Volume 140 Number 14 - Apr 04, 2013


Voters will decide next council member on Saturday
Voters will decide next council member on Saturday Low turnout expected as only 200 vote early
On Saturday, voters will head to the polls to choose the next person to represent St. Charles Parish’s District II seat, which became open when former Councilman Shelley Tastet resigned for health reasons in December.


Lady Tigers knock off Wildcats 7-5 in thriller
Kyle Barnett
The bleachers were packed on a breezy Tuesday afternoon as the Destrehan versus Hahnville softball intra-parish rivalry was fought out at Hahnville.
Tigers thrash Bonnabel, 18-0
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Tigers scored 10 runs in the third inning on their way to an 18-0 win over Bonnabel in their first district game of the season.
Wildcats cruise to first district win
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan Wildcats crushed Higgins 21-2 behind 16 hits on Tuesday to pick up their first district win of the season. With the victory, the Wildcats snapped a five-game Higgin’s win streak while stretching their own win streak to nine games.
Register now for parish summer camp
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department is now taking applications for its 2013 Inclusive Summer Day Camp.
Don Raymond Relays held at HHS on Friday
From staff and wire reports
For the first time since 2010, Hahnville High School will host the Don Raymond Relays on Friday.

Our View

Sales tax proposal should not be abandoned
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s efforts to get the state income tax transformed to a state sales tax seems to have gone astray somewhat. Many objections have been raised to the possibilities that the poor would suffer and the rich would prosper.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (April 4)
From staff and wire reports
•Carl J. Kinler, 52, of 177 Lakewood Drive in Luling, was arrested on March 23 and charged with DWI and improper control of vehicle.


LEAP preparation
From staff and wire reports
Students in Shannon Pitchford’s and Jessica Fletcher’s 4th gradeed classes at Lakewood Elementary to prepare for LEAP testing.
Knights of Columbus free throw contest
From staff and wire reports
The Knights of Columbus Council 9933 of Holy Family Catholic Chuurch in Mimosa Park held a free throw contest at Lakewood Elementary School.
You’ve got to read this!
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.
Mimosa Park Elementary author winners
From staff and wire reports
A number of students recently won writing awards at Mimosa Park Elementary.


Earline Gertrude Badeaux, 87, passed away on Friday, March 29 at 4 p.m. in Des Allemands.