The Idaho Enterprise | April 4, 2024

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Easter comes to town!

Despite the weather, a number of Easter events brought a warm spirit to the weekend.

There was less snow on the ground than last year, which was certainly an improvement. Cold conditions nevertheless were present Saturday and Sunday, which also saw occasional strong winds and light rain. Still, the annual Easter Egg Hunt brought out crowds of kids, who made quick work of the over 6,500 easter eggs prepared by volunteers and put together by the EMS. This year, in addition to the standard hunt and visit from the Easter bunny, the organizers decided to include a special, less hectic section for kids who needed a calmer environment for their candy quests.

Also this year, the EMTs created a scavenger hunt event for older kids to keep them involved. Local businesses and others provided clues for the hunt, which resulted in a Switch to the winner.

In addition to the Easter Bunny side of things, the weekend was also filled with devotional services, and traditional Eas-

ter observances. Despite the chill in the air, the sunrise service went forward as planned, and was packed with dozens of people who showed up bright and early to celebrate the meaning of the season with their neighbors. Speakers representing the town’s churches, and music and songs representing the emotional core of the day welcomed the sun’s increasing rays as the morning wore on, culminating in an Easter breakfast at the Victory Baptist church building.

Earlier in the week, a special Easter fireside was held at the 2nd ward building featuring former Stake President Matt Wray and guest speaker podcast and radio star Glenn Rawson. The two spoke on the meaning of the season.

Many other events were held at individual wards and congregations across the valley, from musical programs to devotional services.

Glenn Rawson and Matt Wray give Easter Fireside

On Thursday of last week, which is observed as Maundy Thursday during traditional Holy Week to commemorate the Last Supper and the arrest at the Garden of Gethsemane, former Stake President Matt Wray and noted podcaster, storyteller, historian, radio host, and former colleague of President Wray Glenn Rawson presented a special easter Fireside to members of the Oneida County community. Rawson had visited Malad earlier in the month at the invitation of Sharon Jenkins. Jenkins felt urged to ask Rawson whether he and Wray might be interested in putting on a fireside, to which they both immediately agreed.

The two have a long history together, having worked within the Church Education System in Bingham County a number of years ago, where Rawson acted as a sort of mentor to Wray, who was new to the field at the time. The sense of affection and respect between the two was obvious, and created an at-

mosphere that amplified their messages for those in attendance. During his speech, President Wray focused on the significance of the week as a whole, and how it resonated with his life and the lives of those around him. He asked the audience members to think about which event during Holy Week they would have most liked to witness, and then take some time speaking with their neighbors about it. As the warm sounds of chatter filled the chapel, the listeners became a part of the story being told from the pulpit.

Rawson focused on the final days of the week, from the betrayal to the resurrection and beyond. His skills as a speaker were on full display, as he spoke about his personal experience growing up in a family that had left the church, and his own relationship with his father. He explained how his faith had given him the conviction that someday he and

Trump’s bond underwritten by Hankey

Chairman of Knight Specialty Insurance made a deal to pay former president Donald Trump’s $175 million bond in New York, in order to avoid the need to sell any of the property moguls properties, which are under the additional strain of being litigated for potentially having been misvalued. Knight Specialty Insurance is a company most known for providing subprime auto loans to car buyers with weak credit scores. Cash was posted as collateral.

Tesla sales weaker than expected

Electric car pioneer Tesla reported its first annual drop in sales since 2020. The news caused the stock price to drop 5%, which makes the price drop for this year alone nearly a third. The sales numbers are blamed on increasing competition from both foreign and domestic electric car manufacturers, as well as issues with the roll out of the truck line of electric vehicles over the last several months.

Legislative Session extended

After failing to meet their target for the second time this year, Idaho legislators are adjourning until 10 a.m. Tuesday, while the Idaho House voted to adjourn until 11 a.m. Tuesday. Legislators had planned to adjourn the session on March 22, but the Idaho House became entangled in budget disputes and leadership fights. When the Idaho Senate killed a major transportation budget on Thursday, it resulted in legislators missing their new target to adjourn on March 29. When the Idaho Legislature resumes Tuesday, it will mark the 86th day of the session, which began on Jan. 8. Holidays, weekends and days off like Monday still count toward the official number of days in session.

Solar Eclipse April 8

At 12:43 on April 8, a 35-40% partial eclipse of the sun will be at its most visible in Southern Idaho. The total event will begin at around 11:30 a.m. and last until around 1:40 p.m. While Idaho is outside the area of totality for the eclipse, a very distinct crescent shaped “bite” will be visible on the sun. Because of the way light refraction works, a partial eclipse can be incredibly damaging to human eyes if viewed directly, and NASA reminds those who plan to view it to wear ISO 12312-2 compliant glasses to safely view it. This will be the last total solar eclipse visible across the lower 48 states until August of 2044, so plan accordingly.

Parenting Classes scheduled for April and May

Nicole Daniels, Licensed Professional Counselor with Malad Elementary School will be teaching a Love and Logic Parenting class, sponsored by the Oneida School District during April and May. This class is for parents with children 0-18 - not just elementary aged students. It is a 6 week long course which will be held at the event center on Monday nights from 6:30 - 7:30. The class is free to those interested, and registration can be done at For more information, contact Nicole Daniels at Nicole.

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Brianna Williams with the Easter Bunny Kids and parents lined up waiting for the siren to start the hunt Bob Crowther and Sharon Jenkins visit the Presbyterian church with Glenn Rawson

A view of some of the rough areas of Bannock Street.

Malad City Newsletter - April 2024

A few months ago, we provided a newsletter explaining the Bannock Street Project. We were extremely fortunate as a community to receive a state grant for Phase II of the Bannock Street Project, 300 West to 500 West, and other grants that will provide sidewalk, curb, gutter, and stormwater mitigation. If not for those grants, we would be looking at another approximately eight to ten years to complete Bannock Street. We started working on Phase I in 2017!

The Bannock Street Project will add value to each resident’s property by providing these improvements.

Since that newsletter, the engineers for Bannock Street, Forsgren Associates, worked with the State of Idaho and received permission to allow the Phase II project, which was supposed to be completed this year, to be completed in 2025 along with Phase I. This will mean that we will only have to divert traffic and be torn up for one year rather than two.

We know that many of the residents along Bannock have questions about the project. We will be holding public meetings later this year regarding the construction. Some of you have already provided questions, which Forsgren is addressing. A major question is, “What is this going to cost us?”

In many past City improvement projects, the residents involved with

the projects paid for the improvements, either in whole or in part, through various Local Improvement Districts (LIDs) that were set up for the specific project. An LID provides financing with payment over a term (10 to 15 years in most cases) by the resident to the city to pay for the improvements.

The City is required to pay a percentage of the total Bannock Street Project. We are receiving millions of dollars of improvements to our city for a small percentage of the total cost. We won’t know what that cost will be until the project goes out to bid. However, the council is planning a LID for Bannock Street, through which the residents along Bannock Street will be asked to pay a portion of the City’s required cost. Once the City has all the information in hand and can properly answer questions, they will start holding public meetings to inform residents.

We have received many complaints about Bannock Street. We know it is a bumpy ride, but we ask for your continued patience. It would not make sense to do work on Bannock Street when it will be completely torn out next year. Please have patience for one more year!

On another note, please be aware that this is the time of year to license your dogs at Malad City Hall! Licenses are required for all dogs!

2nd Ward Boys visit Museum

On Wednesday, March 20, the older boys in the 2nd Ward Primary visited the Oneida Pioneer Museum for Activity Day. Fourteen boys, one little sister, and four leaders -- Mattie Probst, Kellianne Huckaby, Max Firth, and Brian Llewellyn --toured the Museum as Museum Board Chair Jean Thomas answered questions.

Many of the boys were very interested in the Museum’s collection of musical instruments as they play in the Malad Middle School Band. The pump organs were intriguing to the boys as they had never seen organs that had to be pumped with the feet. Showing off their piano skills, some of the boys played renditions of “Heart

Glenn Rawson and Matt Wray give Easter Fireside

his father would meet in the afterlife, with a different perspective on things.

In turns passionate and humorous, Rawson’s strong faith was ground throughout by a deep knowledge of Bible history and the church doctrine, Rawson also spoke on the different insights of the Easter story provided by the Joseph Smith translation of the Bible. The event was a one of a kind chance to hear from a well-known media and church figure, alongside a familiar and admired one in the form of President Wray.

Rawson visits historic sites in Oneida County Weeks prior to the fireside, Glenn Rawson was invited on a tour of the Malad Valley by Sharon Jenkins, and found it to be fascinating, a takeaway he repeated on his Youtube channel. “Every place I visit around the world reveals the values and principles of the people who live there in many ways-the cleanliness, the order, the infrastructure, etc. One of the things I look for personally is the preservation of their heritage and history. Those communities that value their ancestral heritage preserve it in history and sites,” he said.

In all of his professional capacities, Rawson is a storyteller. Whether the stories come in the context of his legendary skills as a seminary instructor, his many media endeavors, or in one on one conversations, it is clear that Rawson values a good story well told. As he explains, “Stories can teach principles in a way that preaching cannot. Stories emotionally draw us in, like a good movie, and engage our feelings and desires. That is why they lift and inspire us. True stories have a remarkable power to move the masses, and like a favorite song, they will last long after a sermon or lecture is forgotten.”

As an expansion on the idea of the role of stories, Rawson also explains his belief that stories are communicated in a number of ways, not always through writing or speech. History itself, he claims, is a story. “Our history tells us who we are. It is our story--our heritage. Knowing who we are, where we came from, whose people we are, defines us and gives us greater purpose and meaning. For me personally, I found a sense of belonging and pride when I discovered in my fifties that I had honored pioneer ancestors. When anyone loses sight of their history and heritage they are like a boat on stormy seas broken loose from its moorings--unanchored and drifting.”

Rawson was invited to tour Malad by Sharon Jenkins, among others, and was escorted to a number of sites by Luke Waldron and Bob Crowther. “I came because I was invited to experience the history and pioneers of the area. I love it when people like Sharon and Luke and others love their history so much that they are willing to preserve it, honor it and share it,” Rawson says.

As Rawson toured the area from Samaria and its outskirts through Malad City, he says it became a different place to him. “I will never see Malad and Samaria the same again. I will always remember the stories they shared with me and the love and respect they have

for their pioneer heritage. I’ve been to Wales many times. I had no idea there was such a close tie and connection to the mother country in the Malad Valley. It’s like they take the best of both cultures and meld them together in one remote rural valley.”

Given his interest in the area and pioneer heritage, Rawson has visited many towns with similar claims to important legacies of early pioneer settlement. “There were many similarities to other such towns across the pioneer west, but Malad and Samaria had gone the extra mile to preserve the past. They have preserved the heroes of the past more than most other communities. It is a beautiful thing! I recently went on a search of a major urban area in Utah. I went looking for the saved historical sites that should have been there. They were gone--all gone! Every significant place that I could take a tour group to to experience the history of the area was obliterated by shopping malls and urban sprawl. There was no one to tell their origins and no sacred place left to remember the deeds of the past. They become like the Bible itself--a beautiful thing we can look at, but we have no idea in detail how it came to be or who did it.”

Part of what attracts Rawson to places like Malad is the practical, lived history of the people who worked to turn them into communities, and the struggles they overcame to do so. “As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we are taught the institutional history of the Church through such worthy books as the two volumes of Saints, but the institutional history of this Church could not and would not exist as it does without the contributions of ordinary people who are largely unknown. Church leaders sent ordinary men and women of faith out across the intermountain west to establish homes, farms, and communities. The sacrifices those families made are huge and ennobling. Most of those pioneers never lived to see a life of comfort, ease, and temporal security, but because of the foundations they laid, figuratively and literally, we live in comfort, peace, and safety. Those ordinary men and women sent out to sacrifice for future generations are the real heroes of this work of gathering. They may be unknown and unsung here, but they are honored and exalted over there. Blessed is that community that knows on whose shoulders they stand.”

Asked about his favorite discoveries during his time touring small pioneer towns, Rawson responded, “My favorite small-town discovery has been the pride and joy that the locals have for their ancestors and the community they inherited. Secondly, I love the stories they share with me. I publish and broadcast them around the world for other people to gather strength from. I will always be the historian of the little man--the history that only the families care about. Each little pioneer town has its heritage of forgotten heroes who have gone on to exalted rewards. They should be remembered.”

Rawson mentioned that he intends to attend this year’s Welsh Festival, and add Malad as a stop on one of his tours.

and Soul” on one of the pianos.

All of the visitors were interested in the huge Kodiak bearskin on the wall of the Museum. Jean Thomas told the story of Ralph Hadfield killing that bear in Alaska and then went on to tell the story of Old Ephraim, the grizzly that terrorized sheepherders in Logan Canyon until Frank Clark of Malad Valley finally killed it. The large fish caught by Gerald Williams in Daniels Reservoir also caught the attention of the boys.

The group was invited to come back with their families to visit the Museum in the summer when it is officially open and the mezzanine is once again accessible to visitors.

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Sharon Jenkins and Glenn Rawson visited Samaria Heritage Square.

Evening of the Arts Tonight!

This year’s Evening of the Arts on Thursday, April 4, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. will be at the Oneida County Event Center. The event is free, but everyone will want to bid on the 80+ items to be sold in live or silent auctions throughout the evening.

The live auction will begin at 7:45 and will include a one-of-a-kind metal bell by Doug Adams, a watercolor painting by Dianne Adams, a 3-night stay at a cabin in Island Park, an oil

painting by Jerry Camp, a firepit, and a set of outdoor chairs. The silent auction items will be divided into three groups, with the winners of the first table being announced at 7:15. Winners of items on the other two tables will be announced at 7:30 and 8:15. Get there early so you don’t miss out on a special gift for yourself or others.

