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'America's Most Wanted' fugitive attempts suicide
Ronald Lee Moore, one of “America’s Most Wanted” fugitives, who was captured by a St. Charles Parish deputy on Christmas Eve, tried to hang himself at the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center on Jan. 2.

10 percent raise finally passes
Even though debate grows heated, measure approved 5-2
The St. Charles Parish council approved raises for 296 parish workers, which become effective immediately.

12 auto burglaries reported in Boutte
Nearly 12 cars were burglarized near apartment complexes on Woodland Drive in Boutte early Thursday, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

2 injuries reported in fire at Air Products
Air Products in Luling reported a release of hydrogen gas onsite which sparked a small fire at around 12 p.m.

20-point fourth quarter gives ESJ 41-16 win over Hahnville
A pair of huge interception returns that totaled 175 yards and two touchdowns helped the East St. John Wildcats knock off Hahnville 41-16 on Friday night. But it wasn’t just the Wildcats defense that came up big, their offense put on a clinic, mixing the run and pass to perfection on their way to the victory.

700-pound alligator caught
The crew of (left to right) Jim Reed, Michael Robbers, Tom Grant and Kenny Winter set the Mississippi state record for the heaviest alligator killed by a hunter on Friday (Sept. 21) when they took this nearly 700-pounder in Issaquena County. 
By Bobby Cleveland Mississippi Sportsman It broke a trolling motor.

Airline Drive now open after truck fire
Airline Drive now open after truck fire Firefighters took on a truck fire early Wednesday that closed Airline Drive near Almedia Road. The road was reopened an hour later, but closed again at around 5 p.m. so that workers could clean up oil that had spilled from the truck.

Airline Highway near Almedia Road closed
Airline Highway near Almedia Road closed The St. Charles Parish EOC reports that Airline Highway near Almedia Road in St. Rose is closed entirely due to a vehicle fire.

Another robbery in Destrehan
Two men make off with money from Shell gas station
Destrehan was the scene of another robbery on Feb. 7, as two black males entered the Shell gas station and made off with money from the cash register.

Arrest made in Destrehan armed robbery
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 29-year-old St. Rose man for allegedly robbing the Express Cleaners in Destrehan. The arrest was made exactly a week after the crime took place.

Arts, cooking and children’s classes top Community Ed’s spring schedule
Arts, cooking and children’s classes top Community Ed’s spring schedule Registration is open until Feb. 28 for more than 150 classes with St. Charles Parish Public Schools Community Education.

Body found in river near Barton Avenue
Sheriff's Office awaiting DNA test to determine identity
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office discovered a body floating in the Mississippi River on May 5 near the levee at Barton Avenue.

Body found in St. Rose
Sheriff's Office asks for help identifying woman
A woman was found dead last night on St. Rose Avenue and the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the communities help in identifying the body.

Body of bridge jumper found in Norco
Police from St. Charles, Jefferson and Kenner departments descended on Norco Wednesday morning after a body was found floating in the Mississippi River by Valero employees. A body was found floating in the Mississippi River near Valero this morning at 8:19 a.m. After an autopsy, the body has been identified as Kylan Laurent, the man who jumped off the Veterans Memorial Bridge more than a week ago.

Clearing the way for progress
Work equipment sits behind the exterior fence of the BP Amoco property in Destrehan.  Crews have been clearing off the property for several weeks. Old Amoco Refinery site cleaned up and ready for business.
Over the years, the site of the old Amoco Refinery in Destrehan has stood undeveloped and unoccupied. Located next door to Destrehan Plantation and adjacent to the I-310 ramp in Destrehan, the site has been restricted for decades due to reports of pollution in the area. In recent weeks, residents of the parish may have noticed a significant change. The trees have been cleared revealing a huge plot of land to be zoned for commercial use.

Community Center gaining popularity
Community Center gaining popularity Although residents initially questioned building a community center unable to hold events like graduations, Edward A. Dufresne Community Center Coordinator Erica Mire maintained the facility is gaining the kind of use that justifies its $10.6 million tab.

Curfew violators arrested during first night of summer vacation
During the first night of summer vacation, 14 vehicles were burglarized in Destrehan and Montz, according to St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne. Several juveniles were also arrested for violating curfew.

Dangerous fugitive captured in Destrehan
A man that was wanted by Crimestoppers for two counts of attempted first degree murder, attempted armed robbery and aggravated burglary in Jefferson Parish was arrested in Destrehan yesterday.

