August 10th, 2012
Hanford Martin “Hank,” 67, of Middlesboro, Ky., passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at his home.
He was born in Clear Creek, Ky., on March 22, 1945, to the late Canis Dee Martin and Gladys Mason Martin. He was a member of Hensley Chapel Baptist Church.
Mr. Martin worked at Trim Trends in Spencerville for 30 years. He loved his family and the Lord.
ST. MARYS — Music filled the air in Memorial Park Thursday night as SummerFest kicked off under picture-perfect conditions.
While the threat of rain forced the opening ceremony under the entertainment tent, a cool breeze and temperatures in the mid-70s greeted those in attendance for Supper and Sounds and the kick off of SummerFest. St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce Director Kelly Kill said the evening was perfect.
WAPAKONETA — A complaint, the nature of which is not being released at this time, has been made against a long-time Wapakoneta physician.
Wapakoneta Police Chief Russ Hunlock told the newspaper this morning that a Wapakoneta woman made a complaint to his office about Dr. Tom Freytag at the end of May or late June.
NEW BREMEN — Eleven young women displayed their creativity and intelligence to a packed James F. Dicke Auditorium Wednesday night in hopes of being named the 2012 Bremenfest Queen.
The annual Bremenfest Queen Pageant featured a slew of talent in which contestants were judged by a panel of six judges on an introduction, a talent, a corporate sponsor promotion, an interview and a final walk through.
50 Years Ago This Week – 1962
The St. Marys Lakers pushed themselves above the .500 mark for the first time since their season-opener when they were 1-0 with an 11-5 victory over Bradfield Center.
St. Marys dug themselves in a one-run hole to start the game, but quickly responded with two runs in the bottom of the first inning and five more over the next three innings.
By ANGIE KLOSTERMAN
ST. MARYS — After extensive discussion Wednesday evening, board members moved to table a resolution authorizing MSA Sport to conduct an outdoor athletic master plan.
ST. MARYS — More than 20 girls took to the PAC stage at Memorial High School Wednesday night, dancing, smiling and curtsying in front of a packed crowd in hopes to be crowned the 2012 SummerFest Little Miss, a title that Emma Freewalt ultimately took home.
The 21 contestants were judged on an introduction, their model walk and an interview, and four were named to the 2012 SummerFest Little Miss Court. Emma, the daughter of Jeremy and Christie Freewalt, said she enjoyed her experience in the Little Miss SummerFest Pageant.
Betty Lou Eutsler, 85, of Spencerville, died at 10:08 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System, where she had been a patient for nine days.
She was the widow of John W. Eutsler.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, and visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Thomas I. Wolfe, 75, of 1905 Kingsbury Drive, St. Marys, died 8:05 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on May 26, 1937, in Benton Harbor, Mich., the son of Archer and Helen (Bartlett) Wolfe, and they preceded him in death.
On Aug. 22, 1964, he married Mary K. Adams, and she survives at the residence.
ST. MARYS — As one group of St. Marys youths arrived home, a group of Japanese youths came to visit as well.
The six St. Marys youth delegates and two chaperones arrived home from Awaji City, Japan, Monday evening, with the 11 youth delegates and two chaperones from Japan arriving in St. Marys Monday evening as well.