All proceeds will go toward the purchase of much-needed equipment

War on Weeds—weeds are everybody’s problem

Giant knotweed (polygonum sachalinense) is a semi-woody shrublike perennial that is native to Asia. It was originally introduced into the U.S. as an ornamental, but it has proven to be an extremely aggressive weed. It invades moist soils in disturbed wetland and riparian areas. Giant knotweed can grow up to 15 ft. tall, allowing it to shade out beneficial native species. Leaves are broad, ovate, and heart-shaped, growing up to 12 inches long. Stems are hollow and woody. Stems are typically red early in the growing season and turn brown in the fall. This plant produces long rhizomes (up to 18 ft. long), new shoots can emerge at nodes on rhizomes, allowing this plant to spread quickly. It produces small, compact, greenish-white flowers that form in clusters. Giant knotweed is capable of reproducing from seed and rhizomes, making it very prolific. Integrated Pest Management (IPM)


• Prevention— Learn to identify and do not transport seed or unknown plant material.

• Cultural— Establish a stand of desirable plants. Bare ground is much more susceptible to weed infestations than ground that is covered with healthy plants.

• Mechanical— Tillage, digging, mowing, or cutting are not effective control options for giant knotweed; these activities can increase the stand density. Each rhizome that is cut has the potential to become a new plant!

• Chemical— Glyphosate is the best control option available for this weed. Apply to foliage in the fall (August- first killing frost). Applying herbicides to perennials in the fall, pulls the herbicide down into the root system, killing the whole plant, not just the foliage. Always read and follow herbicide label directions.

Justin Hatch, University of Idaho Extension Agriculture Educator in Caribou and Bear Lake Counties.

and continuing renovation of patient rooms in our local Hospital. The Evening of the Arts is the major fund raiser sponsored by the Nell J. Redfield Memorial Hospital Foundation.

The Evening of the Arts is an opportunity for local artists to showcase their talents. This year’s artists include Shelby Gunter Blackner (watercolor), Jerry Camp (oil painting), Allison Eliason (photography), Chesley Lewis (woodwork), and The Oneida Quilters (fabric).

Another favorite display will feature Peeps. Everyone who thinks Peeps are just an Easter-time marshmallow candy will be amazed by the creative displays of multi-color chicks and bunnies in 3-dimension scenes, courtesy of the various Hospital departments.

In addition, the chalk art of the 4th graders and the watercolors of the 5th graders of Malad Elementary School and works of art by Malad Middle and High School students will be displayed.

Music will be provided by the Malad High School Chamber Choir.

Refreshments will be grab-and-go bags of popcorn prepared by the culinary arts students at Malad High School. Greeting cards featuring Oneida County scenes taken by local photographers Bob Crowther, Lloyd Bush, and Ken Timothy will be for sale.

Tables of baskets of goods provided by local businesses, organizations, and individuals will provide opportunities to bid on useful and decorative items, including hand tools, car care products, clothing, emergency preparedness items, gift cards to restaurants, tickets to events, computer accessories, food baskets, carving boards, works of art, beauty and health care products, packages of meat, afghans and blankets, household décor, and toys, just to name a few of the items that have been donated to this fund raiser.


From John Christophersen Code Enforcement Officer

Officer John would like to make Malad City Residents aware of info from ordinance: No.474 sec 7

H. Parking and Storage of Certain Vehicles Automotive vehicles or trailers of any kind of type without current license plates shall not be parked or stored other than in a completely enclosed building or carport. However, one (1) boat and one (1) travel trailer may be stored in the side or rear yard.

Ordinance 392 sec 3 d 3 also mentions the accumulation of vehicular components/parts not enclosed or completely obscured from public view.

Ordinance 392 sec 3 1&2 talks about the accumulation of rubble and rubbish, yard waste household waste and old appliances.

The violation of these ordinances is a misdemeanor which could result in fines and punishment up to and including jail time.

For a full description of the ordinance or any of Malad City Ordinances, go to or call code enforcement at 208-915-2422 and visit with John Christophersen.

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THE ISSUE: Giant knotweed
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Photo courtesy of Jan Samanek, Phytosanitary Administration, One of several paintings, this one by Jerry Camp A handcrafted bell by Doug Adams will be part of the live auction. Some of the auction items available at the Evening of the Arts.


RE-ELECT Brian Jeppsen

There are many men and women who have devoted themselves to helping and serving our community. People who are dedicated to improve the relationship between the citizens of our community and our elected officials. Brian Jeppsen has proven himself as one of those individuals for many years in Oneida County. Brian answered the call to serve his country as an aircraft components mechanic in the US Air Force Reserves for 8 years. To me, there is no greater service than to become part of something greater than oneself in life by honorably serving our nation. For 28 years, Brian has worked for Hess Pumice devoting his service to one of our leading corporations and employers in Oneida County, as well as serving as an Emergency Medical Technician for approximately 8 years. Brian has also run a successful business for many years at the Iron Door Smokehouse, serving up vittles at local community events such as the Oneida County Fair and Rodeo

and Welsh Festival. His position as a County Commissioner for District 3 has been to represent the citizens of Oneida County in an outstanding manner. He understands the business affairs of financial matters and budgets because of his experience in his position at Hess Pumice and his own catering business. He has proven himself in efficiently managing the departments of the county to accomplish the necessary goals of those departments. He was recently certified as a Community Emergency Response Team member to serve the community in the event of a disaster.

My vote will be for someone who has a proven track record of accomplishments and true conservative values in serving his faith, country, and community. RE-Elect Brian Jeppsen, LET FREEDOM RING!

Bob Stokes, Former Oneida County Commissioner

I trust John Christopherson

I have worked with a few law enforcement officers over the course of nearly 25 years, and I’ve observed and learned a couple of things. A law enforcement officer’s knowledge, skills, abilities, attributes, training, certifications, ethics, experience, and leadership styles are all very important, but these matters can sometimes be stated, characterized, or even spun in a myriad of ways, leaving a voter wondering, confused, misinformed or otherwise unsure which candidate to choose.

At the end of the day, the difference-maker for me is which candidate do I trust? By that, I mean which candidate makes me feel safe and secure? Which candidate treats people with respect, fairness, and “equal protection under the law” without favoritism or harassment? Which candidate is going to do the right thing (even when no one is looking) instead of changing stripes to fit the day or circumstances? Which candidate possesses maturity, credibility, and integrity? Some may call this the integrity factor. I also call it the who-do-I-trust factor.

Who do I trust? I trust John Christophersen.

I have worked and interacted with John on numerous matters in a wide variety of settings and circumstances. Without question, John possesses the knowledge, skills, abilities, attri-

butes, training, certifications, ethics, experience and leadership style to be a great sheriff.

But more importantly for me, I TRUST John Christophersen. With John, what you see is what you get. He is the real deal, genuine, and a straight shooter. We don’t have to wonder which version of John will we experience today or in this circumstance. John will do his best no matter what. If a difficult situation or crisis arises, I want John in charge. I feel safe and secure with John at the helm. He is dependable and mature. He is a person of sound mind, wisdom, decency and integrity. John is respectful and fair. John doesn’t just regurgitate a canned list of standards or a copied code of ethics. He consistently lives and demonstrates the highest standard of ethics in how he serves and interacts with others on a daily basis. In a nutshell, John is credible. In short, we can TRUST John Christophersen.

I ask all of us to give careful consideration to the race for Sheriff. It’s a big deal, and we need to get it right. Please join with me in electing John Christophersen as the next Oneida County Sheriff.


Library Bill moves on in Senate

Mia Moldonado, Idaho Capital Sun

Idaho’s newest library bill is moving forward in the Idaho Legislature.

The Senate State Affairs unanimously approved on Monday a motion from Senate President Pro Tempore Chuck Winder, R-Boise, to move House Bill 710 forward, but under the condition it receives amendments.

Last week, the bill was left undecided by the committee because of time constraints, following testimonies from 29 out of 30 individuals speaking against the bill, including library staff, board members, and patrons.

House Bill 710 was brought to the Legislature to address concerns that children have access to obscene or harmful materials. This is the fourth time this session lawmakers have tried

to regulate library materials for minors.

Bill sponsor, Sen. Cindy Carlson, R-Riggins, gave closing comments to the committee, emphasizing that the legislation’s purpose is to protect children from access to harmful materials.

“If we do not address this issue now it will keep coming back as an issue,” Carlson said. “Let’s put the responsibility in the hands of their parents. There is no book banning. This codifies a relocation policy that is fair. This will not cause frivolous lawsuits.”

The bill already passed the Idaho House of Representatives in a 47-23 vote, and Monday’s Senate committee’s decision means the bill could be taken up in the Senate’s 14th order for changes in the coming days of the session. Legislative leaders have said they hope to adjourn the session for the year by the end of this week.

“Are you worried that ‘What Happens in the Valley Stays in the Valley’?

Well, fear no more!

Malad Elementary Breakfast

All Breakfast Served with Juice or Milk

Monday, April 8 - Cereal Assortment, Sausage Egg Biscuit, Fruit

Tuesday, April 9 - Cereal Assortment, Sweet Bread, Fruit

Wednesday, April 10 - Cereal Assortment, Max Pancake, Fruit

Thursday, April 11 - Cereal Assortment, Mini Cinnamon Bagel, Fruit

Malad Middle Breakfast

All Breakfast Served with Juice or Milk

Monday, April 8 - Cereal Assortment, French Toast, Fruit

Tuesday, April 9 - Cereal Assortment, Apple Filled Donut, Fruit

Wednesday, April 10 - Cereal Assortment, Maple Sandwich, Fruit

Thursday, April 11 - Cereal Assortment, Bagel w/Cream Cheese, Fruit

Malad High Breakfast

All Breakfast Served with Juice or Milk

Monday, April 8 - Cereal Assortment, French Toast, Fruit

Tuesday, April 9 - Cereal Assortment, Apple Filled Donut, Fruit

Wednesday, April 10 - Cereal Assortment, Maple Sandwich, Fruit

Thursday, April 11 - Cereal Assortment, Bagel w/Cream Cheese, Fruit

Choices of Milk, Fresh Fruit & Veggies Served Daily in all Schools

Malad Elementary Lunch

Curlew Senior Citizens’ Menu

Every meal served with Juice/ Milk/Coffee

April 9 - Chicken, California Veggies, Sliced Apples, Salad Bar, Roll, Dessert

April 11 - Pulled Pork Sandwich, Salad Bar, Fruit, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Roll, Dessert


1789 First U.S. Congress begins regular sessions during George Washington’s presidency at Federal Hall, NYC (ending 1791)

1945 The Holocaust: U.S. forces liberate the Ohrdruf concentration camp in Germany, the first such camp to be liberated by the U.S. Army

1968 U.S. civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee

1968 Riots break out in over 100 cities in the United States following the assassination of African-American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.

1969 Haskell Karp receives the first temporary artificial heart, implanted by surgeon Denton Cooley at Texas Heart Institute in Houston

1973 World Trade Center, then the world’s tallest building, opens in New York (110 stories). Later destroyed in 9/11 terrorist attacks

Tuesday, April 9 – Tex Mex Mac, Breadstick, Food Choice – Green

Beans or Fruit Cocktail

Wednesday, April 10 – Ham & Cheese Ripper, Chips, Food Choice –Corn or Orange

Thursday, April 11 – Mini Corn Dogs, Baked Fries, Food Choice –Sliced Cucumbers or Peaches

Malad Middle Lunch

Monday, April 8 – Chicken Parmesan, Breadstick, Salad Bar, Food Choice – Corn or Fruit Cocktail

Tuesday, April 9 – Mini Calzones, Garlic Bread, Salad Bar, Food Choice – Carrot Sticks or Mandarin Oranges

Wednesday, April 10 – Country Fried Steak, Mashed Potato w/Gravy, Roll, Salad Bar, Food Choice – Green

Beans or Apple

Thursday, April 11 – Taco Bar w/all the Fixins, Salad Bar, Food Choice –Sliced Cucumbers or Peaches

Malad High Lunch

Monday, April 8 – Chicken Parmesan, Breadstick, Salad Bar, Food Choice – Corn or Fruit Cocktail

Tuesday, April 9 – Mini Calzones, Garlic Bread, Salad Bar, Food Choice – Carrot Sticks or Mandarin Oranges

Wednesday, April 10 – Country Fried Steak, Mashed Potato w/Gravy, Roll, Salad Bar, Food Choice – Green

Beans or Apple

Thursday, April 11 – Taco Bar w/all

the Fixins, Salad Bar, Food Choice –Sliced Cucumbers or Peaches

Monday, April 8 – Chicken Nuggets, Pretzel w/Cheese Sauce, Food Choice – Carrot Sticks or Applesauce

Malad Senior Citizens’ Menu

Every meal served with Juice/ Milk/Coffee

April 5 - Sloppy Joes, Broccoli Salad, Pears, Dessert

April 10 - Birthday Dinner, Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls, Dessert

1975 Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800

2008 Raid on Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints owned YFZ Ranch in Texas; 401 children and 133 women taken into state custody

2013 Poecilotheria rajaei, a giant tarantula with a 20cm leg span, is discovered in Sri Lanka

2017 Pink Star diamond sets world record price of $71 million for a gem at an auction in Hong Kong

2019 U.S. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pledges to roll back anti-LGBT policies, including not baptizing children of gay parents

2022 Elon Musk buys 9.2% of Twitter stock, making him the company’s largest shareholder

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The sun rises on Easter weekend in Oneida County

Continuing a tradition that dates back to the 1880s in Malad Valley, a Sunrise Service was held on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024, at Malad City Park. Although the day was chilly and rainy, nearly 90 people of all local faiths attended the service. The Sunrise Service was a traditional gathering of the Malad Presbyterian Church until 2012 when the local Interfaith Council began hosting it.

Toni Werk, Moderator of the Interfaith Council, organized the program and conducted the service. Accompanied by Taylor Smith with Brian Jeppsen as chorister, two familiar congregational hymns were sung: “In the Garden” and “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today.”

Filling in for Art Martinez, who was ill, Maieli Murray McEntire read John 20:1-18 that told the story of the empty tomb and Jesus appearing to Mary Magdalene after His resurrection. Pastor Jack Harwell used scriptures to demonstrate that everything Jesus did showed us exactly who He is and how we should follow his example to have eternal life.

In a short inspirational message, Bishop Richard Nielsen used Easter scriptures from Luke, Matthew, John, and 1 Peter to show that Jesus taught that expressions of hate must be replaced by expressions of hope.

President Jason Sperry’s inspirational talk was based on the story in Luke about Jesus encountering two

men on the road to Emmaus, who did not recognize the resurrected Christ until after He broke bread with them.

