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LOOKING BACK

Sep 09, 2022 11:11AM ● By Idaho Enterprise staff

5 YEARS AGO (2017)

Welcome to Bamma Wamma's! The first thing you hear when you go to either the walk up or drive-up window at Bamma Wamma's is a hearty, "Welcome to Bamma Wamma's, I'm Bamma!" from owner Teresa Daniels. She is Bamma because that is what her grandchildren call her! Teresa is excited about her new business and happy to welcome everyone to try one of her delicious signature drinks.

For anyone interested in a nursing career, now is a good time to obtain a Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) degree while living right here in Malad. through a partnership with Idaho State University College of Technology and grants provided by Portneuf Health Trust and Workforce Development Training Fund, Nell J. Redfield Memorial Hospital is able to provide the course instruction and labs locally.

Karren Edwards, Chief Nursing Officer at Nell J. Redfield Memorial Hospital, is the instructor for the labs and is the driving force behind the development of the program. Karren has a bachelor's degree in nursing. She received her LPN at Bridgerland and then completed her degree at Weber State University. When Karren started working at the hospital as the Staff Development Coordinator approximately a year ago, her first assignment was to bring the LPN program back to Malad. She promoted the program with the staff and worked with ISU who was willing to. come on board and through the grants provided was able to obtain the equipment necessary to provide the necessary labs.

It's the beginning of a new school year, and with that comes new faces. There are new staff members joining Malad Schools.

Micheal Corbett, Malad High School Principal; Ami Foust, Malad High School Secretary; Wendy Owens, Malad High School Registrar; Meghan Cleckler, Malad Middle School Math and Science Teacher; Tanner Saxton, Malad Middle School Counselor and Wendi Blaisdell, After School Program Director.

Malad High School and Malad Middle School choose class officers.

Chosen as Senior Class officers are President Jessica Perry, Vice President Ben Waldron, Secretary MaCall Smith, Motivational Engineers Jacob Reiss and Abby Timothy.

Leading the Junior Class will be President Halli Hannah, Vice President Kyler Harrison, Secretary Bailey Hawkes, Motivational Engineers Hayley Brown and Ethan Ward.

Those students chosen by the Sophomore Class to be officers are President Morgan Wilkins, Vice President Hallye Green, Secretary Jeni Alder, Motivational Engineers Landon Smith and Megan Tooke.

Freshman Student chose as their class officers President Hallee Haycock, Vice President Brynn Thomas, Secretary Brooklyn Gross, Motivational Engineers Rylee Jacobson and Gage Nieffenegger. 

Leading the 8th Grade at Malad Middle School will be President Maggie Willie, Vice President Colton Ihler, Secretary Sydney Carey, Girls' Representative Carra Madsen and Boys' Representative Daxton Woodmancy.

Seventh Grade Class Officers will be President Gaiden Combs, Vice President Raegan Smith, Secretary Loralee Teeples, Girls' Representative Journie Tovey and Boys' Representative Jaden Ward.

The Sixth Grade chose for their class officers President Brynlee Bastian, Vice President Oaklie Hebdon, Secretary Riley Williams, Girls' Representative Ellie Wakley and Boys' Representative Hunter Wray.

10 YEARS AGO (2012)

Nicknamed “Dreams Recalculated,” a group of nine co-workers from the 75th Medical Group at Hill Air Force Base in Layton, Utah, lived up to the group’s namesake last Friday when they claimed a $1,000,000 Powerball prize from a ticket purchased at Thomas Market for last Saturday night’s draw. 

Louise Hotchkiss and Julie Estep have each spent four years going to school while continuing to work at the Oneida County Hospital and taking care of their families in order to reach their goal of becoming registered nurses. 

After serving a little over ten years as the director of the Oneida County Library, Kay Caldwell retired along with her husband Gene as custodian. 

The Oneida County Hall of Fame Committee has been researching Oneida County’s Boxing Legacy. Known as the “Fighting Welshmen”, they captured the district ring crown, wining in 1937 and 1938 under Coach Warren Harmon and in 1939, 1946 and 1952 under Coach Jess Thomas. The Malad team also gained the runners-up position in 1950. Boxing in Idaho high schools ended in 1955, and the sport of wrestling was introduced in 1956.

The Malad High School football team earned its first win of the season on the road as they defeated Ririe in a very delayed game.

15 YEARS AGO (2007)

 An alleged dog fighting ring brought the media spotlight to Oneida County last week when the Oneida Sheriff’s Department uncovered “evidence consistent with dog fighting” at a Cherry Creek residence.

