle or damage to the landscape and presumably assumed that it was the result of a hit and run from which the vehicle had fled the scene. The fisherman repaired the fence at the time, and had not mentioned it until spotting what he thought might be a vehicle and alerting authorities.

The specific area where the car left the road is in such a position that the water where the vehicle ultimately

came to rest is difficult to see from the road. Detective Hawkes explained that the car traveled some distance, some of it in the air, before entering the water in what must have been a confusing and disorienting situation.

The time of day during which the accident happened is not known, though it was reported that Vest may have asked for directions to Bountiful along the frontage road in the Downey area the day of or before the incident. EMS, the Sheriff’s Office, Search and Rescue and volunteers spent time driving around the area after Vest was reported missing from her West Bountiful home by neighbors. It was reported that she may have been in a confused state at the time she was reported missing, though no specific details in that area were available.

No foul play is suspected in the incident. The Oneida County Sheriff's office expressed their sincere condolences to the family of Kay Vest. Detective Jenny Hawkes, Chief of Detectives Doug Williams, and Sheriff Arne

Elections held Tuesday; Results Wednesday

The primary season is finally over, barring any extremely unlikely ties or run-off elections. Due to both the election and the printing schedules, however, the Enterprise will not be able to print the results of Tuesday’s election in the main print section of the paper until official results have been canvassed next Monday. In lieu of that, we will include an insert in this week’s edition with the unofficial results posted by the clerk’s office on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, which you will find inside today’s paper. Bear in mind that the results are not fully official until the Board of County Commissioners has officially accepted them at their next scheduled meeting, which, again, is next Monday.

In preparation for the election, Oneida County’s Central Republican Committee hosted the Lincoln Day Dinner for the third year in a row, returning after a several year hiatus. This year’s event gave candidates for state offices, county commission seats, and precinct committeeperson positions a chance to introduce themselves to the Republican voters in attendance, as well as support the efforts of the Central Committee through an auction which will help fund efforts to send delegates to the state convention.

In addition to the candidate introductions, which saw every candidate in attendance get a chance to present their positions and plans for the future to the crowd, the event featured the re-

marks of Idaho State GOP Chair Dorothy Moon, event emcee Sterling Smith, and featured speaker Jim Noorlander. Noorlander closed the event with a discussion of what he saw as the difference between “freedom” and “liberty,” which he essentially defined as the difference between license and morality, encouraging the audience to pursue a moral path in life and in politics.

The event was catered by the IronDoor Smokehouse, which provided pork with a number of sides. The Boy Scouts provided the flag ceremony for the evening, which also featured a musical number by the Christine Snow and Marie Addis, accompanied by Jean Thomas on the Event Center’s newly acquired piano.

While some of the tension between the two wings of the current GOP—one of which is more firmly aligned with MAGA movement politics and the other is not—was evident during the evening’s dinner, this was largely the case at the statewide level, rather than locally. In terms of local candidates, politeness and mutual respect seemed to be the ruling ethos and were in fact mentioned by a number of the candidates in their presentations. Shared concerns about issues such as growth, the impact of immigration on the local economy, and protection of land and gun rights were expressed by many of the candidates, but it was clear that there was a shared belief in protecting the rural, small-town culture which defines the

Jones responded to the initial call, and expressed their thanks to everyone else who was involved in the recovery, including the Search and Rescue Divers, and Albert’s Service for towing assistance.

speaker Jim Noorlander


Malad valley, while allowing business and private industry to flourish as well. With Oneida County generally voting over 85% Republican in general elections, the primary essentially has stood in for the general election for several decades. Although one can never predict how things may change down the road (both Oneida county and Idaho itself have had periods characterized by iconic Democratic leaders like Frank Church and Cecil Andrus), it is likely that the primary results will also stand in for the general election results. In both cases, the vast majority of votes will be for the GOP, but it will be interesting to see which direction, if such a thing can be said to exist in local election results, the county seems to be leaning heading toward November.


Iranian president dies in helicopter crash

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, along with a number of other high-ranking government officials, died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, according to official sources. Raisi was an ultraconservative cleric who was seen by many as the natural successor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. The Islamic Republic is currently experiencing a period of increased regional tension as the result of the war underway in Gaza and simmering conflicts. Domestic politics are also in a period of discontent, as more progressive forces are straining against the ultraconservative religious state’s policies in a number of areas.

Housing meeting planned for June 5

The City is working with Molly Beseris at 4-CASI and AARP for a public meeting on missing housing in Malad and Oneida County. AARP has hired an expert to help identify what that looks like in Malad. The meeting is scheduled for June 5 at the Fire Station at 6 p.m. The primary focus of the meeting will be to discuss planning for housing that is accessible for residents of all ages, but with a focus on retirement age issues as they relate to housing needs. Residents, family members, developers, planners, contractors, and anyone else involved with issues related to accessible housing are encouraged to attend.

Interfaith Council Mother’s Day Event

Oneida County Interfaith Council celebrated Mother’s Day early on May 11th, 2024 at Thomas Market from 10 AM to 2 PM. A free drawing for Hanging Flower Baskets and $25.00 Gift Certificates at Thomas Market was entered by 101 lovely ladies! The six Flower baskets were donated by Interfaith Council, Edith’s Collective and Daisy Hollow and were won by Catie Fesler, Tracy Ward, Mandi Ward, Carol Rabuck, Diana Carter and Patsy Sherman. The Gift Certificate winners were JoLyn Trick, Teresa Stromberg, Joan Nielsen and Annessa Gibbs. Interfaith Council will be celebrating Father’s Day on Saturday, June 15th at Hess Lumber from 10 AM to 2 PM. Hot Dogs sponsored by Hess Lumber will be served and many free raffle items will be given away. Drop by for “dogs and deals” and fun!

American Legion Plans

Memorial Services

The American Legion Ernest W. Jones Post #65 and the American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring this year’s Memorial Day program Monday, May 27 at 11:00 a.m. at the Malad City Cemetery. The program will feature the MHS Band playing the National Anthem, County Commissioner Brian Jeppsen as the guest speaker, the Three Volley Salute and ringing of the Gold Star Bell, and the official opening of the Million Broken Hearts Monument by Jill Vanderwood. The three volley salute will then be performed around the valley at many locations: Snowville at 9 a.m., Holbrook at 9:30 a.m., St. John at 10:15 a.m., Pleasantview at 12:15 p.m., Samaria at 12:30 p.m., Portage at 1:15 p.m., Washakie at 1:30 p.m., Plymouth at 1:50 p.m., and Cherry Creek at 2:10 p.m. All members of the Post are invited to participate in the services, and all county residents are encouraged to attend the services.

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Kay Prince Vest Keynote spoke to a full room at this year's Republican Oneida County Search and Rescue divers work to recover a vehicle sighted in Weston Reservoir.

Studio A Spring Dance Recital

Studio A Dance celebrated their dancers with their annual Spring Recital held Thursday, May 2nd at the Malad High School. The evening kicked off with a routine that featured all the dancers performing on the floor together. The show continued with routines performed by each of the Studio A Dance groups and soloists. Each routine featured local

dancers from preschool age up to 8th grade. The gym was filled with loved ones offering support for each dancer. It was an enjoyable evening focused on celebrating their hard work and achievements! Studio A Dance is now enrolling for their fall classes; for registration information contact Alaina Schrenk 208-860-4599 or Alicia Seamons 208-766-3276.

Aladdin makes magic at the Iron Door

A performance of “Aladdin, Jr.” produced by the Oxford Peak Arts Council and featuring local middle school students, ended its run Monday, after bringing a high level of skill to the stage with another highly entertaining performance. Like “Beauty and the Beast,” which was staged by the OPAC earlier in the season, “Aladdin” had the massive hurdles of taking on a very well-known story with even more wellknown songs, and the most well known comic relief character of possibly any Disney animated film. Many of the film’s best known set pieces involve cartoonishly kinetic scenes and over the top performances, and it was fantastic to see those things handled so skill-

fully by the team that put on the play.

There were many highlights of the performance, but special applause should first be given to Daisy Huckaby, who without a doubt had the most difficult task of all inhabiting the character made famous by Robin Williams. With a somewhat different take on the part, Huckaby brought a sustained level of energy and comic confidence to the role that sold the entire performance. The leads of Levi Balazs and Seth Huckaby as Aladdin and Ella Sperry as Jasmine were also spot on in their roles, and handled the fairly demanding character-based melodies well. Williams Whipple as Jafar was nicely villainous, and Jersyn Shulz as Iago was con-

sistently funny in as his high-energy sidekick.

The rest of the cast also performed very well, and included London Hess, Audrey Moss, Maverik Lewis, Bentley Teeples, Luke Schow, Laney Coatney, Aspen Allen, Trinity Christophersen, Caroline Whipple, Sara Reiss, Cumorah Carter, Sofia Hess, Rose Butler, Nicole White, Jace Call, Hyrum Spencer, Anna Chipman, Oaklie Gledhill, Jade Charles, Mariah Price, Ava Fesler, Hannah Anderson, Nolan Briscoe, and Conner Worrell as the perfectly spooky voice of the Cave of Wonders.

The set crew, who handled a lot of the moving elements of the stage that allowed for scenes such as the flying

carpet and many rapid changes between scenes, included Rylee Dunn, Ambria DeJong, Zach Crowther, Conner Worrell and Kris White. Jennifer Sperry directed the play, designed the sets, and arranged the music. AdaMarie Campbell was the assistant director, stage manager, and prop master. Kaleigh Worrell and Adi Schow were assistants. Makiya Shulz and Maren Sperry were choreographers. Shannon Worrell did costume design, Jeff Richins was in charge of Lighting, and Jeremy DeJong and Donna Whipple built the sets.

USS Idaho Model to be featured at Welsh Festival

A miniature of the brand new USS Idaho, a nuclear submarine, will be on display on Friday, June 28, at the Malad Valley Welsh Festival. A float carrying the mock-up will be at Malad City Park from 9:00 – 5:00. Although not very Welsh, this is a great opportunity for Festival attendees to see the U.S. Navy’s newest submarine.

The $2.6 billion Virginia-class submarine is the 26th vessel of its kind to be built. The ship is 377 feet long, weighs 8,000 tons, and is four stories tall and four stories wide.

The submarine warship was formally christened on March 16 at General Dynamics Electric Shipyard in Groton, Connecticut, where it was built. At the ceremony, ship sponsor Terry Stackley christened the ship in the traditional manner by breaking a bottle on the hull. However, the USS Idaho Commissioning Committee wanted the christening

to be unique to Idaho. The bottle was not full of champagne but full of water from four of Idaho’s lakes: Lake Pend Oreille, Payette Lake, Henry’s Lake, and Redfish Lake.