President Sperry asked if our hearts, like those of the men on the road to Emmaus, burn within us when we recognize Jesus Christ in our lives.

Quoting Jeffrey R. Holland, President Sperry said that because Jesus walked that road alone, we don’t have to, we are not alone. He concluded by stating that we have all stood as caskets have been lowered into graves and perhaps wondered if that is the end. We know that death is not the end; because Jesus was risen from the dead, we also will rise.

Special music numbers were performed by Brian Jeppsen, who accompanied himself on the guitar while singing “I Was Not His Father, He Was Mine”; Carrie Ann Jensen, who sang “Risen,” accompanied by Lorna Brignone; Danielle Pettis, who played a violin solo “There Is a Green Hill Far Away,” accompanied by Taylor Smith; and a youth choir, led by Seth Goeckeritz and accompanied by Taylor Smith, who sang “He Sent His Son.”

A breakfast sponsored by the Interfaith Council was held at the Victory Baptist Church following the Sunrise Service.

Cowboy Poetry returns to Iron Door

Members of the Cowboy Poets of Idaho and the International Western Music Association returned again to the Iron Door Playhouse to share their love of poetry, humor, music, and the history of the west over the weekend. The event had the additional goal of raising funds for the repair of the historic theatre’s roof.

The weekend of cowboy poetry brings together a group of performers of many types—some more serious, some less so. Some younger, some… well, less so (as they themselves joked with one another). The full weekend offered a range of moods from the fanciful and comic to the serious and reflective, with a number of personal stories shared and songs with deeply personal messages shared.

The event involved a number of free to the public afternoon shows, in which performers were welcomed to try out material, practice or try new pieces, get used to the building’s acoustics, or respond to certain themed hours. The four o’clock hour on Saturday, for instance, was set aside for Patriotic poems and songs, and featured a number of touching songs and poems based on the experiences of the writers, several of whom were veterans themselves and presented pieces on their experiences as such.

The evening performances followed a set program, and mixed musicianship and the spoken word throughout, until culminating at the end of the performance with a grand finale in which the evening’s performers all took the stage together. Fans from around the valley as well as farther flung places streamed

in and out as the afternoon sessions went on—though most who came ended up more in than out, as the rapid quick sets meant that a visitor was treated to a very different tone, style, and personality before many minutes had gone by.

The Iron Door Playhouse is one of Malad’s most cherished historic locations, and has needed roof repairs for many years. Performances throughout the year are used to raise funds toward that end, and the Cowboy Poetry Festival is one of the most important on that calendar. The large number of sponsors for the event attests to the value placed on the building by the community. An auction held on Saturday included donated items and added to the pool of funds to be used for the repairs.

This year’s Malad performers included Venessa Carpenter, Many Strings, Saddle Strings, the Fall River

Boys, Panhandle Cowboys, Sawtooth Mountain Boys, Chris Mortensen, Bob Jackson, John Sidle, Bobbie Hunter, Robin Arnold, Sam Matisse, Bob Urry, Gordon Champneys, Dakota Holdaway, Ken Wellard, The Romriells, John Reekie, Zach Martinez, Thatch Elmer, and David and Jenny. Brian Arnold was the emcee for the nightly shows.

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Youth Chorus celebrates Easter morning in Malad City Park. Stake President Jason Perry was one of many speakers at the sunrise service. The event was organized by the seemingly tireless Toni Werk. The "calming" influence of Dave Anderson.
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5 YEARS AGO (2019)

Students from Malad High School had the opportunity to visit historical sites in the eastern United States as part of the 2019 Visions Tour from Saturday, March 24, through Saturday, March 30.

The students that had a chance to tour the eastern United States last week with the Visions group included Hallye Green, Kristle Jensen, Ella Ward, Ashlynn Brown, Alexandria Smith, Jeni alder, Jordan Brown and Emily Allen.

Oneida County ranks fifth in the state of Idaho as the most healthy county in the state, following No. 1 ranked Ada County, 2nd ranked Blaine County, 3rd ranked Latah County and 4th ranked Teton County.

The findings are a result of a study published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The study ranked almost every county in all 50 states based on health outcomes and health factors.

The Brothers of Steel Wrestling Club had several team members compete in the Idaway District. The tournament was held on Saturday, March 23, at Snake River High School.

Brothers of Steel competing in the Idaway District Tournament included: Riggin Montgomery, Bentley Maddox, Hunter Wray, Rustin Montgomery, Drake Morrison, Jace Nalder, Cam Bingham, Porter Ward, Oakley Maddox, Bronson Smith, Zane Komrofske and Keathen Edwards.

10 YEARS AGO (2014)

After a recent reorganization of the Malad Area Chamber of Commerce, and Rhonda Neal stepping down as Chamber president, Eric Crowther was named as the new president, effective March 13.

Grandparents filled the halls, the classrooms, and the auditorium at Malad Elementary School on Grandparents’ Day March 20. Grandparents visited their grandchildren’s classrooms, had pictures taken with their grandchildren, and visited the Book Fair sponsored by the Malad Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO).

The Malad High School Junior Class, the Class of 2015, has been working hard to present Junior Prom 2014, “All About Us.” This year, with the theme “All About Us,” the Junior Class has selected purple and white as their primary colors. A fountain and stairs will be the focal point of the decorations with the gym also filled with trees, lanterns, lights, and glitter.

The Malad High School Junior Class is hosting a Second Chance Prom for the community on April 5, at Malad High School. “Relive the best or worst night of your high school career,” states the flyers for the Second Chance Prom.

15 YEARS AGO (2009)

Kathy Evans and Zack Hoyt have been selected to represent the Malad High School Class of 2009 as Valedictorian and Salutatorian at Graduation Exercises to be held in May. The Top 10 Percent for the Class of 2009 includes Kathy Evans, Zack Hoyt, Amy Atkinson, Samantha Cottle, Rachel Kent and Tamra Hubbard. The Top 25 Percent of the Class is Levi Hollis, Michelle Stayner, Shayla Winder, Devin Skidmore, Trever Thorpe, Kendra Allen, Christina Greening and Blake Jenkins.

The American Legion Auxiliary has announced it will be sending three junior girls to the 63rd session of Syringa Girls State. Ally Hoyt, Sara Scouten and Janalie Jensen were selected to represent Oneida County as delegates to the annual government leadership training. Because Janalie has a conflicting commitment, however, alternate Jessie Corbridge will take her place. Kayla Thomas, picked to be the second alternate, also has a conflicting commitment. This year’s Girls State is slated for June 14 through 19 at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa.

Malad High School was represented at the Fifth District All-Star game by three Seniors. Brittney Tubbs played for the Home Team in the girls’ game. Jared Jones and Trever Thorpe played for the Visiting Team in the boys’ game.

25 YEARS AGO (1999)

Rolene Gleed reached a milestone last month. After graduating with an Associate of Nursing degree from Regents College on January 15, she took her Idaho State Board of Nursing test on March 14 and was given her Idaho license as a registered nurse five days later.

The Oneida County Hospital Auxiliary will hold its “last” meeting on Tuesday, April 20, at 2:00 p.m. at ‘Me and Lou’s’ restaurant. All past and present members are encouraged to attend. Plans to disband the organization were announced this week.

National American University has announced that Trissa (Price) Nesbit, majoring in veterinary science, is among outstanding students who have been named to the Dean’s List for high academic achievement during the Fall ’98 and Winter 98-99 Quarters.

In ceremonies March 26, former Malad resident Glen Schwartz was promoted to Field Operations Major with the Idaho State Police Department. Schwartz has been with ISP for nearly 26 years, serving as Deputy District Commander in District 4 and District Commander in both District 1 and District 5.

Malad High School’s Knights & Dragons Chess Club brought home a first place trophy from the Ricks College Chess Tournament held March 27. Making up the Knights & Dragons team are Mandi Taylor, Josh Brown, Kevin Rice, Gene Bott, Philip Bott, Matt Thorsted and Jason Corbridge. 30 YEARS AGO (1994)

Carolyn Atkinson, chamber secretary announced new members of the board of directors: Elaine Bohn, Julie Estep, Carrie Hess, Stacey Fuhriman and Kris Smith. They fill the vacancies left by Marie Neal, Debbie Braker, Doug Murray, Bob Crowther and Shelley Thorpe. Holdover directors include Carolyn Atkinson, Dan Earl, Lynn Price, Bob Green, Teresa Daniels and Terri John.

Members of the Malad Area Chamber of Commerce were briefed on gang awareness during their annual banquet held Monday evening at the Dude Ranch Café.

Recently the students at Stone Elementary participated in a fundraiser activity for St. Jude Hospital. The students who participated were enthusiastic and did a commendable job. Participants were Jake Sorenson, Kamas Reel, Kaylie Neal, Allen Nimer, Alicia Valesco, Brayden Eliason, Tyler Reel, Travis Nalder, Dusty Skidmore, Cheyenne Nalder, Cody Carter, Lacey Skidmore, Melissa Wilcock, Chase Beecher, Shad Potts, Jonathon Keller and Dirk Nimer.

School counselor Irene Alder announced the Top 10 Percent for the class of ‘94’ this week. They are Tom Willie, Christine Crowther, Bethany Dredge, Jeremy Nalder, Cindy Hansen, Natalee Lloyd, Pepper Price, Tricia Madsen and Valorie Hubbard.

Making the Top 25 Percent are Tom Willie, Jeremy Nalder, Willie Evans, Josh Atkinson, Christine Crowther, Krystal Jacaway, Valorie Hubbard, Heather Ward, Leeann Holgate, Jenny Anderson, Tricia Madsen, Jenamarie Smith, Pepper Price, Natalee Lloyd, Melissa Gibbs, Bethany Dredge, Barbara Jaussi, Mary Jaussi, Kelli Williams, Angie Coburn, Melissa Ward, Kristi VanBebber and Cindy Hansen. 45 YEARS AGO (1979)

About twenty onlookers were present during a special Malad City Council meeting when bids were opened for the citywide sprinkling system project. Browning Excavation, Route 3, Portneuf River, Pocatello, was named apparent low bidder with cost of materials set at $155,555.82 and installation at $146,955.55.

Ten Malad High School Juniors were inducted into the National Honor Society during ceremonies Monday afternoon. New MHS National Honor Society members reciting the pledge led by Diane Carter were Lisa Parry, Laura Jensen, Brenda Willie, Blaine Scott, Scott Gleed, Robin Naugler, Jan Ward, Lindell Wharton, Larry Evans and Alan Evans.

A Monsterman pictured in The Idaho Enterprise was found standing guard at the Myrna W. Tovey home Sunday afternoon after being given a ride to Malad from the plastics plant at Fallon, Nevada, by John D. and Dave Tovey. He was fashioned from odd pieces of scrap plastic, hammered together by workers there.

Pictured in The Idaho Enterprise is a group of Malad High School’s best orators and they are all smiles after qualifying for the state level at district Declamation held at Highland High School. Participants are Leslie John, Tammy Christensen, Teresa Tracy, Janice Sigler, Scott Gleed, Steven Daniels, Trudy Williams, Mike Miller, and Leslie Willie. Also participating at the district event were Jeanette John, Denise Goddard, Sharon Sweeten, Jan Ward, Lyle Lower, Laurene Kent, Jana Laws, Brian DeLuca, Lisa Jones, Connie Thomas, Don Swetich, Louis Brock, Brent Gillies and Sharon Jones.

55 YEARS AGO (1969)

Favorite colors of pink and blue were used in the gowns fashioned by Miss Rebecca Hill for her appearance in the Miss Malad City Pageant and the combination proved a winning one for the pretty brown-eyed daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hill as she won the Miss Malad of 1970 title. First runner-up was Miss DayOnna Bowen and second runner-up was Janiel Brown. The contestants selected Miss Marteena Price as Miss Congeniality. Greg Hess won first honorable mention in the junior high biological

division at the Ricks College Science Fair held in Rexburg and Lucille Thomas received a special Navy League award on her DNA project. Robert Waldron, Malad High Science instructor, accompanied the students to Rexburg. Others exhibiting science projects were David Gillies, Richard Goodier, Paul Willie, Danny Baker, Eddie Thorpe, Spencer Allen and Boyd Thomas.

Miss Barbara Lizette Deschamps was recently crowned “Sweetheart of Sigma Chi” during the fraternity’s traditional event on the campus of San Jose State College in California. Barbara is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Deschamps. Barbara is a member of Beta Rho chapter, Sigma Kappa sorority, where she is a pledge trainer and senior delegate to Panhellenic. She is also a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

65 YEARS AGO (1959)

Delegates to the Syringa Girls’ State, to be held at the College of Idaho, Caldwell, during the week of June 7 through 13, are Judy K. Jones, Mary Ann Lusk and Arlene Bjorkman. Alternates are Marilyn Tovey, Kathy Dives, Dorothy Benson, Gwen Waldron and Kathleen Jones.

This year’s blue color scheme will be used for Junior Prom since the theme is “Blue Hawaii.” The dance will begin in the gym at 9 p.m., April 3, with music provided by the “Swingette” orchestra of Smithfield, Utah.

Miss Judy K. Jones was crowned FFA Sweetheart at the Sweetheart Ball on March 20. The ball was held at the Stake building. Attendants were Linda Dives and Della Beth McAllister.

Harold Larson, MHS science and math teacher, was one of six Idaho teachers to be awarded a National Science and Mathematics Scholarship to Utah State University this summer.

Tom Colton reported seeing a fullgrown albino deer on Elkhorn Mountain near Old Canyon on March 17.

Claude I. Matthews, Idaho Fish and Game conservation officer, has also seen the animal and reports it is one of two or three known albino deer in the entire state. Idaho law prohibits shooting of an albino deer at any time.

75 YEARS AGO (1949)

Approval of construction of a $32,000 addition to the present Pleasantview chapel was received this week from the appropriations’ committee of the general LDS Church. Work will begin immediately, the Pleasantview bishopric and building committee reports. The addition, to be constructed on the front of the present chapel will house a recreation hall, stage, kitchen, dressing rooms with showers, foyer, bishop’s office and lavatories. Modern heating, lighting and plumbing systems are planned for the building.

