Volume 136 Number 38 - Sep 17, 2009


Biodiesel plant in Norco proposed
Valero has taken initial steps towards the formation of a joint venture with Darling International to build a facility capable of producing 135 million gallons per year of renewable diesel on a site near Valero's refinery in Norco.

Destrehan, Hahnville both roll to wins
Destrehan, Hahnville both roll to wins Wildcats top Ehret 35-6, Tigers over Walker 39-8
Destrehan and Hahnville both picked up big victories Friday night, with the Wildcats stomping over John Ehret 35-6 and the Tigers blowing past O.P. Walker 39-8.

Duplantis builds largest home on East Bank
Duplantis builds largest home on East Bank With nearly a year of construction under their tool belts, builders continue to chisel away at what has been deemed the largest residential property on the East Bank.

Hahnville comes up short in double-overtime, Destrehan falls to Karr
Hahnville comes up short in double-overtime, Destrehan falls to Karr Hahnville and Destrehan both suffered defeats on Friday night, with the Wildcats falling 38-24 to Karr and the Tigers coming up short 42-34 in a double-overtime thriller with Lutcher.

Missing 92-year-old found in woods
A 92-year-old St. Rose man who went missing from his home on Sept. 15 has been located alive and well.

More computers, kid space on horizon as library nears completion
More computers, kid space on horizon as library nears completion The size of the new East Bank Regional Library has been a lighting rod of controversy recently, but there is no debating the fact that the building will be a huge addition to the parish’s library system.

New museum shines on rich, local history
New museum shines on rich, local history Generations of parish residents will get the chance to view the area’s unique history with the opening of a new museum next month at the Destrehan Plantation.

Norco health building to open in October
Construction will start soon on a 2,200-square-foot modular building that will provide health services in the Norco area. The temporary site, which will be located at 941 First St., will service the East Bank until a 15,000-square-foot clinic can be built.

St. Rose couple claims they were scammed by contractor
A St. Rose couple who thought they were paying for renovations for their home instead found themselves out of $3,000 after the contractor they gave a down payment to last month disappeared.

Woman opens door, spots lewd man
A 19-year-old St. Rose woman was in for a shock when she answered a knock on her door at 9:13 p.m. on Sept. 12.


Destrehan looks to rebound against powerful Karr offense
Jonathan Menard
Destrehan’s 30-game win streak may have ended with last week's 31-21 loss to Thibodaux, but Wildcat head coach Stephen Robicheaux said that won't have any affect on his squad for the rest of the season.
Hahnville, Lutcher could be in for high-powered shootout
Jonathan Menard
Once again, the Hahnville offense proved too much for their opponent, as they routed Sarah Reed 56-0 behind five touchdown passes from junior quarterback Brian Ensminger.
Saints disassemble Motor City Lions
Mike Detillier
The Detroit Lions have a new coach, a real talented young quarterback, an elite talent at wide receiver in Calvin Johnson, but it was not enough to break their losing streak which is now 18 straight games.
WMA Habitat in good shape for duck season
Andy Crawford
The coastal marshes upon which millions of ducks depend each winter have taken a pounding over the past several years.
16-year-old female Destrehan powerlifter looks forward to season
Staff Report
Ashton Chatelain, a 16 year old power lifter here at Destrehan, has some big meets coming up.
All-Stars compete in tournament
Staff Report
St. Charles 14U All-Star softball team played in the Babe Ruth State Tournament in Houma and placed runner up.
Hahnville looks to bounce back after heartbreaking loss
Jonathan Menard
After suffering a heartbreaking loss to Lutcher, the Hahnville Tigers are ready to claw their way back into the win column when they take on O.P. Walker on Friday.
Destrehan needs to dominate Ehret offensive line for win
Staff Report
The Destrehan Wildcats suffered their second-straight defeat with last week's 38-24 loss to Edna Karr, and they are ready to start another win streak when they take on John Ehret (1-2) on Friday night.

Our View

Government can’t run health care well
It would be better for the federal government to police our health care system, not run it. After all, that is what government does best.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Gregory P. Billiot, 47, of Tupelo Street in Franklin was arrested on Sept. 6 and charged with DWI, improper lane use, suspended driver’s license and as a fugitive of the New Orleans Police Department.


Making learning fun
Heather R. Breaux
Within 20 pages of crayon-colored illustrations and clever learning rhymes, children follow two roaches, Ralph and Roxanne, as they count their way around New Orleans in “Counting Around the Neutral Ground.”
Fiesta day for seniors scheduled for Sept. 25 at Hahnville center
Staff Report
The St. Charles Council on Aging has released its September calendar, which includes events open to St. Charles Parish seniors 60 years and older.
Johnson, Landry teachers for August
Staff Report
LULING - R. K. Smith Middle School has announced August Teachers of the Month.
Destrehan High kids mentor peers
Heather R. Breaux
DESTREHAN - The first thing that comes to mind when you hear of a mentor is someone that helps or guides another when in need.
You’ve got to read this!
Staff Report
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries


Mable Breaux Martin passed away on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 in Luling. Beloved wife of the late Patrick H. Martin, Sr.