Volume 136 Number 16 - Apr 16, 2009


Assault on teacher called rare incident
Teacher yelled for help as student twisted her wrist
An 18-year-old Hahnville High School student was arrested recently at the school and booked with battery after twisting his teacher’s wrist as she confiscated his cell phone, authorities say.

Father, military sons together for first time
Father, military sons together for first time Easter weekend was extra special for Des Allemands’ Michael Burton. After all, it was the first time in his life that he was able to celebrate the holiday with his two sons.

High school students grill panel of parish leaders
High school students grill panel of parish leaders Students ask what can be done about drugs in schools, speeding teens and say they need a place to just ‘hang out’
Levees, the economy, drugs and teenage speeding were all on the minds of students from Hahnville and Destrehan High Schools, who posed some tough questions to a panel of public officials and other local representatives.

Search is on for lost ferry bell
Bell is key ingredient in plans for Destrehan ferry disaster monument
After several meetings, it looks like St. Charles Parish may finally get a monument to commemorate those that lost their lives in the Luling/Destrehan Ferry Disaster. However, committee members are searching for one lost piece of the puzzle that would make the monument really stand out - the George Prince ferry bell.

Turning left risky business on Hwy. 90
The opening of a McDonald’s in Paradis has highlighted the need for something to be done on Highway 90 to prevent deadly accidents from occurring in the area.


Perfection personified:
Special to the Herald-Guide
Going into Tuesday's district finale against St. Amant, the Lady Tigers already had the 6-5A title wrapped up but were still playing for a perfect 10-0 mark against district foes.
Destrehan sweeps Hahnville for first time since ‘04
Special to the Herald-Guide
The Destrehan baseball team began its season by only winning three of its first 13 games, but since then, the Cats have won 11 of their last 12 to vault to the top of the district.
Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald
Special to the Herald-Guide
About a year ago I bought a dozen nets, and like most good things, never got around to go crawfishing although boiling and eating seafood in south Louisiana is a Cajun tradition.
Hahnville’s Brian Lumar named 5A coach of the year
Staff Report
Congratulations to Hahnville High School basketball coach, Brian Lumar, who was named the class 5A, state basketball coach of the year.
Boutte Tae Kwon Do students place in sparring competition
Staff Report
Students from the St. Charles Tae Kwon Do recently competed in the “Governor's Games Tae Kwon Do Championships” in Baton Rouge.
Senior olympians face off at annual track and field events
Staff Report
The annual Senior Olympics kicked off April 14 with track and field events at Destrehan High School. St. Charles Parish participants 60 years old and up were able to compete with others from southeastern Louisiana, including St. John, St. James and Terrebonne parishes.

Our View

Simple way needed to finance government
Now that the frustrating income tax preparation season is over, have you had enough? It seems to be a very unfair way of financing the government.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Incidents A man robbed the Waffle House in Boutte on April 14 shortly before 1 a.m., and made off with a small amount of cash, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office. The robber walked into the restaurant, ordered a cup of coffee, then pointed a handgun at the cashier and demanded money.


Council announces April’s senior events
Heather R. Breaux
The St. Charles Council on Aging has released its April calendar, which includes events open to St. Charles Parish seniors 60 years and older.
Cutting trends for two decades
Heather R. Breaux
For over 38 years Wanda Candies has enjoyed her career as a hair stylist in St. Charles Parish, and celebrating 20 years as owner of Luling’s Candies & Company is the icing on the cake.
The Cook's Corner
Staff Report
Any spring social event in Louisiana is most definitely centered around a crawfish boil. This time of year, is a time to relax with family and friends, enjoy the outdoors, and enjoy the bounty of the season, live Louisiana crawfish.
Herald-Guide People Watch
Staff Report
On April 26, Destrehan musician Jake Smith and his band will, for the first time, play a venue unlike any other - the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Free, discounted fruits and veggies available to seniors at farmer’s market
Heather R. Breaux
Fresh produce and farmer’s market specialties could become easier for low-income seniors to purchase - thanks to the St. Charles Parish Council On Aging and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture.
Camera Shootout 2009
Staff Report
“Snail” by Joy Martin got the most votes last week and is the April 9 weekly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2009 photo contest. Congratulations to Joy.