As part of their campaign to stimulate buying in Malad, the Junior Chamber of Commerce last week erected two road signs near the city limits on Highway 191. The large scotch-lite signs, placed to meet the eyes of persons leaving Malad, read, “For a Prosperous Community Your Junior Chamber of Commerce Says Buy It In Malad”.

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30 YEARS AGO (1994) THE TOP TEN PERCENT for the Class of ‘94 was announced by school counselor Irene Alder. From left to right, they are: Tom Willie, Christine Crowther, Bethany Dredge, Jeremy Nalder, Cindy Hansen, Natalie Lloyd, Pepper Price, Tricia Madsen and Valorie Hubbard. 45 YEARS AGO (1979) This group of Malad High School’s best orators are all smiles after qualifying for the state level at District Declamation held at Highland High School Saturday. Shown left to right, front row, are Leslie John, original oration; Tammy Christensen, interpretative reading; Teresa Tracy, after dinner speaking; Janice Sigler, retold stories; Scott Gleed, panel discussion; second row: Steven Daniels, radio speaking; Trudy Williams, salesmanship; Mike Miller, after dinner speaking; Leslie Willie, retold stories.

Tax Time? Yes, Tax Time

How did Benjamin Franklin say it... “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes?“ Unfortunately he was right and once again the taxes are due. I say “unfortunately” not because I don’t think we shouldn’t all contribute a little to the funds that are used for the mostly civilized world we live in. I say it simply because taxes are a rough game to play. If only there was a prize to be had at the end of your round. Instead of saying “pass go and collect $200” they say you should probably pay the government a little more money.

We may want to cry or curse as we battle through the frustrations of farm taxes, sorting through receipts, tallying up numbers and finding the right form. But along the way we always find a few things that make for a good laugh and I think you will too.

The IRS defines a dependent as a “qualifying child or relative who relies on you for financial support.” While there may be many lives, like the dogs, chickens, horses and cows that do rely on you for financial support, you cannot claim them as dependents. The handful of dogs, dozen chickens, herd of horses, and hundreds of cows would tally up to a highly suspicious number

of dependents, guaranteeing a snappy audit, hefty fee and bunk in a whole different kind of coop.

Similarly, the IRS says “anyone who performs services for you” is considered your employee. I’m confident with that definition our horses and dogs might be considered employees, but I’m not entirely sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. With the way the minimum wage is going, none of us could afford to pay them a “fair wage” so we will probably just keep that one quiet. Not to mention, where would you send a horse a 1099?

But while you can’t claim them as dependents or employees, you can at least deduct their feed costs. Mind you, it must be categorized as “feed” and not “food.” People eat “food” and are not farm expenses that can be deducted. But animals eat “feed” and that is totally deductible. Who knew that sort of a distinction would be so critical come tax season? You turn a verb into a noun and suddenly it saves you on schedule F of your deduction tax form.

Actually, those sort of distinctions can be pretty important when it comes to your taxes. Your accountant might be pretty confused why your operation has so many “buttons” if he doesn’t know that they really are ear tag buttons. “Cheerios” may be what you


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put on the shopping list but “castration bands” should probably be what you tell your accountant. He should understand nuts with the context clues of “nuts and bolts” but I wouldn’t separate the two.

It’s likely to take some work to get your accountant up to speed to understand ranch jargon and such, but I promise one day it will pay off. There will come the day that he will start spouting off the difference in income from cull cows versus the calf crop and its relevance to the herd depreciation. And it is at that moment that all the pain and suffering beforehand will finally have been worth it.

Come tax season we realize just how much our kids earn working for us as we total up the dollars spent on their activities, adventures and inevitable needs. Claiming them as employees may be the only way we survive the sports teams, lessons, and growth spurts.

It may have taken a few years to get the kinks worked out, but managing some sort of a ranch errand on our many grocery trips and doctor appointments has meant that all those miles on the family truck and gas receipts can finally be deducted. And truth be told, with the mud, random items in the bed of the truck and miles on the odometer,

my personal vehicle can often resemble a ranch truck.

There is a line to deduct work expenses named “work uniforms.” I’ve always wondered if I can deduct the fancier clothes that I wear to the cattle convention on that line. Since they are practically the same jeans I wear to work on the ranch, but just happen to be dubbed town clothes and will eventually take their turn in the saddle, I’m guessing yes. The fancy turquoise earrings, though, I’m guessing will be a no.

There is a moment of tax season that we don’t ever giggle at, and that is when we realize just how broke we are but the IRS thinks there is plenty piled up in the equipment, herd and land. And then they succinctly ask for a chunk back in return.

One final word of advice- if you are good at ranching, you might not make a great accountant. And trying to keep up on all the tax code changes from year to year in addition to understanding their bewildering myriad of forms is likely not going to fit in between calving season, branding season, haying season, weaning season, shipping, preg checking, and irrigating. So just hire an accountant. You can thank me later.


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Oneida County Commission March 25, 2024

After the approval of the claims and minutes, a regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners was held at 1:00 p.m.

Pit Run Gravel Prices in Stone

Lisa Baker and Dianna Dredge from Road and Bridge spoke to the commission about gravel cards for Stone. The department has been purchasing gravel, and advised that they would like to raise the pit run gravel rates. The current rate from the Stone pit is $3/ton, but they pay double that for the gravel. RB proposed raising the rate to $6/ton to account for the difference. Commissioner Eliason agreed that the change was reasonable in order to keep the account balanced. Commissioner Eliason moved to raise the rates as suggested. The motion was seconded by Brian Jeppsen and passed. Commissioner Eliason asked what the limits on the card were. 40 tons per year was the response.

Airport Board, rotary mower

A rotary mower for use at the airport was discussed. The commission agreed that the price of $3,000 seemed appropriate to the county. Commissioner Jeppsen felt that validation of the value of the equipment should happen before finalizing the decision, although the purchase might be provisionally approved. The commissioners decided to wait until the next meeting to vote on the issue.

Gravel around airport hangars

The removal of gravel from the airport taxiway was discussed. It had been clarified that currently there was not a way to remove gravel on the taxiway. The maintenance section of the lease was discussed. Chairman Lewis motioned to sign a revision of the lease agreement to account for the gravel.

Approval of hangar lease agreement

The airport hangar lesees have signed an agreement for tenancy.

Veterans Service Officer Update

Robert Stokes, Veteran Service Office Commissioner, spoke to the commissioners about several issues. He has applied for a grant that he would update the county on.

At the last meeting, Stokes had requested a printer/scanner and internet access from his home in order to make his work for the office more efficient. He had requested up to $3000 as part of the grant. Clerk Lon Colton advised that the clerk’s office had an extra scanner/printer that he would make available to Stokes. The toner for the device has been received, but the printer needs to be put into working order before it can be used. The toner at present will not recognize the new toner cartridge, but Colton feels it should be usable.

The regulations regarding the Veterans Service Office stipulate that the office should be provided with space and equipment for the proper functioning of the office. Stokes plans to scan files, rather than maintain paper copies in filing cabinets. The timeline for notice about the grant was not definite at present.

A motion to dedicate the printer from the clerk’s office to Bob Stokes for use in his home was passed.

Chairman Lewis raised the issue of a proclamation for “Hidden Heroes” to be adopted supporting military caregivers and their roles within the community. The DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) sponsored the proclamation. The proclamation recognizes the valuable support of those who provide care for veterans. The proclamation also states that a contact person be designated to help facilitate services and information for caregivers.

A motion to accept and sign the proclamation was passed.

Lyle Fuller suggested that the county might contact one of the local service providers for a donation of internet services for the office.

Quarterly Newsletter and County Facebook

Rachel Clark spoke on behalf of the Treasurer’s office with the commissioners about the County’s website. This would be similar to the city’s newsletter. Clark suggested that Facebook would have a larger potential reach than print copies, and would be a good location for the newsletter. Information from each of the county departments would be provided to the Facebook and website administrators. The first newsletter is currently planned for April. A Facebook page for the county clerk’s office has recently been set up to provide information about the county calendar, with a specific emphasis on election information.

A motion to authorize the Treasurer’s Office to create a Facebook account for the county passed unanimously.

iWorQs agreement

In January, the county signed an agreement to expand iWorQs. The agreement signed by the county included an additional add-on (permit management for PZ), but also another addition related to public works that the county did not actually need. As a result, the county needs to sign an updated version of the agreement to remove the unwanted application.

Meeting schedule moving forward

In February, the commission agreed to change the schedule to allow for more participation from some members of the community who requested a later time. The time of 1:00 p.m. has so far resulted in larger turnout. Commissioner Eliason felt that the time was good. Lyle Fuller agreed that the time has been fine, and he agreed with Commissioner Eliason that an evening meeting would not, however, work. A state law requires a county commission meeting scheduled for the second Monday of every month. Other meetings during the month were at the discretion of the board. Commissioner Jeppsen suggested that perhaps meetings other than the required one could be responsive to timing in a way that allowed for later meetings, or meetings potentially on other days throughout the month.

A motion to continue 1:00 meetings through May, but to be flexible with

regard to other meetings throughout the month. There were no specific expectations that the times would change at present.

Liberty Gold mine

Pete Shabestari and Elizabeth Campbell spoke with the commissioners about a proposal from the Liberty Gold mine and its Black Pine Mine project. Shabestari introduced himself and the company to the members of the board, and described the project. The current agreement with the county expires this year. Two and a half years ago, the mine spoke to the county about its plan to explore whether golf existed at the site. Liberty informed the county that it had located gold at its mine site, and was planning to re-open it.

Black Pine is located right on the border of Cassia and Oenida County, seven miles north of the Idaho border, about an hour southwest of Malad. The mine sits on a historic mining area dating back to the 1890s. Black Pine hosts a large oxidized gold supply held in carbonaceous rock. This means that there is no acid-generating rock in the process of refinement or extraction.

The mine was run by Pegasus Gold Mining as a ROM Heap Leach site. The average recovery of gold was 60%, and less for silver. The mine was shut down in 1997, and the Parent Company declared bankruptcy. There are 750 acres of reclaimed land. The area has no surface water, and therefore no threatened species (other than sage grouse).

1,000 holes have been drilled for measurement purposes. A resource estimate has been created, which states that 3.5 million ounces of gold may be present in the area.

A 3 plus million dollar bond will be in place before any digging starts.

Most of the gold is technically in Cassia County, though most of the infrastructure and roads are in Oneida County.

The company proposes to reopen the mine, expand the five existing pits and open four or five more. A total of a billion tons of material may ultimately be involved in removal.

Some of the main transportation routes run through Holbrook and Snowville. Estimates are as many as 300 direct hires, and as many indirect hires as the process moves forward.

In addition to the mine pits, ancillary facilities will also be built around the site.

Some of the issues include the complexity of the land tenure, with multiple counties involved, as well as BLM and Forest Service land. The company will need to conduct and complete a number of studies before the process can begin as well.

Elizabeth Campbell is the community relations advisor. She answered questions from the commissioners about some of the issues raised. One was about ambulance service to the mine. It was related that Snowville was the closest location for ambulance dispatch, but they had been in contact about assuring services for the area.

The hope is that the initial phase of the operation should be completed by 2027 for a groundbreaking on the

project. The total timespan for the project was estimated at more than 25 years for the life of the mine reserves, although more gold could be discovered during the mining process.

The depth of the mine was predicted to be variable, but above the water table.

There was no plan to build a manned camp at the complex. Workers will come from surrounding communities.

Questions about the removal of solid waste were raised, though the specifics of that process were not yet determined.

Dianna Dredge reported that she felt the road agreement with the county has been great so far.

TV Translator District

Brian Jeppsen updated the board on the TV translator board. Reorganization of the board will be necessary soon, as the number of board members has dropped below the required 5 members. Once a meeting has been scheduled and held, Commissioner Jeppsen will update the commissioners again. 1,670 households were currently listed as “users” of the over the air broadcast, and assessed a fee for the signal.

Fish and Game Commissioner Jeppsen met with the Fish and Game department about a couple of issues. One issue is upkeep on the Deep Creek area and docks. The agreement for the area was first established in the 1970s. F&G is willing to help with maintaining the outhouses provided that access to the reservoir is kept free. A private entity has approached Devil Creek and Crowthers about maintaining the areas, though they will place a tackle shop on the site, and charge a launch fee. The county owns the docks, but does not have a specific contract with the irrigation companies about the reservoir areas.

It was suggested that the private company would attempt to make a similar arrangement with the other irrigation companies. One issue is that F&G would not stock the reservoirs with fish if access to the fishing was not free, which would be the result of instituting boat fees.

The commission recognized that there were a number of issues related to the management of the reservoirs that needed to be considered and worked out in the coming months.

Sheriff Arne Jones discussed the history of the waterways board, which no longer existed in its original form.

Environmental Consultant Contract

Several counties have pooled resources to pay an environmental consultant for the management of issues such as wolves, sage grouse, grizzlies, and other things. The feeling was that the county did not have an overwhelming need for such consultancy, but if the cost was minimal it might pursue it.

Upcoming Budget—Arne Jones

Sheriff Jones spoke to the commission about the upcoming budgeting process.

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The city of Malad received an Idaho Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $500,000.00 from the Idaho Department of Commerce. This funding is allocated to the State of Idaho from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These funds are currently being used for design work and administration for the wastewater improvement project being undertaken by the City.

The hearing will include a review of project activities and accomplishments to date, a summary of all expenditures to date, a general description of remaining work and any changes made to the scope of work, budget, schedule, location or beneficiaries.

The hearing has been scheduled for April 10, 2024, at 6:00pm, in City Council Chambers at Malad City Hall. Malad City Hall is located at 59 Bannock Street, Malad City, ID. Project information will be available for review at Malad City Hall, 59 Bannock Street, Malad City, ID. Verbal and written comments will be accepted up to and at the hearing.

Information provided at the public hearing will be available, upon request, five days prior to the hearing. Special accommodation or alternative formats for nonEnglish speaking persons and persons with disabilities will be available, upon request, with minimum of five (5) days’ notice prior to the hearing. The hearing will be held in a facility that is accessible to persons with disabilities. For more information, contact Emma Morton at Southeast Idaho Council of Governments, Inc., or (208) 233-4535 x. 1014.

