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.

Mayon: Never forget veterans’ sacrifices

World War II veteran Jerrel Frederick, 90, of Morgan City, left, and Vietnam War veteran Phelo Keller, 70, of Verdunville, shake hands after Friday’s Veterans Day Celebration at Lawrence Park in Morgan City. The city and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4222 hosted the ceremony. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

People must never forget the sacrifices veterans have made and should continue to educate younger generations about what veterans have done to defend the country’s freedom, local Vietnam War vetera

Tribute to Tri-City veterans

At Thursday's Honoring Our Veterans luncheon in Morgan City, top photo, veterans, from left, Wilmer Lee, U.S. Air Force; James C. Nash, U.S. Army; Phelo Keller, Army; Roy Mitchell, Army; Ray E. DeFils, Air Force; and David Moore, III, Air Force, salute the flag as he national anthem is sung. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Paddle your own canoe: Man stops in Charenton on his way from Kansas to Fla.

Lance Elliot stopped in St. Mary Parish last week after having paddled his canoe hundreds of miles from the state of Kansas on his way to visit family in Florida.

Lance Elliot had never seen a swamp until last week. He had never seen an alligator peaking its’ head up from still, murky waters or seen Spanish Moss hanging delicately from a cypress tree.

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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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