Lifestyles




Top, from left: Krewe of Lul queen Nora Dupont and king Robert Dupont Sr.

Bottom, from left: Krewe of Des Allemands king Robert Mahan and queen Berdie Mahan. 2015 Mardi Gras Royalty
February 13 at 12:17 pm
While the world is hearing about Rex, Zulu and Muses, St. Charles is preparing for its own Mardi Gras revelry. Set to roll on Feb. 14 and 15, respectively, the Krewes of Lul and Des Allemands have selected their royalty.

Kid Krewe du Market Parade
February 07 at 1:56 pm
DESTREHAN – The German Coast Farmer’s Market will host the 9th annual Kid Krewe du Market parade on Saturday, Feb. 7 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Kids will march through the market on decorated “floats” or wagons, offering throws to patrons and spectators. For more information, call (985) 64-9762.

Single and Parenting Class
February 06 at 1:55 pm
DESTREHAN – The non-profit group Assistance for Single Parents will host a single and parenting class on Friday, Feb. 6 at the St. Charles United Methodist Church on 1905 Ormond Blvd. in Destrehan, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Childcare is offered for ages six months and up, at $1 per child. The event allows parents to bond with other single parents over a short lesson. More information can be found at www.AssistanceForSingleParents.Org or by calling (985) 233-1173.

Satellite Center broadens education
February 06 at 1:06 pm
St. Charles Parish has been very creative in the past in the education field. It has always scored as having one of the best systems in the state in teaching our young residents how to read, write and add numbers.

Jindal: No on tax increases, maybe on fees
February 06 at 1:05 pm
While proposals to increase taxes may be dead on arrival when reaching Gov. Bobby Jindal’s desk, the administration seems willing to at least review fee changes this session, based on a request for comment by LaPolitics.

Yasovsky Yasovsky
February 06 at 1:04 pm
Emily Yasovsky, age 88, passed away on Jan. 13 in Ponchatoula.

Trahan Trahan
February 06 at 1:04 pm
Bradley J. Trahan, 87, a native of Lafayette and resident of Des Allemands passed away on Monday, Jan. 26.

Hahnville junior Ru’Yanna Bossier gets off a shot against Destrehan. Lady Tigers must rebound from defeat to win ‘dog fight’ against Terrebonne
February 06 at 1:02 pm
Even when they’re down by a substantial margin, Hahnville coach Phil Bychurch expects to see his young basketball team fight.

Arrests (Feb. 5)
February 06 at 1:02 pm
•Randy Hebert, 33, of 439 Elm St. in LaPlace, was arrested on Jan. 26 and charged with driving while intoxicated and not maintaining proper control of a vehicle.

Peanut Butter to feed hungry in St. Charles Peanut Butter to feed hungry in St. Charles
February 06 at 1:01 pm
Since 1993, St. Charles Parish Hospital has held an annual peanut butter drive to benefit the hungry in St. Charles Parish, and in their 22nd year, they’ve pick up a new partner.

Teens charged with theft of $13,600 worth of cell phones Teens charged with theft of $13,600 worth of cell phones
February 06 at 1:00 pm
Two 14 year olds from Baton Rouge have been charged with the theft of 23 cell phones from Boutte’s Walmart.

Britton Allshouse (left) and Kody Dufrene completed an intense firefighting course in order to become the first paid firefighters in the Luling Volunteer Fire Department. Luling firefighters become first paid professionals in department’s history
February 06 at 12:59 pm
Two employees of the Luling Volunteer Fire Department completed a 14-week course and returned to full-time work, ushering in a “new era in having paid, professional fire fighters on duty,” according to the department.

Destrehan sophomore David Green gets ready to pass the ball during his team’s loss to Hahnville on Tuesday. Wildcats suffer back-to-back losses
February 06 at 12:58 pm
Destrehan coach Todd Bourg says District 7-5A in boys basketball is much like the SEC in football.
“You have to come ready to play every night,” Bourg said. “There are no let-downs.”

Change in employee health insurance will save parish millions Change in employee health insurance will save parish millions
February 06 at 12:58 pm
The parish government eliminated group health care coverage for retirees over 65, but the St. Charles Parish Council voted unanimously to fund group health coverage for retirees up to that point.

Gunman who tried to kidnap HHS student pleads guilty Gunman who tried to kidnap HHS student pleads guilty
February 06 at 12:57 pm
A Reserve man will spend two years in jail after pleading guilty to the attempted kidnapping of a Hahnville High School student.

Larry Thompson Boutte man indicted on murder charge
February 06 at 12:55 pm
A 35-year-old Boutte man was indicted by a grand jury on charges stemming from a fatal bar shooting that left one man dead and another injured.

Kongsberg Maritime purchased 5.2 acres on James Drive East in St. Rose and intends to break ground on a three-story, 83,000-square-foot facility in the spring. Firm expansion will bring $200 million to St. Charles
February 06 at 12:53 pm
A Norwegian firm with a facility in St. Rose committed to an expansion that will more than double its current capacity and bring an estimated $200 million into St. Charles Parish over the next decade through construction costs and wages.

DHS senior Joey Robichaux has received a golf scholarship to Millsaps. Robichaux leads charge as DHS sets sights on district title
February 06 at 12:46 pm
When he was but a scrawny little 5-foot-10, 115-pound freshman, it didn’t take Joey Robichaux long to figure out that he was too small for high school football. And, although he was pretty good at soccer, it wasn’t really his thing at high school.

Lifestyles

22nd peanut butter drive sets record for donations
22nd peanut butter drive sets record for donations
This year’s annual Krewe of Lul and Krewe of Des Allemands parades saw St. Charles...
Packing the House
Packing the House
Romania is a long way from Lakewood Elementary, but the roaring crowd in the school...

New director works to get Housing Authority off  HUD’s trouble list
New director works to get Housing Authority off HUD’s trouble list
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Since coming in as executive director of the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority after it was placed on HUD’s troubled agency list, Benjamin Bell has been a busy man.