Deputy arrested, charged with seatbelt ticket forgery
Sheriff Greg Champagne reports the arrest of St. Charles Parish Deputy William S. Marciante, Jr. on various charges related to the forgery of seatbelt citations while working grant funded overtime.

Deputy killed in LaPlace shooting was St. Charles resident
Brandon Nielsen Items being collected for fallen deputies family
One of the St. John the Baptist Parish deputies killed during a shooting this morning in LaPlace was a New Sarpy resident.

Destrehan cruises past St. James, Hahnville crushed by Karr
Destrehan wins 47-8, Hahnville falls 41-13
The Destrehan Wildcats opened the season in impressive fashion, blowing out St. James 47-8 on Friday night.

Destrehan falls in overtime, Hahnville loses to Lutcher
Though Destrehan rallied to tie Edna Karr at 21-21 with only 15 seconds left in regulation, the Wildcats lost in overtime, 29-27, after they failed to make a two-point conversion to extend the contest.

Destrehan thrashes Dutchtown, Hahnville beats St. Amant
Destrehan thrashes Dutchtown, Hahnville beats St. Amant In what was supposed to be a big showdown between two of the top teams in the state, Destrehan proved that they are in another league entirely.

Destrehan wins big, Hahnville falls in heartbreaker
Destrehan wins big, Hahnville falls in heartbreaker The Destrehan Wildcats blew right by East Ascension Friday night, rolling up 46 points and shutting down the Spartans to move to 8-0 on the season. Meanwhile, Hahnville climbed their way back from a 21-3 halftime deficit against East St. John to send the game to overtime, but couldn’t score in the extra period and fell 35-28, dropping their season record to 5-3.

Destrehan, Hahnville both blowout opponents
Destrehan took an early lead and never looked back as they ran all over John Ehret 35-6. The win moved the Wildcats to 4-0 on the season and gave them a resounding victory over a team that was ranked No. 4 in the state.

Developer claims building ban on east bank is unconstitutional
Was there a need for the moratorium? The moratorium recently passed by the St. Charles Parish Council to halt building on the east bank until the water crisis can be evaluated has not pleased all area people. From New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board to local developers, the council's move has pleased many, but also enraged others.

Disabled man dies in jump off of Luling bridge
Disabled man dies in jump off of Luling bridge A disabled man died after he jumped off the Hale Boggs Bridge in Luling this morning just before 10 a.m.

Dow odor could linger for several more days
The odor of ethyl acrylate could continue to linger in the parish for several more days as Dow continues work to contain the vapors, Dow spokesman Tommy Faucheux said.

Early morning wreck holds up traffic for hours
Early morning wreck holds up traffic for hours A two-vehicle wreck occurred on Highway 90 early this morning after a Chevrolet Suburban appeared to U-Turn directly into a garbage truck, according to witness reports.

Ed Reed River Parish Jamboree Moved to Thursday, Aug. 28
The Ed Reed River Parish Jamboree hosted by the Hahnville High School Fighting Tigers has been moved to Thursday, Aug. 28.

Entergy: It will take three more days to get power to Bayou Gauche Island
Entergy officials report that after 11 days around 86 homes in St. Charles Parish are still without power due to Hurricane Isaac.

ESJ stuns Hahnville, Destrehan falls in overtime
For three quarters, the Hahnville Tigers dominated East St. John at the line of scrimmage as they built up a 21-7 lead. But the Wildcats stormed back in the fourth with three unanswered touchdowns to pull out a 27-21 win that stunned the Tigers.

First murder reported in over a year
Jared C. Mealey, 19, of St. Rose was found shot to death Tuesday night according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Flare incident and unsecured emissions reported at Motiva plant  Video Included
An incident resulting in an unsecured release of chemicals and flaring at the Motiva plant in Norco was reported Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.

Former Sheriff charged with handgun violation/disturbing the peace
Parish President V. J. St. Pierre does not plan to increase security surrounding him after an incident at the Hahnville Courthouse, Wednesday. But he is considering other security measures. Former St. Charles Parish Sheriff and Parish Tax Assessor Julius “Ducky” Sellers Jr., was arrested for disturbing the peace and carrying a concealed handgun into the St. Charles Parish Courthouse Tuesday prior to a scheduled meeting with Parish President V. J. St. Pierre Jr.

Free lunch for children this summer in St. Charles Parish
The St. Charles Parish of Community Services will offer free lunch this summer at several local schools for children under age 18 between June 1 and July 9.