“USS Idaho” has been the name of four naval vessels in the past including one in each of the world wars; those former battle ships earned seven battle stars. As former Governor Dirk Kempthorne of the USS Commissioning Committee said, “This is the first U.S. Navy warship to bear the Idaho name in more than 100 years.” The interior of the submarine will be decorated with pictures of sites in Idaho to remind the sailors of the namesake state.

Don Boes of Pocatello is in charge of displaying the miniature submarine at events throughout southeastern Idaho. He and his crew are excited to be at the Welsh Festival this year.

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3rd to 5th graders performed to "Happy Dance" 6th to 8th graders performed to "Feel The Power" Studio A Dance as a group ranging from Pre-School to 8th grade performed at the end of year recital Kindergarten and 1st grade performed to "Lollipop Candy" The genie frees Aladdin and his friends from the dungeon. Jasmine and the Sultan share the stage with the villainous Jafar and Iago. The Model USS Idaho will be on display during the Welsh Festival.

Museum Hosts Third Graders; Readies to open

On Thursday, May 9, 2024, the Oneida Pioneer Museum hosted youth groups throughout the day. The Malad Elementary School third grade stopped at the Museum as part of their annual spring walking tour of downtown Malad. Museum Board members Dotty Evanson and Hailey Willie told the students about some of the artifacts in the

Museum, and the students played a “Seek and Find” game created by Hailey. The goal of the game is to find the items pictured on the game sheet among the many artifacts displayed at the Museum.

Later in the evening, the Cub Scouts of the Malad City Troop, led by Charlene Chabries, visited the Museum as part of their “giz -

mos and gadgets” activity. Museum Board Chair Jean Thomas told about some of the gadgets on display in the Museum, and then the Cub Scouts played the “Seek and Find” game.

For those in the community who are not members of the third grade classes, never fear—the museum will be opening soon for its season.

Residents and visitors will have the opportunity to visit the Museum as it will open for the summer on Saturday, May 25. The mezzanine will once again be accessible to visitors, and everyone is invited to see new additions to the Museum’s collections. The annual bake sale on the 25th will mark the beginning of the summer season for the Museum.

Piano Recital for Maggie Lund's students held

last Sunday

School District 351 Employee of the Month Marie Green

Marie Green, a Title I aide at Malad Elementary School, was honored as the Oneida School District “Employee of the Month” at the School Board meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. Sarah McIntyre, Principal of Malad Elementary School, read the following in support of Marie’s nomination:

“Marie has been a wonderful addition to the Malad Elementary Staff. She is a dedicated and hard-working employee.

“Marie is a Title I aide at the elementary school. She is always dependable and willing to take on any responsibility asked of her. She always has a positive attitude and seeks out opportunities to learn new skills to better serve our students. She takes the time to get to know our students and builds meaningful relationships with students at all grade levels.

“Marie is always willing to support her colleagues, especially those who

are new to the school, and collaborates with other staff members to help provide the best possible experiences for our students. She works each day to ensure that our students have the help and support they need to be successful. While working with students, Marie creates an engaging and inclusive environment. She has high expectations and works hard to help her students meet them. I have heard from students, parents, and staff what a valuable member of our staff Marie Green is.

“Marie is a credit to the Oneida School District. She always puts the students first and exemplifies what an outstanding employee is.”

Marie was presented with a copy of the “Starfish” poem, a gift card to a restaurant, and a plaque that will hang in Malad Elementary School for the next month.

We, at SUBWAY in Malad, want to say a special “Thank You” to all our veterans and those still serving our wonderful country. We appreciate and are thankful for you!

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Museum employee Dotty Evanson spoke with MES 3rd graders about artifacts in the museum. Sarah McIntyre, employee of the Month Marie Green, and Jon Abrams The students of Maggie Lund presented a spring piano recital on Sunday, May 19, 2024. Back: Ali Hanks, Ivy Wright, Thatcher Sweeten, Piper Lewis, Claire Wright, Julie Lund, Tavin Barnes Front: Brexley Young, Payson Price, Cache Lake, Jack Coleman, Maylee Hanks, Emma Price, Zadie Talamantes, Tyzley Young, Maggie Lund Hidden: Paisley Firth

Malad Elementary Goals – April

1st Grade

Ms. Ipsen’s Class

Students will write a 4 sentence paragraph (narrative) using correct punctuation and sentence structure with minimal help.

Remi Sweeten

Scarlett Smith

Bridger Jones

Lincoln Moss

Brittany Baker

Hutch Hess

Navy Butler

Clara Barnes

Oakley Duessler

Robert Cotter

Maylee Hanks

Gatlin Steed

Michael Peterson

Madeline Shandrew

Gabe Hofman

Porter Allen

Amber Evans

Lukas Deschamps

Kiana Neal

Saxon Henry

2nd Grade

Mrs. Jones’ Class

Our goal was to compose a poem about dragons for the Welsh Festival.

Macie Bennet

Elizabeth Butler

Adi Clark

Kenlee Clark

Adi Daniels

Maddison Green

Maliah Hansen

Azlin Jeffs

Zoe Jeffs

Sage King

Lynk Anderson

Eli Beck

Ridge Berry

Morgon Blaisdell

Mazon Chabries

Wilford Deschamps

Wyatt Henrie

John Leavitt

Cash Snow

4th Grade

Mrs. Cook’s Class Goal: 11's X facts

Annika Smith

Alexis Woods Lacie Palmer

Mahayla Crowther

Nayvie Rupp

Keegan Snow Tucker Velasco

Rickell Call

Frank Fesler

Payson Price

Millie Ekstrom

Aaliyah Mourra

Jaxon Maloy

Colt Price

Brittyn Venable

Parker Lundberg

Paisley Allen

Whittney Roe Logan Richard

Mrs. Waldron’s Class

Our Goal was to learn our X11 facts:

Dax Beutler

Rawley Carter

MaKelle Clark

Saige Cox

Avery Daniels

George Ferree

Ali Hanks

Draylyn Jones

Lilly Jones

Cash Kimberling

Haylen Kimberling

Macoy Luke

Emmett Moyer

Caleb Myers

Gracie Nelson

Zach Palmer

Maizley Rupp

Maggie Schow

Jace Seevers

Abby Smith

Gannon Steed

Charlotte Teeples

MaKelle Clark

Xavior Mayer

Mrs. Clark

Our goal in 4th grade this past month was to pass off the eleven multiplication tables.

This is the list of students that met that goal..

Jagger Abeyta

Skyli Armstrong

Willis Arnout

Caroline Butler

Troy Cottam

Alyssa Cutler

Mackley Hawkes

Hayden Hutchens

Alee James

Maudee Leavitt

Sadie Miller

Nash Naylor

James Peterson

Saunder Poulson

Gemmalyn Schwartz

Olivia Shandrew

Brynley Stoddart

Jordyn Thomas

Aaron Wall

5th Grade

Mrs. Johnson

Be able to correctly place 30 or more US states on a map:

Cache Maroney

Weston Armstrong

Wesley Asay

Brody Blaisdell

Jase Blaisdell

Saige Blaisdell

McCall Clark

Kaycee Daniels

Paige Eliason

Mozes McCoullough

Riggin Reeder

Alyssa Seamons

Nora Talbot

Aidyn Weber

Paisley VanBebber

Braxton Jewkes

Ivy Wright

Mrs. Blaisdell

Our April goal was to know where all 50 states are located on a map.

Kinsley Neal

Eva Coleman

Rhyze Anderson

Ruxin Smith

Devin Ball

Bryten Bastian

Kayman Nimer

Isaac Bird

Levi Hatch

Thatcher Sweeten

We're going to try it again next month. For those who finished 50 states, they are going to work on States and Capitals.

Mrs. Allen Goal: 25 of 50 States

Megan Moss Colbie Hammer

Declan Summers

Madelyn Gonzalez Daniel Oseguera


“We Were Soldiers” By Maieli Murray

As the field of battle bloomed with the crimson of death, The breeze scattered the dried leaves along with the cries of the souls that had been lost In the stillness aftermath, what rang in the minds of the living Were the cries of anguish from The rending of their own souls

Then the moment passed and only the only trace Was a dampness on their faces Mixed with the grime of action.

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To those who lost their lives serving the country they loved. To those who left behind wives, husbands, children, mothers, fathers and friends. To those who bravely battled with everything they had. To those who understood better than anyone the importance of freedom and justice for all. To our honored dead, goes our undying gratitude and utmost respect. American Legion Post #65 & Auxiliary 78 N. Main, Malad, Idaho A Tribute To America’s Heroes
Leif Ashby Grayson Smith Karmyn Charles Liam Atkinson
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Oneida County Commission Meeting

May 13

Welcome to Malad

Shelly Williams spoke to the Commissioners about the Welcome to Malad issue produced by the Enterprise, which is distributed at the rest area on the I-15 south of Malad, as well as throughout the county in locations such as the Oneida County Pioneer Museum. Chairman Lewis suggested that the Assessor’s Office might be contacted in order to update the names of streets listed on the map. Williams agreed to speak with county officials about any changes to the roads which would be relevant to the map. The commission approved a motion to fund the map for $350.


Leigh Love, County Treasurer, spoke to the County Commission about the investment funds managed by the Treasurer’s Office. Investments have resulted in more than $150K which has come in to the county under the investment initiative undertaken by Love. The funds will be used to supplement the general fund. The interest in the account has continued to grow. The funds are placed into interest bearing instruments that can be accessed quickly in order to make the funds fluid for funding needs within the county. Examples of the funds which are being invested include things such as grants that are waiting to be spent, PILT funds, and other monies. The funds are not held in risk-based accounts, but interest bearing fund repositories.


The Soil and Water Conservation District thanked the county for its

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NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that Cassia, Minidoka and Oneida Counties Republican Legislative District 27 will hold their 2024 Reorganization meeting Malad City Senior Center on Wednesday, May 30, 2024, at 7:00 pm. The office of Chairperson, Vice Chair, and Secretary will be filled along with 3 delegates to the Idaho Republican State Convention being held in Coeur d'Alene Idaho on June 13-15, 2024. Any qualified voter, affiliated as a Republican residing in Cassia, Minidoka, and Oneida Counties may hold one of the above offices or be elected as a delegate.


contributions last year, and received a document asserting that a similar donation will be given to the District again during the next fiscal year. An Ag Day was held in conjunction with the Extension Office recently at the Fairgrounds, which was attended by around 400 kids from around the area. The boat check station has begun its operation, and managed to intercept a number of potential invasive species-bearing craft. A letter of support for the SWCD for the 2025 budget was approved for $15K.


