Volume 141 Number 9 - Feb 27, 2014


25 floats, 400 riders will parade through Luling
25 floats, 400 riders will parade through Luling Around 400 riders will grace 25 floats when the Krewe of Lul rolls through the streets of Luling on Saturday.

Drinking water safe despite river oil spill
The St. Charles Parish water intakes on the Mississippi River were temporarily shut off last weekend as a precaution after an oil spill in Vacherie threatened to pollute drinking water downstream.

Inspection will determine if $2.6 million high school fields need turf replacement
After signs of premature wear were discovered last year, the artificial turf fields at both Hahnville and Destrehan highs schools were recently inspected to assess whether warranties on the fields had been breached by the company who installed them.

Unique flair, fun big draw to Des Allemands parade
Unique flair, fun big draw to Des Allemands parade With more than 50 years of history, the Krewe of Des Allemands parade will roll down its familiar route with 14 floats and more than 250 riders.


Lady Wildcats roar into quarterfinals against Walker
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan Lady Wildcats are the hottest basketball team in the state, and will take a 26 game winning streak into their quarterfinal matchup with Walker Thursday night after knocking off Haughton and Zachary in the early rounds.
Tigers must control tempo to knock off Comeaux
Jonathan Menard
Hahnville faces a tough task on Friday night when they travel to Lafayette to take on No. 9 Comeaux in the first round of the Class 5A basketball playoffs.
HHS trio loads up on medals at Indoor Track Championships
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville track trio of Breanne Bias, Beau Robinson and Bryce Robinson put an exclamation point on an indoor track season that can only be described as a complete success.


I’m sorry, will you forgive me?
Special to the Herald-Guide
By "Deacon G" Gautrau How many of us have done something for which we should have asked forgiveness, but haven’t?
Knights of Columbus Lenten Friday fish fries
From staff and wire reports
NORCO - The Knights of Columbus Red Church Council will be offering a fish fry every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. beginning Friday, March 7 until April 18.

Our View

It’s time to be merry at carnival
With a cold and icy winter still trying to keep us in tow, it is time to relax and enjoy the carnival spirit which arrives this weekend in southeast Louisiana. Here in St. Charles Parish, residents are getting ready to celebrate at the Krewe of Lul parade, which starts Saturday at noon, and the Krewe of Des Allemands parade, which begins at 1 p. m. Sunday.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Feb. 27)
From staff and wire reports
•Kim P. Smith, 24, of 98 Lorraine St. in Destrehan, was arrested on Feb. 20 and charged with five counts of burglary of a moveable and four counts of attempted single burglary.


2014 Mardi Gras Royalty
Kyle Barnett
Revelers are preparing once again to line the streets of Luling and Des Allemands with family and friends to celebrate the Mardi Gras season and catch a glimpse and maybe a special throw from those honored as this year’s royalty.
Krewe of Lul Grand Marshal Yvonne “Choote” Troxler Champagne
Kyle Barnett
This year’s grand marshal for the Krewe of Des Allemands parade is Yvonne “Choote” Troxler Champagne.
Krewe of Des Allemands Grand Marshal Lupe Rojano Sweeney
Kyle Barnett
Leading the Krewe of Des Allemands parade this year will be Grand Marshall Lupe Sweeney.
Luling Living Center celebrates Mardi Gras
From staff and wire reports
Luling Living Center held their annual Mardi Gras celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 18.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Spike”
From staff and wire reports
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Spike.
Hurst teacher honored by tech association
From staff and wire reports
Harry Hurst Middle School teacher Julie Rexford was recently named the Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE) State Middle School Teacher of the Year for Louisiana at their annual LACUE conference in New Orleans.
After recovery from accident, local float builder vies for Grand Champion
Kyle Barnett
Kurt Dempster is a Mardi Gras enthusiast with 20 years experience riding in parades, and after constructing his own float he has been a regular presence along parade routes for the past 16 years.
St. Charles Satellite Center members help Paul Maillard revitalization campaign
From staff and wire reports
The team members were asked to design a logo that would help give an identity to the project and could be used as a cornerstone for a recognizable brand for the corridor.