Volume 139 Number 43 - Oct 25, 2012


$22 million for West Bank levee included in proposed budget
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre has released his proposed budget for 2013, which includes $22.6 million set aside for the construction of the West Bank Hurricane Protection Levee.

High school students worried about job market
By Alissa Cavaretta These past few weeks have been filled with presidential debates, with each candidate telling the citizens of the United States that they will create more jobs if they are elected. When May rolls around, Destrehan and Hahnville students will truly begin their adult lives, and some may be joining the military, entering the work force, attending a vocational school or planning on graduating from college.

Jury takes 13 minutes to find man guilty of dealing cocaine
A St. Charles Parish jury needed only 13 minutes to find a St. Rose man guilty of possession with intent to distribute cocaine on Monday.

Police presence will increase on Halloween
Thousands of children will don their scariest outfits and head to neighborhoods around the parish on Wednesday, hoping that they might be able to put enough fright in those homeowners to be rewarded with bags full of candy.


Hahnville needs just one win to get into playoffs
Kyle Barnett
After winning their last three straight games to put themselves atop the district, the Hahnville Tigers have turned the fate of their season around.
Destrehan’s goals still intact despite heartbreaking loss
Jonathan Menard
All season long, Destrehan has been a strong football team in the second half, but the Wildcats failed to hang on to a 34-21 lead with only six minutes left in a stunning loss to East St. John last week.
Anglers hit fishing jackpot in Lake Salvador
Anthony Taylor
Late last week an east wind howled over Lake Salvador, but that did not stop Luling angler Bruce McDonald, his fishing buddy Andre Cambre and I from landing multiple species of fish - including more than 50 speckled trout - on an afternoon fishing trip.
Luling hunter kills boar hog with bow
Jonathan Menard
Warren Fremen Jr., of Luling, killed a 125-pound boar hog in Mississippi using a bow.
HHS cross country team finishes in third
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville High School boys cross country team, who began the season with three straight wins, was unable to restart their winning streak at the Tarpon Invitational held on Oct. 17.
Saints make it 2 in a row
Mike Detillier
There was no doubt it was a "must" win for the New Orleans Saints. A 1-5 start would all but eliminate them from any talk of making a run to get to the .500 mark in 2012 and it took every ounce of football strength for the team to pull out a 35-28 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Destrehan falls to Bonnabel on fourth-quarter field goal
Jonathan Menard
For the second-straight game, the Destrehan Wildcats (4-4, 2-2) let a win slip through their fingers, likely ruining their playoff chances in the process.
Hahnville destroys John Ehret
Kyle Barnett
Soaking wet Hahnville Head Coach Lou Valdin, who had just been drenched by a cooler poured on him by his players, addressed his team directly after they ended their game against John Ehret.

Our View

Parish voters must adjust to new district
Many voters in St. Charles Parish this year will have to adjust themselves to voting in a new Congressional district. On Nov. 6, those on the West Bank will go to the polls to elect a congressman for the newly redrawn Second Congressional District, which will stretch along the Mississippi River from New Orleans to northern Baton Rouge. Those on the East Bank will vote for the Sixth District congressman.

Sheriffs Reports

From staff and wire reports
Erik J. Wagner, 19, of 224M Monsanto Ave. in Luling, was arrested on Oct. 19 and charged with D.W.I. and blocking Hwy./Driveway.


St. Charles Borromeo Elementary class celebrates Clifford’s birthday
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Borromeo PK3 students recently celebrated Clifford The Big Red Dog’s 50th birthday.
St. Charles Hospital wins “Excellence in Marketing” award
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Parish Hospital’s Marketing Department, Quinn Landry and Blaine Faucheux, have been recognized for their excellence in Hospital Marketing and Public Relations.
Satellite Center students “Building a better you”
From staff and wire reports
Once a month, The Satellite Center has a team day where in the past they have played team building games, but this year the facilitators at the satellite center have decided to take a different direction with the team days.
This week’s Humane Society adoption pet “Toby”
From staff and wire reports
Toby is six months old and very playful. He loves to be scratched on his head and under his chin. Toby is looking for a new home and a loving owner.
Educator of the Year at the American Legion State Convention
From staff and wire reports
Marlyna Valentine accepting the award of Educator of the Year at the American Legion State Convention held in Alexandria on June 9.


Mary Tate, 91, entered into eternal life on Friday, Oct. 12 at St. Joseph’s of Harahan Hospice Care.
Timothy Michael Falgoust "Can Man," 50, a life long resident of Des Allemands died at his home on Thursday, Oct. 11 after a nine-year battle with cancer.
Thomas George Martin went home to his Lord Saturday, Oct. 13 after a brief illness. He was born in Virginia, Minn. and spent his childhood in St. Paul.