Volume 137 Number 7 - Feb 18, 2010

News

70 ride in ‘Krewe of Dope,’ more expected
Many arrested in undercover operation have long records
Seventy suspected drug dealers have been tracked down and put into handcuffs as the result of an undercover operation the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office called “Operation Krewe of Dope.”

Dying woman gets free Super Bowl tickets with help of local family
Not only did one local family get lucky twice when all four of their seats were picked in the Super Bowl lottery, but their good fortune rubbed off on another family that they helped get into the big game for free.

Energy bills double in January
Low income residents have trouble making ends meet
As the weather seems to get colder and colder, some St. Charles Parish residents living paychec to paycheck are finding it hard to afford their heating bill and still have money left over for necessities such as food and medication.

Grand pavilion added to Wetland Watchers park
Grand pavilion added to Wetland Watchers park Seven years ago, the Pontchartrain Levee District donated 28 acres of land in the LaBranche Wetlands to St. Charles Parish in the name of the Hurst Middle School Wetland Watchers Service-Learning Project.

Hahnville students arrested for planting fake bomb in school
Two Hahnville High School students have been arrested after authorities say they planted a fake bomb in the school on Feb. 12, which led to the evacuation of students and staff.

Water systems get needed upgrades
The St. Charles Parish Council recently approved contracts with three firms to cover engineering for projects set to improve the parish’s ability to clarify, store and distribute water.


Sports

Hahnville girls take down DHS, but both make playoffs
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Lady Tigers will face off against Mandeville tonight after a week that saw them beat rival Destrehan 39-36, but fall to Dutchtown in the district championship.
Rabbit hunt adds to memorable Mardi Gras
Bruce McDonald
It was Sunday morning at 8 a.m. with temperatures in the high 30's. The ground was hard from a good frost and moist from a cold front two days earlier. Good conditions to leave a rabbit scent on the ground.
Former HHS star named college player of the week
From staff and wire reports
Arkansas Tech has named senior forward Irvin Humphrey as this week's sixth Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the 2009-10 school year.
St. Charles Catholic safety gets accolades
Jonathan Menard
Three-year letterman Grant Authement wrapped up a very special two years as the starting safety for St. Charles Catholic.
Time to register for Challenger program
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation is now registering youngsters for its 2010 baseball, softball and Challenger baseball programs.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Jeffery A. Satsky, 44, of 124 Crochet Lane in Des Allemands, was arrested on Feb. 1 and charged with 2nd degree battery, mufflers and suspended drivers license.



Lifestyles

$2.5 million school system project complete this month
Michelle Stuckey
A $2.5 million school system project to build covered play areas for parish elementary schools will finally be complete this month.
Destrehan son flies in Southeast Asia
From staff and wire reports
Air Force 1st Lt. Sean Fazande, the son of Gayle Quinlan, West Woodlawn, Destrehan, is deployed with the 965th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron as an air weapons officer at an air base in Southwest Asia.
Living center residents enjoy Mardi Gras
Michelle Stuckey
On Feb. 9, Luling Living Center held its 7th annual Mardi Gras ball for residents.
Butternut squash soup with sage
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features