Volume 141 Number 14 - Apr 03, 2014


Police seek suspicious man who approached young Luling girl
Asked for help finding dog, drove off when mom arrived
A Luling mother told police that a suspicious man approached her daughter on Post Drive in Luling before speeding off when the mother appeared.


Wildcats creep past Hahnville before knocking off Thibodaux, C. Lafourche
Jonathan Menard
Destrehan (12-10) knocked off rival Hahnville last Thursday and beat both Thibodaux and Central Lafourche this week to improve to 3-1 in district play.
Lady Wildcats stretch win streak to 9 games, improve district mark to 7-1
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan Lady Wildcats (16-5) have been on fire, winning their last nine games on their way to a 7-1 district record.
Tigers ride no-hitter to win over Terrebonne
Jonathan Menard
Hahnville’s seven game win streak came to an end with a 1-0 loss to rival Destrehan last Thursday, but the Tigers (13-9) rebounded this week to beat Terrebonne and East St. John to improve their district mark to 3-1.
Lady Tigers remain perfect in district
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Lady Tigers (15-3, 8-0) remained perfect in district play after knocking off Thibodaux and Terrebonne.

Our View

Senate race getting more interesting
Sen. Mary Landrieu has an excellent opportunity to gain support for her re-election bid this fall with her new title as head of the Senate’s Energy Committee. But will it help her since she was appointed to her post by President Barack Obama?

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (April 3)
From staff and wire reports
•Elmonesha Green, 27, of 1501 Mithra St. in New Orleans, was arrested on March 27 and charged with unauthorized use of a credit card.


St. Charles Borromeo cheerleaders place first in competition
From staff and wire reports
The competitive cheerleaders at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan recently received 1st place at the Kickin’ It For Kids competition in Hammond.
Hurst students dig science
From staff and wire reports
As part of a unit on a decomposer’s role in creating soil, students took a closer look at earthworms.
Third grade students learn about text features
From staff and wire reports
St. Rose Elementary third grade students in Lisa Reeves’ class recently studied text features.
HHS senior named S.T.A.R. student of the year
From staff and wire reports
Payton Bryant has been named the 2013 – 2014 S.T.A.R. (Students Teaching and Reaching) Student Of the Year.
Candy used to simulate erosion in geological experiment
From staff and wire reports
Harry Hurst 8th grade students recently used sweet tarts to replicate rocks during a unit comparing chemical and physical weathering.
St. Rose Elementary students tour Destrehan Plantation
From staff and wire reports
St. Rose Elementary students in Richard Weerts’ 3rd grade class visited the Destrehan Plantation.
J.B. Martin students awarded at regional science fair
From staff and wire reports
J. B. Martin was recently represented at the Regional 10 Jr. Level Science and Engineering Fair held on the campus of Nicholls State University.
Quilting Fans officers named
From staff and wire reports
The Quilting Fans clubs recently announced 2014 officer.
St. Charles Borromeo students receive new technology through DOW grant
From staff and wire reports
Eighth grade students at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan recently completed a “Need Energy” lab with the school’s Learn Pads.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Trooper”
From staff and wire reports
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Trooper.


Charles Lindy Mayfield, 86, of Luling, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 20.
David P. Jeffreys, 79, passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 26.