Members of the RACOONS club spoke to the commission. Danny Miller, BLM Realty Specialist, Bill Drury, Club President, and Brent Berg. Spoke to the commissioners. At the BLM site under discussion, a number of agencies have locations for their radio equipment, including the Sheriff, BLM, School District, etc. The facility is federally owned. A compliance audit was conducted, which determined that it was no longer possible to house all of the entities in the building. A state building which is no longer in use has been vacant, and Miller arranged to have it donated for use by the RACOON club. A donation of the building was approved, on acceptance of the county. The BLM would then enter into a communication use-lease agreement with the county who would not pay rent as a governmental agency. A contact between the BLM and county would be in place, allowing the county to lease


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May 29 - Swedish Meatballs on Noodles, Carrots, Dessert

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School is out and that means summer has begun…which means spring is winding down. Is your Spring Cleaning done?

I grew up with a mom who believed in Spring Cleaning. It was as much a part of our culture as church on Sunday and it meant a lot of work. Every wall, every mopboard, every cupboard, every closet. You get it because your mom was probably the same way. Seems that generation put a lot of stock in having your floors so clean you could eat off of them. Spring Cleaning has been a hit or miss activity at the Evanson home for years, but this year I decided to do it right. So, I began by determining to have a daily “project” and to keep those “projects” going until “you could eat off of my floors.” First on the list was the master bedroom, bath, and closet. Now, my house is not large, and I felt this could be done easily in a day, maybe two. I began by emptying the closet. It took two beds stacked high to hold everything because that closet was jam packed. Reduce and simplify became my goal for the day. Long story short, day one ended with a lot less stuff

and I knew the next day’s project was painting that closet.

Fast forward two weeks… that’s right, two weeks on what I thought would take two days max. The bedroom, bath and closet are looking good. Corners are clean, I know what I’ve got, and I learned some things along the way.

Early in the “project” I ordered one of those bucket-mop systems where you spin the mop. It’s a game changer and it arrived the day before Hadley and Elle began a four-day visit. Elle’s comment about the mop, “I can’t stop doing this.” Dunking the mop and spinning it dry made her day and she had no problem with running that mop up and down the walls in-between spins. Hadley even gave it a try and her comment was, “We’ve got to get one of these things.” I’ve always known if you had the right tool the job was easier. Well, if you have the right tool and grandkids, you are in a beautiful spot.

Here's what else I’ve learned. Spring Cleaning isn’t going to get done before summer. I’ve got lots of projects ahead. I don’t want to eat off my floors. And Life is Good even if you only have one really clean room!


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ANNOUNCEMENTS, MALAD AA/NA MEETINGS, Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, 7:00 p.m., Call: Rick M. 208-766-3584; or Gary B. 435-2303734; or AA Hotline 208-235-1444. (1-52) ANNOUNCEMENTS, MALAD ALANONWe are only a phone call away. For information on meetings, call 208-220-5295 or 208-251-9808. (1-52)



Laura Lee Sarceda, Malad, driving with expired license, $44.50, costs $56.50


Kenney Gardner, Blackfoot, speeding, $33.50, costs $56.50 Sheldon George, Monroe, speeding, $67.00, costs $119.00 William Hagel, NA, speeding, $33.50, costs $56.50 Andrew Thomas Luce, Billings, speeding, $33.50, costs $59.50 Andrew Nguyen, Brantford, speeding (16 mph or over), $98.50, costs $56.50

Rylan Scott Sine, West Jordan, speeding, $33.50, costs $56.50 Kira Cook, Kaysville, speeding, $33.50, costs $59.50 Ian Anthony Vassilaros, Rexburg, speeding, $33.50, costs $56.50


Paul D Colton, Malad, fail to give immediate notice of an accident,

$142.50, costs $160.50 – Agency: OCSO River William A Cotterell, Idaho Falls, operate vehicle without a class d/operators license, $150.00, costs $160.50 – Agency: OCSO TJ Stimpson Rupp, Collinston, Motor carrier-vehicle-operating a vehicle without a trip permit, $122.50, costs $157.50; motor carrier-vehicle-over width violations, $118.00, costs $157.50 – Agency: IPOE

Tristen Drew Sorensen, Howell, operate commercial vehicle without a current or valid license, $342.50, costs $157.50 – Agency: IPOE Clark G Hamilton, Ririe, driving under the influence, $750.00, costs $240.50, 12 months probation –Agency: OCSO Daniel Matthew Hill, Malad, fail to display valid special fuels permit, $224.50, cpsts $157.50 – Agency: IPOE

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In the matter of the Estate of:


Case No. CV36-23-0144


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that MATTHEW THOMAS ATKINSON has been appointed personal representative of the estate of the above-named decedent. All persons having claims against the decedent or the estate are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned at the address indicated and filed with the Clerk of the Court.

DATED this 6th day of November, 2023.


Attorney for Personal Representative

P. O. Box 1391

Pocatello, Idaho 83204-1391

Telephone: (208) 232-6101


Penny Dorene Spillett

492 N Main Malad City, Idaho 83252 307-747-5866


Case No. CV36-24-0060

NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult or Emancipated Minor)

A petition to change the name of Penny Dorene Spillett now residing in the City of Malad, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Oneida County, Idaho. The name will change to Penny Dorene Williams. The reason for the change in name is: Divorce.

A hearing on the petition is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on June 13, 2024 at the Oneida County Courthouse. Objections may be filed by any person who can show the court a good reason against the name change.

Date: April 29, 2024


Penny Dorene Spillett

Typed/Printed name



Legal notice i9s hereby given that the ONEIDA PLANNIHNG AND ZONING COMMISSION will hold a public hearing on JUNE 5, 2024, at 6:00 P.M. at Oneida County Event Center to consider the following:


APPLICATION BY: Oneida County Planning and Zoning Commission

PROJECT SUMMARY: The Oneida County Planning and Zoning Commission are making a proposed amendment to the Zoning District Map to include the legal description of Malad City Impact Zone and legal description of the Airport Overlay District.

You are invited to attend the public hearing and offer comments for consideration.

WRITTEN COMMENTS regarding this application must be received by the Oneida County Planning and Zoning office, no later than five (5) business days May 30, 2024 prior to the public hearing.



Legal notice is hereby given that the ONEIDA PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION will hold a public hearing on June 5, 2024, at 6:30 P.M. at Oneida County Event Center to consider the following:

APPLICATON #: 24-0021

APPLICATION BY: Oneida County Planning and Zoning Commission PROJECT SUMMARY:

Oneida County Planning and Zoning Commission propose an amendment to the Oneida County Development Code. Propose amendments may be found on the Oneida County Web site. You are invited to attend the public hearing and offer comments for consideration. WRITTEN COMMENTS regarding this application must be received by the Oneida County Planning and Zoning office, no later than five (5) business days, May 30, 2024, prior to the public hearing.



NOTICE is hereby given that a public hearing is scheduled Monday, June 10, 2024 at 6:00pm*, at the Oneida County Event Center, 459 South Main Malad City, Oneida County, Idaho, before the Oneida County Board of County Commissioners for the purpose of hearing and reviewing the establishment of an updated Airport Overlay District. The approximate address is 1252 South 2100 West, Malad, Idaho

The public is invited to attend said hearing and give comment either in favor of or against the proposed rezone. Written comments may be submitted to the clerk’s office prior to Friday June 7th at 5:00 pm. Send or deliver written comments to 10 Court Street, Malad, Idaho 83252. Please mark your written comments: Attn: Airport Overlay District, Case # 23-0030

*This hearing will begin promptly at 6:00pm in order to finish in a timely manner to accommodate another hearing.



NOTICE is hereby given that a public hearing is scheduled Monday, June 10, 2024 at 6:30pm*, at the Oneida County Event Center, 459 South Main Malad City, Oneida County, Idaho, before the Oneida County Board of County Commissioners for the purpose of hearing and reviewing public comment regarding Rezoning from Agricultural District to a Rural Residential District. The approximate address is 1351 East Highway 36, Malad, Idaho

The public is invited to attend said hearing and give comment either in favor of or against the proposed rezone. Written comments may be submitted to the clerk’s office prior to Friday June 7th at 5:00 pm. Send or deliver written comments to 10 Court Street, Malad, Idaho 83252. Please mark your written comments Attn: Randy Gamble Rezone Request, Case # 23-0014

*This hearing immediately follows a separate hearing and the start time may be delayed.



NOTICE is hereby given that a public hearing is scheduled Monday, June 10, 2024 at 4:00pm*, at the Oneida County Event Center, 459 South Main Malad City, Oneida County, Idaho, before the Oneida County Board of County Commissioners for the purpose of hearing and reviewing public comment regarding amendments to the Planning

and Zoning Development Code. The public is invited to attend said hearing and give comment either in favor of or against the proposed rezone. Written comments may be submitted to the clerk’s office prior to Friday June 7th at 5:00 pm. Send or deliver written comments to 10 Court Street, Malad, Idaho 83252. Please mark your written comments Attn: Development Code #5617-5-23-30-24-T2


On Thursday, the 12th day of September, 2024, at the hour of 10:00 o'clock a.m. of said day at Northern Title Co. of Idaho, 20 N. Main, Suite 8, Malad City, in the County of Oneida, State of Idaho, Ryan M. Fawcett, as Successor Trustee, will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, the following described real property situated in the County of Oneida, State of Idaho, and described as follows, to wit:

Commencing at a point 8 rods North of the Southwest Corner of Lot 5, Block 8, of the Townsite of Malad City, Idaho, as the same appears upon the plat thereof on file in the office of the County Recorder of Oneida County; thence running East 10 rods, thence North 4 rods, thence West 10 rods, thence South 4 rods to the point of beginning, situate in Section 21, Township 14 South, Range 36 East, Boise Meridian, Oneida County, Idaho (T 964) (RP0026700)

The Successor Trustee has no knowledge of a more particular description of the above referenced real property, but for purposes of compliance with Section 60 113, Idaho Code, the Successor Trustee has been informed that the street address of 280 North 200 West, Malad City, Idaho, is sometimes associated with said real property.

Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty regarding title, possession or encumbrances to satisfy the obligation secured by and pursuant to the power of sale conferred in the Deed of Trust executed by ANVIL D OYLER, an Unmarried Man, and DAVID E GRINDLE, an Unmarried Man, Grantor, to Ryan M. Fawcett, Successor Trustee, for the benefit and security of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., recorded October 22, 2020, as Instrument No. 160272, Mortgage records of Oneida County, Idaho; and assigned to the IDAHO HOUSING AND FINANCE ASSOCIATION by Assignment of Deed of Trust recorded on March 25, 2024, as Instrument No. 165804, Mortgage records of Oneida County, Idaho. THE ABOVE GRANTOR IS NAMED TO COMPLY WITH SECTION 45 1506 (4)(a), IDAHO CODE. NO REPRESENTATION IS MADE THAT THEY ARE, OR ARE NOT, PRESENTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS OBLIGATION.

Said sale is a public auction for which the bid price must be paid immediately upon close of bidding by certified funds in the form of cashier's checks, certified checks, or valid money orders only. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason whatsoever, the successful bidder's exclusive and sole remedy shall be the return of actual monies paid to the Successor Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse.

