Volume 138 Number 37 - Sep 15, 2011


FBI agent helps Army buddies reunite after 50 years
Willy Johnson (left), of Norco, smiles after meeting John “Pete” Phelps, an old war buddy that he had not seen in 60 years. Norco’s Willy Johnson traveled across the country last month to reunite with a man he had not seen in 60 years. John “Pete” Phelps was more than just Johnson's war buddy - they shared one of the most dangerous jobs of the Korean War and both lived to tell the tale.

FREE DIRT: Spillway silt available for the taking
Water was not the only thing rushing into the Bonnet Carre Spillway during the full opening this summer. The spillway has loads of sand and silt that it's trying to get rid of.

Harry Hurst wing playing catch-up after major setback
While three major renovation projects for St. Charles schools are nearing completion this month, the wing addition at Harry Hurst Middle is still playing catch-up after a major setback this summer.

Man will be deported after indecent contact with young girl
Roger Santos-Madrid Met young girl online,drove to meet her several times police say
A 27-year-old illegal immigrant will be deported after authorities say he had indecent contact with a 13-year-old girl who lives in St. Charles Parish.

Woman pleads guilty in connection with St. Rose death
Janna Firmin 88-year-old woman killed in fire
A Hahnville woman pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to manslaughter in connection with the death of a disabled St. Rose woman who was unable to escape a fire set at her home.


Tiger defense must slow down Lutcher’s top back, Valdin says
Eric LeBlanc
After touchdowns were in short supply in week one, they were seemingly falling from the sky this past Friday night as the Hahnville Tigers shut out the Istrouma Indians 56-0.
Wildcats face biggest test of season against Edna Karr
Jonathan Menard
After two impressive wins, it's apparent that the Destrehan football team has put last year's 3-7 record behind them.
Night time is right time to ride the bull
Bruce McDonald
On a recent bull red fishing trip to Grand Isle, Pete Cassagne, Kenny Domangue and I fished two straight nights for monster redfish in the Gulf.
Players of the week
From staff and wire reports
Mike Ford, Rickey Jefferson, Sergio Medina, Marrick Charles


Info tours provide behind scenes look at parish
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Renee Simpson
Representative’s budget attacks crony capitalism
Dan Juneau
If you don’t know much about Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Budget Committee in Washington, you may want to Google him. You will be hearing a lot from him and about him in the years to come.

Sheriffs Reports

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


German Coast market named best in La., No. 8 in nation
From staff and wire reports
The German Coast Farmers’ Market has been named Louisiana’s Favorite Farmers’ Market and ranked 8th in the United States for small markets by American Farmland Trust. More than 80,000 people across the country voted in this year’s "America’s Favorite Farmers Markets" contest.
Palm planting season ending soon
LSU AgCenter News
By LSU AgCenter Horticulturists Dan Gill, Kyle Huffstickler and Allen Owings
Kids can help family prepare for hurricanes, disasters
From staff and wire reports
The onset of hurricane season is an important time for families to get ready for disasters, and parents can enlist their children to help get ready by assembling a family disaster preparedness kit, says LSU AgCenter child and family development specialist Becky White.
Book Review: “Little Bee”
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Victoria Palamone
Alpha Daughters at new address
From staff and wire reports
Alpha Daughters of Zion recently announced their new office location at 13201 River Road in Luling.
First HHS Hi-Steppers cookbook boasts 500 recipes
From staff and wire reports
Family and friends of the Hahnville High School Hi-Steppers spent the summer searching for family recipes to include in a Cajun cookbook for a fall fundraiser.
The stork has arrived!
From staff and wire reports
Ian Allen and Olivia Ann Mathews & Remí Zenon Bourgeois
iPads for SCC students
From staff and wire reports
The iPad will replace laptop computers that St. Charles Catholic High School students have been using for the past four years.