Pictured with Officer Gautreaux and Freckles from left to right are David Rodriguez, Camilla Martinez, Judith Navarro, Jordan Sheriff, Logan Shotwell, Gabrielle Williams, and Addison Kolb. St. Rose Elementary receives visit from police dog
November 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm
Officer Roy Gautreaux and Freckles, members of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Department K-9 division, recently visited students at St. Rose Elementary School.

DHS Basic Drafting Students analyze an electrical box taken from the WWII-era Torpedo Patrol Boat (PT-305) being renovated at the National WWII Museum. DHS drafting students help restore WWII boat
November 14, 2014 at 12:03 pm
Member of the Destrehan High School basic and advanced drafting classes were invited by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans to take part in the restoration of the USS Sudden Jerk.

Beth Humane Society Pet of the Week: Beth
November 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Beth, a four-month-old female kitten.

New non-profit to offer Thanksgiving child care for single parents
November 14, 2014 at 11:59 am
Assistance for Single Parents is offering a Thanksgiving Camp from Nov. 24 to Nov. 26. The camp is free and open to single parents who are actively employed.

20 Luling teachers receive awards for school supplies 20 Luling teachers receive awards for school supplies
November 14, 2014 at 11:56 am
Twenty teachers from Luling Elementary School received $50 to put towards school supplies as a part of the Walmart Teacher Rewards program.

Union Pacific Railroad director of public affairs Drew Tessier (right) presents St. Charles Human Society treasurer Christine Trevett a check for $2500. Generous donations help control pet population
November 14, 2014 at 11:53 am
The St. Charles Humane Society was able to spay or neuter 71 pets after generous donations from the Bernice Barbour, Union Pacific Railroad and Walmart Foundations.

DHS senior receives national recognition DHS senior receives national recognition
November 14, 2014 at 11:33 am
Destrehan High School senior Brooklyn Gillette was recently recognized as an Outstanding Participant in the 2014-2015 National Achievement scholarship program.

Applications due soon for Ethel Schoeffner Scholarship
November 14, 2014 at 11:24 am
College students who have graduated from either Destrehan High School or Hahnville High School may be eligible to apply for the $500-per-semester Ethel Schoeffner Scholarship.

How a defiant teenager became  the patron saint of artillerymen How a defiant teenager became the patron saint of artillerymen
November 14, 2014 at 11:18 am
When a member of the U.S. Army or Marine corps artillery has served in their career with distinction, they are nominated for the Order of St. Barbara. But what does a 7th century Lebanese woman have to do with howitzers?

Biking the banks Biking the banks
November 14, 2014 at 11:14 am
The levee has a long history within St. Charles Parish, but when Kathy Lacompte Bourg and her husband led a group of teenagers down it in the early 1980s, there was no Hale-Boggs bridge and the path was muddy and rocky.

Keating holds up a photo of himself taken while serving in the Korean War. Honoring our veterans
November 07, 2014 at 2:44 pm
A young picture of Buddy Keating shows him smiling and enjoying a cigarette on “R and R” in Japan. On the sleeve of his shirt are the visible three chevrons up and two stripes down of a sergeant 1st class--a rank that, today, takes an average of 12 and a half years to attain.

Keating served in the U.S. Army for 21 months.

Ashley Santos (left) plays “Molly” alongside Nick Stephens (right) who plays “Peter” in the Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre’ production of “Peter and the Starcatchers.” Practice what you teach
November 07, 2014 at 2:20 pm
Lucas Harms’ day starts at 4 a.m., just before his 2-year-old son, Leo, wakes up. He’ll go to work at Hahnville High School, where he’s been the theater teacher for seven years. These days, he won’t get in bed until midnight, after practicing his role for Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre’s production of “Peter and the Starcatcher,” which opens Thursday, Nov. 7

Ormond Plantation The Spooky Side of St. Charles Parish
October 27, 2014 at 6:22 pm
Mourning widowers, chopped up bodies and a Nazi horse—St. Charles Parish has them all, and some people claim they continue to haunt the living.

Mimosa Park kindergartners Maleyah Williams and Nathaniel Ashby. Kindergarteners hard at work
October 17, 2014 at 3:59 pm
At Mimosa Park Elementary, the kindergarteners are hard at work.

Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Mason” Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Mason”
October 17, 2014 at 3:57 pm
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Mason.

St. Charles Arts Guild holds art workshop for adults St. Charles Arts Guild holds art workshop for adults
October 17, 2014 at 3:53 pm
Over 20 people attended an arts fair held by the St. Charles Art Guild Oct. 9 at the St. Charles United Methodist Church in Destrehan.

Julian Turner Book Reviews - "The Troop"
October 10, 2014 at 3:35 pm
Nick Cutter’s The Troop is exactly what it says on the front cover: a book of terror.

The winning Jambalaya team from Dow St. Charles Operations (L-R): Margo Lumar, Ronnie Rodrigue, Yvette Dempster, Corey Becnel. 2014 Battle for the Paddle winners announced
October 10, 2014 at 3:16 pm
With 123 teams cooking jambalaya or gumbo, United Way of St. Charles kicked off its fundraising campaign with the 13th annual Battle for the Paddle cook-off on Thursday, Oct. 2 at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.

St. Charles Parish merchants question state’s tax holiday
St. Charles Parish merchants question state’s tax holiday
When numerous customers came into Stell Furniture Co. in Luling not knowing it was a sales tax holiday Aug. 7 - 8, owner David Stell couldn’t help but ask why.

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