The default for which this sale is to be made is the failure to pay when due, monthly installment payments under the Deed of Trust Note dated October 19, 2020 in the amount of $1,521.00 each, for the months of September, 2023 through April, 2024, inclusive. All delinquent payments are now due, plus accumulated late charges, plus all escrow advances, plus any costs or

expenses associated with this foreclosure. The accrued interest is at the rate of 3.75% per annum from August 1, 2023, and the Beneficiary elects to sell or cause the trust property to be sold to satisfy said obligation. The principal balance owing as of this date on the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust is $190,764.55, plus accrued interest at the rate of 3.75% per annum from August 1, 2023.

DATED This 14th day of May, 2024.

/s/ RYAN M. FAWCETT, a Member of the Idaho State Bar, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE

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On Thursday, the 12th day of September, 2024, at the hour of 10:00 o'clock a.m. of said day at Northern Title Co. of Idaho, 20 N. Main, Ste. #8, Malad City, in the County of Oneida, State of Idaho, Ryan M. Fawcett, as Successor Trustee, will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, the following described real property situated in the County of Oneida, State of Idaho, and described as follows, to‑wit:

A parcel of land located in Block 27 of the Malad City Townsite, Section 22, Township 14 South, Range 36 East, Boise Meridian, Oneida County, Idaho and further described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said Section 22, from which the West quarter corner of Section 22 bears South 00° 04' 31" East 2641.94 feet; Thence South 00° 04' 31" East 1104.53 feet along the West line of said Section 22; Thence North 89° 55' 29" East 116.05 feet to a point on the West line of said Block 27, said point is also the Northwest corner of the parcel of land owned by Corey D. and D. Mia Crompton whose parcel is described in Instrument # 149569 in the official records of Oneida County, the True Point of Beginning; Thence South 83° 38' 36” East 199.72 feet along the North line of said Crompton parcel to a found 5/8" rebar with cap; Thence North 01° 54' 05" East 76.52 feet to a 5/8" rebar with cap labeled, "A.A. Hudson, PLS 13173", set on the South line of the parcel owned by Michael Wells whose parcel is described in Instrument #'s 150859 and 150860 in the official records of Oneida County; Thence North 84 ° 20' 17” West 45.13 feet along said South line to a found 5/8" rebar with cap set at the Southeast corner of the parcel owned by Cinniman B. Schwartz whose parcel is described in Instrument # 143865 in the official records of Oneida County; Thence along the South boundary of said Schwartz parcel the following 3 courses: Thence North 84° 10' 35” West 71.01 feet to a found 5/8" rebar with cap;

Thence North 85° 49’ 28" West 42.40 feet to a found 5/8" rebar with cap; Thence North 86° 37' 00" West 42.02 feet to a found 5/8" rebar with cap set on the East line of said Block 27; Thence South 00° 59' 49" West 71.60 feet along said East line to the True Point of Beginning. The Successor Trustee has no knowledge of a more particular description of the above‑referenced real property, but for purposes of compliance with Section 60‑113, Idaho Code, the Successor Trustee has been informed that the street address of 518 N 100 W, Malad City, Idaho, is sometimes associated with said real property.

Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty regarding title, possession or encumbrances to satisfy the obligation secured by and pursuant to the power of sale conferred in the Deed of Trust executed by JEFFREY G HILDEBRAND, a Single Man, Grantor, to Ryan M. Fawcett, Successor Trustee, for the benefit and security of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., recorded May 7, 2021, as Instrument No. 161353, Mortgage records of Oneida County, Idaho; and assigned to the IDAHO HOUSING AND FINANCE ASSOCIATION by Assignment of Deed of Trust recorded on February 27, 2024, as Instrument No. 165704, Mortgage records of Oneida County, Idaho. THE ABOVE GRANTOR IS NAMED TO COMPLY WITH SECTION 45‑1506 (4)(a), IDAHO CODE. NO REPRESENTATION IS MADE THAT HE IS, OR IS NOT, PRESENTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS OBLIGATION.

Said sale is a public auction for which the bid price must be paid immediately upon close of bidding by certified funds in the form of cashier’s checks, certified checks, or valid money orders only. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason whatsoever, the successful bidder’s exclusive and sole remedy shall be the return of actual monies paid to the Successor Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse.

The default for which this sale is to be made is the failure to pay when due, monthly installment payments under the Deed of Trust Note dated May 5, 2021, in the amount of $1,153.00 each, for the months of June, 2023 through March, 2024, inclusive. All delinquent payments are now due, plus accumulated late charges, plus all escrow advances, plus any costs or expenses associated with this foreclosure. The accrued interest is at the rate of 3.75% per annum from May 1, 2023, and the Beneficiary elects to sell or cause the trust property to be sold to satisfy said obligation. The principal balance owing as of this date on the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust is $165,649.84, plus accrued interest at the rate of 3.75% per annum from May 1, 2023. DATED This 14th day of May, 2024.

RYAN M. FAWCETT, a Member of the Idaho State Bar, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE Publishing: 5/23/2024, 5/30/2024, 6/6/2024, 6/13/2024

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5 YEARS AGO (2019)

The Malad High School softball team claimed the 2A State Softball Championship last Saturday in a weather shortened tournament. This year's team included Bree Daniels, Raychel Willie, Britlyn Hubbard, Halli Hannah, Abby Goddard, Shaelie Ketchell, Riley Dorius, Madi Green, Stephie Briggs, Peyton Sweat, Kodi Phillips, Shaylee Broadus, Sierra Hooste, Hallye Green, Rebekah Smith, Jeni Alder and Maggie Willie.

William E. (Bill) and Marie Neal will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 25, 2019. They invite all family and friends to celebrate with them at "The Grove", on North Main. "The Grove" is the Neals' hideaway that they have worked on for 20 years as a place to enjoy.

Janice Vaughan was honored for her many years of service at the Oneida County Extension Office on Friday, May 17.

Many friends and family members gathered to wish Janice a happy retirement!

The Malad Theater Guild presented a special play for Mother's Day. "Bachelor's Wife". this enjoyable play was full of laughs and showed the extent a friend would go to help his best buddy. Cast members are: Sapphira Smith (Pearl), Melissa McMillan (Lillian), Mike Hess, Jr. (Stewart and the "wife"), Kris White (Harold), Jim Moss (M.A.), Ada Campbell (Mrs. Edgewater), Cara Bott (Mrs. Oberhoffer), Rebekah Smith (Gertrude), Don Daniels (Dinky) and Director Brenda Daniels.

10 YEARS AGO (2014)

The Malad High School softball team claimed the 2014 2A Idaho State Softball Championship in Boise on Saturday, May 16. The team fulfilled their goal of earning back-to-back titles. Members of the team are: Paige Robbins, Alex Ward, Cina Blaisdell, Terrie Valentine, Karsyn Willie, Bailey Hill, Taya Thorpe, Tru Peabody, Cassidy Broadus, Aspen Hubbard, Chayce Rohweder, Emma Sands, Kyley Thorpe, Breanna Murphy and Kori Peterson. Managers are Olivia Sands and Nicole Tavoian. Coaches are Scott Ray, Ginny Neal, Paula Thorpe, Steven Mills, Matt Ward and Robert Hannah.

The Malad High School students have elected new student body officers for the 2014-2015 school year. Leading MHS as President for the new school year will be Eric Eliason. Vice President Saige Smith will assist him. Alex Ward will serve as Secretary. The Historian will be Brittany Thomas. Gabe Cobabe will be hard at work as the Business Manager.

The staff at Nell J. Redfield Memorial Hospital honored Chloe Thomas for


30 years of dedicated service on May 15, at the annual employee appreciation luncheon.

15 YEARS AGO (2009)

The National Honor Society selected their new officers for the new school year, they are Jordan Schwartz, Shelby Gunter, Jacob Ihler, Janalie Jensen and Lauren Clark.

The new Seminary Council for the 2009-2010 school year has been selected. Those serving on the council this year will be Robyn Morley, Shelby Gunter, Meagen Lish, Brad Evanson, Dan Cornia, Brayden Hill and Jacob Ihler.

The Malad High School Track team brought home nine medals from State this year. The team members are Robbie Dorius, Jared Jones, Braiden Jones, Lindzee Thompson, Brittany Medina, Karen Cudney, Josh Wray, Caleb Bennett, Jordan Williams, Buddy Southwick, Dylan Murphy and Hope Murray.

The Malad Rodeo Team is ready for district competition at Preston. This year’s team includes, Kyle Davis, Dustin Redmond, Clint Tubbs, Ty Davis, Nathan Eliason, Gaven Hoskins, Cody Lunde, Lindsay Davis, Andrea Daniels, Shancee Smith, Billie Gamble, Shawn’te Davis, Jenilee Murphy, Karissa Barnes, Tyler Ogden, Hawkins Boyce, Riker Carter, Trasen Jones, Jordan Couch, Conway Tapp and Josh Finder.

25 YEARS AGO (2004)

Mr. and Mrs. William E. “Bill” Neal will celebrate their golden anniversary on Saturday, May 22, at the 2nd/5th Ward building.

Cheers Company won a first place title at the Nationals in Salt Lake City. Members of the group include, Kayla

Harrison, Nicole Lamb, Bryce Gibbs, Bailey Hill, Whitney Lopez, Quincee Hill, Saige Smith, Candice Principe, Cortney Lopez, Samatha England, Clara Ward, Mechelle Hill, Tori Hill, Shancee Smith, Shaelynn Larsson, Paige Moeller, Shala McKinney, Shawn’te Davis, Aubrey Terry, Natasha Jensen, Brittney Lopez and Brittani Coburn. They are under the direction of Jennifer Hill.

AJay Jones was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Boise. Jones was nominated and accepted to be a part of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Idaho Chapter. As part of the honor, he was asked to lead the Walk of Champions at the Idaho State Wrestling Tournament.

Frank Madsen has been selected as the Commencement Speaker for the Class of 2004 Commencement Exercises. Madsen has been the Auto Mechanics teacher for thirty-three years.

35 YEARS AGO (1994)

Holly Hansen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Hansen has accepted a call to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission.

Among those graduating from Idaho State University, was former Malad resident, Delaine Illum. Delaine received a Master of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology. Hamed received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Math. Delaine is the daughter of DeVere and Glenna Illum of Malad.

The College of Southern Idaho has announced their scholarship recipients for 1994-95. Receiving Presidential scholarships from Malad are Kirk Tubbs son of Paul and Karen Tubbs and Tiffany Lewis daughter of Boyd Lewis and Helen Lewis.