Pictured in The Idaho Enterprise are the new Eagle Scouts from the Malad district. Pictured are Travis Garrett, Blake Harrison, Derrick Ward, Luke Beck, Colton Beck and Jake Hess. 

Jon Ward, now retired and a former teacher at Malad and Rigby high schools, was recently named to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Regional Education Corps (REC).

During a specially called meeting, Oneida School District’s Nepotism Policy for Coaches to permit family members to volunteer their services to a head coach, as long as they are not involved in the actual coaching of student athletes. As approved, the newly amended policy states: ”No coaching staff, volunteer coach or statistician shall work under the supervision of a head coach who is a spouse, child parent, brother, sister, or the same relation by marriage.”

Benjamin and Rebekah Ward, who have recently been diagnosed with Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T), will be in Littleton, Colorado, to participate in the A-T CureTour. They will be pushed in a stroller by jogger, Tim Borland who has run 63 marathons in 63 days in 63 different cities to raise money to help find a cure for the rare, genetic disease A-T that attacks children.

25 YEARS AGO (1997)

State Controller J.D. Williams was honored as the only State Controller in the nation to receive the President’s Award at the national Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers. Williams was also recognized leader in developing Electronic Benefits transfers to reduce the cost to the state for paying welfare benefits and for his efforts as the chairman of NASACT’s Governmental Accounting Standards Board Committee to build a consensus for a new national financial reporting model for state and local governments.

When students returned to school this fall they were met with some new faces – three new teachers. Following is a brief introduction to each one. Julie Green is sharing duties with Tammy Williams in the Business department, teaching three classes in the afternoon while Tammy teaches in the morning. Fresh out of college, Kirk Hillyard is teaching Physical Science and Biology I and II, which is anatomy and physiology. He also helps coach football and basketball. Coming to Malad High School from Downey, Tony Diviesti has students in all four grades, 9 through 12. He teaches Electronics I and II, Pre-Algebra and Physical Science.

Trent Charles Buehler has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Trent did a History Fair Project on Hudspeth’s Cutoff. Pictured in The Idaho Enterprise are Boy Scouts and helpers as they stand beside one of sixteen signs they put up marking the Hudspeth Trail in Oneida County. Those in the picture are: Charles Buehler, Ryan Gilgen, Trent Buehler, Kenny Garrett, Sonny Blaisdell, Dallas Thomas, Blake Buehler and William Christiansen.

35 YEARS AGO (1987)

Parents are being reminded to warn children about not getting in cars with strangers after an incident involving a 10-year-old Malad girl.  Two junior high age girls reported that they were walking along Bannock Street when two cars drove slowly along beside them and the occupants acted like they were observing them closely.

Vo-Ag teacher, Kent Scott, has been awarded the Norco Inspirational Teaching Award for 1987 by the Idaho Vocational Ag Teachers Association. He was presented a plaque in recognition of the honor at the Summer Vocational Teachers Conference held at the Red Lion Riverside Motel in Boise.

Congratulations go to Mary Davison, winner of the first annual Outstanding Homemaker Award at the Oneida County Fair.  Second place honors were claimed by Ann Isaacson and Carrie Hess picked up third place. New to the Fair this year, the Outstanding Homemaker Award is offered to the homemaker who enters ten specific open class categories and accumulates the most ribbon award points overall. The list of categories includes: Quilts, Afghans, handwork, Infant Wear, Sewing, Baking, Canning, Fine Arts and Crafts, Vegetables and Flowers. 

40 YEARS AGO (1977)

Malad has a versatile new physician presently practicing at the Malad Valley Clinic – Dr. William Shandro. Besides doctoring, the new M.D. has coached downhill racing teams, strummed classical guitar over the radio, and helped put himself through medical school with his amateur photography hobby. Dr. Shandro started at the Clinic with Dr. Gerald K. Goodenough after moving his wife Cathy and children Adam, age one, and Jamie Rae, two, here from Canada.

Todd Jones’ hands just aren’t big enough to hold all the awards and prizes he won for his Grand Champion and Reserve Champion lambs. Pictured in The Idaho Enterprise and helping out is Dan Perkins of Utah Power and Light, who presented Todd electric clippers for also earning Grand Champion Fitting and Showing honors at the Oneida County Fair for his Suffolk ewe.


