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Arthur F. Schexnaydre HHS grad completes Naval Academy
July 18 at 10:34 am
Arthur F. Schexnaydre, a 2010 graduate from Hahnville High School, recently completed four years at the United States Naval Academy obtaining a bachelor of science degree in computer science.

Humane Society showcase adoption pets “Sampson” and “Aiden” Humane Society showcase adoption pets “Sampson” and “Aiden”
July 18 at 10:33 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pets are kittens Sampson and Aiden.

Girl Scout bronze award recipients Laila Harding, Kennedy Ertel, Giavanna Raby and Lauren Errington at the Space Center in Houston. River Parishes Girl Scouts earn bronze and silver awards
July 18 at 10:31 am
Girl Scouts from St. Charles and St. John parishes once again earned the Girl Scout’s highest award.

Louisiana State Principal of the Year Ken Oertling at his desk at Hahnville High School. Principal of the Year took unconventional path to top
July 18 at 10:27 am
Despite recently being named Louisiana High School Principal of the Year, Hahnville High School Principal Ken Oertling’s life is one that could have gone down a much different path.

Team members are: Front row (L-R) Andrew Bosco, Noah Barrette, Tyler Jones, Noah Chauvin and Timmy Comardelle. Middle row (L-R) Maddox Loftin, Kyle Waits, Preston Bourgeois, Hayden Plaisance, Ethan Sevin and Kohl Ducote. Back row (L-R) Coaches Mike Loftin, Jimmy Plaisance, Loyd Bourgeois and Jonathan Jones. Not pictured: Coach James Sells and player Andrew Sells. 8-year-old All-Stars claim Spectacular crown
July 18 at 10:27 am
The St. Charles Legends, the parish’s 8-year-old All-Star team, won the USSSA Summertime Spectacular tournament held July 12 and 13 at Pelican Park in Mandeville.

Team members are: Top row (L-R) Coach Jake Lemmon and Coach Michael Morrow. Middle row (L-R) James Lemmon, Jacob Naquin, Brock Clement, Aidan Ramsey and Ty Yoes. Bottom row (L-R) Cameron Dufrene, Bryson Thomas, Nick Morrow, Seth Kenney, Collin Cedotal and Colin Melancon. 11U All-Stars cruise to state championship
July 18 at 10:26 am
The St. Charles Parish 11-year-old All-Stars won the state tournament, which was held in St. Amant at Stevens Park.

Team Members are: Front row (L-R) Abby Nette, Mia Casanova, Cassie Legendre, Sydney Matherne and Taylor Lucich. Back row (L-R) Stephanie Chester, Katie Brady, Britney Hatfield, Allyson Colomb and Brianna Anderson. Coaches (L-R) Paulo Casanova, Neil Legendre and Justine Matherne. Seated: bat girl Isabella Casanova 16U All-Stars win Jr. Olympic state title
July 18 at 10:24 am
The St. Charles 16U All-Stars won the Jr. Olympic ASA 16U state championship in Class “B” Fast Pitch.

Team members are: Kneeling (L-R) Tabitha Tabb, Taylor Boone, Rylee Gautreaux, Abby Christen and Anna Faucheux. Standing (L-R) Jazmine Young, Kaela Schiro, Lorissa Sells, Caitlyn Cancienne, Bailey Abadie, McKenzie Erwin and Alyssa Chategnier. Coaches are: (L-R) Corey Faucheux, Kristen Faucheux and Larry Boone. 14U All-Stars finish second in state tourney
July 18 at 10:23 am
The St. Charles Parish 14U All-Stars won second place at the state tournament.

Jala Richard New Sarpy girl takes home AAU gold medal
July 18 at 10:22 am
Jala Richard, an upcoming freshman at Destrehan High School, put on quite a show at the AAU Club Championships in Orlando, Fla.

Easton Melancon has scored four touchdowns in Team USA’s three victories during a world tournament. Former HHS QB leads USA to gold medal game
July 18 at 10:20 am
Former Hahnville High School quarterback Easton Melancon has helped lead Team USA to the gold medal game against Canada.

Austin Perrin impressed during a seven-game tournament, batting .389. Hahnville slugger lands on national All-Tournament team
July 18 at 10:18 am
Austin Perrin, an upcoming sophomore at Hahnville High School, was named to the All-Tournament team for his performance during the Perfect Game 15U WWBA National Championship.

Destrehan receiver Kirk Merritt has blown away college recruiters at camps this summer, which has led to offers from LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Oregon and Texas A&M. Star DHS receiver wins national championship in skills competition
July 18 at 10:15 am
Even though he has yet to begin his senior season, Destrehan receiver Kirk Merritt is making a name for himself across the nation.

Senate race becomes most expensive ever waged in state
July 18 at 9:27 am
By Jeremy Alford

If you’re already growing weary of seeing all those television ads about Louisiana’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race, then you’ll take little comfort in learning that there’s now more money flowing into the candidates’ campaign accounts than in any other comparable statewide election in recent history.

Marine teaches valuable lesson
July 18 at 9:26 am
For those of you who happened upon Allie Stevens last week as he was making his way west on Highway 90 pulling a 400-pound rickshaw as part of a 5,000-mile journey from Oceanside, Calif. to Miami, Fla., you may have wondered what this man was doing pulling a colorful cart in the brutal Louisiana heat.

Arrests and thefts (July 17)
July 18 at 9:23 am
•Armand A. Troulliet Jr., 36, of 322 Luke Drive in Des Allemands, was arrested on July 1 and charged with second-degree battery.

Kim Marousek Parish’s planning and zoning director resigns
July 18 at 9:17 am
The director of St. Charles Parish’s Department of Planning and Zoning has announced her resignation. Kim Marousek said she is leaving the office after accepting a job in the Baton Rouge area.

Dr. Christopher Paris, who will run the CIS clinic, cuts the ribbon to officially open the new cardiac wing of the hospital. $2.3 million cardiac clinic will save lives, CEO says
July 18 at 9:15 am
Less than three months after opening a state-of-the-art cardiac catheter lab that has already treated more than 60 patients, St. Charles Parish Hospital officially unveiled a $2.3 million cardiac care clinic.

Board fed up with school choice law Board fed up with school choice law
July 18 at 9:14 am
St. Charles Parish School Board members are decrying a new law that will allow students attending failing schools in outside parishes to attend St. Charles Parish Public Schools this year.

Principal of the Year took unconventional path to top
Principal of the Year took unconventional path to top
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Despite recently being named Louisiana High School Principal of the Year, Hahnville High School Principal Ken Oertling’s life is one that could have gone down a much different path.