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.

Operation Christmas Child is underway

First Baptist Church Collection Center Coordinator Robin Richard adds more gift-filled shoeboxes to a carton that will be loaded on trailer and delivered to Operation Christmas Child processing centers. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

First Baptist Church in Morgan City on Monday officially began its annual collection of shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Port wants marsh creation project in coastal master plan

Point Au Fer Island land manager Randy Moertle speaks during Monday's Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District meeting about the Point Au Fer marsh creation project. Officials are working to get the project included in the state's coastal master plan. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Port of Morgan City leaders are pushing to see that Louisiana’s coastal master plan includes a marsh creation project that would use fertile sand dredged out of the Atchafalaya River to create land

Scout's Vietnam project makes Pawpaw proud

Morgan City High student and Boy Scout Troop 49 member Sean Dennis presents his Eagle Project “Operation Welcome Home” Friday at the high school’s Veterans Day program. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

As much as veterans are honored and on days such as Veterans Day, it’s also a bitter reminder of the mistreatment experienced when they arrived back in the United States.

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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.
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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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