Hahnville advances to state semi-finals
The Hahnville Tigers boys basketball team defeated East Ascension 63-46 on Friday night to advance to the semi-finals.

Hahnville beats Ehret, Destrehan falls to Bonnabel
With only seconds left to go in the game and John Ehret seven yards from tying the score, the Hahnville defense held tough and forced an incomplete pass on fourth down to seal the 28-21 Tiger win on Friday night.

Hahnville beats No. 1 seed, advances to state finals
The Hahnville Tigers pulled off an impressive 61-51 semi-final victory over Huntington, who was the top-seeded team in the state.

Hahnville claims share of District Championship with victory over Destrehan
In what is usually one of the hardest fought games of the season for the Hahnville Tigers and Destrehan Wildcats, this year was no contest. The Hahnville Tigers took an early lead and never looked back on their way to a 34-3 victory, a share of the District Championship and a guaranteed playoff spot.

Hahnville destroys Destrehan 48-10
The Hahnville Tigers didn’t just end Destrehan’s four-game win streak, they threw the streak to the ground and stomped all over it.

Hahnville dominates Dutchtown, Destrehan falls to ESJ
The Hahnville Tigers clawed their way to another huge victory, knocking out Dutchtown 41-7. Meanwhile, the Destrehan Wildcats had another tough night, falling to East St. John 41-9.

Hahnville falls in heartbreaker, ESJ blows out Destrehan
Although the Hahnville Tigers were the first on the board, the Dutchtown Griffins had the upper hand when the dust settled Friday night in Dutchtown.

Hahnville falls in state title game
Ouachita proved to be too much for Hahnville down the stretch, outscoring the Tigers 28-11 in the fourth quarter to claim the state championship with a 70-53 victory.

Hahnville falls to McDonogh 35, 29-21
Hahnville’s quest for their first win of the season will have to wait at least one more week as the Tigers fall to McDonogh 35 29-21.

Hahnville handles Higgins, East St. John shuts out Destrehan
It took a while for the Tiger offense to get started Friday night against the Higgins Hurricanes. But once they did, they were hard to stop, scoring 22 fourth quarter points to storm to a 25-8 victory.

Hahnville holds on for thrilling 35-31 win over West Jeff
The Hahnville Tigers were two yards away from suffering a shocking playoff loss after West Jefferson staged a furious rally in the last minute of the game on Friday night. But the Buccaneers fell short and the Tigers will now travel to Lafayette to take on No. 2-ranked STM after their 35-31 victory.

Hahnville knocks out Destrehan, 35-14
Ahmad White ran wild against the Destrehan Wildcats, rushing for three touchdowns and throwing for another in Hahnville’s 35-14 win Friday night.

Hahnville locks up district title with impressive win
The Hahnville Tigers won their first outright district title since 2004 in impressive fashion by dominating East St. John on both sides of the ball for a 41-21 win. Meanwhile, Destrehan won in a 34-33 thriller to lock up a playoff spot.

Hahnville rolls past Cox, 32-12
Using three touchdown runs by Jai Steib, the Hahnville Tigers moved to 1-1 on the season with a 32-12 victory over Helen Cox.

Hahnville tops McDonogh 35 in shootout, Destrehan falls to Dutchtown
During Friday night’s Hahnville and McDonogh 35 game, it wasn’t much fun to be a defensive coordinator.

Hahnville's season ends with 8-0 loss to Ehret
The Hahnville Tigers were eliminated from the Class 5A state baseball playoffs after falling 8-0 to John Ehret on Wednesday.

Hahnville, Destrehan both fall
Hahnville, Destrehan both fall For the second straight year, Lutcher beat Hahnville in a shootout, winning 42-28 to hand the Tigers their first loss of the season.

Hahnville, Destrehan pick up district wins
Tigers blow past East Ascension 37-2, Destrehan tops Dutchtown 14-6
Hahnville and Destrehan both got off to slow starts in their first district contests of the year, but in the second half, each picked up enough speed to move to 1-0 in district play.

Hale Boggs Bridge to close on Saturday, Sunday
The Department of Transportation and Development will close the Hale Boggs Bridge in both directions on Saturday and Sunday.