Junior High Student Body Officers for 1994-95 were announced at Malad Junior High. Phillip Firth and Jessica

Full-Time Position Road & Bridge

Oneida County Road Department will be hiring a full-time employee. All applicants must be 18 or older and have a current CDL or be able to get one by November 1, 2024. The Job will require physical labor, equipment operation, self-motivation, and team cooperation. Physical exam and drug test will be required before employment. Pick up the employment application at the Road and Bridge office located across from the fairgrounds. Application with resume must be turned in no later than 4 pm on June 7th. Position starts at $19.53/hr with opportunity for increase. If you have any questions, please call 208-766-4336.

Jones tied for President, and will both serve; Crystal Buttars, Vice President; Ashlee Thorpe, secretary, and Brekell Vaughan, Historian.

Linda Daniels inducted Afton Harrison, Faye Caldwell and June Jones into the Cecil John Bowlers Hall of Fame. Joining in the presentation was Carla Williams, secretary of the Malad Women’s Bowling Association.

45 YEARS AGO (1984)

Members of the Malad High School Class of 1984 were addressed during baccalaureate services Sunday by Malad L.D.S. Stake President Foster Ipsen. He encouraged the graduates to work toward a meaningful future.

Lieutenant Jayson Esplin is among the 1984 graduates of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Listed in the top 15 percent of his class, Lieutenant Esplin received a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering. He has been serving as a Deputy Group Commander with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Esplin.

Marine Sgt. George P. Jones, son of George W. and Judy Jones, has been promoted in his present rank while serving with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, California.

Chris Scott, Tommy Willie, Kirk Barker, Clint Bastian and Perry Ipsen volunteered their Cub Scout Pack 443 services as they worked at the Pleasantview Cemetery, where they mowed and raked the lawn, and added a fresh coat of paint to a toolshed at the cemetery. Den Leader assisting the Cub Scouts was John W. Price, with others helping with the project-Cindy Dives, Primary Counselor; Mary Jane Scott, Cub Master; Joshua and Patricia Scott; Jessica, Courtney and Cassie Dives; Lois Willie, Bert, Angie and Wendy. 55 YEARS AGO (1974)

Dan C. Williams, Zone 3, and Donald Vaughan, Zone 4, were elected to the Oneida County School Board. Named to the Ricks College honor roll for the spring semester were three Oneida students: Deborah Eliason, Holbrook, Mary Naylor and Alair Wuthrich.

The Miss Spirit royalty was honored at the Delta Chi Dance. They are Miss Spirit, Sandra Williams; first attendant, Gina Byrd’ second attendant Karen Price.

New MHS Pep Club officers for 1974-75 were announced at the dance. Sandra Williams is president; Cindy Kent, vice president; Becky Crowther, secretary; Cindy Griffiths, treasurer. Among the graduates receiving degrees at University of Idaho commencement exercises were John V. Evans, Jr., College of Business and Economics; Gregory R. Evans, Education; Stanley L. Palmer, Letters and Sciences.

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Victory Baptist Church Streaming Live Sermons on our Facebook Page @11 am Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8 448 South Main, Malad 208‑766‑4288
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3551 FWML Special Edition 5th Wheel Trailer (non-toy hauler) 4 automatic slide outs. Power awning. Outdoor kitchen and entertainment area. LocationOgden, Utah, $39,900 Call or text for more details 801-361-8599 Mammograms Tuesday, May 28, at NJR Memorial Hospital Call and Schedule Your Appointment Today! Call Mary Jo at 208-766-2231 ONEIDA PIONEER MUSEUM Annual Grand Opening and Bake Sale Saturday, May 25, at the Museum Bake Sale Hours: Noon - 2:00 p.m. Regular Museum Hours beginning on May 25: Tuesday - Saturday -- 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Museum will be open on Memorial Day May 27, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m PURPOSE: Opportunity for Spring Clean-up PLACE: IDAWY Oneida Facility (Landfill) WHEN: June 3 to June 8, 2024 HOURS: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ITEM NORMAL CHARGE CLEAN-UP WEEK Household waste, Yard Waste, Grass & Branches< 3 inches No Charge No Charge Branches > 3 inches Regular Truck Fee No Charge Pick-up $6.00 No Charge 1-Ton $9.00 No Charge 2-Ton $20.00 $20.00 10-Wheeler $60.00 $60.00 Semi $100.00 $100.00 Car/Light Truck Tire $3.00 $3.00 Semi Tire $15.00 $15.00 Equipment/Ag Tire $20.00 $20.00 Equipment/Ag/Earth Mover Tire $100.00 $100.00 Fridge, Freezer, $10.00 $10.00 Refrigerant/AC Units Other General Appliance Metal No Charge Metal No Charge Dead Animals-Small $3.00 No Charge Dead Animals-Large $5.00 No Charge Campers, RVs, Mobile Homes $5.00/ft $5.00/ft The purpose of Spring Cleanup week is to give households the opportunity to clean up their properties. Spring Cleanup does not include Commercial Projects & Demolition Projects. IDAWY SOLID WASTE DISTRICT –ONEIDA FACILITY
45 (1984) Pictured above are those MHS students who participated at the State Track and Field competition held in Boise. Front row (left to right) Brett Hill, Claudia Rice, Lara Knutsen, Heidi Peterson and Dean Ward. Back row (left to tight) Deron Scott, Owen Rice, Brett Daniels, Clint Rohner and Jody Daniels.


Steven Lee Jones, 67, of Rigby, Idaho, passed away May 11, 2024.

Steve was born May 26, 1956, in Ogden, Utah, to Elwin and Jana Lee Jones. The family lived in Thatcher, Utah, before moving to Malad, Idaho.

Steve spent most of his childhood in Thatcher, Utah, where he spent his days riding the hills and canal banks on his horse with his brothers who were his very best friends. When he was in grade school, Steve did not like being in school and would often just leave and walk home. One day his teacher saw him walking and gave him a ride home because it was a five-mile walk.

Steve graduated from Malad High School in 1974. He participated in football and loved that he was able to be on the varsity team with his brother Doug. They left their mark when they both targeted the same player on the other team. One of them hit him high and the other hit him low, leaving him on the field with a broken leg. He was also on the rodeo team competing in bareback, saddle bronc, team roping, calf roping, bull dogging, and bull riding.

After high school, Steve continued participating in rodeo, but since his parents were no longer paying his entry fees, bull riding was his choice. He participated in the Eastern Idaho Rodeo Association (EIRA) and the Idaho Cowboys Association (ICA), along with rodeos that allowed him to work toward becoming a PRCA cowboy. He was the ICA bull riding Rookie of the Year in 1976.

Steven Lee Jones


26, 1956 - May 11, 2024

Steve met the love of his life, Connie Groth in 1979. They were married on June 7, 1980, in Eureka, Nevada. Their marriage was solemnized in the Ogden, Utah LDS Temple on February 2, 1983. Their first date was driving to Cheyenne, Wyoming, to a permit bull riding. Steve was a little shy and not much was said between the two of them during the 24-hour round trip, but he did earn enough at the bull riding to "fill his permit" and his dream of becoming a PRCA cowboy. Steve rode bulls in the PRCA for a couple years and then decided he didn't want to be that far from his little family and returned to the Eastern Idaho Rodeo Association (EIRA). The family traveled together to rodeos most every weekend during the summers until 1985. By this time they had three kids traveling with them and Steve decided it was time to pursue different interests. Those interests came in the form of his career. Steve worked in the

animal nutrition industry for most of his career. His work fulfilled his need for travel and competition. It was a competitive field that kept him away from home during the week a lot of the time. Even though his work kept him away, he worked hard to adjust his schedule to make it home for his boys' weeknight football or basketball games. He took on the responsibility of putting the kids to bed when he was home on the weekends, and he did a much better job than mom did (mom's words).

Steve was the ultimate cowboy and enjoyed sharing his love of the outdoors, horse riding, camping, fishing, and hunting with his friends and family.

For several years, Steve put together a "Cowboy Camp" for his customers. This would take place in the mountains of his favorite place on earth, Stanley, Idaho. He would take them on trail rides and enjoy the surroundings. This would last for two weeks in the summer with two days set aside for "Milk and Cookies Camp" where customers could bring their kids or grandkids to a family-friendly environment. The "crazies" had to stay home during those days.

Steve and Connie brought four children into their marriage, Cody, Cassie, Shane, and Hailey. They were his most proud accomplishments, along with his 10 grandchildren.

In the last few years of his life, his favorite thing to do was to spend time with his grandchildren, Braxton, Paisley, Bailey, Bennett,

Oneida Quilt Guild – May 2024

Jill Vanderwood

Our quilt guild received a thank you note for participation in the annal Evening of the Arts—for the Nell Redfield Memorial Hospital in Malad.

Esther sent around a Get Well Soon card for us to sign for Helen, who had surgery for breast cancer.

Tammy demonstrated a running stitch for tying quilts. This is a stitch made similar to a regular hand quilting stitch. The difference is that you use a large needle, and crochet string. So your stitches are much larger than you would normally use in quilting.

The classes for the months of June, September and November still need instructors if anyone can volunteer.

June—Paper Piecing


November---Art quilting—it was explained as anything weird

The quilt show will be the last weekend of June on a Friday and Saturday. It will be held at the Co-op, and we need volunteers to come on Thursday to clean the building and set up for quilt show and the raffle quilt. You can sign up to help during our June meeting.

Will resume June 14 at the

to submit items for


A question was asked: Where can we find labels for quilts?

The answer: You can find personalized labels on Etsy. Cindy showed us how to make our own labels. “You take a square of fabric and fold it in half. Sew it into the corner of your quilt as you add your binding.” She suggested that we write our information on the corner triangle with a Pigma pen, “this type of pen doesn’t bleed when the quilt is washed. If you use a Pigma pen, be sure to iron the ink so it will set.”

We had a show and tell by Esther, Rosie, Athena, Christine, Nyla, JoLynn, Debbie, Jill, Kristy, Tammy, Cindy, and Tracy.

Debbie Schoolcraft demonstrated A flying Dutchman quilt block. This is made with four flying geese.

There are several types of rulers that work well for this block. Debbie recommended the Fit for Geese ruler.

Debbie recommended increasing our squares by ¼ and then trimming them down. She said it goes a lot faster and you won’t lose your point. We will need 2 blocks at 7 1/2" each with 4 coordinating 4" squares for each large block

Watering is allowed only during the following hours: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

• To avoid further restrictions, do not water every day.

• This applies to both Deep Creek and City Culinary Water.

• The only exception to the hours will be given to owners who have sprinkling systems with timers.

• No open hoses are allowed on the Deep Creek System.

Fines will be given in accordance to Malad City Ordinance No. 443. This Will Be Strictly Enforced!

Bronson, Hadlie, Brynlee, McCrae, Scarlett, and Nixon. They were the ultimate loves of his life, and they loved their Papa dearly. He will be remembered by his unique sense of humor, kind heart, sweet smile, and his deep love for his family and friends. Steve will be missed by all who were blessed to know him.

