Volume 137 Number 30 - Jul 29, 2010


Des Allemands woman charged with rape of 12-year-old boy
A 38-year-old Des Allemands woman was arrested and charged with the aggravated rape and molestation of a 12-year-old boy, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Increased popularity of spillway means big improvements on the way
One of the planned improvements to the Bonnet Carre Spillway is a horseback riding area. Since the last spillway master plan in 1998, horseback riding has increased in popularity. After more than 350,000 people visited the Bonnet Carre Spillway last year, the Corps of Engineers is moving ahead with the design and construction of recreational improvements.

Police warn: Be wary of security company
Went door-to-door without permit, has “F” rating with Better Business Bureau
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be on the lookout for a security system company that has gone door-to-door in the Hahnville area selling security alarms.

St. Gertrude about more than just catfish festival
Fr. Joseph Duc Dzien greets his parishioners after Mass on Sunday. More than 630 households are a part of St. Gertrude Catholic Church. What started out as a mission of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hahnville is now one of the most well-known churches in the area and the host of one of the largest local festivals.

Vandals target Des Allemands flood control devices
Thirty-five yellow caution lights that were placed to alert motorists to HESCO baskets lining Bayou Des Allemands were removed and tossed into the bayou, according to parish officials.


Low-cost physicals offered for high school, middle school
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville High School will offer phsyicals to all of the school’s athletes on July 29 at 2:30 p.m. at the HHS Field House.
Finally back in Grand Isle
Bruce McDonald
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries opened the waters around Grand Isle and the coast to recreational fishing a week ago.
8-year-old All-Stars on a roll
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Parish 8-year-old All-Star team has placed in every tournament they have competed in.
Karate Kids knock out competition
From staff and wire reports
These Karate Kids from St. Charles Tae Kwon Do in Boutte recently competed in the Louisiana Governors Games Tae Kwon Do competition in Baton Rouge.
DHS assistant recommended for head football post
Jonathan Menard
Destrehan will have a new head coach pacing the sidelines this season, and it might be a familiar face to the players and fans.

Our View

Grand Isle event was big success
Though many people considered it ridiculous to hold a beachside concert event at Grand Isle when a tropical storm was headed that way last weekend, it turned out to be a big success.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Eligia M. Ordenana, 58, of 116 Johnny Court in LaPlace, was arrested on July 17 and charged with D.W.I. and speeding.


Pet look-alike contest extended
From staff and wire reports
Readers and their furry friends still have a chance to win $100 worth of goods and services from Mimosa Veterinary Hospital.
Picante chicken & rice bake
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Book Review: 'Neighbors' by Jan T. Gross
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Becky Brown
VIPs: Military
From staff and wire reports
Army Pvt. Markell A. Jones and Army Pvt. Sterling D. Antoine have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.


Richard “Rickie” Hage, 32, an employee of the St. Charles Parish Department of Public Works, passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2010.
Rosemay Malbrough Taranto, 87, a native of Houma and resident of Paradis, was entrusted to God’s loving care on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at her residence in Paradis.
Dorothy “Dot” Gendron Gaubert, 77, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2010 in Luling.