Archive - Jan 24, 2013
ST. MARYS — A former mayor has decided to seek a seat on St. Marys City Council this year.
Greg Freewalt confirmed to The Evening Leader he will seek the Democratic nomination for the 3rd Ward City Council seat in the May primary. Current 3rd Ward Councilor Bill Slemmons announced he plans to retire at the end of the year — opening the door for Freewalt to seek the position.
NEW BREMEN — For New Bremen residents Ben Tuttle, 15, and Paul Luft, 16, life as typical high school students changed entirely when their guitar teacher Jeff King approached them with the idea of creating a country band.
“He kind of put us together,” said Luft, the band’s lead vocalist.
Luft had been taking lessons from King for about a year, then stopped for a year.
Around the time he resumed lessons, Tuttle also started taking lessons from King.
“It was pretty exciting,” Ben said.
Curtiss E. Hager, 86, of St. Marys, formerly of Spencerville, died at 3:54 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the St. Marys Living Center, with family at his side.
He had lived there since October 2012.
He was born on Jan. 27, 1926, in Logan Township, Auglaize County, the son of Earl and Elma (Walther) Hager, who preceded him in death.
On June 4, 1949, he married Ruthela Wagner, and she survives in St. Marys.
Emmett H. Shoup Jr., 70, of 2011 Chadwick Drive, St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on Oct. 3, 1942, in Moulton, the son of Emmett and Evelyn (Katter) Shoup Sr.
He married Sandra K. Moots on May 25, 1963, and she survives at the residence.
Patrick Engle, 61, of rural Mendon, died on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on Aug. 22, 1951, in Lima, to Orville M. and Catherine L. “Midge” (Nolan) Engle, both of whom preceded him in death.
His companion, Betty Phillips, survives at the residence.