Steve is survived by his sweetheart, Connie Jones; children, Cody Lee Jones, Cassie Jo Mickelsen, Shane Joseph Jones, and Hailey Ann Robison; sons-in-law, Lorin Mickelsen and Colby Robison; siblings, Susan Cluff, Doug (Kris) Jones and Scott (Kristine) Jones; and sister-in-law, Lori Jones. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elwin and Jana Lee Jones; father and mother-in-law, Everett and Verna Groth; and brother, Benjamin Farrell Jones.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2024, at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road. The family visted with friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Brickyard Event Center, 1025 S. Ammon Road, and Saturday from 1-1:45 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home. Services were broadcast live at www.woodfuneralhome. com. Burial was in the Annis-Little Butte Cemetery.

In honor of Steve’s love of all things cowboy, all things cowboy (boots, hats, etc.) are welcome and encouraged. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.woodfuneralhome. com.

Debbie likes the saying, “Finished is better than perfect!” and suggested, “if we need to rip out a seam more than

twice, that will weaken the fabric. At that point, you should start the block over fresh.”

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“The Great Ice Cream Scheme” Thursday, May 23rd 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Production Dates July 4th 2:00 p.m. July 5th, 6th & 8th 7:00 p.m. Contact Jeff Richins 208-760-0705 MELODRAMA TRYOUTS For Questions, Call 208-766-2243 4-H and FFA SHEEP/GOAT WEIGH-IN SATURDAY, JUNE 1 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Oneida County Fairgrounds Enrollment online and fees are due. NO BINGO MAY 24
JoLynn John showing her finished quilt
American Legion Building Malad City Water Restrictions

The monthly meeting of the Oneida School Board was held on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. Marie Green, a Title I aide at Malad Elementary School, was honored as the “Employee of the Month.” (See accompanying article.)

Several members of the Malad High School FCCLA chapter, along with their adviser, Shantel Tavoian, reported to the Board about their recent trip to the State FCCLA Conference. See the April 25 issue of The Idaho Enterprise for the complete story of their trip as well as honors awarded to the MHS chapter and individual chapter members. Local members qualified to go to the National FCCLA Conference, which will be the end of June in Seattle. Administrator Reports With the school year winding down, the district and building administrators’ reports were brief.

Superintendent Jon Abrams noted that enrollment numbers are down this month, mostly because many IHLA students quit before testing began. As Principal Megan Price confirmed, this action is typical for online schools. Mr. Abrams noted that the District is concerned about the mental health of students and staff and that Care Solace is an online source for finding appropriate mental health professionals. In his financial update, Mr. Abrams said that the $17.2 million in the construction account plus interest that will be earned on that account will be suffi-

space to the RACOONs. The transition involving the various agencies is hoped to be accomplished by the end of fall. Requests for funding to address some of the issues involved in the transition will take some time.

The new location will be roughly twenty feet lower than the prior one, so the idea of having a guide tower to allow for a comparable height was discussed.

Drury stated that the process would require clear agreement from everyone involved. He explained that once power was available to the building, the essential operations could be quickly moved.

Members explained that the benefit to the county included an example of Weber County Sheriff’s Office, which uses the repeaters located on Promontory for Search and Rescue. The GMRS frequencies can be reached by people without HAM licenses.

The Sheriff clarified that the building would need to be run like any county building, meaning that a lease would require a clear and full inventory of equipment contained within and actions to be performed within it. County Attorney Fuller said he would look at drafting a lease agreement.

The issue of how the RACOONs would be classified with regard to their tenancy was discussed, with the input of members of agencies and stakeholders from the county, state, RACOONs, and Utah organizations.

The commission moved to support moving forward with accepting the building donated from the state, and begin the process of moving the radio club.

A motion to move forward with accepting the state building, and directing the club to begin developing a site lease was passed.

Rhonda Neal from PZ suggested that down the road various permits would need the input of PZ in order to be official.

Event Center

Tory Richardson spoke to the commission about the Event Center. Two gates were planned to be placed on a fence surrounding an HVAC stucture. A first gate has already been approved, but a second one will be needed at a cost of $350. Commissioner Jeppsen motioned to amend the existing plan for the project to reflect the cost increase, raising it to $2500 to Coatney Fence for placement around the HVAC and furnace systems. PZ

Rhonda Neal spoke to the commission about several issues. Future public hearing scheduling was discussed. Neal stated that she felt there was a way to streamline public hearings that need to come before the BoCC. PZ meets on Wednesdays, with hearings gener-

cient to complete construction of the new school and the ball fields.

Ms. Jeanie Reeder, Principal of Stone School, reported that interventions are being implemented for students who struggle in reading and math. She said that the school is working to have teachers provide student instruction with paraprofessionals there to support the teachers. The students went to Molly’s, the well-known café in Snowville, for ice cream with lots of toppings. The PTO honored the Stone School teachers recently.

Ms. Sarah McIntyre, Principal of Malad Elementary School, noted that this has been a crazy, busy year but with many good things happening. Test scores are above the State average in all areas but one.

Noting the absence of Mr. Bob Hannah, Principal of Malad Middle School, Mr. Abrams said that the test scores for the Middle School are consistently above the State average.

Mr. Dallin Rupp, Principal of Malad High School, reported that the long-awaited ag greenhouse will be open this weekend for the students to sell plants. The softball and baseball teams won District titles, and Malad High School will be the host school for the State Baseball Tournament being held in Pocatello. Fifteen track and field athletes went to their State meet. The changes in school athletic divisions will have little effect on Malad

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ally scheduled for 6:00 p.m. before the meetings when possible.

Neal proposed that if possible, she would arrange the materials so that anything that needed to come before the BoCC could do so as quickly as possible in order to reduce the amount of time the process takes before a construction or other project could begin.

A method for maximizing the efficiency of working various development issues through the PZ pipeline was discussed by Neal, the Commission, and the County Clerk’s Office, which is responsible for noticing public hearings.

Neal updated the commissioners on the range of various building and conditional use permits as well as rezones and potential zoning violations that were currently in the office waiting for scheduled discussion and/or hearing.

House Bill 608 was discussed by PZ. The Bill has to do with the protection of Ag land in the state. The county is obligated to establish a standing committee of 3-5 people involved in land use to oversee homeowners who place their land within the protections of the committee. The protection was designed to prevent rezoning to go over the head of individuals in order to favor residential development. A resolution or ordinance establishing the board is required by the end of the year. A model ordinance will be ready by June or July.

The commission discussed a water study needed in county. The cost would be around $7500K. This was seen as a valuable tool for making zoning decisions down the road, as water availability is a constant issue with regard to county development.

Event Center Greenery

Commissioner Lewis reported on a status report about the landscaping issues at the Event Center. Lewis recommended moving forward with granting funds to maintain and upkeep the green areas at the exterior of the Event Center.

Bennet Landscaping and tree care was authorized to maintain the trees for a total of $370.

Property Tax Exemption Applications

The Crisis Center was among the organizations which were granted property tax exemptions by the county. This is a status that is available to not for profit public service and religious entities.

Churches which had applied for the exemption were all granted them, including 5 LDS church buildings.

The American Legion Post 65 was also granted an exemption.

Malad Lodge 51 Freemasons of Idaho was granted an exemption.

Oneida County Relic Preservation and Historical Society Museum was granted an exemption.

Malad Valley Heritage Square was also granted an exemption.

The St Paul Mission was also ex-

High School.

Mrs. Megan Price reported that IHLA is working on special education implementation and intervention as part of its school improvement plan. Over 90% of State testing is completed. IHLA recognizes that test schools are generally below State average, but teachers and administrators are working on improvement. Over 5000 students are enrolled for next year, which is on par with last year’s enrollment numbers at this time.

Action Items

The following overnight trips were approved although no funding was included:

Four students and one chaperone will attend the FFA Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, on June 24-30. The students have applied for $600 scholarships from the National FFA to partially pay for the trip although they have not received word on the scholarships, yet. The cost of the trip will be $1600 per student.

Members of the Malad High School FFA will attend the Summer Outdoor Leadership Retreat (SOLR) on July 12-16. The Malad FFA Alumni will provide $400 to help cover travel costs.

The FCCLA trip to the National FCCLA in Seattle will be June 28-July 3.

The Malad High School Drill Team will attend the Epic Dance Camp in Rigby, Idaho, on June 24-26. Thirteen members of the Drill Team plus three


The Theatre Guild was exempted as well.

The Presbyterian Church building was exempted, though the separate apartment structure, which is rented out, was not.

Comp Time

The Sheriff’s Department requested that a deputy who had recently joined the department not have his comp time paid out, as he planned to use the CT while participating in scheduled service with the National Guard later in the year.

A second batch of comp time was being paid out.

Vehicle Policy

The Commission discussed potential changes or clarification to the county’s vehicle policy governing liability. The main issue related to those who were “agents” of the county rather than employees. It was determined by the commission that the language suggested that anyone who was authorized by the county to drive its vehicles was de facto in the pursuit of official business for the county. Specifically at issue in this case was Sawyer Fonnesbeck, who is technically an employee of the University of Idaho, rather than Oneida County, but nonetheless works on behalf of the county’s interests on a regular basis.

Issues such as adding a safety and vehicle inspection to the official policy were discussed, as well as the extent of any required training, especially for those driving emergency vehicles. The commissioners planned to speak further on the topic with Doug Williams.

Sawyer Fonnesbeck

Fonnesbeck spoke to the commission about the subject of vehicle use policy, specifically the issue of car-

chaperones will attend the camp. The Board approved the MHS Handbook for 2024-2025, noting the changes in the dress code and changes in the Senior Project. The Project is to be more applicable to the student’s future career and will still require a minimum of 15 hours and a public presentation, but additional research will be required. The Board approved the following personnel, pending their passing the State-mandated background check: Brady Price as Malad High School head football coach; Lex Smith, Marshall Martinsen, and Chet Keetch as MHS volunteer boys’ basketball coaches; Michael Williams and Austin Tubbs as Malad Middle School volunteer boys’ basketball coaches; Justin Lineberry as MHS physical education/health teacher; Ashley Houlihan as a school psychologist; and four special education teachers and one substitute teacher for IHLA. It was noted that Natalie Reiss had resigned as a kindergarten teacher. A work session will be held in conjunction with the next monthly Board meeting on June 25. Topics to be discussed include the problem of cell phone use in classrooms, goals related to student achievement, and the ongoing problem of attendance. There will be a quarterly report next year about the goals. The work session and Board training will be held prior to the June meeting. The budget hearing will also be held at that time.

pooling with agents of other counties and extension offices throughout the region to and from University of Idaho Extension program events. While a vehicle is provided for through the U of I, as well as insurance under an MOU with the county, there is no language clarifying whether that arrangement is equally applicable to other extension agents working in other counties but representing the University of Idaho. Employees of the various Extension Offices are employed by the county, rather than the U of I, which creates a somewhat nebulous situation.