Hale Boggs Bridge will close completely next weekend
Southbound lanes will not reopen until Tuesday
The Hale Boggs Bridge will close completely next weekend, beginning on Friday, June 8 at 7 p.m., according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

HHS vs. DHS to stream live on the Internet Friday night
On Friday, Oct. 10th the Hahnville and Destrehan TV Productions courses will be working with the Satellite Center’s Advanced TV Broadcasting and WebQuil courses to create a live streaming production for the web.

HHS will play Saturday at 2 p.m., Destrehan eliminated
The Hahnville baseball team will travel to take on Zachary in the regional round of the Class 5A state playoffs.

HHS, DHS hit road for state playoffs
The Hahnville and Destrehan boys’ soccer teams will both hit the road for the first round of the state playoffs.

HHS’ American Legion squad advances to regional
HHS’ American Legion squad advances to regional Team builds on prior success to head to first-ever regional
Hahnville-based Otto Candies fought back from a 3-0 deficit in the semifinals of the American Legion state tournament to not only clinch a berth in the championship game, but also punch their ticket to the Mid-South Regional.

Husband charged with shooting wife, himself
Both still alive in intensive care unit
Police say that a 46-year-old Norco man allegedly shot his wife in the head with a shotgun before shooting himself in the face with the same weapon yesterday.

INSIDE BATON ROUGE
How much is too much bureaucracy?
BATON ROUGE -- First there was a state-sponsored 30-member board to oversee hurricane recovery efforts. Then came another 19-member panel to regulate revamped building codes, and a slew of inspectors will need to be hired just to carry out its mandates. An 11-member consolidated levee district with some form of jurisdiction over southeast Louisiana could soon follow, as could a new undersecretary of transportation, complete with staff, to manage statewide flood control.

Katrina shakes up flood insurance
The few areas in yellow are Zone X in the parish, which the Fed says are outside the 500-year Flood Plain. Many still do not purchase coverage
Even in the aftermath of two major hurricanes -- one, Katrina, that barely missed St. Charles Parish -- many local residents are still not heading the warnings of purchasing flood insurance, especially those living in Zone X, areas that are determined by the federal government to be out of the 500-year plain. Most importantly, those living in Zone X are not required to buy flood insurance.

Krewe of Lul officially canceled
Organizers met to discuss reschedule, but ultimately decided against it
For the first time in 34 years organizers were forced to pull the plug on the Krewe of Lul parade due to severe weather that hit the area on Saturday.

Luling burglar sentenced to 35 years
A Westwego man who police say was responsible for several burglaries in St. Charles Parish received 35 years in jail after pleading guilty to four counts of burglary.

Luling parade cancelled, again
Krewe of Lul officials have cancelled the Luling parade, which was set to begin at noon on Saturday.

Lutcher stuns Hahnville, Karr crushes Destrehan
It looked like the Hahnville Tigers had their second game of the season wrapped up with a 28-13 lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but the Lutcher Bulldogs, led by quarterback Ruston Matherne, rallied back to score 19 points and close out the game winning 32-28.

Man charged with aggravated rape of 12-year-old girl
Man charged with aggravated rape of  12-year-old girl Recent evidence leads to arrest
A 28-year-old man was arrested after he was accused of having sex with a 12-year-old girl almost three years ago. The man’s name is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim.

Morel, Marcel in heated battle for judges
Judge Michele Morel (left) and Tim Marcel (right) Judge Michele Morel and local attorney Tim Marcel have faced off against each other for the Division E judgeship before, but this November the two come into the race from different perspectives.

Motorcyclist crashes on I -310
Motorcyclist crashes on I -310 Motorcycle rider rescued from marsh
A motorcyclist crashed on I-310 and was ejected from the saddle, landing in a marsh along the highway on Wednesday around 1 p.m.

Pair of interceptions lock up Hahnville win
Barbe may have outgained Hahnville's offense by 102 yards, but the Tigers defense came through when it counted with two clutch interceptions that wrapped up a 37-28 win and pushed the team even deeper into the state playoffs.

Parish releases tentative evacuation timeline
The latest track for Tropical Storm Gustav takes the storm onshore over Terrebone Parish Tuesday morning as a powerful Category 3 hurricane.

Parish releases tentative evacuation timeline
The latest track for Tropical Storm Gustav takes the storm onshore over Terrebone Parish Tuesday morning as a powerful Category 3 hurricane.

Police searching for suspect in murder of DHS grad
Suspect is 16 years old
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for Keywine “Poppa” Bradford, who is wanted for the murder of Jared Mealey, which occurred on May 29, in St. Rose.

