Volume 138 Number 5 - Feb 03, 2011


4 sought after violent Des Allemands robbery
Police say they beat victim, stole money
Police are searching for four men believed to be behind the violent robbery of a 20-year-old Paradis man on Sunday night.

Member of ‘Norco 4’ released on bond
One of the people arrested in connection with the murder of a 78-year-old Norco woman was released last week.

Raceland man charged with rape of parish juvenile
A 30-year-old Raceland man has been arrested and charged with aggravated rape and indecent behavior with a parish juvenile, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Railroad reps tell council they will work to reduce crossing wait times
Parish Council members met with railroad representatives to discuss blocked crossings and railroad crossing repairs. Fitness club owner says delays have cost him 100 members
Railroad problems across the parish could be coming to an end thanks to a meeting that the Parish Council held with representatives from Union Pacific Railroad, Canadian National Railroad Police, Kansas City Southern Railway and the Federal Railroad Administration.

Street name could be changed to honor late judge
Sugarland Parkway in Luling could be in for a name change if the Parish Council votes for the measure at their Feb. 7 meeting.

Unique auction raises funds for brain-damaged toddler
Emerson Dean spent five months in the hospital after nearly drowning in a backyard pool. Was pulled out of pool without pulse
A Luling couple has come up with a unique way to raise money to pay for medical treatments for their 2-year-old daughter, who nearly drowned in their backyard pool.


Lady Tigers blow past Lady Cats, 3-1
From staff and wire reports
For the second time this season, the Hahnville Lady Tigers got the best of the Destrehan Lady Cats.
TaeKwonDo Plus offers women’s self-defense class
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan TaeKwonDo Plus Academy will be offering a women’s self-defense class on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m.
Still time to register for Challenger Program
From staff and wire reports
ST. CHARLES PARISH - Boys and girls ages 5-18 are eligible to participate in the 2011 baseball/softball Challenger program.
Struggling Tigers pick up first district win against St. Amant
Jonathan Menard
It took four games, but the Hahnville Tigers finally picked up their first district win of the season, knocking off St. Amant 63-49 last week.
Lady Tigers remain on top of district
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Lady Tigers continued to roll through the competition, knocking off both Dutchtown and St. Amant while tightening their grip on first place in District 6-5A.
Lady Cats even up district record with 43-39 win
Jonathan Menard
After starting district play with back-to-back wins, the Destrehan Lady Cats dropped three straight games to Dutchtown, Hahnville and East St. John.
St. Charles Borromeo cheerleaders win 3rd at JAMfest
Jonathan Menard
The cheerleading team at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan won third place in the JAMfest Competition at the River Center in Baton Rouge.

Our View

Mighty Mississippi can be dangerous
The Mighty Mississippi is a great advantage economically to St. Charles. But it can be a deadly danger to its citizens.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Luther T. Holt, 30, of 2349 Highway 182 in Raceland, was arrested on Jan. 24 and charged with aggravated rape and indecent behavior with a juvenile.


Winter is best time to grow spinach
Rene' Schmit
County Agent, LSU AgCenter
American Legion announces speech contest winners
From staff and wire reports
Mya LaGrange, a Destrehan High School student, won first place at the St. Charles Parish American Legion Oratorical Contest this year. Coming in second place was Kate Induni, a student at Hahnville High School.
Recipe: Chocolate raspberry mouse pie
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Beta’s got talent
From staff and wire reports
Members of Norco Elementary 4-6 Beta Club participated in District Day on Jan. 22 at Lutcher High School.
Let my people go
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Borromeo School 1st grade students recreated Moses’ adventures in Egypt as he led the Israelites to their freedom.
Making Monet
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville High School students in Judy Westerhaus’ French III class recently completed a project on Impressionism.
Lend a helping hand
From staff and wire reports
The CHEF of St. Charles 4-H club met in January. After the club meeting, members went to the home of an older man in the community to cleaned up his yard.
VIPs: Very Important Parishioners
From staff and wire reports
Chochy Lousteau, a 7th grade student at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee.
Seniors can apply for Sheriff’s scholarship
From staff and wire reports
Sheriff Greg Champagne will award a scholarship providing assistance to a worthy St. Charles Parish student in furthering their education and training with resources made available throught the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program. It will be awarded to a graduating high school student.
BCA offering Pre-K scholarships
From staff and wire reports
Qualifying parents can register their 4-year-olds for a chance at free placement in private school pre-kindergarten programs for the coming school year.
Get it growing
LSU AgCenter News
By Dan Gill LSU AgCenter Horticulturist
Homemakers help out
From staff and wire reports
The LVFC Happy Homemakers Club of Norco recently made lap blankets for the residents of Ormond Nursing Home in Destrehan.


Philip J. Icearco, 87, passed away on Jan. 15, 2011. He was a native of New Sarpy and resident of Norco for the past 58 years.
Ronald J. Morales, 53, passed away on Jan. 21, 2011 at Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner. He was self-employed as a janitorial worker.
Forrest “Hollywood” Prater, 46, passed away on Jan. 23, 2011 at his residence in Montz. He was a Bell Captain for 23 years with the Hilton Airport in Kenner. He was the owner of Reliable Skycaps for the past 10 years.
Ellis J. Griffin Sr., 88, passed away on Jan. 27, 2011 in Boutte.
Frances Falgout Laurent, 94, a native and resident of Hahnville, passed away on Jan. 29, 2011.