Volume 137 Number 33 - Aug 19, 2010


Jump in thefts leads to 9.7 percent crime increase
Crime in St. Charles during the second quarter of 2010 increased by 9.7 percent when compared to the same period in 2009, according to stats released by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Man charged with rape of adopted children
A 51-year-old Wisconsin man has been charged with three counts of aggravated rape after molesting three young children he adopted, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Paradis’ oldest church goes out of way to help community
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, pictured above, was built nearly 100 years ago. The church was recently repainted. Walking into St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is like taking a step back in time.

Schools get safety-centered facelift
A glass entryway at Hahnville makes sure that visitors must check into the office. Many visitors to Hahnville High School know that it is easy to miss the front office and go wandering into the school.

Vandals trash pump station
Vandals threw so much debris into the Oak Street pumping station that the drainage equipment was rendered inoperable. The vandals also spray painted areas of the station. Vandals threw railroad-side debris at the Oak Street pumping station overnight, rendering the drainage equipment inoperable.

Zydeco’s moving to vacated 90 West location
Owner says parking was a problem
Due to space limitations at its current location, Zydeco’s is moving from Paradis to the building formerly inhabited by 90 West, which recently went out of business.


Physical Higgins squad will test Hahnville’s offensive line
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Tigers will face their first big test of the year when they take the field on Aug. 19 at 5 p.m. for a scrimmage against Higgins.
Destrehan looks to contain one of nation’s premier quarterbacks
Jonathan Menard
A new era is underway at Destrehan High School.
Deer hunter’s seminar: How to attract, hold whitetail
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Parish residents will learn everything they need to know to attract and hold whitetail deer at a seminar that will take place on Aug. 24 at the VFW Hall in Luling.
You want sac-a-lait? I'll give you some!
Bruce McDonald
In the past months, the same question has been asked, "Where are the sac-a-lait?" This time of year the area waters heat up during the day. We have been experiencing some 100 plus degree temperatures on the water.
Hi-Stepper All-Americans
From staff and wire reports
Thirteen members of the 2010-2011 HHS Hi-Stepper Dance team were chosen for the "American All-Star Team" and were invited to perform during halftime at the University of Hawaii football game in Honolulu, Hawaii during the Thanksgiving Holidays.


National senate race coming into focus
Dan Juneau
The House and Senate elections in November are going to say a lot about the mood of the voters and the outlook for national politics going forward. Republicans are widely expected to perhaps secure a majority in the House of Representatives and unseat the extremely liberal House leadership. But the Senate is another matter.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Suspects are innocent until proved guilty in a court of law.


From staff and wire reports
It's a girl!
From staff and wire reports
It's a boy!
From staff and wire reports
2010 parish Queens named at pageant
From staff and wire reports
The 52nd Annual St. Charles Parish Festival Pageant was held on Sunday, August 8 at Destrehan High School.
Moffett - Ducote engagement
From staff and wire reports
Michael and Patricia Moffett of Luling would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kate Campos Kilgore Moffett, to Michael Louis Ducote, son of Nolan and Theresa Ducote of Bunkie, and Juan and Genevieve Flores of Houston, Texas.
Pets of the Week
From staff and wire reports
Recipe: Kiwi shrimp banh mi
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features


Jezel Lucille Knight
Jezel Lucille Knight, 52, a native of New Orleans and a resident of Texas, passed away on August 6, 2010 in LaVernia, Texas.
Bruce Martin "Monday" Bailey
Bruce Martin “Monday” Bailey, 60, died on Sunday, August 8, 2010 of cancer at the River Parishes Hospital.
Charles Gerard Eberhardt
Charles Gerard Eberhardt, 69, passed away on Sunday, August 1, 2010.