Police: Husband shot wife then turned gun on himself
Fenisha Charles Bodies discovered by 15-year-old daughter
A St. Charles Parish teacher was killed in an apparent murder-suicide last night, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Prudential Gardner Realtors to showcase 12 homes with open houses on Sunday
Times and locations are listed below.

Rain, Rain, Go Away
Rain, Rain, Go Away Heavy downpour causes street flooding throughout parish
The wrath of Mother Nature descended upon St. Charles Parish last night as heavy downpours caused widespread street flooding throughout the area.

Rash of armed robberies cause deputies to increase patrols in Destrehan
Three armed business robberies over the past four days have led St. Charles Parish sheriff’s deputies to increase their presence in the Destrehan area.

Residents evacuated, roads closed due to Norco chemical leak
NORCO – River Road has been closed between Washington Street and the Bonnet Carre Spillway on the East Bank due to an incident at a Dow’s Norco facility.

Scam forces bank to put hold on all ATM withdrawals
First National Bank USA has put a hold on all ATM withdrawals by its customers after several residents were victimized by a debit card fraud scheme.

Second person within a week leaps from Luling Bridge
View from northbound I-310 on top of the Hale Boggs Bridge. The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that around 9:34 a.m. this morning someone was seen jumping off the Hale Boggs Bridge.

See all the action from Friday night's games
See all the action from Friday night's games Tons of pictures from both Hahnville vs. Walker and Destrehan vs. Higgins
The Herald-Guide will now post more than a hundred photos from all home games right after they are over.

See Christmas parades, HHS soccer gallery here
Residents in St. Charles Parish had ample opportunity to enjoy the unusually warm winter weather last weekend.

Sheriff's Office canvasses parish to warn of auto burglaries
St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne has dispatched employees to every home in the parish in order to get the word out about vehicle burglaries.

Sheriff: Burglaries may have been solved
A recent string of home burglaries that occurred mostly on the West Bank may have been solved last night, Sheriff Greg Champagne said.

Spillway Road repairs underway
Work to repair the Spillway Road finally got underway last week after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike delayed the project, with the road set to be complete by mid-October or early November depending on weather conditions.

Spillway to open today
Spillway to open today Heavy rain in the Mississippi Valley is prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to open the Bonnet Carré Spillway on Friday, April 11 at noon for the first time in 11 years.

St. Aug beats Hahnville, Destrehan loses to West Jeff
Turnovers and penalties were the downfall of the Hahnville Tigers Friday night as the St. Augustine Purple Knights pulled ahead in the second half of the game to take a 40-21 victory.

St. Charles school bus hit on Highway 90
A St. Charles Parish School bus was struck head-on by a car that went out of control about 2:30 p.m. Friday on U.S. 90 in Boutte.

St. Pierre declares state of emergency
St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre Jr. has declared a state of emergency this morning as a precaution in advance of possible inclement weather from Tropical Storm Ida.

St. Pierre's remarks over the line?
St. Pierre's remarks over the line? V.J. St. Pierre may only be in the infant stages of his parish presidency, but he is already facing controversy over some jokes he told at Albert Laque's retirement party.

Suspected swine flu samples come back negative
Two suspected samples of swine flu that were sent to the state lab from St. Charles Parish have come back negative, according to parish spokeswoman Renee Simpson.

Suspicious package found at HHS, students moved to gym
Suspicious package found at HHS, students moved to gym A suspicious package was located in the commons area of Hahnville High School, which led to the evacuation of all students and staff in the main building to the school’s gym, according to an e-mail from the school system.

Thrilling win pushes Hahnville into second round
The Hahnville Tigers remain alive in the Class 5A playoffs after storming back from a 26-7 halftime deficit to beat LaGrange in overtime 38-32.

Tigers get by St. Amant, Destrehan over East Ascension
Hahnville had a close call against St. Amant, but came through when it counted to pick up a 35-21 win and a share of the 6-5A district championship. Meanwhile, Destrehan was able to get back into the win column with a 22-10 win over East Ascension.

Tigers knock out Bruins, Wildcats fall in overtime
Hahnville head coach Lou Valdin was hopeful that his squad would peak in time for district play. For 80 percent of the game, he got what he wanted.

Tigers take down St. Amant 38-13
The Hahnville Tigers stayed in the hunt for the district championship Friday night with a runaway 38-13 win over the St. Amant Gators.

