The fourth annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Morgan City's Cypress Park, 611 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce and VFW Post 4222 of Morgan City are hosting the event.

Last Friday the Franklin Fire Department received a call from Ted Mire on La. 182 who reported that he has an old telephone pole on his property that wood peckers and wood ducks use as a nesting site. Mire said a wood duck hen was stuck and in distress. Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Hildreth responded with an engine company and firefighter Andrew Stewart III to assist. The hen came out of her nest about 15 feet up the pole and was hanging by her neck. Hildreth said she apparently collected some twine for nesting and became entangled. They raised a ladder and Hildreth, above, and below at right with the duck and Mire, climbed up to cut the cord from around the duck’s neck. She was in obvious distress and exhausted from her ordeal, he said, but he finished removing the twine and Mire released her to drink and feed. Mother and brood are reportedly doing fine.

Megan Landry

Central Catholic placed four members of its softball team on the All-District 7-1A team and shared the Most Valuable Player and Coach of the Year award.

Last Friday the Franklin Fire Department received a call from Ted Mire on La. 182 who reported that he has an old telephone pole on his property that wood peckers and wood ducks use as a nesting site. Mire said a wood duck hen was stuck and in distress. Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Hildreth responded with an engine company and firefighter Andrew Stewart III to assist. The hen came out of her nest about 15 feet up the pole and was hanging by her neck. Hildreth said she apparently collected some twine for nesting and became entangled. They raised a ladder and Hildreth, above, and below at right with the duck and Mire, climbed up to cut the cord from around the duck’s neck. She was in obvious distress and exhausted from her ordeal, he said, but he finished removing the twine and Mire released her to drink and feed. Mother and brood are reportedly doing fine.

Megan Landry

Police: Two seriously injured in head-on crash in Morgan City

A two-vehicle crash Saturday night on Greenwood Overpass in Morgan City left the drivers of the pickup truck and car involved with serious injuries, according to Morgan City police. (Photo courtesy of Morgan City Police Department)

The drivers of two vehicles sustained serious injuries Saturday night in a wreck on Greenwood Overpass after the driver of a pickup truck traveling westbound crossed into the eastbound lanes hittin

Central Catholic students visit Rotary Club

Morgan City Rotary Club members hosted Central Catholic High School students Tanner Wiggins and Jordan Morvant at a recent luncheon where the students spoke about their school activities and education plans. From left are Rotary student visit director Edgar Barousse, Wiggins and Morvant.
(Submitted Photo)

Morgan City Rotary Club members hosted Central Catholic High School students Tanner Wiggins and Jordan Morvant at a recent luncheon where the students spoke about their school activities and educat

Carnival balls, parades highlight weekend

A man is handing boxes to Rob Radtke, Krewe of Adonis vice president, for the preparation of the Tri-City area’s only nighttime parade at 7 p.m. today.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

The krewes of Hephaestus and Amani will each hold a Carnival ball Saturday. Balls for the krewes of Adonis, Nike, Galatea, Dionysus and Hannibal have already been held.

Pages

Sports

A Morgan City quarterback runs a play during Thursday’s scrimmage at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers spring scrimmaged consisted of intrasquad work. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Greg Roussel)

Berwick and Erath high schools both scored two touchdowns during their scrimmage Thursday, Berwick High coach Craig Brodie said.

Lifestyle

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Welch III
--Catherine Guidry Photography

Calyn Lee Swords and Lawrence Austin Welch III were married during a 6:30 p.m. double-ring ceremony March 13 at The Old Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge. The Rev. Ginny Allen officiated.

St. Mary Now & Franklin Banner-Tribune

Franklin Banner-Tribune
P.O. Box 566, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: 337-828-3706
Fax: 337-828-2874

Morgan City Daily Review
P.O. Box 948, Morgan City, LA 70381
Phone: 985-384-8370
Fax: 985-384-4255

Follow Us