Volume 139 Number 9 - Mar 01, 2012


Author shines light on history of Des Allemands
For the first time, Des Allemands residents can sit down to a book entirely dedicated to the history of their favorite town.

Luling man charged with firing 3 shots at vehicle
A 26-year-old Luling man was arrested after authorities say he fired three shots into an occupied vehicle while at a party.

Morel says dad’s connections do not give advantage in judge’s race
Facing a packed house of nearly 100 parishioners at the Norco Civic Association meeting Tuesday, candidates Michele Morel and Tim Marcel told listeners why they deserve to be the next 29th Judicial District judge.

Police searching for brazen Ormond robbers
Woman robbed at gunpoint in driveway in front of young kids
A woman was robbed at gunpoint in front of her two young children after pulling into the driveway of her Ormond home last week, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Portion of Beaupre Drive to close for 6 weeks
Beaupre Drive near Cottage Drive in Luling will be closed to traffic for six weeks for the installation of a new drainage culvert, according to St. Charles Parish officials.

Rare illness with strange symptoms strikes ‘63 Destrehan High graduate
Ken Hymel poses with his wife, Judy, in 2004 before he was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in 2006. Friends rally behind family with huge
The family of a Norco native stricken with a rare fatal illness now has a leg to stand on thanks to a recent local fundraiser.

Sci-fi movie films at Spillway
Based on novel by ‘Twilight’ author
Filming for alien-invasion movie "The Host" shut down Spillway Road, which connects Norco and Montz, for two days this week.


HHS, DHS dominate soccer All-District teams
From staff and wire reports

Our View

Education in state to experience change
John White, Louisiana’s new superintendent of education, seems to be leading the way in providing our state the type of educational system that will serve its future. Such a system would be primarily aimed at giving our kids careers that will provide for their families and expand the economy of our state.

Sheriffs Reports

From staff and wire reports
•Rainey Warren, 46, of 6103 Curran Road in New Orleans, was arrested on Feb. 22 and charged with D.W.I., open container, limitations on backing, contraband in correctional center and possession of acetaminophen and Codeine - SCH II.


Mardi Gras exhibit now open at State Archives
From staff and wire reports
A grand exhibit is now on display at the Louisiana State Archives honoring the history of the Washington D.C. Mardi Gras Ball and Mystic Krewe of Louisianians in the nation’s capital.
It’s time to start rose care
LSU AgCenter News
By LSU AgCenter Horticulturists Dan Gill, Kyle Huffstickler and Allen Owings
Recipe: Lemon crunch fish fillets
From staff and wire reports
Edible fractions
From staff and wire reports
Mimosa Park Elementary students in Gayle Simoneaux’s 2nd grade class are learning how to identify fractions of a set in math using a graham cracker and candy.
Viking feast reward for engineering feat
From staff and wire reports
The Engineering Design and Physics class at the Satellite Center recently completed a project on trebuchet design and construction.
Spending a night at the hive
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Parish Public Schools and the New Orleans Hornets recently teamed up for a Night at the Hive on Jan. 27.
From staff and wire reports
Merlyna Valentine named best regional principal
From staff and wire reports
Congratulations to St. Rose Elementary Principal, Merlyna Valentine, for being selected as the Regional Principal of the Year.
St. Charles VFC members volunteer in community
From staff and wire reports
Members of the St. Charles Volunteers for Family and Community served during the 37th 4-H Annual Senior Luncheon.
Catholic youth leaders awarded
From staff and wire reports


Diana Mary Matherne Douglass, 69, passed away on Feb. 19, 2012 in Cut Off. She was the beloved wife of the late William H. Douglass, mother of Sarah Jane Douglass-Raynor (husband John Wesley Raynor), daughter of the late Norman and Gladys Dufrene Matherne, sister of Michael Matherne, Gerald Matherne, Leotha Ayo, Paulette Leonard and Ava Mobley; and aunt of Christine, Terry, Renee, Alyssa, Evan, Norman and Kenneth. She was a native of Des Allemands and resident of Larose.