Volume 137 Number 14 - Apr 08, 2010

News

Arrest made in rash of business burglaries
After an extensive investigation, the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office believes it has found the man responsible for the burglaries of four businesses in St. Charles Parish during January and February, including Hartman’s True Value, a bar, a restaurant and a check cashing location.

Corps insists tie-in won’t flood parish
Officials still concerned project will create problems
Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers told a parish Hurricane Protection Projects Committee that the Western Tie-In now under construction would have little impact on the area.

Funding will help pave bike path to Jefferson Parish
The St. Charles Parish Council approved funding to extend the paved paths on both the East Bank and West Bank levees. The funding will take the West Bank path from the diversion to the Jefferson Parish line and the East Bank path from Apple Street in Norc The St. Charles Parish Council has approved more than $1 million in grants that will fund the construction of four miles of paved paths on top of the Mississippi River levees.

Neighbors complain, council rezones
Planning commish irks some by changing residential
Planning and Zoning Commission member Neal Clulee can rezone nine acres of land on Highway 90 from wetlands and residential to highway commercial after the St. Charles Parish Council approved the move on Monday.

New library set to open doors by end of month
A sneak peak inside the new East Regional Library, which will have a large children’s area and double the number of computers that are currently in any parish library. The library system plans to open the doors to the new, 39,655-square-foot East Regional Library on April 26, according to head librarian Mary desBordes.

Parish purchases land across from courthouse for EOC, DMV
A “governmental campus” that will include a new Emergency Operations Center, climate-controlled records storage building and DMV will be built across from the courthouse after the Parish Council agreed to purchase 2.3 acres of land.

Parish releases mid-term ‘report card’
January 2010 marked two years since the St. Charles Parish Council and Parish President took office for their current terms.

Police: Man used dogs, knife to threaten children
A 43-year-old Luling man was arrested after authorities say he threatened four children with a knife and sent his dogs after them while impersonating a police officer.

Sheriff's Reports
Arrests •Eric J. Gros, 28, of 115 Dixie Drive in Des Allemands, was arrested on March 25 and charged with worthless checks over $500.

Sheriff’s Office rewarded for DWI enforcement
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office recently received the DWI Enforcement Award issued by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission on March 8, 2010 in Baton Rouge.

United Way meets goal with $2.2 million
LULING, LA- United Way of St. Charles is excited to announce they have reached over 100 percent of their fundraising goal of $2.2 million.


Sports

Tigers take big step back with 8-4 loss to East Ascension
By Jonathan Menard
Just when it seemed like Hahnville had gotten back on track by snapping a three-game skid with a big win over East St. John, the Tigers regressed with an 8-4 loss to East Ascension.
Cox broadcasts Masters in 3D
From staff and wire reports
New Orleans - Cox Communications has announced that customers in the Greater New Orleans area will have exclusive access to the innovative 3D coverage of the Masters Tournament next month from Augusta National Golf Club.
Catfish biting, but catching sac-a-lait still a struggle
By Bruce McDonald
Last week we had only two chances to fish and we struggled.
Shining Stars: 2010 Who Dat Nation Taekwondo Championships
From staff and wire reports
Several local kids recently competed in the 2010 Who Dat Nation Taekwondo Championships.
Shining Stars: Jr. Saintsations
From staff and wire reports
Kamira Scott and Ayrian Lebeauf were both on the field to cheer on the Saints in the NFC Championship game.
Shining Stars: St. Charles Pride U-13 Soccer Team
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Pride U-13 soccer team recently won the Tobasco Shootout in New Iberia.
Shining Stars: St. Charles Borromeo cheerleaders
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Borromeo School cheerleaders of Destrehan won first place in the junior high level two division of the Spirit Blast Cheer and Dance Championship competition recently held at the Pontchartrain Center.

Our View

Support neighbors through Bridge Run
The United Way’s 14th Annual Bridge Run/Walk and Festival is back this year with new and improved after-run activities. The event is a great way for parishioners to help out the community while also supporting their own health and well-being.




Lifestyles

Local woman starts genealogy blog to help others discover past
By Michelle Stuckey
Elizabeth Thomas has a passion for genealogy and wants to share her knowledge with everybody who has ties to St. Charles Parish.
Teacher honored by American Legion
From staff and wire reports
Harry Hurst teacher, Mrs. Tammy Windmann, was selected as the American Legion Teacher of the Year by the American Legion Post 366 in Destrehan.
Recipe: carrot cake muffins
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
VIP: Military
From staff and wire reports
Air Force Airman Damion J. Winn graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tex.