Volume 139 Number 21 - May 24, 2012


Herald-Guide hires editorial intern
Mya LaGrange is the newest summer intern at the St. Charles Herald Guide.

Labradors warn diabetics to changes in blood sugar
Labradors warn diabetics to changes in blood sugar Family seeks $20,000 canine for young son
By Mya LaGrange Jeremiah Gerlach, 8, has been living with diabetes for the last five years, which means his mother must check his blood sugar range throughout the night to make sure his levels are normal.

Locals chip in to help young girl with leukemia
Rylie Landry was diagnosed with leukemia last month. Kelly Richards and Tracie Landry first met at Hahnville High School where both graduated in 1995. The two were not married until years later after Tracie graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Louisiana State University and Kelly graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Originally from Luling, the couple now live with their children in a community north of Seattle, Wash. due to Kelly’s career as a Navy pilot.

Man police say impersonated cop pleads guilty to lesser charge
A Baton Rouge man who authorities say pretended to be a policeman while assisting a driver with a flat tire in Destrehan was sentenced to 75 days in prison after he pleaded guilty to an amended charge of disturbing the peace.

School Board limits public comments at end of meeting
The St. Charles Parish School Board voted last week to eliminate a rule that allowed members of the public to freely address the board at the end of each meeting.


Chicago Fire wins state championship
From staff and wire reports
Two Hahnville High School soccer players helped lead the Chicago Fire U16 Regional Premiere League(RPL) Team to the state championship.
Specks attack minnows in Elmer’s Island surf
Bruce McDonald
When anglers fish the surf around Elmer’s Island and Grand Isle, they have one thing in common - If someone is catching fish, they don’t mind if other fishermen move close to catch a few.
Hahnville assistant will take reigns of baseball program
Jonathan Menard
After serving as Hahnville’s assistant baseball coach for the last two seasons, David Baudry was officially announced as the head coach last week.
DHS Spring Football Report
Jonathan Menard
It’s been two years since Stephen Robicheaux last patrolled the Destrehan High School football field, but the one thing he knows for certain this spring is that it’s good to be back.
HHS Spring Football Report
Jonathan Menard
After 10 days of spring practice, Hahnville head coach Lou Valdin came away impressed with his upcoming sophomores.

Our View

It’s time again to get prepared
Hurricane season hasn’t officially come as yet but the tropics couldn’t wait. Tropical Storm Alberto is already thundering around in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South Carolina at 40 mph.

Sheriffs Reports

From staff and wire reports
•Donald D. Chesser, 26, of 325 River Oaks Drive in Destrehan was arrested on May 16 and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of Alprazloam and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Norco Elementary K-3 Students of the Month for May
From staff and wire reports
Norco Elementary K-3 focuses on a different character trait each week.
Mimosa Park celebrates Student appreciation week
From staff and wire reports
Mimosa Park Students recently celebrated Student Appreciation Week. Some of the activities that the students competed in were Beach Volleyball, Sack Races, Tug-of-War, Obstacle course, Musical Chairs and Wooden Egg Spoon Race.
Blooming Books at New Sarpy Elementary
From staff and wire reports
New Sarpy Elementary Library proudly announces the winners for May’s reading program, “Blooming Books!” Students read books and completed short forms.
HHS Students receive Class of ‘57 endowed Scholarships to attend UL-Lafayette
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville High School Class of 1957 50th Anniversary Endowed Scholarships were announced.
Lakewood Elementary Student wins state poetry award
From staff and wire reports
Lakewood Elementary sixth grader, Lauren Watson was recently awarded first place at the Louisiana Young Authors State level competition.
Things to do before you die...Skydiving
Kyle Barnett
(Editor’s note: This is the first part of a series of so-called "bucket list" features. We will be profiling people who have accomplished notable life goals or participated in events that are in many cases out of the ordinary.) Luling native Deidre Faucheux said she had never thought of skydiving before the opportunity arose. It was only after reading a friend’s posting on Facebook asking for people to participate in a fundraiser for local resident Patricia Hoffman who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, that Faucheux seriously thought of skydiving.
Camera Shootout 2012 May 17 Winner
From staff and wire reports
“Super Moon” by Barry Parker got the most votes last week and is the May 17 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2012 photo contest. Submit your pictures online at www.heraldguide.com or e-mail to kyleb@heraldguide.com for a chance to win the grand prize of $500 at the end of the year.
8 from St. Charles cheer on Hornets as Used-to-Bees
From staff and wire reports
Eight people from St. Charles Parish helped cheer on the Hornets as members of the 22-person Used-to-Bees.


Donovan Kilby Logan, affectionately known as ‘Kilby’ by his friends and family, passed away in a motorcycle accident on Saturday April 28, 2012 in Killeen, Texas at the age of 25.