This Notice can be provided in a format accessible to persons with disabilities and/ or persons with limited English proficiency upon request.

Se le puede proveer esta notificación en un formato accesible para las personas discapacidades y/o personas con conocimientos limitados del inglés a pedido.

Joan Hawkins, Mayor

59 Bannock Street

Malad City, ID, 83252



water rights

the Bear River Basin


On June 15, 2021, the Fifth Judicial District Court in and for the County of Twin Falls issued an order commencing a general adjudication of water rights within the Bear River Basin water system in Idaho. A general adjudication is a court case which will result in a decree determining all water rights within a water system. The purpose of the adjudication is to determine the elements and necessary provisions for the administration of water rights and to compile an inventory of all the water rights in the Bear River Basin water system.

II. GENERAL REQUIREMENT TO FILE A NOTICE OF CLAIM Idaho Code § 42-1409 requires that a Notice of Claim be filed for all water rights within the boundaries of the Bear River Basin water system in the State of Idaho, except for certain water rights specifically excluded by law. “All water rights within the boundaries of the Bear River Basin water system in Idaho” includes rights to the use of water from any water source including streams, springs, lakes, ground water, developed water, waste water, or any other source. A map showing the boundaries of the water system is included at the end of this notice. The Notice of Claim must be filed with the Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR). Failure to file a required notice of claim will result in a determination by the court that the water right no longer exists.

Your Filing Deadline is: October 25, 2024

A Notice of Claim must be filed for all water rights based upon state law by the deadline above, except for de minimis domestic and/or stockwater rights or permits for which proof of beneficial use was filed after June 15, 2021. See section III, below. Water rights based on state law include water rights established by the diversion and application of

proper delivery of water in times of shortage and ensure certainty of water right ownership to property owners. The purpose of this notice is to inform you of the commencement of the Bear River Basin Adjudication and your legal responsibilities at this stage of the adjudication. You are receiving this notice because you may be the owner of property located within the boundaries of the Bear River Basin Adjudication.

C M C M The Idaho Enterprise April 4, 2024 10 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ONEIDA In the matter of the Estate of: BETTY KAY HIGLEY, Deceased. Case No. CV36-24-0030 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CINDY KALENE WARD 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 14th day of March, 2024 . RACINE OLSON, PLLP By: /s/ Nathan R. Palmer Attorney for Personal Representative P. O. Box 1391 Pocatello, Idaho 83204-1391 Telephone: (208) 232-6101 #5584-3-21-28-4-4-24-T3 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that an application for a variance has been filed with the Clerk of the City of Malad. The application has been made pursuant to Idaho Code and Malad City Ordinance #474 on the basis that the applicant’s proposal may be contrary to the Malad City Ordinance(s). The applicant’s name, summary, and location of the proposal are as follows: 1. Applicant: Micah Butler 151 S. Main Street Malad City, Idaho 83252 2. Location of the Subject Property: Street Address: 147 S. Main Street Malad City, Idaho 83252 Legal Description: Parcel 0075500, Commonly known as 147 S. Main, Malad, Idaho Commencing at a point 20.72 Chains East and 13.475 Chains South of the Section Corner Between Sections 21 and 27, Township 14 South, Range 36 East, Boise Meridian; thence running East 60 feet, thence North 3.625 Chains, thence West 60 feet, thence South 3.625 Chains to the point of beginning. ALSO, Commencing at a point 17.22 Chains East and 11.85 Chains South of a stake situated between Sections 21 and 27, Township 14 South, Range 36 East, Boise Meridian; thence running North 52 feet, thence East 181 feet, thence South 52 feet, thence West 181 feet to the place of beginning. 3. Summary of Proposal: Applicant requests a variance to split a flag lot and build a triplex on a 60-foot-wide portion of said split lot which may be contrary to the requirements or provisions of Malad City ordinances. WHEREFORE, PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 6:00 pm before the Malad Planning and Zoning Commission at 59 Bannock Street, Malad, Idaho, to hear, review, discuss, deliberate upon, and take public comment upon the application for the variance described above. ALSO PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at 6:00 pm before the Malad City Council, 59 Bannock Street, Malad, Idaho to hear, review, discuss, deliberate upon, and take public comment upon the application for the variance described above. All interested residents of Malad City are invited to attend either or both hearings and present written or oral testimony in favor of or in opposition to the application for a variance as described above. Materials and information related to the application for a variance can be reviewed at Malad City Hall during normal office hours. DATED this 25th day of March, 2024. JOAN W. HAWKINS Mayor, Malad City, Idaho SUSAN J. WITTMAN, City Clerk, Malad City, Idaho #5586-3-28-4-4-24-T2 Lewis N. Stoddard, Bar Number 7766 Benjamin J. Mann, Bar Number 10198 Halliday, Watkins & Mann, P.C. 300 W. Main St., Ste. 150 Boise, ID 83702 Phone: 801-355-2886 Facsimile: 801-328-9714 Attorney for Plaintiff | HWM File No. 53005 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ONEIDA
Unknown Heirs & Devisees of the Estate of William G. Weeks; and Unknown Parties in Possession of or with an interest in the real property commonly known as 1800 North 3400 West, Malad City, ID 83252 You have been sued by Ajax Mortgage Loan Trust 2021-F, Mortgage-Backed Securities, Series 2021-F, by U.S. Bank National Association, as Indenture Trustee, the Plaintiff, in the District Court in and for Oneida County, Idaho, Case No. CV36-23-0158. The nature of the claim against you is an action brought to judicially foreclose on the property located at 1800 North 3400 West, Malad City, ID 83252 that you may have an interest in. Any time after 21 days following the last publication of this summons, the court may enter a judgment against you without further notice, unless prior to that time you have filed a written response in the proper form, including the Case No., and paid any required filing fee to the Clerk of the Court at 10 Court St., Malad City , ID 83252 and served a copy of your response on the Plaintiff`s attorney at Lewis N. Stoddard of Halliday, Watkins & Mann, P.C., 300 W. Main Street, Suite 150, Boise, ID 83702, (208) 670-8001. A copy of the Summons and Complaint can be obtained by contacting either the Clerk of the Court or the attorney for Plaintiff. If you wish legal assistance, you should immediately retain an attorney to advise you in this matter. Dated: March 6, 2024 Oneida County District Court /s/ Deputy Clerk #5585-3-28-4-4-11-18-24-T4
Ajax Mortgage Loan Trust 2021-F, Mortgage-Backed Securities, Series 2021F, by U.S. Bank National Association, as Indenture Trustee, Plaintiff, v. Unknown Heirs & Devisees of the Estate of William G. Weeks; JaLyn Weeks; United States of America, by and through the Internal Revenue Service; Cavalry SPV I, LLC; and Unknown Parties in Possession of or with an interest in the real property commonly known as: 1800 North 3400 West, Malad City, ID 83252, Defendants. SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION Case No.: CV36-23-0158 IMPORTANT WATER RIGHTS INFORMATION IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF TWIN FALLS In Re: The General Adjudication of Rights to the Use of Water from the Bear River Basin Water System. Civil No. 00-79576 COMMENCEMENT NOTICE Property Owners within Bannock, Caribou, Franklin, and Oneida Counties within IDWR’s Administrative Basin 13: Mailing Group 1 TO: ALL PERSONS OWNING RIGHTS TO THE USE OF WATER WITHIN THE BEAR RIVER BASIN WATER SYSTEM
comprehensive determination
of surface and
is required
of the nature, extent, and priority
the rights
ground water users
for effective
management in the State
Idaho. Adjudication of
will ensure
water to a beneficial use, decreed rights, licensed rights, or water right permits if proof of beneficial use was filed on or before June 15, 2021. For all water rights based upon federal law, a Notice of Claim or negotiated agreement must be filed by the deadline above, unless an alternative filing schedule is adopted by the Bear River Basin Adjudication District Court. III. EXCEPTIONS TO THE GENERAL REQUIREMENT TO FILE A NOTICE OF CLAIM A. DE MINIMIS (SMALL) DOMESTIC AND STOCKWATER CLAIMS Water users of a small domestic and/or stockwater (“D&S”) right, as defined by Idaho Code §§ 42-111 & 421401A, may elect to file a Notice of Claim now or defer (postpone) the filing until a later time in this proceeding. Although the Court has not yet set a deadline for filing claims for “deferrable” D&S water rights in the Bear River Basin, the opportunity to defer filing will not be indefinite. The Court will establish a filing deadline for small D&S water rights in the future. The current fee for filing a Notice of Claim with the Idaho Department of Water Resources for a small D&S water right is $25. The Idaho Department of Water Resources recommends filing a claim for a small D&S water right at this time and not deferring. In times of water shortage, water is delivered to water right holders by a watermaster. Watermasters deliver water as authorized by a water right decreed by a court or approved by IDWR. The owner of a D&S right which has not been established through a license or decree, who elects to defer the filing of a Notice of Claim until a later time will be required to adjudicate the water right prior to distribution by a watermaster and/or before an application for change of the water right may be filed with IDWR Water right holders who elect to defer filing at this time may be required to file, at a later date, a motion with the Court to have the water right adjudicated. These water rights holders may also be required to pay their own costs of serving notice of the motion, advertising, and all costs
for investigation and preparation of a report to be filed with the Court. In
should be certain their water use qualifies for the deferral procedure for D&S rights before deciding not to file a Notice of Claim at this time. A D&S right holder will be bound by the terms of any decrees entered in this adjudication (including the limitation on D&S water rights that
the permit holder will be notified by mail. A Notice of Claim is not required for an application for permit that has been filed with IDWR but has not yet been approved. Additionally, a water user need not file a Notice of Claim where the water user is not the owner of the water right. For example, a Notice of Claim is not required for any person who receives water solely by virtue of ownership of shares of stock in, or by being located within the boundary of a water delivery organization, if the water delivery organization holds legal title to the water right(s) and if the water delivery organization files a Notice of Claim. Examples of water delivery organizations that may hold legal title to water rights include, but are not limited to, cities, water utility districts or companies, and irrigation districts. IV. NOTICE OF CLAIM FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS A Notice of Claim must be filed on forms provided by IDWR or online at www. . When filing at an IDWR regional office, please bring a description of the property with Township, Range, Section and QuarterQuarters, or the county parcel number. Subdivision lot and block numbers are not sufficient . IDWR staff members are available to meet in person or by phone with Claimants who want assistance filling out a Notice of Claim. Claimants should call the nearest IDWR office to schedule an appointment if in-person help is needed in filling out a Notice of Claim. Notice of Claim forms and instructions for completing and filing the forms are available online at or at the following locations: 1. IDWR, Preston Field Office, 325 E. 600 S, Suite 300, Preston, ID 83263-4921 Phone: (208) 701-7200; 2. IDWR, Eastern Region, 900 N. Skyline Dr., Suite A, Idaho Falls, ID 83402-1718; Phone: (208) 525-7161; 3. IDWR, State Office, 322 E. Front St., Boise, ID 837200098; Phone: (208) 287-4800 or (800) 451-4129; 4. IDWR, Northern Region, 7600 N. Mineral Dr., Suite 100, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815-7763; Phone: (208) 762-2800; 5. IDWR, Western Region, 2735 W. Airport Way, Boise, ID, 83705-5082; Phone: (208) 334-2190; 6. IDWR, Southern Region, 650 Addison Ave. W, Suite 500, Twin Falls, ID 833015858; Phone: (208) 736-3033; 7. IDWR, Salmon Field Office, 1301 Main St. Ste 10, Salmon, ID 83467-4435; Notice of Public Hearing on the Status of Funded Activities
in significantly more
and more expense for the
right holder. A
right holder
may be adjudicated at a later date) regardless of whether or not the water right holder files a notice of claim for the D&S right at this time. For more information, please consult Idaho Code §§ 42-111 and 42-1401A.
Claim is not required to be filed for water right permits for which proof of beneficial use was filed after June 15, 2021. However, the Director of the
Department of Water Resources may, at a later date, require holders of such permits to file a Notice of Claim. If the Director does issue such an order,
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MARCH 2024

March 11, 2024 - Topics discussed and decisions made: Claims for payment and meeting minutes were approved. An executive session was held per Idaho Code 7 4-206 (1) (a) and 7 4-205 (1) (f). Members of the Oneida County American Legion were present as the American Legion building was recently added to the National Registrar of Historic Places. Commissioners granted a $200 donation for the annual EMS / Ambulance Easter Egg hunt. The Fire Department requested an increase in the county’s annual donation for the Fourth of July Fireworks show. There was discussion about “Farm Stay & Agri-Tourism” and how it might fit into the development code. A veteran’s progress report was given using the most current information (from 2022) and an update on how information for deceased veteran’s headstones was being gathered, with family’s permission. A spare printer may be used to assist with work on behalf of veterans. Updated addresses on the Summit are expected to eliminate confusion with mail delivery and emergency services. Affected residents will need to obtain an updated driver’s license at a cost of $20 in order to eliminate TSA and Election issues that may arise if their license information does not match their updated address. The Rumble Strip Grant through Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) was accepted and is still in the development stage. Road & Bridge is ready to work on roads once they are dry enough to blade and do other work. The TKE Elevator Gold Service agreement for the court house elevator was discussed. A proposal from Idaho Abatement & Insu-

lation LLC to remove the asbestos in the driver’s license area in the court house was accepted. Alternative solid waste pickup was discussed between a private party and IDAWY. Southeast Idaho Public Health shared information about increased maternal and infant mortality rates in recent years and the measures being taken to extend assistance and services for mothers and children in Oneida County. The iiiA Participation Agreement was signed, in conjunction with the First Responder counseling agreement from March 1, 2024. A wage increase for a deputy clerk was approved based on exemplified growth and performance and zero negative impact on the current budget. Emergency Planning information and documents were shared on the Oneida County website with more to come. The D6 Memorandum of Understanding was accepted after language was added to clarify room use. A new hospital board member was nominated to replace the recent opening. The 4 County Commissioner Meeting on March 27, 2024 was mentioned and two commissioners are planning to attend. An update on the Weed department’s new drone and pilot training was given. Drone is scheduled to arrive in mid-April and the pilot should be licensed and ready by May.

