Deputies with the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office have completed an investigation into an aggravated burglary which occurred in the 6200 block of Standard Mill Road near Rayne. The investigation began on Aug. 3.
Natural disasters have been known to bring out the best in south Louisiana residents.
As the Grand Opera House enters its 2016-2017 season, it is once again offering a variety of excellent entertainment. Kim Gattle, the executive director of the opera house, is especially excited about the lineup: “It’s hard to believe we are entering our ninth year, and every year just keeps getting better!”

Back to school time ... times five

SENIOR YEAR TIMES FIVE - Preparing for their senior year at Rayne High School are the Doucet quintuplets, from bottom to top, Harley, Hailey, Hunter, Haven and Hannah. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

With the start of the new school year just days away, parents from kindergarten to seniors are busy purchasing back-to-school supplies, some more t

A&O, Sisters plan back to school events

The A & O 21st Century Club, Inc., along with support from the Sisters of A & O and 6th Man Sports, will again host the annual Back to Scho

Lawn equipment theft from SLCC under investigation

The Crowley Police Department is investigating the felony theft of a yellow 60 inch Hustler Super Z Zero Turn mower and two Kee push mowers stolen during the early morning hours of July 24, from Southwest Louisiana Community College (SLCC), located at 1933 W. Hutchinson Ave. An abandoned trailer that was stolen that same morning from the Crowley City Barn, located on Jack Mitchell Avenue, was recovered at SLCC.

McDowell talks ‘Leader in Me’ with Rotarians

Leah McDowell, a former Martin Petitjean Elementary student, spoke about the Leader in Me Program to the Rotary Club of Corwley, which has effected her life tremendously. On hand Tuesday were, from left, program organizer John Suire, McDowell, Raven Babineaux, President Pat Miers and special guest Superintendent John Bourque.

It isn't often that someone can send a 9-year-old as a replacement speaker and it works perfectly.
Kim Cummins was at one point scheduled to serve as guest speaker for Tuesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Crowley. When she realized she wouldn’t be able to make it, she called upon not only a girl with great knowledge of the Leader in Me Program, but a program participant.
Leah McDowell has long-since been one of Martin Petitjean Elementary School’s shining examples of the great success the program has created. That’s why she has spoken at educational symposiums with 500 or 1,000 educators sitting, staring and listening to her every word.

Committee recommendations get green light

Seven recommendations by the Personnel, Insurance and Curriculum and Budget and Finance committees were unanimously approved as the Acadia Parish S

Celebrating Presbyterian’s history

Singing hymns like “Amazing Grace,” a community choir (comprised mostly of members from Crowley and Welsh’s First Presbyterian churches) delighted the packed First Presbyterian Church of Crowley as part of Sunday’s 125th anniversary celebration service.

As candles flickered against stained glass windows in the afternoon, a packed house of worship helped First Presbyterian Church celebrate 125 years of service.

New laws are in effect

State Rep. Jack Montoucet, D-Crowley, spoke Friday morning to AP40 – Acadia Parish’s young professionals group – recapping the latest legislative session.

State Rep. Jack Montoucet has been doing this for eight years now, but this year was probably the worst.
“It was probably the most grueling and horrible session I have ever been in,” he said.
Montoucet, D-Crowley, spoke Friday morning to AP40, Acadia Parish’s group of young professionals. He recapped the recent legislative session, touching on the budget and bills of local interest and much more.

Property damaged in severe storm

Windows were blown out their pane at Shetler-Corley.

Thursday evening saw a weather system moved into the area and caused extensive damage to a few businesses in the city of Crowley.

St. Leo feast day observed

BISHOP GLENN JOHN PREVOST of the Diocese of Lake Charles and a former pastor of St. Leo IV Church was among the religious who participated in the celebration Sunday, July 19, in Roberts Cove marking the feast day of St. Leo IV, patron saint of the congregation. Pictured in front, from left, are Sister Margaret Ohlenforst, Sister Clare Cramer and Sister, Mildred Leonards, while standing, from left, are Father Paul Broussard, the pastor, Joshua LeBlanc, Bishop Provost, Father William Blanda, pastor of St. Peter Church in New Iberia who celebrated the Mass, and Deacon Jay Bergeron of Lafayette. Not pictured is Seminarian Brent Didier, a member of the St. Leo IV parish.

Looking good for 125

Built in 1929 to replace the first wood frame structure, the brick and mortar Presbyterian church that many have always known to stand at 321 E. Fourth St. in Crowley is as much part of First Presbyterian Church’s rich 125-year history as the people who helped build it.

When members of the First Presbyterian Church congregation began worshipping together in Crowley in 1890, they could only hope their flock would gr

AG opines in favor of student coverage

After months of confusion, the dust is settling in the student right to privacy laws presented by Rep. John Schroder, R-Covington.

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Sports

WOLVES IN TODAY’S FOOTBALL JAMBOREE - The Rayne High Wolves Football Team were busy this week as they were readying for today’s 2016 Acadia Parish Jamboree at Iota High School. The Wolves are scheduled to meet the hosting Bulldogs in the second game of the night. The Jamboree will begin at 6 p.m. with Church Point meeting Crowley High. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Following last week’s historic flooding that halted all extra curricular activities while southern Louisiana tried to survive the worst flooding witnessed in almost 100 years, the 2016 football sea

Lifestyle

As the Grand Opera House enters its 2016-2017 season, it is once again offering a variety of excellent entertainment.

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Aug. 29, at 12:30 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Crowley for Linda L. Tweedel, 69, who passed away on Saturday, Aug.

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