Volume 144 Number 19 - May 11, 2017


Ama and Luling residences substantially damaged by fire
Firefighters extinguishing residence on fire in Ama. Area firefighters fought blazes at residences in Luling and Ama that substantially damaged both structures.

Animal shelter staff attends boot camp to prepare for hurricane season
Assistant Shelter Supervisor Lonnie Matherne (far left) and Animal Control Supervisor Dr. Jena Troxler (far right) participating in the water rescue procedures. St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter staff attended the Louisiana Partnership Animal Responder Boot Camp May 1-5 in Ruston for training.

Luling student performs with Blues Traveler at Jazz Fest
Luling student  performs with Blues Traveler at Jazz Fest ‘My mind was blown. I almost cried.’
Kevin Gullage got an alert on his phone from Facebook and couldn't have known what he was a about to experience.

This 91-year-old is a world globetrotting grandmother who loves traveling
This 91-year-old is a world globetrotting grandmother who loves traveling When at home, she makes puzzles with her granddaughter
Virgie Naquin has lived in Des Allemands all of her life, but that hardly means she’s content to stay in one place. The 91-year-old never has been, really. Her travels have taken her to England, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Canada, Nova Scotia, California, Alaska and Hawaii, to name a few.


Lady Tigers improve in second straight trip to state tournament
Ryan Arena
Hahnville finished the 2017 girls golf season as Division I’s No. 7 ranked team after wrapping up its season at the Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA state championship tournament in Youngsville last week.
Destrehan alum signs with NFL’s Raiders
Ryan Arena
Former Destrehan High School and LSU star Rickey Jefferson has his chance to make an impact on the NFL level.

Sheriffs Reports

St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Report - May 11, 2017
Staff Report
Arrests • Samantha Schneider, 32, of 518 Steve St. in St. Rose, was arrested April 28 and charged with theft $750-$5,000.


Add a pinch of passion, a dab of fun and stir ... it’s a Cookbook Club
Anna Thibodeaux
The Cookbook Club reads like a movie featuring people reminiscing about their lives over luscious foods, but it is a real group with real people who really love good cooking.
St. Charles Parish shelter staff certified in animal search and rescue
Staff Report
With growing public emphasis on preparedness with handling animals in disasters, the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter staff completed training to become certified in animal search and rescue.


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of John “Johnny” Henry Nolting IV age 61.
Betty Gros LeBlanc, 74, was called home to her Lord and Savior on April 27, 2017.
Paul Andre Zeringue, 43, passed away on May 2, 2017. Zeringue grew up in Luling and was a resident of Euless, Texas.