March 25, 2024 - Topics discussed and decisions made: Claims for payment and meeting minutes were approved. The need for an executive session was discussed based on Idaho Code 74-206 (b). The cost for gravel for the Stone pit will go from three-dollars ($3.00) to six-dollars ($6.00) per ton. A rotary finishing mower is available for the airport to purchase as long as the three-thou-

sand-dollar ($3,000.00) purchase price is found to be at fair market value. Gravel on the airport taxiway and runway is an issue, necessitating an update to the airport hangar lease agreement. Idaho Code 65-601 indicates counties may have an obligation to assist veterans in applying for benefits/aid. Bob Stokes, the local Veterans Service Officer was named as a point of contact for veterans and their families/caregivers. To assist in meeting their needs, Mr. Stokes has applied for a grant up to three-thousand-dollars ($3,000) and is waiting for approval. The county has a printer in excess property. If it works, the commissioners motioned to allow Mr. Stokes to use it to help fulfill his duties as Oneida County’s Veterans Service Officer. A proclamation was adopted to recognize Oneida County’s military caregivers, in collaboration with The Daughters of the Revolution and Hidden Heroes. The commissioners authorized the creation of an Oneida County Facebook page for sharing information. A corrected agreement with iWorQ was signed that includes a permit planning module for planning and zoning. Commissioner meetings will continue with the later start time of 1:00pm through the end of May, with the ability to move the time to accommodate the agenda. Oneida County TV Translator District is struggling with funding and the five-member board has two spots to fill. Fish & Game would like an agreement with Oneida County for dock and port-a-potty maintenance, as long as the area remains free for public access and use. A multi-county environmental contract for managing things such as timber, wolf & sage grouse management, and grizzly

reintroduction is available. Commissioners will determine if our county has issues on a scale large enough for the environmental contract to be a benefit based on cost and info gathered. Information was shared about a “percentage budgeting” method being utilized by other counties, which is different from what is currently being used by Oneida County. The Liberty Gold mine shared information on what is currently happening with the planned re-opening of the mine located about 40-minutes from Malad.

Expenditures by fund:

Current expense, $23,840.68; Road & Bridge, $48,189.09; Airport, $3,071.36; Ambulance, $4,646.02; District Court, $1,078.32; Fair/County, $306.78; Justice, $81,673.37; Parks & Rec., $11.98; Indigent & Charity, $1,513.85; Revaluation, $868.82; Tort, $54,616.70; Weeds, $1,006.51; Consolidated Elections, $130.31; E-911,

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listing the persons served with a copy of this notice. Assistance in filing Notices of Claims may be obtained at all offices of IDWR, which are listed above. If you want information regarding Notice of Claims filed with IDWR in this adjudication, you may inquire at any IDWR office or online at www.idwr.idaho. gov. If you want information on other documents filed with the Court in the Bear River Basin Adjudication, you may obtain a copy of the docket sheet from the BRBA District Court at www.; or at the Court’s physical address, 253 3rd Avenue North, P.O. Box 2707, Twin Falls, Idaho 83303-2707. The docket sheet is prepared each month and contains a summary of all documents filed with the Court in the previous month as well as the dates and locations of hearings set for the following three months. You can get a copy of a docket sheet for the cost of mailing and/or copying, or you may sign up for a subscription to receive the docket sheet each month. The docket sheet will also be filed with the District Court Clerk for each county within the boundaries of the Bear River Basin water system in Idaho. Mathew Weaver, Director, Idaho Department of Water Resources PLEASE REMEMBER FAILURE TO FILE A REQUIRED NOTICE OF CLAIM TO YOUR EXISTING WATER RIGHT WILL RESULT IN A DETERMINATION BY THE COURT THAT THE WATER RIGHT NO LONGER EXISTS. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL TOLLFREE 1-800-451-4129, OR CALL ANY IDWR OFFICE LISTED IN THIS NOTICE, OR CONSULT YOUR ATTORNEY. #5588-4-4-11-18-24-T3
Code § 42-1414 requires each person who files a Notice of Claim to pay a filing fee. Failure to pay the fee will result in the rejection of the Notice of Claim.
persons receiving this Notice have property within Bannock, Caribou, Franklin, and Oneida Counties and are within IDWR’s Administrative Basin 13. The deadline for filing a Notice of Claim for water rights in your area is October 25, 2024
Notice of Claim filed after this date may be accepted prior to the filing of the director’s report with the Court, but failure to file a Notice of Claim by the established deadline may result
the assessment of a late fee of $50.00 or 15% of the original filing fee, whichever is greater. Idaho Code § 421409A imposes substantial restrictions on the filing of amended or late Notices of Claim. VII. NOTICE TO IDWR OF CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OR ADDRESS Idaho Code § 42-1409 requires all purchasers of a water right to inquire of IDWR whether a Notice of Claim has been filed. If a Notice of Claim has not been filed, the purchaser must file any required Notice of Claim. If a Notice of Claim has been filed, the purchaser must file with IDWR a written notice of the change in ownership along with sufficient evidence of ownership. ‘’Purchaser’’
any person acquiring a water right from another
user, whether it is acquired by purchase,
inheritance, or any other means. Idaho Code § 42-1409 also requires all persons who have filed a Notice of Claim to file a written notice of any change in address with IDWR. VIII. FURTHER INFORMATION The files of the BRBA District Court will contain affidavits of service and other documents
$3,898.46; Drug Court/Specialty Court Coordinator, $1,090.26; LACTF Funding, $3,880.00; State Remittance Account, $1,012.08; Department of Transportation, $33,846.82; City – Malad City, $28,404.93; School District - $2,249.56; Cemetery – Pleasant View, $172.97; Cemetery – Samaria, $325.51; Cemetery – St. John, $581.01; Cemetery – Holbrook, $22.68; Fire District – Malad, $6,169.90; Library – Oneida Free Library, $7,701.81; Recreation District – Holbrook, $26.08; Samaria Recreation District, $771.81; Forest Fire Protection, $70.18; T.V. Translator District, $2,212.89; Forest Practices Admin, $15.15; Auditors Trust, $80,623.72 -- Total - $394,029.61 Per IC §31-819


Bertha Luella Clegg Hess

January 8, 1925 - March 26, 2024

Bertha Luella Clegg Hess, age 99, passed away peacefully on March 26th, 2024 as a result of too many birthdays. She was born in the small town of Downey, Idaho on January 8th, 1925. She was the fifth and last child of Byrd and Eva Nancy Criddle Clegg.

Bertha always had a love of music. Starting in 5th grade, she learned to play the clarinet. She played in the band all through high school. The band was able to go to many games and contests in which they received a #1 rating at these events. She also enjoyed playing the harmonica. Her kids and grandkids loved to hear her play.

In November 1941 she met the love of her life Melvin J. Hess at a reception in Woodland. He asked her for a dance and then “sluffed’ her. She didn’t see him again until New Year’s Eve and then he danced with her. She said when they danced, it felt like her feet never touched the floor. She knew right then that God had a hand in getting them together. They dated a lot during that spring and summer. While Bertha was in a testimony meeting at church on December 7th, 1941, she learned about the devastating bombing of Pearl Harbor. The next day, President Roosevelt declared war. Melvin was drafted into the war in the fall of 1942.

Bertha graduated from Downey High School in May, 1943. She enjoyed working at JC Penney and also sold tickets for the theater and worked in the confectionary at night. She tried to keep busy as that helped to make the time pass faster. Finally, on December 19th, 1945, Melvin made his way home from serving 3 years in the war. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on January 8th, 1946, on her 21st birthday. They made their home in Malad, Idaho and were blessed with four wonderful children Cheryle, Wendy, Ronda, and Brad.

Bertha was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed cooking and taking care of her family. Many Sundays were spent with family visiting and enjoying a yummy treat at Grandma’s house. She made the best rhubarb dumpling and french toast that all the grandkids rave about. They all knew they could always find a stash of goodies in her home, especially peanut M&M’s.

Bertha was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and always had a strong testimony of its truthfulness. In 1984-1985, she and Melvin had the opportunity to serve a mission in the Ohio, Cleveland mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Bertha and Melvin also loved traveling with friends and family. Later in life, they bought a small home in Washington, Utah and enjoyed spending the winters down there and seeing the sights in the area. The family loved to take fun trips down to see Grandma and Grandpa and enjoy the

warmth and beautiful views of the St. George area.

Bertha enjoyed living down in Maple Springs Assisted Living in Brigham, Utah from 2017 - 2020. She loved being with people and enjoyed all of the activities. After Covid hit, she was tired of being locked up and decided to move back to Malad with her daughter Ronda for about 3 years. There were so many wonderful family get togethers and memories made during this time. In April of 2023, she had a fall which resulted in a total hip replacement at the age of 98. It was quite the recovery, but she was such a trooper and had done so well. She eventually made it back down to Maple Springs in July of 2023 to enjoy the last season of her life.

Bertha is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Melvin J. Hess along with her parents, siblings and most everyone she grew up with. She lived a long, wonderful life and will have the greatest reunion in Heaven.

She is survived by her four children, daughters- Cheryle (Wayne) Shepherd of Washington, Utah, Wendy (Ed) Jones of Malad, Idaho, Ronda (Jared) Crowther of Malad, Idaho and sonBrad (Wendy) Hess of Malad, Idaho. She also leaves behind 15 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.

A viewing was held Monday evening, April 1st from 6:00-8:00 at the Malad Stake Building. 1250 N 1100 W

A viewing was also held Tuesday, April 2nd from 10:30-11:30 a.m. with Funeral services at 12:00. Internment followed at the Malad City Cemetery.

Dennis Vadel Swenson

January 8, 1942 - March 26, 2024

Dennis Vadel Swenson was born to Vadel and Marie Swenson on January 8, 1942. He was raised in Arbon and Malad and received his education in the Malad school system. Upon his graduation he was called to serve a mission to Sweden the birthplace of the Swenson family. During that time, he made many friends and continued correspondence with them for years. When he returned from his mission he made his home in San Diego, California. He worked for the Princess Cruise company in the financial department. As always, Dennis made many friends there and was adopted into his co-workers’ families. He made the move to Utah in order to be closer to family. He was employed by the airport in customer services. Later he worked for Smith’s Marketplace. His employers held him in high esteem.

Dennis›s passion was travel and his mother and sisters were his favorite companions. While they didn't exactly sail the seven seas, they enjoyed many cruises and vacations. He›d been to Puerto Rico, Tahiti, and Mexico. But the granddaddy of all vacations was his tour of Italy. He was able to see the treasures of Rome. Dennis also loved cooking and feeding

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people. He planned potluck dinners for the residents of his apartment building. He loved coming to Malad and cooking for his family. Canning tomatoes in the fall was his favorite time of year Dennis loved the Olympics and the buildup before they began. He collected Olympic pins. At the time of the Salt Lake games, he was fortunate to live just down the street from the site of the Olympic torch.

Rosemary H. Thomas

July 20, 1944 - March 29, 2024

Our sweet wife, mother and grandmother, Rosemary Hill Thomas, age 79, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 29, 2024, at the home of her daughter in Burley, Idaho. Rosemary was born on July 20, 1944, in Logan, Utah, the daughter of David M. and R. Karine Hill. Rosemary was the oldest of five children: David, Renae, Eileen, and Elvin. She was raised in Daniels and Malad, Idaho. She loved living and working on the farm in Daniels and had many fond memories of working, riding horses, and spending time with family and friends. Rosemary attended school in Malad and after graduating from Malad High School, she moved to Utah to attend BYU. Rosemary and her dad had an agreement that he would pay for her housing during college if she came home during the summers to Daniels and worked the hay crew. Rosemary graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from BYU and went on to teach first grade in Pleasant Grove, Utah for 5 years.

Though they knew each other growing up, Rosemary and Garry’s courtship began with exchanging letters while he was serving in Vietnam. Rosemary married Garry Lee Thomas on September 17, 1970, in the Logan Utah Temple. They lived in Pleasant Grove, Utah for the first year of their marriage before moving to Soda Springs, Idaho where they welcomed their first two children. In 1975, the family moved to the Tyhee area, outside of Pocatello, Idaho where they bought their forever home and welcomed two additional children to their family. Rosemary chose to stay home with her four children while they were young. Once they were all attending school, she again began teaching school, this time in Pocatello, Idaho. Rosemary taught at Bonneville, Lincoln, and Jefferson Elementary Schools before retiring in 2011. Rosemary was a natural teacher and she enjoyed sharing and helping those around her.

Rosemary and Garry enjoyed many summers together camping with their friends at Macks Inn RV Park. Her two favorite places to visit were the family ranch in Daniels and

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their property in Island Park. Rosemary loved music and would continually hum throughout the day. She not only loved music, but she was also musically inclined and could proficiently play the piano, organ, flute, guitar, and the ukulele.

Rosemary was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in many callings throughout her life, but by far her favorite calling was working in the family history library. She served in this capacity for several years up until her passing.

Rosemary is survived by her husband of 53+ years, Garry L. Thomas, her children Karianne (Todd) Ramirez, Shannon (Mike) Doyle, Katryn (Scott) Morley, stepdaughter, Jullie (Bob) McBratney, and her 17 grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by her son Mathew Garry Thomas, her parents, David & Karine Hill, and her in-laws, Wayne & Ann Thomas.

Our loving wife, mother, and grandmother left this life far sooner than we anticipated, after a valiant battle with cancer. We, as her family, appreciate all the doctors and nurses who helped care for her during this time.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, April 4, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. and again on Friday, April 5 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at 333 Old Hwy 91, Pocatello, Idaho. A funeral will be held on April 5, at 11:00 a.m. at the same location. Burial will follow at the Malad City Cemetery, in Malad, Idaho.

Betty B. Jones

January 8, 1942 - March 29, 2024

Betty B. Jones, 96, of Malad, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2024. She was born October 1, 1927, in Richfield, Idaho. She was the eldest child of Clarence and Elva Bluemer.

Betty married Ajay Jones of Malad on June 17th ,1946. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple.

Betty was raised in Richfield, Idaho. She graduated from Richfield High School and went on to attend Albion Normal School, where she majored in Education. She held her first teaching position at the age of 18.

