RAYNE HIGH GRADS HONORED - Members of the 20154 graduating class of Rayne High School honored Saturday morning with the distinguished title of “Mr. and Miss RHS” by Principal John Prudhomme (center) to Whitney Fontenot (left) and Ivy Thibodeaux (right). (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Rayne High School graduated a total of 142 seniors during the 2015 commencement exercises at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning, May 23, in the Rayne High north gym. Highlight of the commencement ceremonies was the naming of Whitney Fontenot and Ivy Thibodeaux as Mr. and Miss RHS of 2015.

Aaron Hagger

An investigation into alleged sex crimes has led to the arrest of a Crowley man. Crowley Police have arrested Aaron Hagger, 49, of Crowley.

Rotary Club of Crowley President Mary Zaunbrecher, left, and program organizer M’Elise Trahan, right, thank their fellow Rotarian, Kirk Schexnider for his program on landscaping and gardening.

Rotarians at their wits end with their lawn and landscapes were in luck Tuesday as Kirk Schexnider provided several tips as part of his program at the club’s weekly meeting. Speaking on rainy weather, flowers and weeds specifically before fielding questions, Schexnider offered much insight into the world of landscaping.

RAYNE HIGH GRADS HONORED - Members of the 20154 graduating class of Rayne High School honored Saturday morning with the distinguished title of “Mr. and Miss RHS” by Principal John Prudhomme (center) to Whitney Fontenot (left) and Ivy Thibodeaux (right). (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Aaron Hagger

Rotary Club of Crowley President Mary Zaunbrecher, left, and program organizer M’Elise Trahan, right, thank their fellow Rotarian, Kirk Schexnider for his program on landscaping and gardening.

Stanley reflects on 2014-15 season

Following the 62-48 loss to Anacoco, Midland's head coach William Stanley reflected on the season in an emotionally-charged speech.

Morning Accident on I-10

This vehicle was involved in a one-car accident just east of Rayne in the west-bound lane of I-10, causing delays this morning (Thursday).

Rebels shock Florien to earn spot in finals

Midland's Traven Guidry goes up for a layup during the Rebels' Class B semifinal 67-50 victory over Florien Wednesday at Burton Coliseum. Guidry ended the night with a game high 22 points as well as four rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal. The Rebels will take on Anacoco Friday at 6 p.m. in the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Class B State Championship game. (Photo by J.C. Webb)

LAKE CHARLES - The Midland Rebels are headed back to the state basketball finals.

Theunissen descendants gather for reunion

REUNION HONOREES - Members of the eldest generation, survving children of Joseph Daniel Theunissen and Helen Meyer Theunissen, in attendance for the Theunissen family reunion were, from left, Matilda Johnson, Hilda Haure and Louise Landry, all of Rayne. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The St. Leo Catholic Church Hall in Roberts Cove served as the setting on Saturday, Feb.

Rayne High HOSA students place at State Conference, qualify for HOSA Nationals

QUALIFIED FOR NATIONALS - Members of the Rayne High School chapter of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) recently attended the 2015 State HOSA Conference in Alexandria with all participating delegates placing and qualifying for nationals in their respective competitions. HOSA members attending were, front row, from left, Megan Marcantel, Cheryln Fusilier, Caroline Bergeron, Lindsey Runner, Kaleigh Cormier, Destini Carrier; back row, Whitney Fontenot, Charlyne Peltier, Evan Alleman, Mallory Runner, Brooklynn Mire and sponsor Cassie Ancelet.

Members of the Rayne High School chapter of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) attended the 2014-2015 State HOSA Conference held in Alex

Gour of Honor Held for Scouts

COURT OF HONOR: Boy Scout Troop 61 conducted a court of honor Wednesday night, March 4, in the Rayne Volunteer Fire Department’s headquarters.

Outstanding business, employee honored

GARY AND LAURA MATTE was named co-recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Business Person of the Year during the Rayne Business Appreciation Night at the Civic Center. Presenting the award was Chamber President Jimmy Prevost. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Gary and Laura Matte were named co-recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Business Person of the Year and Lilly “Raine’ Rhodes were honored as the 2015

'Contentious session' expected

Those who sponsored and participated in the Acadia Parish Legislative Luncheon included, front row from left, Katie Chiasson, Cleco Power; Alaina Segura, Centerpoint Energy; Sen. Dan ‘Blade’ Morrish; Sen. Jonathan Perry; Rep. Jack Montoucet; and Crowley Chamber President Amy Thibodeaux. In the back row are Kerry Gibson; Darrell Minix, Centerpoint Energy; Fran Bihm, Rayne Chamber of Commerce; Sabrina Salling, Cleco; Willie Bergeron, Cleco; and Jimmy Prevost, Rayne Chamber.

At the Acadia Parish Legislative Luncheon Monday at the LSU AgCenter, Sen. Dan “Blade” Morrish, Rep. Jack Montoucet and Sen.

Friday accident leaves community shaken

Students gather at Crowley High School Monday morning for a “Meet me at the Pole Prayer” to show support for the families of the students who were in a violent Friday accident which left Redemptorist School student Halle Thompson dead and CHS student Brooke Habetz in critical condition. (Submitted Photo)

The school week here got off to a somber start on Monday with students at Redemptorist Catholic School and Crowley High School still reeling from t

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Sports

EMERITUS AWARD - Marc Dupuy Jr. (right) is presented the Sportsman Emeritus Award by Ken Bordelon during the 2015 Acadiana Sportsman’s League Banquet. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The 2015 Acadiana Sportsmen's League Banquet was held Saturday, May 2, at the LSU/Ag Center in Crowley.
Among the presentations completed during the evening were:

Lifestyle

The cast members of “Into the Woods” deliver excellent individual performances while also combining for a strong whole.

By Saja Hoffpauir
Lifestyles Editor
“Into the Woods,” the first play presented by the newly-formed Bayou Broadway Productions is, in a word, outstanding.

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 23, at 1 p.m. in the Duhon Funeral Home Chapel in Rayne for Marie Miller, 75, who passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 5:49 a.m.

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