Jamison Thomas

On September 14, the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a call in which someone claimed they were being followed and shot at by two suspects in a vehicle.

Ville Platte High School wide receiver Shabby Moore reaches for a reception.

The 1-1 Ville Platte High School Bulldogs have proven to be an offensive enigma so far this season. In the opening game against Westminster, the Bulldogs put up 38 points and over 500 yards of offense in a dominating performance. Last week, against Basile, the Ville Platte offense only managed six points and 218 yards of offense.
Bryan Leach, regional director with Delta Waterfowl, right, was the guest speaker for the August 26, meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club. He gave Rotarians a brief history of the organization, which was established in 1911.

Jamison Thomas

Ville Platte High School wide receiver Shabby Moore reaches for a reception.


House fire story leads to gawking geese

Sometimes stories in the early issues of the Weekly Gazette started out as a pretty ordinary news story, but then toward the end took a rather unusual turn.

Well dressed bank robber kept his cool

A story in the Weekly Gazette on October 30, 1926, was about a Moreauville bank robbery three days before by a well-dressed robber who kept his cool.

Child struck by train in Basile

The Basile Police Department responded to a report of a child being struck by a train Wednesday, July 9, at approximately 4 p.m.

Fourth of July weekend busy for VPPD

Christopher Anderson

Police Chief Neal Lartigue with the Ville Platte Police Department reported the following incidents over the Fourth of July weekend.

VP Super 10’s reach the finals

Amarion Watson slides safely into second.

In Moss Bluff, the Ville Platte Super 10’s have had a wild tournament thus far.

VP Majors uncontested thus far

In Ville Platte, the Majors are rolling through the District Tournament and thus far, they have not been contested.

Mamou Elite 8’s all set for state

After taking a week off, the Mamou Pitching Machine All-Stars are all set to head to Pineville. They will be competing in the Louisiana State Dixie Youth Pitching Machine All-Star Tournament.

City council votes down gift basket ordinance

Vegetables harvested from the community garden, next to the Swamp Pop Museum, were on display at the Ville Platte City Council meeting room during the council’s monthly meeting Tuesday, July 8. The vegetables were picked earlier the same day, and will be on sale during this Friday’s farmers market at Ortego Park that will begin at 5 p.m.

The Ville Platte City Council, during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, July 8, decided to take no action on a proposed ordinance that would require council members receive quarterly reports of


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For the second straight year, the Pine Prairie Panthers get bragging rights over the Mamou Green Demons. The final score for this important inter-parish rivalry football game was 24-6.


The Garden of the Month and Civic Pride Award of Merit for September was selected by a committee from the Magnolia Garden Club. The recipient of the Garden of the Month honor was the home of Dr.


Rita Aucoin Drummond

April 30, 1952 - September 17, 2014
Funeral services were held for Rita Aucoin Drummond, 62, of Ville Platte, at First Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 1 p.m., Friday. September 19. Burial followed in the Pine Point Cemetery.

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