Betty enjoyed reading, teaching, coaching and going on trips with her sisters and all the kids. She always followed the activities of her sons, and later grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various capacities. She was also active in the American Legion Auxiliary and Malad Fine Arts Club. She was a pioneer in the field of girl’s athletics in southeast Idaho. Betty began the girls’ track program at Malad High School. She was also very active in Community affairs.

She is survived by her sons: Terry (Marsha); Barnard (Jane); and Arne (Cathie) Jones. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; her sisters Alice Keller; Sha-

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, his sisters, Shirlee and Donna, whom he missed terribly. He is survived by the children of his sisters, Cheri, Teri, Jess, Tracy, Jim and Jerry along with their spouses. He is also survived by his dear friends, Rose and Brad.

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ron (Mark)Hall; and her sister-in-law Francis Bluemer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ajay Jones; two brothers, Warren and Wayne Bluemer; a sister, Helen Maestas; and a granddaughter, Erin Hawkes.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 4 at 11:00 a.m. in the Horsley Funeral Home. Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 3, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and prior to the services from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Burial to be followed in the Malad City Cemetery.

A graveside service was held on Wednesday April 3 at noon at the Malad cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Best Friend Animal Sanctuary at

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Candidate Profile—Bob Crowther, Precinct 1

My name is Bob Crowther, and I am a candidate for the Precinct Committeeman in Precinct One of the Oneida County Republican Party.

Sixty of my seventy years of life have been spent living in the Malad Valley. The ten years that I was not living in the Malad Valley I was receiving my education at Brigham Young University, serving a mission in Germany for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and living in Dallas, Texas for three years experiencing what it means to be a productive member of society.

Anne and I have raised our five children in the best environment you could ask for – the Malad School system, the church where they learned true gospel principles and the community that loves to support its young people.

Service to my community has been an important part of my life. For twenty-five years I worked for Ireland Bank as a loan officer and branch manager. I have been associated with many different aspects of our community including:

The Oneida County Education Foundation

Oneida County Library Board

Malad Chamber of Commerce

Oneida County Hospital Board


Oneida County Assessor

Oneida County Fair and 4-H


Malad Valley Welsh Society

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Malad Valley Community Chorus

As an eighteen year old, I was in the White House on July 1, 1971 when President Nixon signed the 26th amendment to the constitution giving 18 year olds the right to vote.

Since that time, I have been a dedicated member of the Republican Party. I want to continue to help our party make Oneida County and the State of Idaho a bastion of Republican Values. As a precinct committeeman my goal would be to promote the great state of Idaho’s conservative values that have long guided our local and state philosophies. I believe that governance in these areas must be directed by the voice of the majority of our citizens. As a precinct committeeman I will work towards keeping the voters in my precinct informed of how they can help in preserving our values and maintaining our freedoms granted to us by the United States Constitution and the State of Idaho Constitution. I will work at keeping the citizens of precinct one informed about the candidates who would best represent us in preserving these principles. Your vote in my behalf would be very much appreciated on May 21st at the Oneida County Events Center.

Candidate Profile—Lynn Moore, Precinct 3

Core values of the Oneida -Area appealed to my husband, Rich Moore, and me; we have made Oneida Summit our home for eight years. Who could resist seeing Evergreens all around us, the Black Pine Mountains as a back drop and reservoirs and streams as we take advantage of the plentiful fishing opportunities. Nothing better than catching a Rainbow trout for breakfast! And with that fishing reference, I hope I have “caught” your attention enough, because I am fishing for your vote!

I was raised by a father with a great love for this country and The Constitution . He was a student of The Constitution and involved with the Republican Party during his adult years. He taught me to love this country and have a deep respect for the founding document.

Now. if I can just hook you long enough to tell you about me:

I am a mother of a blended family of 10 children and 32 grandchildren. Retired Registered Nurse currently serving as President of the Oneida County Foundation Hospital Board. Anyone out there play pickle ball? I was involved in the building of the pickleball courts last summer and enjoy early morning matches.

Robyn Gamble—Candidate for Precinct 1

I would like to introduce myself. I am Robyn Gamble. My husband Ronnie Gamble and I have lived and worked in Oneida County for 30 years. Our 6 children have been involved in many community and school events and our 16 grandchildren have been able to come and enjoy the valley’s great outdoors and fun activities.

I along with my husband have served this community as volunteer EMT’s for 27 years. I have worked at Nell J Redfield Memorial Hospital as a Basic Radiology Technician, Alliance Home Health and Hospice office manager, and for the past 10 years as a teacher at Malad High School’s Medical Science CTE program. I earned my Bachelor’s degree at age 62 in Health Promotions and Education. I believe you are never too old to learn new things.

In 2022 I ran for and was privileged to be voted in as an alternate Republican Delegate which made it possible for me to go and observe the working of the Republican summer convention. Some of the actual delegates that year were unable to attend so I was allowed to act as a delegate and participate in the voting process. One thing I learned from this participation is that many people are not aware of the purpose of a Precinct Committee person and the

influence for good that the county GOP can have as a means of providing information to the electorate. I feel that we can’t understand what we do not have information or knowledge of, so for this reason I have chosen to run as Precinct 1 committee woman. I would like to be your resource to learn and understand about our candidates and the Republican Platform. If elected I will stand on the pillars of honesty, integrity, and principles of the Republican Platform. With your support I will work hard to ensure that I listen with an open mind and heart to the concerns of Precinct 1. Together, let’s build a stronger, more productive Precinct for all.

Candidate Profile – Ben Campbell, Precinct 5

My name is Ben Campbell, 4th generation farmer of Juniper, running for the Precinct Chair#5. Stone and Juniper areas have a different set of challenges from city residents; I want to be their voice! My wife, Melissa and I have raised our four kids in the valley of the Black Pine Mountains. When I am not busy farming, I like biking, hiking and spending time with my family.

It is well worth the effort to travel a one- hundred -twenty mile trip, once a month, to carry the concerns, interests and values of the Stone/Juniper residents. I am asking for their vote in the coming election.

My husband and I are service missionaries for the the BYU -Pathway Worldwide Program.

I have a listening ear and working hands ready to carry your message to the GOP of Oneida as I represent the 3rd precinct and a woman’s perspective. Let’s put the Constitution to work for us and let every voice be heard!

Fishing for your vote come May 21st to represent the Third Precinct; THAT WOULD BE A GREAT CATCH!

Again, Oneida fits me well as you will find me reading, hiking, camping, playing pickle ball or golfing in my spare time.

Pat Field—Candidate for District 27B

Here we go again. I am the youngest of eight children, raised on a cow/ calf and farm operation in Idaho. I married my college sweetheart and we are celebrating 41 years together. We are proud parents of three and grandparents of ten. My favorite crops to nurture have always been my kids and grandkids.

Beyond my family, I have been deeply involved in both my church and community, coaching youth sports and serving in the BSA. Currently, I am a precinct committeeman, Vice Chair of the Cassia County Republican Central Committee, and Chairman of the Republican Legislative District 27.

Throughout my journey, I have had the privilege of connecting with the citizens of Cassia, Minidoka, and Oneida counties. My wife and I have served as Ag Ambassadors for Farm Bureau and I currently serve on the Cassia County Farm Bureau board. Oneida county was very good to me

during the 2022 election. It would be an honor to represent Oneida county at the legislature. I hope to connect with you all again.

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Candidate Profile--J. Duane Carter, Precinct 6 I am J. Duane Carter and am running for the Republican Precinct #6 Chair. I would appreciate your support! I will learn my duties and represent you the best I can. I LOVE our community family; UNITED WE WILL STAND. Enterprise The Idaho Oneida County's News Since 1879 The cost for a standard obituary: $89 500 words with one color photo The cost for an ultimate obituary: $159 501 words plus and 2 color photos * additional photos $25 each To submit an obituary: email: Mail or drop o at the The Idaho Enterprise, P.O. Box 205, Malad Idaho 83252 100 E. 90 S., Malad, Idaho 208-766-4773 OBITUARY SUBMISSION INFO


Doug Williams announces run for Oneida County Sheriff

Hello citizens. I am Doug Williams and I’m running for Oneida County Sheriff. I was born and raised in Oneida County and have lived here for 51 years. I raised my three children Haden Williams, Samantha Williams, and Jace Williams in this wonderful community.

I am currently the Chief Deputy of Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and have been employed with the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office for 20 years. I am very experienced and have a profound knowledge on current policies and procedures within the criminal, civil and emergency communications functionality of the Sheriff’s Office, including experience with budgeting and grants. I am the only candidate that is certified with basic and intermediate certifications as a law enforcement officer in the state of Idaho. I am also keenly aware of the challenges law enforcement faces in our county and I am prepared and excited to help conquer these challenges.

One of my primary concerns is protecting our youth and to make our schools a safe and drug free environment for all students. Within our school walls, are some of our most vulnerable population, our children. Teachers should be focused on teaching and students should be able to focus on pursuing their dreams through education. I believe each student has a right to a drug free and safe learning environment. It is imperative that the sheriff’s office works with the schools on safe school initiatives, implementing the DARE program, having an active presence in all schools, and assisting with anti-bullying campaigns.

Drug and alcohol use amongst teenagers continues to climb and the immediate consequences of teen substance use are devastating. These consequences can range from reduced academic performance and criminal involvement to injuries, medical conditions and mental health issues to catastrophic events up to and including death. It’s time to help deter our children from drug and alcohol use and give them the safe and drug free environment they deserve. As your Sheriff, I will incorporate a Zero Tolerance Policy on any crimes against children to include all sex crimes, injury to a child, crimes within a child’s presence and suppliers and dealers of alcohol and/or drugs to underage children and teens.

Another goal of mine is to make victims of crime a priority and having their needs come first and foremost. Protection from re-victimization and from their perpetrators is crucial to their healing processes. When someone has been victimized, they are at one of the most vulnerable moments of their lives and it is essential that they are treated with compassion and care as well as

ensuring proper steps are taken to make them feel safe again. Training and education amongst deputies is vital in ensuring victims are not re-victimized by a lack of compassion or discounted by any department member who makes contact, all victims need to be treated with respect, dignity and empathy.

Domestic Violence also affects the children of those involved, when children fall victim to the effects of Domestic Violence for an extended amount of time, this impacts neural pathways which are essential for learning and gaining new skills and can have lifelong detriments. As your Sheriff, I will incorporate a Zero Tolerance Policy on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault crimes.

I believe it is imperative to serve all of Oneida County. Everyone deserves to have their neighborhoods and public places patrolled no matter where they live. This helps deter and prevent crime and helps create good public relations and trust with the Sheriff’s Office. Building good public relations can make citizens comfortable in reporting suspicious activity and/or crimes. Citizen delayed reporting has been a challenging issue for the Sheriff’s Office. As your Sheriff I want to build that trust and communication with the community to help get reports of suspicious activities in a timely manner. Speedy reporting to the Sheriff’s Office, combined with fast response times for law enforcement increases the likelihood of apprehending offenders at or near the crime scene and/or deterring a crime from happening. With this trust and communication, I want to hear from the community and their opinions on how the Sheriff’s Office is doing and ideas we could incorporate to serve and protect this community better.

You can be a part of this new direction in this year’s upcoming election. I would be humbled and honored to serve Oneida County as your next Sheriff.


Candidate Profile—Brian Jeppsen, County Commission District 3

After having served for a little over a year as the County Commissioner from District 3 and navigating the steep learning curve involved by engaging in local government, my previous passion for serving my fellowman has grown exponentially. I am therefore seeking re-election with the desire to continue to do my part in promoting strength through unity in Oneida County.

For those who don’t already know, I was born in Texas while my parents were stationed at the Laredo Air Force base. We later returned to their hometown of Brigham City, UT where I was raised until I was 15 yrs. old. At that time, my parents, Brent and Jacque Jeppsen, moved their family to Malad where I graduated from Malad High School in 1975. Moving to Malad was a life-changing event for me and I have loved the people and the community spirit that exists here ever since that time. It was here that I met my sweetheart Anita Ann Head, who waited for me while I served an LDS mission to San Antonio, Texas from 1976-1978. Upon my return we were married in June of 1979 and were later blessed with 3 amazing children; Jacob (Emily) Jeppsen, Melissa (Ty) McMillan, and Breanna (William) Charles. We are also the proud grandparents of 11 wonderful grandchildren. I feel blessed to have been raised by goodly parents and to have such wonderful siblings; Tammy (Dave) Williams, Kaylene (Chad Rindlisbacher), both of Malad, Ron Jeppsen (deceased), and Chris (Jen) Jeppsen of Boise.

Although Anita and I moved away in pursuit of a career in 1980, it didn’t take us long to return home to this beautiful valley. In 1983 we came back home as this is the place we wanted to raise our children. I have been involved in many community projects and organizations as well as having served in various church assignments over the past 39 years of living here in Malad.

In 1987, 6 months prior to my 30th birthday, and despite being happily married with 3 children, I felt that it was my duty and privilege to serve in the military as a token of appreciation for the profound liberties that we enjoy in this blessed Land of Liberty. Accordingly, I joined the US Air Force Reserve and left behind my family for the required six months of Basic Training as well as AIT (Advanced Individual Training) I subsequently served for 8 years out of Hill Air Force Base, Utah, achieving the rank of Staff Sargent. Upon joining, I took

my Military Oath of Office to “… support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”. As a loyal citizen of these United States, I consider that oath to be a lifelong commitment and duty to uphold. I have a very special love for this valley and its people. I have had the privilege of giving back through various opportunities over the past several decades. For the past several years I have been blessed to serve with wonderful faith leaders of the Oneida Interfaith Council, as well as several other community-oriented organizations. In the capacity of commissioner, I have also been privileged to work with many other public servants who selflessly dedicate their time and talents to serving and building up our community.

My objective in seeking to continue serving in this capacity is to reinforce the principles and values which have made Oneida County such a great place to live and a welcome gathering place for those seeking refuge from an ever more challenging world.

It is my firm belief that our Founding Fathers were inspired by God to institute His Law, even the Constitution of the United States. We are blessed that our State Constitution mirrors those same true principles. As we continually strive to internalize and adhere to these divine laws, we will succeed in building a community of one heart and one mind, where peace and unity will prevail, and we will be better prepared to weather the storms of adversity that do and will continue to encroach upon our world.

Now, more than ever, may God bless our nation, our state, and our community, as we seek to serve one another.


