Volume 139 Number 14 - Apr 05, 2012

News

Boutte man charged with aggravated rape of family member
A 19-year-old Boutte man has been arrested and booked with three counts of aggravated rape in an incident involving a juvenile family member, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Churches offer more chances to strengthen bond with Christ
With Easter fast approaching, churches across St. Charles Parish will give their followers more opportunities to strengthen their relationships with Jesus this weekend.

Des Allemands teen downloaded child porn, authorities say
An 18-year-old Des Allemands man was arrested after authorities say he downlaoded images of child pornography on his computer.

Destrehan man dies after wrestling with younger cousin
A 24-year-old Destrehan man died after being put in a choke hold by his younger cousin on Sunday night, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Herald-Guide hires new Lifestyles editor
Kyle Barnett has joined the staff of the St. Charles Herald-Guide as staff reporter and Lifestyles editor.

Man pleads guilty in church arson
Police say fire started during scrap metal theft
A 38-year-old New Sarpy man has pleaded guilty to simple arson for starting a fire that destroyed the River of Life Christian Fellowship Church last October.

Orphans benefit from DHS senior teaming up with 610 Stompers
Members of the 610 Stompers, including (L-R) David Toso, Alan Staub, Alfred Richard and Ricky Weibelt pose with Destrehan students Kelly Staub and Courtney Cribbs. A few members of the all-male dance troupe boasting the slogan "ordinary men, extraordinary moves" gathered at Cypress Lakes Country Club last Saturday to help in a fundraiser for Destrehan senior Kelly Staub’s senior project.

Plantation gives up fight for historic property
The fate of the 18th century era plantation cottage that was to be moved from Nine Mile Point in Jefferson Parish to Destrehan Plantation has changed after the Jefferson Parish Council last week made a $20,000 pledge to keep the building in the parish.

Robo-shooter takes young HHS robotics team to quarterfinals
The Hahnville High School Robotics team competed against nearly 50 teams from around the region to see who could pick up and throw a basketball the best – remotely.


Sports

Tigers throttle Bonnabel 25-0 to open district play
By Jonathan Menard
After an impressive 10-2 win over Holy Cross on Saturday, the Hahnville Tigers took care of business in their first district game Tuesday, throttling Bonnabel 25-0.
Tigers throttle Bonnabel 25-0 to open district play
By Jonathan Menard
After an impressive 10-2 win over Holy Cross on Saturday, the Hahnville Tigers took care of business in their first district game Tuesday, throttling Bonnabel 25-0.
Wildcats blank Higgins, 6-0, in first district game
By Jonathan Menard
Destrehan rode an impressive defense performance to back-to-back wins over St. Paul’s and Higgins. The Wildcats held on to beat St. Paul’s 4-2 last week and then blanked Higgins 6-0 Tuesday in their first district game of the season.
Lady Tigers score 48 runs in 3 district wins
By Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville softball team continues to tear through district play, beating Bonnabel, East St. John and John Ehret by a combined score of 48-0.
Former Hahnville ace shines for Jones County
By Jonathan Menard
Former Hahnville High School ace Lauren Candies is putting together an impressive year from the stripe for the Jones County Junior College softball team.
Tirop, Skotty defend titles in 5K Bridge Run
By Jonathan Menard
Micah Tirop and Sarah Skotty defended their previous year titles in winning the 16th Annual United Way of St. Charles 5K Bridge Run. Winning times of 15:27 and 17:50, respectively, earned each runner $500.
Monster garfish killed with bow in Bayou Gauche
By Bruce McDonald
Most fishermen have a passion to catch fish whether they be bass, sac-a-lait, bream, catfish, speckled trout or redfish. But for Rene Baudouin of Luling, his passion lies in taking a big fish with his bow.

Editorial

Vote for hospital bond will cause further debt
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, Once again, in less than a year, the Administrator and operators of our St. Charles Parish Hospital are asking the good folks of St. Charles Parish to give them more money to expand the hospital. Nothing has changed, except for their plan on how they will access your taxes.

Our View

Alternative fuels are still needed
The world seems to be failing measurably in trying to replace fossil fuel with renewable sources of fuel. There is no indication that solar power is about to take over the gigantic task of fueling our homes and industries.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests
From staff and wire reports
•Blade A. Vanacor, 18, of 113 Matthew Drive in Des Allemands, was arrested on March 27 and charged with pornography with juveniles.



Lifestyles

Hopping down the bunny trail
By Michelle Stuckey
They also require a lot of maintenance which can be hard for small children to keep up.
Hurst student a finalist for state Student of the Year
From staff and wire reports
The Louisiana Department of Education announced last week that Harry Hurst Middle School and St. Charles Parish Student of the Year, Cole Grieshop, has been selected as the Regional Student of the Year and is a finalist for the Louisiana Middle School Student of the Year.
DHS sophomore named Miss Teen La. International
From staff and wire reports
Hailey Elizabeth Clark was crowned Miss Teen Louisiana International 2012 on March 12, 2012. Hailey was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana but has lived and attended schools in St. Tammany Parish and Jefferson Parish, and she is currently a 15-year-old sophmore at Destrehan High School.