Principal Jerry Esplin renewed his recommendation to increase Malad High’s graduation requirements. Last March Mr. Esplin urged the board to implement a four-year required English program at the High School, which would include a half-year of speech. Presently Malad High requires 18 credits to graduate, and Mr. Esplin is seeking to raise this to 19. The State recently set a new level of 18 units to take effect for the class of 1981.

55 YEARS AGO (1967)

Mrs. Sharon Atkinson will be the new librarian at Malad High School for the 1967-68 school year. Mrs. Atkinson will also be the advisor of the Pep Club and of the junior class.

Mrs. Elizabeth Sweeten, a former substitute teacher at the Malad schools, has been employed full time to teach English II, English IV and speech.

Ralph D. Clark, who is stationed at Vandenburg Air Force Base, California has been advanced to Airman Second Class. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Del Clark, Ralph has served one year of a four-year enlistment with the Air Force.

Ergot contamination of grain is greater than average in Idaho this summer, particularly in counties of the eastern area, County Agent George F. Gardner said. The increase of the toxic fungus has brought questions about advisability of feeding contaminated grains to livestock.

The Grand Lodge of Idaho, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, celebrates the 100th anniversary of its founding when it meets at the Masonic Temple in Boise. 





A three-day enrollment of 3,183 set a new high for Ricks College. Classes begin Monday with late registration to continue through the 15th. The three-day enrollment exceeded the total enrollment of the fall, 2,951. 

65 YEARS AGO (1957)

With Max Pilgrim as president, the Oneida County Tuberculosis and Health Council has been fully organized, has adopted a constitution, and is making plans for combating the disease during the coming year. Serving with Mr. Pilgrim are Laura Jones, secretary; Udell Champneys, Joe Mabey, Lizzie Anderson, Adele Peterson and Leona Williams, directors. 

Captain and Mrs. William G. Jenkins are scheduled to arrive in Seattle, Washington today (Thursday) aboard the U.S. General Mitchell from Japan where Captain Jenkins has been for the past 2 1/2 years as executive business administrator of the Yamato Air Base. Captain Jenkins has been with the Air Force for the past 8 1/2 years, having been stationed at Spokane, Washington, Shreveport, Louisiana and Dayton, Ohio.

Personal income in the United States last year reached a record of 324 billion. This was an average of $1,940 for every man, woman and child in the country-before taxes that is. The per capita income for Idaho was $1,466 in 1955 and $1,487 in 1956.

Oneida County’s 11th annual three-day celebration, which has many additional entertaining and educational features in conjunction with the Fair and Race Meet, is underway at the fairgrounds and continues through Friday and Saturday. One of the outstanding features of the Friday activities will be the night revue. The show, “Arabian Rhapsody”, is being produced by the Clarence Smith Theatrical Agency. Included in the troupe are the Gwen Morris Dancers whose featured number is called “The Dance of the Chariots”. Also seen will be the 4 Ramses, three men and a female Sampson who handles her partners like straws in the wind during their exciting acrobatics.

75 YEARS AGO (1947)

With 33 grid hopefuls, including eight lettermen, reporting for the first practice Friday afternoon, the Malad High football season began with Coach Jack V. Williams at the helm. Lettermen reporting for the first practice were Gordon Vaughn, Stanley Price, John D. Tovey, Earl Kern, Cleve Morgan, Ray Lewis, Lamont Jones and Melvel Jones.

Potato producers of Oneida county must apply to the county ACA office on or before September 20 to be eligible for participation in the 1947 potato support program, according to Monte Swenson, ACA secretary. 

A celebration including a parade, program, Indian dances and barbeque was held at Washakie Monday. The events were sponsored by members of the LDS church. During the past 75 years, 300 Indians at Washakie have been baptized into the church. Attending were Elder Spencer Kimball of Salt Lake City, President and Mrs. S. A. Hendricks, Mr. and Mrs. Moyle Facer and Mr. and Mrs. S.L. Smith of the Malad LDS Stake.

85 YEARS AGO (1937)

A new eating place the Chat N’ Chew, owned by C.J. Waddoups and managed by Denton Benson, has opened in Malad on South Main Street.

Uncle Sam’s newest bomber, the B-17 Flying Fortress, attracted plenty of attention after its arrival at the general headquarters Air Force Base at Langley Field, Virginia.

95 YEARS AGO (1927)

While herding sheep on the range in the Diamond Creek Country, Angus Stocking Jr., 14, shot a brown bear weighing 350 pounds and two cubs weighing about 90 pounds each.