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Darlene S. Evening, 51

June 6, 2011

Darlene S. Evening, 51, of Fort Hall passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011, at her home following an extended illness.
Darlene was born Nov. 10, 1959, in Blackfoot, the daughter of Daniel Bill, Sr. and Inez Mink Evening. She was raised in the Fort Hall area and attended school in Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School. Following high school she attended Idaho State University.
Darlene enjoyed bead work, quiltwork and going to the casino. However, her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Owen Durfee, 81

June 6, 2011

Owen Durfee, 81, of Pingree, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2011, at his daughter’s home in Twin Falls.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and will be announced.

Diane Evans, 66

June 6, 2011

Diane Evans, 66, of Blackfoot, passed away at her home, Sunday, June 5, 2011. from cancer.
Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.

Eleanor Rivers, 78

June 6, 2011

Eleanor Rivers, 78, of Blackfoot, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2011. at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling, Blackfoot. A viewing will be held on Friday from 6-8 p.m. and for one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Interment will be in the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.

Blackfoot sweeps Snake River in legion action

June 6, 2011

THOMAS — The Book of Isaiah in the Bible says, "And a child shall lead them." So it should be no surprise that when coach Jeff Katseanes turned to 14-year-old Dillon Manzanares as a relief pitcher in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against Snake River, he would come up aces for the Blackfoot Bronco Legion team.
"We expect big things out of Dillon and he will probably set some records in his time as a legion ballplayer," said Katseanes. "He is young, the youngest ball player that we have, but he is tough as nails and pitches very smart."

State Hospital South to demolish abandoned buildings

June 6, 2011

BLACKFOOT — This year marks the 125th anniversary of the opening of State Hospital South in Blackfoot, but two hospital buildings built 79 years ago will be demolished this summer.
Buildings F and G, former patient wards located on the north side of the State Hospital campus, were constructed in 1932 and officially opened in 1933. The two-story buildings were occupied as separate men's and women's wards until 1988 when the treatment methods used there became obsolete, said Support Services Director Greg Horton. The wards were replaced by the Patient Treatment Facility used today.

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