Phylway Construction works to clear trees Thursday on the Hellenic property in Morgan City. Soil will be excavated from the site to be used to raise levees from Lake End Park to Justa Street. The site will eventually become a drainage canal to transport water to a new pumping station to be built near Lake End Park. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Just two weeks into construction, work is progressing quickly on the Lake End Park to Justa Street portion of the Morgan City Levee Improvements Project.

Dale Kernahan, co-director of Wings to Soar, shows the crowd at the Patterson Area Civic Center a red-tailed hawk during Wednesday’s presentation to a group of students. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Area students got an up-close look Wednesday at several birds of prey as the raptors soared over the crowd at the Patterson Area Civic Center. John Stokes and Dale Kernahan, co-directors of Wings to Soar, gave a presentation as part of the 12th Annual Eagle Expo and More hosted by the Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau.

Along with the J-turn installations in the Patterson area and the overpass work at Four Corners, state highway crews are improving this intersection on U.S. 90 west of Calumet. State Rep. Sam Jones told the Berwick Council on Tuesday that the U.S. 90 and La. 182 bridges also are due for repairs and cleaning. (The Daily Review/Bill Decker)

Road work is becoming a familiar sight in the Tri-City area, and that work will likely extend to the U.S. 90 and La. 182 bridges within the next two years. State Rep. Sam Jones, D-Franklin, spoke during Tuesday’s Berwick Town Council meeting.

Board closes schools

Supporters of M.D. Shannon Elementary School study the agenda for Monday's special St. Mary School Board meeting in Centerville. (The Daily Review/Bill Decker)

CENTERVILLE — By a pair of 7-4 votes Monday, the St. Mary Parish School Board carried through on plans to close M.D. Shannon Elementary in Morgan City and J.A.

Bicyclist retraces 1968 cross-country trek for cancer awareness

Andy Sninsky, 67, of Newport Beach, California, rides his bicycle Monday on Front Street in Morgan City. Sninsky is retracing the route he took in 1968 when he rode his bicycle across the country from California to New York. He is raising awareness about multiple myeloma, a cancer he was diagnosed with in 2008. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Andy Sninsky is living proof the human body can overcome adversity that may seem insurmountable.

St. Mary Sheriff’s Marine Division lends a hand in Grant Parish

In Grant Parish to help with flooding are, above from left, SMPSO Lt. Ross Mire, SMPSO Major Scott Anslum, Grant Parish Sheriff Steven McCain and SMPSO Sgt. Bart Lange. On the boat below from left to right are Anslum and Mire.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert last week assigned members of the Marine Division to assist with flood recovery efforts in Grant Parish.

St. Mary School Board votes to close Shannon, Hernandez elementaries

St. Mary Association of Educators members Brandan Trahan of Morgan City High, and Sherry Thompson, center, and Esther Hawkins of J.A. Hernandez hold fans showing their support for two elementary schools considered for closure at a special school board meeting Monday at the Central Office Complex. The board later voted to close both schools, M.D. Shannon and Hernandez, as a cost-cutting measure.

The Daily Review/Bill Decker

CENTERVILLE -- By a pair of 7-4 votes Monday, the St. Mary Parish School Board carried through on plans to close M.D. Shannon Elementary in Morgan City and J.A.



Earl Francis and his wife Lisa McCurtis-Francis were crowned as the first royalty of the Krewe of Grandeur on Feb. 11 at the Patterson Area Civic Center. King and Queen Grandeur I were part of a 14-piece court that represented the theme, “Elegant Evening with Grandeur.” Trainbearers were Ajayce McCurtis, Dehari McCurtis, Dreshon McCurtis and Durell McCurtis Jr.
—Jarrett Photography Photos

The Krewe of Grandeur presented its first Mardi Gras Court and Ball on Feb. 11 at the Patterson Area Civic Center.

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