Chairman Lewis motioned to allow Extension Office agents to provide carpooling services to agents of other counties using Oneida County vehicles. The motion was approved.

The separate issue of whether a similar arrangement could be made to allow for the transportation of kids by the Extension agent was also raised. The 4-H travel policy allows for public vehicles to be used for 4-H events, provided that the county rules governing the vehicles were covered.

2023 Counseling—Katie Leavitt

As a result of a change in the county’s contracting for counseling services, there was a discrepancy in the amount remaining either to or from the county to Katie Leavitt for contracting those services. A difference of $350 in the total bill was highlighted, which the commission agreed to waive and declare the issue of payments made or received even. It was passed unanimously. Public Defender Appearance

It was noted that anyone who was cited in court for the first time should have a public defender available to them, provided by the county.


Joseph Barnes, May 24

Kathy Kent, May 24

Mark Price, May 24

Justin Burnett, May 25

Hesston Harrison, May 25

Marie Dora Merrick, May 25

Kristi Richardson, May 25

Braxton Beck, May 26

Bracken Degn, May 26

Rick Griffiths, May 26

Brandon Hess, May 26

Everett King, May 26

Leigh Bennett, May 27

Doris Fleming, May 27

Mike Semrad, May 27

Cameron Watkins, May 27

Anne Crowther, May 28

Allison Gunter, May 28

Maudi Hernandez, May 28

Arne Jones, May 28

David Kimberling, May 28

Ireta Norstrom, May 28

Edna Palmer, May 28

Beau Bingham, May 29

Blake Buehler, May 29

Bob Crowther, May 29

Zachary Hubbard, May 29

Shelia Wakley, May 29

Dallin Atkinson, May 30

Shaleen Evans, May 30

Christine Davis, May 30

Doreen Mansfield, May 30

Shawn Williams, May 30

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Oneida County Rodeo Results

District 8 High School Rodeo Afton, Wyoming

Friday, May 17


1. Lincoln Reeder 77.0


Lincoln Reeder (HD) & Trenton Talbot (HL) NT

Saturday, May 18


1. Lincoln Reeder 78.0


Lincoln Reeder (HD) & Trenton Talbot (HL) NT

District 9 High School Rodeo Preston, Idaho

Thursday, May 16


17. Easton Wrigley 18.905

Karsen Thornock 20.938

Bella Smith 23.085


Bella Smith NT


Rusty Foy NT

Ike Dredge NT


Easton Wrigley NT


Karsen Thornock 25.702

Easton Wrigley 29.422

Bella Smith 32.360


1. Ruger Smith 4.330

Alex Marshall NT


Branson Parker (HD) & Ruger Smith (HL) NT

Cooper Branch (HD) & Jason Stephens (HD) NT

Bell Smith (HD) & Mylee Dolan (HL) NT

Hadley Bayles (HD) & Alex Marshall (HL) NT


3. Ruger Smith 13.8

Friday, May 17


2. Karsen Thornock 17.423

11. Easton Wrigley 18.261

Bella Smith 23.047


1. Bella Smith 2.690


Rusty Foy NT

Ike Dredge NT


6. Easton Wrigley 10.590


Bella Smith 28.883

Karsen Thornock NT

Easton Wrigley 31.495


2. Alex Marshall 5.82

5. Ruger Smith 12.080


4. Cooper Branch (HD) & Jason

Stephens (HD) 13.540

8. Hadley Bayles (HD) & Alex Marshall (HL) 15.550

Branson Parker (HD) & Ruger Smith (HL) NT

Bell Smith (HD) & Mylee Dolan (HL) NT


2. Ruger Smith 12.13

Saturday, May 18


Bella Smith 23.344

Easton Wrigley 23.431

Karsen Thornock 28.424


3. Bella Smith 3.86


1. Rusty Foy 70 Ike Dredge NT


10. Easton Wrigley 11.230


3. Easton Wrigley 21.622

Bella Smith NT

Karsen Thornock NT


2. Alex Marshall 4.420

5. Ruger Smith 4.920


3. Hadley Bayles (HD) & Alex Marshall (HL) 21.640

Branson Parker (HD) & Ruger Smith (HL) NT

Bell Smith (HD) & Mylee Dolan (HL) NT

Cooper Branch (HD) & Jason Stephens (HD) NT


1. Ruger Smith 11.270

Qualifying for High School State Rodeo

Breakaway Roping: 3rd Place Bella


Bull Riding: 2nd Place Rusty Foy, 5th place Ike Dredge

Steer Wrestling: 2nd place Ruger

Smith, 6th Place Alex Marshall

Team Roping: 5th Place Branson Parker (HD) & Ruger Smith (HL)

Tie Down Roping: 1st Place Ruger


Boys All-Around Cowboy: 1st Place Ruger Smith

MHS Track Performs well at State

The IHSAA State Track and Field Meet held in Middleton, Idaho could not have been in more perfect competing conditions for the MHS team, a stark contrast from their district meet over a week ago. Instead of snow and wind, there was sunshine and just enough warmth. But it wasn’t just the sun that was beaming over the three day meet, but also the 15 Malad athletes that not only qualified, but were fierce contenders.

Nearly every MHS participant contributed points to their final team score with more than half making their way to the medal stand. After months of hard work, these athletes finished out their season giving their greatest efforts to see even greater returns. They went to the state track meet with goals, many of them being surpassed.

Senior Braylen Tripp repeated his impressive first place win in the triple jump, ending his high school jumping career with a new personal record of 45’ 3.5”. Tripp took second place in the long jump with his jump 21’ 3.34”. Tripp rounded out his state meet experience with a third place finish in the high jump, jumping 6’ 4”, tying the second place finisher in height but not in attempts.

Running for Malad in three events was Brycen Talbot. Finishing in 6th place, Talbot medaled with 6th place in the 800m with a time of 2:03.00. Talbot took 12th place in the 1600m with a time of 4:44.90 and 8th in the 3200m with a new personal record 10:21.33.

Also competing for the Dragons in the 1600m was Boston Burbidge, coming in 10th place with a new personal best of 4:41.92. Levi Angell competed in 3200m, also setting a new personal time of 10:52.41.

Freshman Braun Nalder rounded up the MHS men’s team, competing in the triple jump and pole vault, surprising his coaches and supporters with an impressive finish in both his events. Nalder medaled with 6th place in the triple jump with a new best at 41’ 2.25”. Completing his jumps in the dark Friday night, Nalder tied for third place with a new personal record of 12’6”

The Lady Dragon track team had eight qualifying athletes in a series of events, each of them contributing points to their team total. In an incredible finish, the MHS women’s team took third place with a total of 72 points tallied up across their 15 finishes, coming in only 0.5 behind Firth in second place.

Senior Oaklie Hebdon had a series of PRs between her preliminary and final

races and jumps in all of her events. Competing in the 100m, Hebdon placed third with a time of 12.84 and earned a second place finish in the 400m with a 58.10. Hebdon claimed the first place titles in the 300m hurdles once again, breaking her own record of 44.05. The superathlete also took first place in the triple jump with another personal best of 37’ 4.5”.

Co-captain to Hebdon was Brynlee Bastian, also competing in a series of running events for the MHS women’s team. Senior Bastian set new personal records in both her events as she placed third in the 400m with a 59.49 and 2:20.90 in 800 m.

Freshman Halie Palmer made her debut at the state meet with a 6th place finish in the 200m with a time of 27.08. In similar fashion, freshman Kaycee Veneable stood out for Malad in the 100m hurdles as she took 5th place with a 16.80 as well as 5th place in the 300m with a personal best of 48.03. Cally Coleman gutted out a strong 7th place finish in the 3200m with a time of 12:32.32.

Mikell Keetch set a new personal best in triple jump to place 8th, going 32’ 0.50”. Izzy Haycock competed in the long jump with a final jump of 13’ 5”.

The Lady Dragons qualified with three of their relay team for the state track meet. The 4x200 relay, consisting of Brynlee Bastian, Mikell Keetch, Halie Palmer and Kaycee Venable took 8th place with a time of 1:54.47. The 4x400 relay run by Joni Beck, Mikell Keetch, Kaycee Venable, and Halie Palmer finished in fourth with 4:15.31, nearly ten seconds faster than their previous best time. Izzy Haycock, Mikell Keetch, Halie Palmer, and Brynlee Bastian competed together in the medley race running a 100-100-200-400 in 1:55.40 to place third.

While there may have moments of disappointment or frustration, the MHS track and field athletes displayed just what Dragon Pride is. Focusing to give their very best efforts, on and off the field, they accomplished incredible things. “We couldn’t be more proud of these kids,” shared the track and field coaches. “They worked hard for each other and themselves. They supported each other and came together as a team more than they ever have before. They didn’t learn just how to run fast and jump far or how to warm up and cool down, but they have learned life lessons that will carry them for years to come.”

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Pictured center left is Ruger Smith Holbrook, winner of the HS Rodeo District 9 Boys All-Around. Smith competes in steer wrestling, tie down roping and team roping and has qualified in each of his events for State High School Rodeo. MHS Women's Track placed third with only eight athletes competing. Brayden Tripp took first place in triple jump; Braun Nalder placed sixth.

Lady Dragons take second at State Softball

The Lady Dragon softball team returned from the IHSAA state tournament with some new hardware to add to their collection, earning the runner up placing on Saturday, May 18. “It sure isn’t the place we were hoping to come home with,” said Head Coach Bri Adams, “but we are so proud with how hard our girls fought and all they have accomplished this season. A 272-1 record is nothing to be disappointed about and if anything, we are going to let this motivate us for next year!”

Malad opened their tournament games by taking on the Salmon Savages on Thursday, May 16. The Lady Dragons had a big first inning, putting up nine runs to the Savages zero. Adley Kimberling started the scoring as she hit a home run with the bases loaded, batting in Bostyn Combs, Logan Maroney, and Hallie Horlsey. Brylee Oglesbee next hit a fly ball that was caught for the first out, but not before Kaitlyn Pickett put across another run. Riglee Peterson followed with a double on a line drive to left field to send in Aubrey Shulz and Teagan Daniels before she was punched in off a home run by Bostyn Combs.

Up 9-0, the Lady Dragon defense was quick to force three outs, Liddia Gonzalez pitching three consecutive strikeouts. Back on offense they added another six runs to put them up 15-0. Salmon battled back in the third inning to put up two runs and then held Malad to only two runs as well. But in the bottom of the ninth, the Lady Dragons came out on fire, racking up another nine runs.

