Rodney Grogan

Candidates emphasized the need for improved infrastructure, increased tourism, continued training for police officers and focused efforts to help the school system and senior citizens in front of a crowd of about 100 people Tuesday.

Water hyacinth are rafted up thick at the East Calumet floodgate, top. Lockmaster Lennis Paray says he’ll flush them out to sea if tides cooperate. Below, The T.E.C.H.E. Project volunteers gather lilies at Franklin as part of Operation Hippo.

Last Saturday, The TECHE Project, a local nonprofit group working to raise awareness of the environmental, cultural, historical, and recreational values of Bayou Teche, partnered with ACA/LL Bean, St.

Kayakers slug it out in Tour du Teche IV. Paddlers come from all over the state and both ends of the country to vie for cash prize, trophies and just bragging rights in Louisiana’s premier paddling marathon. Tour du Teche V starts Friday at Port Barre, starts in St. Martinville in St. Martin Parish and New Iberia on Saturday, and at Franklin on Sunday. The three segments add up to 135 miles and countless adventures. (Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

Paddlers, their coureurs de bois, and traveling cheering squads are coming to the Teche Country this weekend from Texas, Kansas, Florida, Illinois, California, Wisconsin and Maryland as well as all over Louisiana. What is drawing them here is the chance to race down the bayou for cash prizes, trophies and adventure.

Rodney Grogan

Water hyacinth are rafted up thick at the East Calumet floodgate, top. Lockmaster Lennis Paray says he’ll flush them out to sea if tides cooperate. Below, The T.E.C.H.E. Project volunteers gather lilies at Franklin as part of Operation Hippo.

Kayakers slug it out in Tour du Teche IV. Paddlers come from all over the state and both ends of the country to vie for cash prize, trophies and just bragging rights in Louisiana’s premier paddling marathon. Tour du Teche V starts Friday at Port Barre, starts in St. Martinville in St. Martin Parish and New Iberia on Saturday, and at Franklin on Sunday. The three segments add up to 135 miles and countless adventures. (Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

Morgan City High School scholarship winners

Kaitlyn Verret, a 2014 Morgan City High School graduate was presented the H&B Young Foundation Scholarship during the Morgan City High School graduation ceremony. The scholarship is valued at $8,000 over a four-year period. She is the daughter of Tessie and Albert Verret. Presenting the scholarship to Verret was Mickey Fabre III, principal.
(Photos courtesy of Wade Gussman Photography)

Scholarships were awarded during the Morgan City High School graduation ceremony.

Winery discussed

Morgan City Rotary Club members welcomed Dan Nash of Landry Vineyards in West Monroe to a recent luncheon where Nash spoke about the history of Landry Vineyards, which was featured in an episode of “Duck Dynasty” and about the wine they produce being available in 300 stores in Louisiana. From left are program director Donna Meyer, Nash, and Rotary President Carla Prejean.
(Submitted Photo)

Morgan City Rotary Club members welcomed Dan Nash of Landry Vineyards in West Monroe to a recent luncheon where Nash spoke about the history of Landry Vineyards, which was featured in an episode of

Perri presented Scholarship

Each year M C Bank presents a $1,500 scholarship to one senior at each of the four area high schools. The intention behind this award is to recognize students who have been active in their school and communities. Larry J. Callais, right, M C Bank’s president and CEO presented this year’s Morgan City High School “Hometown Spirit Scholarship” to Nicole Perri. She plans to attend University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She has a strong interest in graphic design.
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Each year M C Bank presents a $1,500 scholarship to one senior at each of the four area high schools.

Port of Morgan City executive director speaks to Kiwanis Club

Raymond “Mac” Wade, executive director of the Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District, was a guest speaker at a recent Kiwanis Club meeting held at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City. Wade spoke about the new Emergency Operations Center, the new tenants for the Port and other Port of Morgan City activities. From left are Tori Henry, port administrative assistant; Tim Matte, Kiwanis member; Cindy Cutrera, port economic development manager; and Wade.
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Raymond “Mac” Wade, executive director of the Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District, was a guest speaker at a recent Kiwanis Club meeting held at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City.

Arrests reports

Germany Broussard

A 35-year-old Morgan City man was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of striking and threatening a woman inside a residence, Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks said in a news release.

Neighborhood Market Walmart construction under way here

The site for the Neighborhood Market Walmart coming to La. 70 in Morgan City is seen Tuesday. Teche Regional Medical Center and Sonic Drive-In are in the background.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Construction began last week at the site for the new Neighborhood Market Walmart located on La. 70 next to Sonic and is set to open at the beginning of 2015.

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All area volleyball teams fell in the latest unofficial power rankings released by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Tuesday morning.

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Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International has newly inducted, from left, Kristin Percle, an English teacher at Berwick High School; Amber Monceaux, a social studies program manager at St.

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