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Infant-sized tumors shock Des Allemands woman, doctors

After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, Vanessa Bell of Des Allemands didn’t foresee herself dealing with another serious medical condition. That was, however, until mid 2008 when two infant-sized masses were discovered in her abdomen.
September 30, 2009 at 10:25 am

Swine flu lands student in ICU

Dealing with the sudden illness of her son Andrew has been extremely difficult, but LeAnne Sandoz says the outpouring of support from Andrew's friends in the community has been a blessing.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:21 am

West Bank: Subdivisions halted as lot sales dwindle

The West Bank of the parish has developable land available in every community, and while some of the land is currently zoned for commercial use, owned by estates or used for agriculture, numerous subdivisions have sprung up across the area in the last nine years.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:18 am

ACT sessions offered at DHS

Destrehan - High school students from St. Charles Parish may attend sessions to help prepare for taking the ACT test.

The preparation courses will be held Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Destrehan High School.

Interested students will need to choose one of the three sessions offered each Sunday, English, reading or math.
Students may register by printing and completing the registration form found on their school’s Web site or by picking up a form in the school’s office.

The registration fee is $10 by Sept. 23. Checks should be made payable to St. Charles Parish Schools. No refunds will be given.
September 27, 2009 at 9:18 am

Annual march for babies Sept. 26

LAPLACE - The 2009 River Parishes March for Babies is set for Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Highway 51 Park in LaPlace.
The three-mile fun walk - with lots of activities along the route, helps raise awareness for those babies born healthy and those who need our help to survive and thrive.

For more information, call 504-836-2087 or 1-800-460-0865.
September 26, 2009 at 9:19 am

‘Ride United’ poker run helps SCP

LULING - United Way of St. Charles is currently accepting registrations for its upcoming ‘Ride United’ Poker Run scheduled for Sept. 26.

Registration for Ride United is currently available online or at the United Way of St. Charles office located at 13207 River Road in Luling. Participants can also register at United Way of St. Charles on the day of the event. The first bike out is at 9 a.m. and the last bike out is at 11 a.m. The event features multiple stops in the metropolitan area and ends at the Alligator Festival, held at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.

Registration is $15 for biker only, $10 for a passenger and $25 for a car with unlimited passengers. The registration fee includes reserved parking for bikes at the Alligator Festival and $5 in festival food and drink tickets. All pre-registrations are guaranteed a Ride United T-Shirt.

Prizes include $300 for the best hand, $150 for second best and $50 for worst hand. All proceeds for Ride United will fund basic and emergency needs in St. Charles Parish.

To register online or for more information, visit or call Sara at 985-331-9063.
September 26, 2009 at 9:01 am

Destrehan, Hahnville both roll to wins

Destrehan and Hahnville both picked up big victories Friday night, with the Wildcats stomping over John Ehret 35-6 and the Tigers blowing past O.P. Walker 39-8.Read More...
September 25, 2009 at 12:49 pm

East Bank still has room to grow

Despite what people are saying, the East Bank still has room to grow. In fact, every community has land that could meet future needs, according to parish planner Marny Stein.
September 21, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Norco health building to open in October

Construction will start soon on a 2,200-square-foot modular building that will provide health services in the Norco area. The temporary site, which will be located at 941 First St., will service the East Bank until a 15,000-square-foot clinic can be built.Read More...
September 21, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Duplantis builds largest home on East Bank

With nearly a year of construction under their tool belts, builders continue to chisel away at what has been deemed the largest residential property on the East Bank.Read More...
September 21, 2009 at 12:49 pm

All-Stars compete in tournament

St. Charles 14U All-Star softball team played in the Babe Ruth State Tournament in Houma and placed runner up. Read More...
September 21, 2009 at 11:53 am

16-year-old female Destrehan powerlifter looks forward to season

Ashton Chatelain, a 16 year old power lifter here at Destrehan, has some big meets coming up.Read More...
September 21, 2009 at 11:52 am

WMA Habitat in good shape for duck season

The coastal marshes upon which millions of ducks depend each winter have taken a pounding over the past several years.Read More...
September 21, 2009 at 11:51 am

Saints disassemble Motor City Lions

The Detroit Lions have a new coach, a real talented young quarterback, an elite talent at wide receiver in Calvin Johnson, but it was not enough to break their losing streak which is now 18 straight games.Read More...
September 21, 2009 at 11:49 am

You’ve got to read this!

New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish librariesRead More...
September 21, 2009 at 11:46 am

Destrehan High kids mentor peers

DESTREHAN - The first thing that comes to mind when you hear of a mentor is someone that helps or guides another when in need.Read More...
September 21, 2009 at 11:44 am

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Two officers named to Hall of Fame
Two officers named to Hall of Fame
For years, Capt. Mark Candies and Cpl. Randy Pollet have helped keep their fellow police officers a little safer — and that hasn’t gone unnoticed.