Volume 135 Number 11 - Mar 13, 2008


Destrehan man returns state trooper’s semi- automatic rifle
A 51-year-old Destrehan man returned a rifle he found on the side of I-10 after the weapon fell out of the trunk of a state trooper’s vehicle.

Footprints of Faith
Patrick Spencer’s map shows all of the stops he has made so far on his 167 day journey. Men pass through Boutte on peace
Getting fired from a job can be a traumatic experience for almost anybody.

Home invasions on the rise across nation, but crimes can be prevented
Home Invasions may be the scariest of all crimes for a person to face, not just because they may lose precious valuables in their home, but because the robbers want you to be home when they break in.

New West Bank park unveiled
Walking trail, playground to highlight March 17 meeting
The St. Charles Parish Recreation Department will hold a public meeting to discuss plans for a park slated for the South Lakewood, Willowridge and Willowdale communities.

School board searches for new carrier due to high costs
Insurance premiums skyrocket, force decision
In what John “Jay” Robichaux says could be the “biggest decision” the school board will make since he has been a member, the insurance committee has begun looking at other healthcare providers as possible alternatives to UnitedHealthcare.

St. Pierre, council share priority projects with D.C.
St. Pierre, council  share priority projects with D.C. Parish President V.J. St. Pierre and the council traveled to the NACO conference in Washington, D.C. last week on a mission to enhance St. Charles Parish and share their priority projects with Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter, along with Rep. Charlie Melancon.

Take a Hike FEMA
Take a Hike FEMA St. Rose wants trailers removed
Residents living in St. Rose want FEMA trailers that were permitted after Hurricane Katrina to be removed from their community.

UWSC names top donaters
The United Way of St. Charles completed another successful annual campaign, raising $2,378,034.35 thanks to the help of local industry and businesses, and the support of the community.


Hahnville improves to 15-5, Destrehan picks up district win
Jonathan Menard
Lauren Candies continues to be a driving force behind the success of the Lady Tigers softball team, picking up four wins over the weekend to stretch her season record to 13-4.
All-District BASKETBALL teams
Staff Report
Congratulations to Hahnville High School Basketball Coach, Kevin Robicheaux, who was named the River Parish Coach of the Year and All Metro Coach of the Year.
Destrehan powerlifting individual results
Staff Report
DHS is pleased to announce the new sport of Powerlifting.
St. Charles Borromeo Twisters compete in national competition
Staff Report
The dance team from St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan competed in the Worldwide Spirit Association’s Grand National Competition held at the New Orleans Convention Center the weekend of February 23 and 24.
Hahnville varsity baseball player enjoys day off at New Orleans Arena
Staff Report
Hahnville High School’s Wesley Brown, who plays on the school’s varisty baseball team, enjoys his first day off in two weeks with a little rest and relaxation at the New Orleans Arena on March 9 for the VooDoo home game opener where the New Orleans team won 54-53.

Our View

Parks a good idea for parish kids
Willowdale and Lakewood residents will finally get the park they’ve been waiting for, which means a safe place for kids to play.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Delayshia M. Carter, 19, of 234 Chad B. Baker St. In Reserve was arrested on March 3 and charged with possession of stolen auto over $500 and running a red light.


'Tied Up in Blue'
Shonna Riggs
Fighting crime in St. Charles Parish is a career for Lt. Deborah Johnston, but writing novels is her creative outlet, something she does in her spare time, after a long day of protecting residents.
Library sprouts plants thanks to 4-H
Staff Report
Members of the Families for Home Education 4-H get together for a tree planting project at the West Regional Library in Luling.
Crawfish are good for you, but hold the SALT
LSU AgCenter News
Whether you like them fried, boiled or in a stew, crawfish are a Louisiana favorite. And for the next few months, crawfish can be found on dinner tables and in backyard boils across the state.
Birth Announcements
Staff Report
Brody Joseph Williams (at right) was born to proud parents Erica and Mark Williams Jr. of Paradis at East Jefferson General Hospital on October 31, 2007 at 1:25pm.
St. Charles Art Guild News
Staff Report
The St. Charles Art Guild holds monthly meetings the first Tuesday of each month.
The Basketry’s Kristi Brocato donates to Breaux family scholarship
Staff Report
The Basketry held a fundraiser for the Abigayl Breaux Scholarship Foundation in which all of the proceeds from the sale of three different Webkinz were donated to The Breaux Family.
Deputy of the year, Kenneth Delaune, honored at St. Charles Rotary meeting
Staff Report
“We want Kenny Delaune back!” This request was heard time and time again in Sheriff Greg Champagne’s office from St. Rose residents.


Audrey Oertling Kirn Champagne passed away on March 1, 2008 She was born in New Orleans, January 1, 1918.
Ronald “Ronnie” J. Reagan passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 5:50 a.m. in Houma.