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St. Charles Borromeo announces spelling bee champions

St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan held their annual spelling bee for students in first through eighth grade. With their SACS goals to be met, Melissa Horn organized this year’s spelling bee.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Kenney named S.T.A.R. Student of the Year

Congratulations to Destrehan senior Kristen Kenney who was recently named St. Charles Parish’s S.T.A.R. Student of the Year.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:19 pm

St. Rose Elementary honor band members

Congratulations to these students from St. Rose Elementary for being selected to participate in the 2009 St. Charles Parish Honor Band. Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:18 pm

Fire safety first at Hahnville High School

BOUTTE - Hahnville High School students in Dennis Robbins’ Fire Safety Class listened as Jim Polk and Kenny Wenning Jr. from the St. Charles Parish Office of Homeland Security spoke with them about the Parish Rapid Assessment Team (PRAT).Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Petting sharks makes for good time at big-city aquarium

ST. ROSE - Christopher Cowie and his mom, Anna Cowie, pet a shark at the Aquarium of the Americas on a field trip with Judy Rongey’s four year old class from St. Rose Elementary School.
March 11, 2009 at 1:15 pm

Nutrition students cook it up at DHS

DESTREHAN - Students in Ms. Dufrene’s food and nutrition class recently learned about fondant cake.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:14 pm

After 5 years, West Bank bike path moves one step closer to reality

After the Army Corps of Engineers confirmed that there are no immediate plans to raise St. Charles’ West Bank levee, it seemed like the parish could move ahead with the construction of a paved bicycle and pedestrian path from Hahnville to Luling.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Hahnville cypress furniture store goes on display at spring fest

For nine years, Terry and Diane Carter of Hahnville have supplied area residents with quality, custom-made Louisiana cypress furniture. Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Lake Salvador rocks to reverse land loss on northern shoreline

It may have taken 17 years, but 3.5 miles of the worse shoreline in St. Charles Parish is now behind rock breakwater with the completion of the Lake Salvador Shore Protection project.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Sunset Drainage president says lack of Des Allemands floodwall a ‘major issue’

The president of the Sunset Drainage District said that even though the area experienced 75 inches of rain in 2008, mostly due to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, there was very little flooding or damage thanks to the elevation and reinforcement of the levee system.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:12 pm

HHS seniors present senior projects

BOUTTE - Hahnville High seniors presented their senior projects in the commons area during “Senior Project Showcase.”Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Abandoned house fire turns into mystery for firefighters

A fire that immersed an abandoned home on the Mississippi River batture at Paul Maillard Road, which sent smoke billowing throughout the West Bank of the parish, is turning into quite a mystery.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:12 pm

New Orleans Saints’ mascot makes a stop in St. Charles

DESTREHAN - The New Orleans Saints mascot, Gumbo, paid a surprise visit to Harry Hurst Middle School recently and spent some time with students.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:10 pm

Stem cell decision exposes religious divides

AP Religion Writer

The embryonic stem cell research debate is steeped with religious arguments, with some faith traditions convinced the research amounts to killing innocent life, others citing the moral imperative to alleviate suffering, and plenty of religious believers caught somewhere in between.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:10 pm

475 jars of peanut butter, $916 collected at parish parades

Many needy people benefited from the generosity of residents in St. Charles Parish. Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:10 pm

MPE scientists study the states of matter

LULING - Juan Ibieta and Philip Ling, Shell engineers and members of the “Science is Fun Team,” volunteered their time to teach third grade Mimosa Park Elementary students about states of matter.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 1:08 pm

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