Blake Hidalgo

Central Catholic had five representatives on the All-District 7-1A baseball first team. The Eagles had a pair of pitchers make the team in sophomores Blake Hidalgo and Gregory Leger. Hidalgo finished the season 3-0, while Leger was 2-1.

The East St. Mary Funeral Squad fires a salute during the Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony on Monday at Cypress Park in Morgan City;

Sennet Wiggins remembers vividly the day that his life, his fellow soldiers’ lives and the entire country changed, which led to some of his comrades making the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
At 9:02 a.m. Saturday the Franklin Fire Department received a call reporting a transformer smoking at Willow Street and JA Hernandez Street.

Blake Hidalgo

The East St. Mary Funeral Squad fires a salute during the Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony on Monday at Cypress Park in Morgan City;

New technology gives data on Atchafalaya, weather

Darren Wright, physical oceanographic real-time system program manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, speaks Monday about the two new stations recently installed in the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel.
(The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)
Darren Wright, Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System program manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, speaks Monday about the two new real-time stations recently installed in the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

As of Monday, mariners now have access to more real-time weather and waterway information in the Atchafalaya River to assist them in their navigation efforts and decision making.

Historic hotel burns, 17 lose their homes

The former Peck’s Hotel at 905 Main St. was fully involved when the photo above was captured at 6:30 p.m., Monday. Below, Assistant Franklin Fire Chief Jeff Hildreth, left, is on scene to inspect the damages. Donations of clothing and household goods for the 17 people left homeless can be dropped off at the fire station on First Street, the Emergency Aid Center on Commercial Street or in collection boxes located at Capital One Bank on Northwest Boulevard.

Seventeen people are homeless this morning after a fire destroyed the historic Peck’s Hotel on Main Street in Franklin Monday night.

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As part of the Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom program, members of Bayou Vista Garden Club recently read the book, “Chicks and Chickens” by Gail Gibbons to area students.

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