Lifestyles




Keating holds up a photo of himself taken while serving in the Korean War. Honoring our veterans
November 07 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 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

Devonte’ Cravin (above) and the rest of the Hahnville offense must set the tone early in order to beat South Lafourche on Friday night. The Tigers have won four straight and are playing their best football as the postseason approaches. Tigers carry 4-game winning streak into battle with South Lafourche
November 07 at 9:55 am
Hahnville’s victory over Central Lafourche last week give them a shot at getting as high as an 11 seed going into the postseason. All that stands in their way is Friday’s opponent, South Lafourche.

Destrehan’s defense must prepare for an explosive East St. John offense that is averaging 35 points per game in district play. Destrehan locks up district title, but Wildcats hungry for more
November 07 at 9:53 am
After crushing H.L. Bourgeois to capture the District 7-5A title, the undefeated Destrehan Wildcats must now corral an explosive East St. John offense in the regular season finale.

Members of the swim team are: Standing (L-R) Coach Elizabeth Basta, Jay Madden, Austin Burke, Hunter Batt, Richard Ecuyer, Destin Gilbert, Ethan Breaux, Seth Mullins, Warren Massimini, Vincent Tamplain, Joe Foucha and HHS Principal Ken Oertling, Caleb Karling and Coach Sarah Grunblatt.  Kneeling are seniors Brice Soignier and Tony Corley.  Not pictured:  Blaise Wise and Matt Landry.
Hahnville swims to district title
November 07 at 9:50 am
The Hahnville High School boys’ swim team combined for 511 points to cruise to the West District championship.

Is money the root of all evil?
November 07 at 9:48 am
How many of us have too much money? I don’t know about you, but I’m surely not on that yacht yet. Many of us yearn to win the lottery, but even if we did, it probably would only provide temporary happiness. It’s not unusual for a lottery winner to be broke within a few years. There can be a good deal of stress associated with financial planning, trying to remain anonymous so as to avoid all those third cousins twice removed from looking for a handout, and dealing with good old Uncle Sam. Yet most of us wouldn’t mind taking our chances.

Is space tourism ready to take off?
November 07 at 9:47 am
Two accidents last week threw a big question mark into the possibility of space tourism being popularized to any great extent in the near future.

Political polling locked up during primary season
November 07 at 9:46 am
A cornerstone of campaigning slowly came to a troubling halt during Louisiana’s primary election season for some candidates and campaigns.

Matherne Matherne
November 07 at 9:45 am
Robert “Penook” Matherne, 66, a native and resident of Des Allemands, passed away on Monday, Nov. 3.

Fonseca Fonseca
November 07 at 9:44 am
Walter Joseph Fonseca, Sr., 73, a native and resident of Des Allemands, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 30.

Arrests (Nov. 6)
November 07 at 9:42 am
•Derrick E. Sandolph, 24, of Boutte, was arrested on Oct. 28 at the Boutte Estates pump station and charged with possession of marijuana with intent and resisting arrest by flight.

Around 15,000 people are expected at this year’s Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival. Crafts, food draw thousands to Destrehan fest
November 07 at 9:41 am
More than 150 crafts vendors from throughout the country will set up shop at Destrehan Plantation this weekend for the storied plantation’s fall festival.

Madere's Garage was in business for 90 years before closing in September. St. Charles Parish plans to purchase Madere’s Garage for $670,000
November 07 at 9:39 am
The St. Charles Parish Council voted Nov. 3 to sign a lease with the owners of the former Madere’s Garage on River Road in Hahnville for $20,000 through Jan. 5. The parish says they will use the property to perform maintenance on vehicles and equipment.

Denise Keller and her daughter, Alexis. Months after mammogram, former DHS coach discovers she has breast cancer
November 07 at 9:37 am
Denise Keller was climbing waterfalls and traversing sky bridges when she discovered a lump in her breast that would drastically change her life.

Tim Marcel embraces his daughter after winning the judgeship. Marcel handily defeats Morel for judgeship
November 07 at 9:36 am
Destrehan attorney Tim Marcel overwhelmingly defeated incumbent Judge Michele Morel in the Nov. 4 election to become division “E” judge in the 29th Judicial District that serves St. Charles Parish.

Oliver Dufrene, chief of the Paradis Volunteer Fire Department, rows the dog to safety after rescuing it by boat. Emergency responders jump into action to save dog from drowning
November 07 at 9:34 am
Emergency responders from several St. Charles Parish agencies jumped into action Sunday morning to save a yellow Labrador that was tangled in vines in the middle of a Luling canal.

St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre and his granddaughter, Annika Thoman, visit the graves of their relatives. Stories of generations’ past fill graveyards during All Souls Day
November 07 at 9:31 am

Lifelong St. Charles Parish resident Carla Langley’s mother died while Carla was pregnant with her own daughter, Anna McDuffy. Anna is now a senior at Destrehan, and on a sunny Sunday in November, her and her mother walked St. Charles Borromeo cemetery, visiting the ancestors the LSU-bound teen never got to meet.

Paul Triche Hahnville CEO honored by LSU for company’s growth
November 07 at 9:30 am
A Hahnville businessman who grew up in Norco was recently honored by LSU for having the 22nd fastest-growing company owned by an alum of the university.

Operation Santa Paws seeks to lift spirits of shelter cats, dogs
Operation Santa Paws seeks to lift spirits of shelter cats, dogs
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St. Charles Parish residents can help the adoption chances of an abused or abandoned shelter animal by donating toys, treats, food and supplies at any parish library.

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