Tigers' season ends with 35-14 loss to STM
Trailing 21-0 at the half, the Hahnville Tigers fought back with a second-half surge that included 14 straight points, but the STM Cougars pulled away late in the fourth quarter for a 35-14 victory.

Tropical Storm Gustav Parish Advisory
Parish officials clarify assisted evacuation plan, re-entry procedures
The latest track for Tropical Storm Gustav takes the storm onshore over Terrebone Parish Tuesday morning as a powerful Category 3 hurricane. Models show storm surges could top 13 feet on the West Bank of St. Charles Parish, and officials are preparing for the worst. All residents should be taking steps to secure their homes and prepare for evacuation.

Two swine flu cases confirmed in Destrehan
Two students at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan were confirmed to have the swine flu on Monday, said Sarah Comiskey of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Victim shot, another forced to give up credit cards in pair of Luling armed robberies
One man was shot and another was forced to give up cash and credit cards in a pair of armed robberies that occurred early this morning in Luling.

West Monroe ends Hahnville's season, 49-14
Hahnville hung with West Monroe for a quarter, but the Rebels blew the game wide open in the second by scoring 28 points on their way to a 49-14 victory in the first round of the class 5A state playoffs.

Wildcats fall to Lutcher, 27-8
Wildcats fall to Lutcher, 27-8 The Lutcher Bulldogs scored 21 points in the second quarter to put away the Wildcats and earn a 27-8 victory.

Wildcats stun Thibodaux, Hahnville breezes by Reed
Wildcats stun Thibodaux, Hahnville breezes by Reed The Wildcats didn’t resemble the team that lost last week on a last second field goal to Helen Cox. Instead, a fired-up Destrehan squad used dominant defense and a power running game to gash No. 7 ranked Thibodaux 27-12.

Wildcats upset No. 5 West Jefferson, 22-12; Hahnville falls to St. Augustine 32-14
The Destrehan football team that took the field against West Jefferson Friday had little in common with the one that was blasted by Edna Karr a week ago.


Sports

HHS, DHS football, cheerleading, band and fan photos FROM EVERY GAME
Jonathan Menard
Hahnville High School, Destrehan High Scholl football, cheerleading, band and fan photos FROM EVERY GAME! As Destrehan and Hahnville gear up for another exciting football season, the Herald-Guide is doing so as well.
View hundreds of photos from Destrehan, Hahnville football games
From staff and wire reports
We have hundreds of photos now available from the Hahnville/Bonnabel game and the Destrehan/Higgins game.
Hahnville shuts out Higgins 21-0 on homecoming
Kyle Barnett
At homecoming and on their last home game of the season the Hahnville Tigers shutout the L.W. Higgins Hurricanes 21-0.
Hahnville soccer team off to 2-0 district start
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville boys soccer team opened up district play with wins over Thibodaux and Destrehan.
Wildcats fall to Helen Cox in first round of Class 5A state playoffs
Thomas M. Baker
Destrehan’s basketball season came to an end with a 67-49 loss to No. 2 Helen Cox in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.
Wildcats rebound from Jesuit loss to knock off Lutcher, 3-0
Thomas M. Baker
The Destrehan Fighting Wildcats suffered a few bumps and bruises in their schedule last week but rallied on Tuesday to give the team a positive outlook for the remainder of this week.
Tigers beat STM 17-10, but can’t hold on against Barbe, Evangel
Thomas M. Baker
The Hahnville Tigers struggled last week in non-league play with losses to Evangel High School and Barbe High School, but saved face when they met St. Thomas More.
Destrehan’s three straight shutouts improve district mark to 7-1
Thomas M. Baker
The Fighting Wildcats have only allowed six runs in the past five games as they beat John Ehret 4-2, and shutout Central LaFourche, South LaFourche, H.L. Bourgeois. Tuesday night DHS handed East St. John a 7-4 loss.
DHS boys’ track team wins regional championship
Thomas M. Baker
Destrehan High School track and football standout Kirk Merritt won two events on his own and anchored a third to help his team win the Region III Class 5A championship last week with an overall score of 56.
HHS track star signs with SLU
Jonathan Menard
Hahnville track and field star Breanne Bias will continue her athletic career at Southeastern Louisiana University after signing a scholarship.

Editorial

Making good communities great
Patrick Yoes
During a victory celebration on February 23 at Destrehan Plantation, the United Way of St. Charles will announce the results of the 2006 campaign that will fund the many agencies that contribute so much to our quality of life. After a year of tremendous demands on the non-profit service providers, the success of this year’s pledges will have great impact on a post-Katrina St. Charles Parish.

