Volume 139 Number 4 - Jan 26, 2012


Allergies don't take winter vacation
Allergies don't take winter vacation With the birds and the bees come allergies each spring for most of the country, but allergy medication is not just for springtime in Louisiana.

Board member travel expenses not excessive, according to 2011 report
After a proposal to create a travel policy for the School Board failed last week, members defended their travel in 2011 saying that the knowledge and experience they gained attending conferences all over the country was invaluable.

Board travels across state to find new HHS track
Jon Rome, the executive director of physical plant services for the school system, examines the track at Hahnville High School, which has deteriorated after only seven years of use. St. Charles Parish School Board members have been searching near and far for the best type of track to put down at Hahnville High School.

Cleanup of Bayou Trepagnier complete, DEQ says
Motiva Enterprises has completed cleanup of a 4,500-foot segment of Bayou Trepagnier in Norco, according to a press release issued by the state Department of Environmental Quality.

Man sought after Comfort Inn robbery
Police are searching for a man who made off with cash after robbing a 24-year-old woman who was working at the St. Rose Comfort Inn on Sunday morning.

No injuries reported in train/truck collision
No injuries reported in train/truck collision A truck was clipped by a train on Barton Avenue off of Highway 90 Tuesday evening, snarling traffic for many who use Barton as a connection between Highway 90 and River Road.

School Board chooses new boundaries
The St. Charles School Board voted last week on new district boundaries that could go into effect later this year.

Undercover drug sting nets 38
Cocaine, heroin sold to officers, police say
Thirty-eight people have been arrested as part of a nearly year-long undercover drug operation undertaken by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.


Robicheaux returns to DHS to change culture, attitude of program
Jonathan Menard
After two years away from the gridiron, Stephen Robicheaux is headed back to the school that he led to back-to-back state championships.
Montz, Killona parks upgraded
From staff and wire reports
Residents in two St. Charles Parish communities are enjoying recent upgrades to their respective local parks, including new baseball fields and parking areas.
Hi-Stepper tryout meeting held Feb. 7
From staff and wire reports
There will be an informational meeting about Hi-Stepper tryouts for the 2012-2013 school year on Tuesday, Feb. 7th at 7 p.m. in the HHS Auditorium.
Duck season ends with a bang for west zone hunters
Bruce McDonald
Being the third weekend in January, most Louisiana hunters know the season is coming to a close.
SCC dance team racks up trophies
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Catholic Starsteppers recently competed in the American All-Star Louisiana State Dance/Drill Team competition in Lafayette and returned home with a load of awards.

Our View

School board travel seems warranted
If St. Charles Parish School Board members were to take off for Hawaii and other exotic destinations with bathing suits in hand claiming to be taking care of their official business, one would suspect that they are fiddling with taxpayer money. But such does not seem to be the case.


St. Charles residents chosen as duke, maid in Krewe du Monde royal court
From staff and wire reports
Duke Gary Smith Jr. of Montz and Maid Ashley Corchiani of Destrehan were chosen as royalty in the Krewe du Monde in LaPlace.
New leadership elected at Luling Fire Dept.
From staff and wire reports
The Luling Volunteer Fire Department held its new officer installation ceremony on Jan. 14 at the Fr. Cote Center in Ama.
Recipe: southwest beef casserole
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Manage for nematodes in vegetable gardens
LSU AgCenter News
By Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist
Record number of Young Authors at Norco 4-6
From staff and wire reports
Norco Elementary 4-6 had a record number of students place in the Young Authors Contest at the district level.
Satellite media team gets on-site experience
From staff and wire reports
Digital Media Team Members from the Satellite Center in Luling participated in a field experience at Garrity Print Solutions in Harahan on Jan. 20.
VIPs: Very Important Parishioners
From staff and wire reports
Haley Morgan, Myka Taylor, Gabriel Fritz, Kayce Kinler and Spec. Sheridan J. Smith
Prune crape myrtles properly
From staff and wire reports
By LSU AgCenter Horticulturists Dan Gill, Kyle Huffstickler and Allen Owings
Perennial verbenas remain good landscape choice
From staff and wire reports
By LSU AgCenter Horticulturists Dan Gill, Kyle Huffstickler and Allen Owings
It's a girl!
From staff and wire reports
Caison Noelle Berthelot was born to Darby and Valarie Berthelot of Luling on Jan. 5, 2012 at Ochsner in Kenner.
St. Charles Catholic announces Mardi Gras royalty
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Catholic High School announced the Royal Court members of the Krewe de Charles Ball Masque XXVI, "A Night on Broadway".