Announces changes to Benefit

The VA is requiring that GI Bill benefits and Veteran Compensation Benefits be consolidated into just one bank account. The deadline for veterans to make the changes on their own is April 20, 2024, or the VA will automatically choose the account for them.

VA Under Secretary Jacobs stated we need the help of the states to assist VA in contacting Veterans to ask them to ensure their education and compensation benefits are deposited to the same account. The deadline to make this change is April 20, 2024.

As part of the GI Bill modernization VA is migrating the old data base to a more modern system. This effort requires discrepancies in the record be corrected.

Student Veterans have historically had compensation and education benefits routed to separate bank accounts. VA is requesting they choose a single account. The easiest way to update direct deposit information is through change-direct-deposit/. Follow this

process: Sign into with a verified or account. Go to the Direct Deposit information section of your profile. Check their direct deposit information for all benefit payments to make sure the same account is listed for all. There will be a box with direct deposit information for education benefits and a box for the benefits you receive. If the accounts in both boxes don’t match, they must update the information to be the same bank account for both VA benefits. If they currently receive G.I. Bill payments by check, they must add their direct deposit information in the education benefits section of the profile.

The VA notes the important information that all veterans will be paid, regardless of the completion of the form. However, the VA will default to the direct deposit account on file which received the compensation payments. However, the VA feels it is important that the veteran themselves make that decision.

If you have any questions, contact VSO Bob Stokes in Malad.

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Events!! Irrigation usage Canning and St.) Oneida County Extension April 2024 Upcoming Events!! April 17th @ 6 PM Spring Lawn Care & Irrigation Water usage, Irrigation Methods for lawns, Lawn fertilizer usage With Andy West, U of I Extension Educator Twin Falls, Idaho RSVP requested but not required.
18th @ 5:30 PM Water Bathing Canning Make and Take Class! Hands on learning! Class will make Salsa. Cost $15 MUST RSVP! April 24th @ 5:30 PM Pressure Canning Make and Take Class! Hands on learning! Class will can Potatoes. Cost $15 MUST RSVP!
Contact office 208 -766-2243
the Date! More info to come!*  May 2nd - Summer meal planning and budgeting for the family (All events will be held at the Event Center 459 S. Main St.) Oneida County Extension

Elementary School progress continues apace

On Tuesday, March 19, an hour prior to the monthly School Board meeting, the members of the School Board toured the new, in-progress elementary school building. The tour was led by the contractor, Jared Lusk, accompanied by his assistants, Malad Elementary School Principal Sarah McIntyre, Malad Elementary School Administrative Assistant Heather Howe, Superintendent Jon Abrams, School Board Clerk Carlean Tubbs, and Maintenance Supervisor Darrell Tripp.

The tour members learned that the brick for the exterior of the building

and the paint colors for the interior rooms have been selected. Jared pointed out the locations of the library, the special education room, the computer lab, and the cafeteria. These rooms will all be at the front of the building just behind the front entrance and main offices.

The classrooms for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will be on the east side of the building. The kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade classrooms will be on the side of the building that faces 400 North. Restrooms will be on both wings of the building.

The gymnasium will be in the mid-

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According to Jenna Bush Hagar, former President George W. Bush gets Laura Bush her cup of coffee, just the way she likes it, every morning. I think that is so nice, it’s the little things that really matter. And speaking of little things, there was an article on HuffPost this last week entitled Doing This 1 Simple—But Unexpected—Thing

While Taking a Walk Could Improve Your Health. I’m not sure I believe it, but maybe so…

The trick is to experience awe. Dacher Keltner, a professor of psychology at UC Berkeley and the director of the Greater Good Science Center, has spent the last two decades studying “awe.” He says experiencing it can positively affect our bodies, our relationships and how we interact with the world around us. “One region of the brain is deactivated (when we experience awe) – the default mode network. That is where all the self-representational processes take place: I’m thinking about myself, my time, my goals, my strivings, my checklist. That quiets down during awe.” He goes on to explain how the immune system is boosted, heart rate and digestion slow down and basically our bodies are opened to things bigger than we are.

Keltner suggests taking an “awe walk.” His team set up a research study where people 75 years old or older were instructed to take an “awe walk” once a week. The only instruction given was “to go some-

place where you might feel a little child-like wonder and look around – look at the small things and look at the big things and just follow that sense of mystery and wonder.” That was it. And the results were amazing.

Over the eight-week period of the study, the “awe walk” group started to feel less pain and distress. Scientists documented what Keltner calls “the disappearance of the self.” They didn’t think so much about themselves and became more interested in the vaster scene. He went on to say experiencing awe, acts as an antidote to narcissism and much more. The article identified several awe experiences such as examining a flower, appreciating a sunset, listening to music, witnessing the kindness or goodness or generosity of other people, seeing art and contemplating big ideas, all of which can happen on an “awe walk.”

As I contemplated this big (or maybe small and simple) idea, I thought of recognizing miracles. Seems each of these experiences are miracles happening right around us. We just need to take the time to see it. So, appreciate a good cup of coffee or a smoothie when you start your day. Then get out there on an “awe walk.” Good Lives are all about recognizing the Good Life you have! Now isn’t that awesome!

HuffPost, Doing This 1 Simple – But Unexpected – Thing

While Taking a Walk Could Improve Your Health, Raj Punjabi and Noah Michelson

dle of the building. A stage will face the gym and will be part of the music room, making it possible for music programs and other assemblies to be held in the gym with plenty of room for chairs for students, parents, and other attendees.

Progress on the interior walls of the new building made it possible for the tour group to envision the finished school better than in the past. Several Board members commented that the rooms now seem larger than they did when only the exterior walls were in place.

At a special session prior to the

Board meeting, the School Board learned that while the elementary building is on budget and on schedule to be completed before Thanksgiving in 2024, the bids for the baseball and softball fields have come in higher than expected. The School Board will meet with Jared Lusk, contractor, in a work session on April 3 to discuss the plans for the ball diamonds. By then the State Legislature will have concluded its session, and more information will be available about state funding for schools.

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The interior of the gym is spacious and should accommodate all of the planned activities. A view from inside one of the classrooms, facing south. Framing on the east wing is completed. The gym structure is filling out nicely, as the building takes shape. Members of the School Board, construction team, and others toured the school construction site.

The future of Dragon wrestling looks bright after a great 2024 season of Jr Dragon Wrestling. For six weeks, the more than 75 hopeful wrestlers took to the mats to wrestle, learn, and compete under the direction of Coaches Jonny Blasidell and Josh Davis with the help from members of the high school wrestling team.

Each year the MHS wrestling team puts on the wrestlings practices as a fundraiser in tandem to the Little League Wrestling Tournaments in southeastern Idaho. Even with their meager beginning, the Malad Jr Dragon wrestlers came out ready, hitting the mats with great drive and intensity. Including youth Pre-K through 6th grade, wrestlers of all ages and experience participated in the program, all showing progress as the weeks moved on.

Nearly all of the young wrestlers took the opportunity to compete in the Little League tournaments, beginning the last week of February through March. From Grace to Aberdeen to West Jefferson, Malad wrestling was

Junior Dragon Wrestling Brothers of Steel Wrestling

The middle and high school wrestling seasons may be officially over, but the Brothers of Steel Malad wrestlers are still hitting the mats as they travel to various tournaments around the area. They have had a full schedule for the last several weeks and with it a full list of accomplishments and success.

The Idaway wrestling season kicked off with the Marsh Valley tournament held in January. Malad had 27 youth wrestlers compete at the tournament, an exciting turnout for the program. Even more exciting was that all 27 earned and brought home medals after the weekend.

Supporting the youth program as time allows, the HS Dragon wrestling coaches and wrestlers showed up to Marsh Valley to help coach and support the young wrestlers. “The youth in our program really look up to the high schoolers and it means a lot to them to have the older kids sit in their corner and coach them.”

Speaking of that first tournament, Coach Josh Davis shared, “Our wrestling family showed up BIG this weekend! We had the most wrestlers out of all the teams that competed at the IDAWAY tournament in Marsh Valley. 27 Brothers (and Sisters) of Steel represented our home town well. We also had a big group of our high school team show up to support the up and coming wrestlers of Malad – way to be awesome examples!!”

Marsh Valley Tournament

Lilly Blaisdell – 40# – 1st

Chloe Smith – Girls 45# - 1st

Austin Schrenk – Girls 48# - 1st

Rylan Price – 45# - 1st

Zach Ward – 49# - 1st

Kyler Blaisdell – 61# - 1st

Payson Price – 65A – 1st

Rustin Montgomery – 110# - 1st

Brecken Price – 72B – 1st

Bentley Maddox – 100# - 1st

Cache Lake – 58# - 2nd

Kyler Price – 67# - 2nd

Haize Davis – Girls 68# - 2nd

Joseph Angell – 80# - 2nd

Devin Ball – 100# - 2nd

Wade Clark – 118# - 2nd

Riggs Davis – 37# – 3rd

Jonny Schrenk – 47# - 3rd

Kody Wangsgard – 55# - 3rd

Kallen Price – 72A – 3rd

well represented and made an impact wherever they competed.

Malad hosted a tournament on Wednesday, March 20, packing the mats and the stands for a fun filled night of wrestling. The tournament was broken down into various pods based on the wrestler’s grade and weight. The tournament also included girls wrestling brackets as they continue to build their growing girls team. At the end of the night, the little wrestlers proudly toted their hard won medals and looking forward to the next chance they have to get on the mats.

The coaching staff shared, “This year’s Junior Dragon wrestling program was a huge success! Through it the youth of Malad learned a love for the sport of wrestling. The program is a fundraiser for the high school team, but more importantly it helps young wrestlers develop the skills and knowledge they need to start wrestling and competing. We are grateful to the Malad wrestling parents and community that help make this program a great experience.”

Bronson Smith – 157# - 3rd

Corbin Smith – 61# - 4th

Jaxton Price – 118# - 4th

Mason Ball – 135# - 4th

Cooper Smith – 64# - 5th

Dekker Davis – 59# - 5th

Jaxon Mills – 92# - 5th

Idaway hosts 3 Tour of Idaho tournaments each season, offering custom awards to the placers as well as special awards to the wrestlers that place 1st at all 3 tournaments. This year Brother of Steel wrestler Rustin Montgomery won all 3 tournaments. This is the 2nd year in a row Rustin has accomplished the impressive title of Tour Of Idaho champion.

The first Tour of Idaho tournament was the Snake River Rumble in Idaho Falls. Held over two days, 16 wrestlers represented Malad so well at a very tough tournament!

Snake River Rumble Tournament

Austin Shrenk- 1st

Kyler Blaisdell- 1st

Rustin Montgomery- 1st

Riggin Montgomery- 1st

Ryland Price- 2nd

Lillian Blaisdell- 2nd

Payson Price- 2nd

Stella Merja- 2nd

Johnny Shrenk- 3rd

Jaxon Mills- 3rd

Cooper Smith- 4th

Zach Ward- 5th

Cache Lake- 5th

Joseph Angell- 5th

Kyler Price- 6th

Brecken Price wrestled tough and just missed the medal rounds.

At the Rumble in the South Tour of Idaho tournament held in Jerome, three Brothers of Steel wrestlers made the trip to win themselves another medal each.

Rumble in the South

Rustin Montgomery- 1st

Riggin Montgomery- 1st

Payson Price- 2nd

In the third and final Tour of Idaho tournament, the Cradle for the Cure, the Montgomery brothers wrestled in some extremely tough brackets. It is a large tournament hosted every year in Caldwell with all proceeds being donated to St Luke’s Cancer Institute.

Cradle for the Cure

Rustin Montgomery- 1st

Riggin Montgomery- 3rd

Malad wrestlers competed in several other Idaway and USA tournaments throughout the season.

Sublime Tournament

Rylan Price- 1st

Johnny Shrenk- 1st

Lilly Blaisdell- 1st

Austin Shrenk- 1st

Kyler Blaisdell- 1st

Wade Clark- 1st

Joseph Angell- 2nd

Cooper Smith- 3rd

Dekker Davis- 3rd

Payson Price- 3rd

Kody Wangsgard- 4th

Cache Lake- 5th

Kyler Price- 5th

Brecken Price- 5th

Bonneville Tournament

Austin Shrenk -1st

Jonny Shrenk- 3rd

Intermountain Warrior Tournament

Lilly Blaisdell- 1st

Kyler Blaisdell- 1st

Bentley Maddox- 1st

Oakley Maddox- 2nd

Bentley Maddox- 3rd

Payson Price- 5th

Dekker Davis- 6th

Stella Merja, Dezi Haven, Kody Wangsgard, Cooper Smith and Roper Higley also competed in the Intermountain Warrior tournament, wrestling super tough but missing out on the medal rounds.

The Dragons 144lb state runner up Oakley Maddox traveled to Iowa to compete in Folkstyle national wrestling tournament. Oakley took 7th in the 16u 144lb bracket making him an All American.

The Montana Open, a large tournament in Billings, Montana held March 22-24, hosted wrestlers from all over the western United States including five of Malad’s own wrestlers.

Montana Open 2024

Lilly Blaisdell- G6u 40lbs- 1st

Drake Morrison- 15u 137lbs- 1st

Oakley Maddox- 15u 144lbs- 1st

Kyler Blaisdell- 8u 62lbs 2nd

Bentley Maddox- 12u 106lb

Declo Idaway Tournament

Rustin Montgomery- 1st

Johnny Schrenk- 2nd

Parker Price- 2nd & 6th

Cody Wangsgard- 3rd

Payson Price- 3rd

Austin Schrenk- 4th

Brecken Price- 5th

Three wrestlers competed over the Easter weekend in the Ben Lomond tournament in Ogden, Utah. They all did very welling, each earning two medals as they competed in multiple brackets in the various styles.

Ben Lomond Tournament

Folkstyle Dezirae Haven 2nd

Kody Wangsgard (2 brackets) 2nd & 3rd

Freestyle Dezirae Haven 3rd

Roper Higley 3rd


Roper Higley 1st

The Idaway season will wrap up this weekend at the Idaway State Tournament in Idaho Falls. The Brothers of Steel are practicing hard to compete and hoping to bring home the hardware. The USA wrestling season will continue through the summer.

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