Our View

President continues with very big agenda
Pres. George W. Bush didn’t waste many words on the salvation of Louisiana and the Gulf Coast after Katrina in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. Indeed, he put forth only 163 words out of thousands in our direction.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports: Arrests and Thefts
From staff and wire reports
Sheriff’s Reports
From staff and wire reports
• Ramon Fernandez, 31, of 508 Kennedy St. in Ama, was arrested on Feb. 25 and charged with possession of a stolen firearm, which was reported stolen out of New Orleans.
Sheriff’s Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests • Mandy M. Darensbourg, 27, of 138 S. Kinler St. in Boutte was arrested on March 3 and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.



Lifestyles

La Belle Fleur Garden Club news
Staff Report
The regular meeting of the La Belle Fleur Garden Club was held on March 11, 2008 at the home of Alice Miller in Destrehan.
Naquin family announces fifth generation with Brody Williams
Staff Report
The Naquin family celebrated the birth of their family’s fifth generation on Oct. 31, 2007 when Brody Williams was born to proud parents Erica and Mark Williams.
Last call for LSU tickets
Staff Report
The Hahnville High School Hi-Steppers Parent Club is continuing to raise funds to help pay for the dance team's trip to New York in November to participate in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.
Brandon Oubre: Biology Literary Rally
Staff Report
In late August, Brandon Oubre won the award for Division I in Biology for the Literary Rally.
Book Review:
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Marylane Champagne
Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Scruffy”
From staff and wire reports
Scruffy is a terrier mix approximately one and half years old. Scruffy is precious, playful and sweet. She wants a home to call her own. She has been at the shelter several weeks.
Humane Society Pet of the Week: Ivy
Anna Thibodeaux
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Ivy the cat.
German Coast Farmer’s Market annual Spring Plant Exchange
Thomas M. Baker
The German Coast Farmer’s Market will hold its annual Spring Plant Exchange.
United Way of St. Charles holds largest campaign in 60-year history, raises $2.8 million
Anna Thibodeaux
United Way of St. Charles announced at their Victory Celebration on March 12, having raised $329,614 more than this time last year.
Adult volunteers honored
Anna Thibodeaux
Girl Scouts Louisiana East honored its adult volunteers at the council’s Annual Meeting on April 18, with special recognition going to a select few.

Obituaries

Dejean
Percy "Toot" G. DeJean Jr., 53, a native of Des Allemands and resident of Lake Charles, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to funeral time Monday at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands. Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the church, with burial in the church cemetery. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Parr DeJean; one daughter, Tanya D. Curtis; four brothers, Greg, Bobby, Richard and Mark DeJean; one sister, Lorraine Faucheux; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father, Percy DeJean Sr. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Falgout Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
ROBERT
Ralph Joseph Robert, Sr., a native of Luling, died Friday, Oct. 12 after his difficult battle with lung cancer. Ralph left this Earth peacefully around 11:15 p.m. surrounded by his immediate family. Ralph, born Dec. 8, 1942, was a devoted husband, loving father, veteran of the United States Army and an avid hunter. He was 64. Ralph is survived by his beloved wife Nellie Zeringue Robert, son Ralph J. Robert and wife Jill, daughter Inga Robert Comardelle and husband Keith, and one grandson, Colby John Robert. His brother Lawrence Robert Jr. and wife Johnna and his sister Elaine Robert St. Pierre and husband Jack, in addition to many nieces and nephews, also survive him. He is preceded in death by his father Lawrence F. Robert Sr. and his mother Eunice Gaubert Robert. A celebration of his life will be held for all family and friends at his home in Luling on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Usey
Kary J. Usey died on Sunday, October 7, 2007 in Jefferson. Beloved son of the late Harry and Wilhelmina Schmill Usey. Brother of Gary P. Usey and Mona Usey. A native and resident of Boutte, LA. Age 49 years. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Luling, LA on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Interment St. Charles Cemetery, Luling, LA. Visitation from 9:00 a.m. until funeral time Wednesday at the church. Falgout Funeral Homes, in charge of arrangements.
Brien
Earl B. 'E.B.' Brien, Jr., of Des Allemands, passed away on Oct. 29, 2007 at the age of 63 years.
Cortez
Darlene Dufrene Cortez, 39, a native of Waggaman and a resident of Des Allemands passed away on Thursday, March 19.