Seeing this as a great opportunity to get some of her underclassmen experience in a state softball game, Coach Adams subbed out nearly her entire starting team in the final inning of the game. The fresh players didn’t let up a bit as they helped take their team to a 26-2 win over the Savages.

Advancing to the next round, the Lady Dragons took on an all too familiar opponent- the Declo Hornets. Declo took the lead as they put up one run in the first inning, Malad tying it up in the bottom of the second inning. After holding them scoreless again in the third inning, the Lady Dragons took the lead after Logan Maroney hit a single line drive to right field to send in Combs. Horsley followed with another single to punch in Hadley Summers, courtesy runner for Maroney.

Horsley made her way around the bases, taking advantage of wild pitches to score a fourth run for Malad. Pickett added a final run for the inning to make it 5-1.

The Lady Dragons extended their lead to 9-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning. Getting base hits right off the bat, Peterson, Combs and Summers added scoring runs before Malad even had their first out of the inning. Daniels stepped up to the plate to hit a single to center field to punch in Horsley and Pickett to end the inning.

Declo still had some fight in them, adding ten runs to their score in the fifth in sixth innings, but Malad held strong to keep their lead and ultimately win 14-11.

In the semi-final round of the tournament, the Lady Dragons went up against the Cole Valley Chargers, the team they knew would be their greatest challenge. Just as they suspected, the Chargers came out ready to play, taking an early lead in the first inning, 3-0. After adding another run in the top of the second, Malad answered with four runs to tie the game before taking the lead in the bottom of the fourth.

Down by one run in the bottom of the sixth, Maroney found her way on base after getting hit by the pitch. Horsley, next to bat, battled it out for the Lady Dragons behind the plate. With the count 3-2 and a single pitch to decide the at bat, Horsley slammed the hit over the fence for a home run to put Malad over Cole Valley by one run. The Chargers forced two final outs of the inning before the Lady Dragons could score again.

The defense took the field, knowing that if they could keep them from scoring, Malad would claim the win. Peterson forced the first out from the

mound, winning the count with a final strike rather than walking the batter. Horsley got the out at first plate after the assist from second baseman Oglesbee. With a runner on third base and in scoring position, Peterson put an end to the inning with a final strikeout, ending the 9-8.

The victory landed the Lady Dragons in the championship game to face the winner of the Cole Valley vs New Plymouth. Winning 10-5, Cole Valley punched their ticket for the championship game as well.

It was nothing short of a battle for the Lady Dragons and they struggled to hit against the Chargers in their second matchup of the tournament. Despite scoring early on in the first inning, Malad couldn’t seem to get in the groove from behind the plate, popping it up to be caught, line driving it to the defense or simply striking out. And to make matters worse, Cole Valley was connecting with the pitches, eventually winning the game, 2-8.

With both teams having one loss in the tournament, they were forced to play an additional championship game. Hot and exhausted, the two teams took to the field late Saturday afternoon to decide a champion for the tournament. It looked like the Chargers might take it away again as they were up 7-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning.

But Malad was far from giving up. They came into the fifth inning determined to get runs, and that is just what they did. Slowly but surely, they narrowed the gap on the scoreboard as they put up two runs in fifth as Maroney hit a home run to bat in Combs as well. In the sixth, Shulz worked her way around the bases to bring them 5-7. In the seventh, Horsley scored as Daniels hit a single to left field before scoring the

tying run off a hit by Oglesbee to left field, bringing it 7-7.

While the MHS offense stepped up in a big way, the defense tightened up their play to hold the Chargers scoreless in the final innings. Peterson strung together three strikeouts in the bottom of the fifth, even after nearly an hour delay of game after their pitcher went down at first base. Keeping things tight in the sixth inning, Horlsey forced the first out after the across the field from Pickett on third. Catcher Maroney not only got the out but prevented the Chargers from scoring as she tagged the runner out advancing to home after Combs threw it in from center field. Oglesbee forced the final out at second base after Peterson picked up the bunt hit to throw it behind her. Peterson went three for three in the seventh inning to strike out the Cole Valley batters.

Moving into extra innings, the Lady Dragons were unable to put across any runs, sending the defense to the field in hopes of holding Cole Valley as they had done in the previous three innings. With a runner placed on second, the Chargers hit a sacrifice bunt to advance their runner to third. The next batter hit a pop fly to the infield, with Shulz making a diving catch for the out. But just as the catch was made, the runner on third came in for the game ending run. With the third base umpire watching the catch and no other ump in position to see, it was uncertain if the runner tagged up after the catch and before heading to home plate. Despite discussing the play, the officials called the run legitimate, giving Cole Valley the game winning lead, 8-7.

“It is a frustrating loss to say the least. But we couldn’t be more proud of the way these girls fought. They never counted themselves out and never once thought about giving up. They played with class and dignity, something that our opponents didn’t always show. I have never heard our dugout so loud as they cheered each other and supported in whatever way they could.

“This season has been amazing, with girls moving through injuries, stepping into different roles and positions. They have done everything we have asked of them. I really have to give credit to my amazing staff- Aysha Maddox, Arlene Shulz, and Rachel Green. They have done so much to help make this team what it is.”

MHS Baseball season ends in tournament play after strong season

Earning their berth to the IHSAA state baseball tournament as the the 2A District 5 champions, the Malad Dragons set out to make their mark on their final bracket of the season. Unfortunately, their tournament play ended early as they went 0-2 in their games. Despite the final outcome, Head Coach Bo Clark commented, “Sure we are disappointed we didn’t go farther in the tournament; we had high hopes. But regardless we as coaches are very proud of these boys, as a team and as individuals.”

The MHS team’s opening game was the final matchup of Thursday, May 17 against the Grangeville Bulldogs. Grangeville started the scoring in the second inning, putting up two runs to take the lead. They added a third run to their total in the fourth inning before Malad answered back with their first run of the game in the bottom of the fifth.

On his pitch of the inning, Brady Showell hit a double bagger on a line drive to right field to get on base. Two plays later, Rydon Montgomery came in for another base hit, a double to right field. Ky Willie, in to run bases for Showell, easily rounded third and came in across home for the first Dragon run. Their hitting really took off in the sixth inning to not only close the gap on the scoreboard, but eventually take the lead. With two early outs in the inning, it wasn’t looking all too well for Malad. Cael Seamons, courtesy runner for catcher Carter Blaisdell, had made it to third base defensive indifference and wild pitches as his teammates struggled to get a base hit. Easton Green, next in the lineup, hit a much needed hard ground ball to third base to bat in Seamons and swing the momentum in Malad’s favor.

Showell followed with a triple deep into center field territory to punch in

Green to tie up the game at three runs a piece. Willie, in for Showell once again, skated in across home plate as the Bulldog hurler threw a wild pitch to take the lead, 4-3. Dawsyn Peterson batted in a final run for the Dragons, sending in Holden Higley on a single line drive to left field.

After holding the Grangeville team scoreless in the previous two innings, Malad was hopeful to do it once again to claim the win in their first game. Peterson managed the first out of the inning as he caught a pop fly to shortstop territory. Showell put up the second out as he struck out the second batter. The following hitter was walked on base before the Bulldogs put a hit across the fence for a home run, tying the score 5-5. Ryan Hubbard put a stop to their hitting as he snagged the final out at first base.

Tied at the end of the seventh inning, the teams went into extra innings. Hubbard caught a line drive to first base for the first out. With Showell capping out in his pitch count at 110, Hubbard came in to relief pitch, sending Showell to third base where he put up the second out. Hubbard threw a 1-3 strikeout to put Malad up to bat and in position to win the game.

Green connected with his first pitch with a bunt towards third to get on base. Advancing to second and then third on a series of wild pitches, Green was within scoring range but couldn’t make it across home plate before the Bulldogs forced three outs and the end of the inning.

Grangeville found a little magic as they moved into the ninth inning, batting in three runs to take the lead 5-8. Malad began to battle back as Hubbard hit a single ground ball to right field to punch in Peterson after getting walked on base. Sawyer Poulson followed with a grounder to third for a base hit

to bat in Hubbard and bring them within one run. Unfortunately the Bulldog defense got the better of the Dragon hitters and delivered the final out of the inning, winning 7-8.

Friday brought their second game of the tournament against the Cole Valley Chargers, where Malad took a quick lead in the top of the first inning 1-0. But Cole Valley countered with two runs before the inning was over to take over the lead. Sadly, the Dragons didn’t have the same connection behind the plate as the Chargers did, the gap on the scoreboard widening as the game progressed. Getting behind 2-13 in the fifth inning, the game was called with Cole Valley advancing to the next game.

It was no way the tournament play they were hoping for, but regardless,

Malad vs Grangeville Thursday, May 16

there were a lot of things that went right for the Dragons. Coach Clark shared, “They never gave up. There were moments of missed cues or errors that they could have just thrown in the towel. But instead they dug deep and didn’t quit. Baseball is a game of inches and we fall short when the other team executes just a little bit better then we do. We could play the same games ten times with ten different outcomes. “We are really going to miss our seniors that have contributed so much to the program over the last several years. But we are looking forward to seeing what these young baseball players will do in the future. They are getting some great experience behind them that will play well for Malad Dragon baseball.”

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H Grangeville 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 8 8 Malad 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 2 7 8 Lineup AB R H RBI BB D. Peterson 4 1 1 1 1 T. Jensen 2 0 0 0 0 K. Ward 2 0 0 0 0 K. Willie 0 2 0 0 0 C. Blaisdell 4 0 0 0 1 R. Hubbard 5 1 2 1 0 S. Poulson 4 0 0 0 1 E. Green 5 1 2 1 0 B. Showell 4 0 2 1 0 H. Higley 3 1 0 0 1 R. Montgomery 3 0 1 1 1 Team Totals 36 7 8 5 5 Pitching IP H R BB SO B. Showell 7.1 4 5 2 9 R. Hubbard 1.2 4 3 1 1 Team Totals 9.0 8 8 3 10 Malad vs Cole Valley Friday, May 17 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H Malad 1 0 0 0 0 - - 1 3 Cole Valley 2 7 4 0 - - - 13 13 Lineup AB R H RBI BB D. Peterson 2 0 0 0 0 E. Green 2 1 1 0 0 C. Blaisdell 2 0 0 0 0 R. Hubbard 2 0 1 1 0 S. Poulson 1 0 0 0 0 K. Willie 1 0 0 0 0 T. Jensen 2 0 0 0 0 B. Showell 1 0 1 0 0 B. Howe 1 0 0 0 0 C. Seamons 1 - 0 0 0 Team Totals 15 1 3 1 0 Pitching IP H R BB SO B. Howe 1.1 9 9 0 1 K. Ward 0.2 2 4 2 1 R. Montgomery 2.0 2 0 1 1 Team Totals 4.0 13 13 3 3 IHSAA State Baseball Tournament
The Lady Dragons came in as runners up at this year's state tournament, after an undefeated season.

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