The Basile Police Department responded to a report of a child being struck by a train Wednesday, July 9, at approximately 4 p.m. The incident occurred at the railroad crossing on Magnolia Street in Basile. The Basile police and the fire department responded, along with Acadian Ambulance, who were immediately dispatched to the scene.

Christopher Anderson

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

The Mamou All-Stars celebrate after their district victory in DeQuincy.

In DeQuincy, the Mamou Elite 8’s (eight and under) did the thing they do best and went on to win the District Seven Tournament. They played outstanding defense throughout the event and got timely hitting when needed to march through the event with a perfect 6-0 record.

Christopher Anderson

The Mamou All-Stars celebrate after their district victory in DeQuincy.

Hunters find body of elderly woman

Hunters in the north part of Evangeline Parish called the sheriff’s office Monday, December 6, at 7:51 a.m. to report they found a body lying next to a vehicle.

Police jury accepts donation of property in Basile

The Evangeline Parish Police Jury, during its monthly committee meeting on Monday, January 6, voted to accept the donation of property on the corner of West Stagg and Duplechain avenues in Basile.

Ceasar leads Basile reps on 1A team

It is not often that a football team puts more than one or two football players on an All-State team.

Lady Trojans cruise over Lady Eagles

As the basketball season rolls toward the district season, the Lady Trojans of Sacred Heart continued to rack up wins and gain momentum.

Commissioners to be selected

According to Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court, Randall M. “Randy” Deshotel, the Evangeline Parish Board of Election Supervisors will meet on Friday, January 10, at 10 a.m.

Cleco donates to recreational district board

Cleco representative Sabrina Salling, left, presented a $5,000 donation on behalf of Cleco to members of the Evangeline Parish Recreational District Board and others who helped to make the ball par

Caution urged when downloading phone apps

Smart phone apps can make life easier, putting dozens of useful tools in the palm of your hand, however, Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to make sure the apps they download don’t take m

Panthers take Oberlin Tournament

The Panthers of Pine Prairie continued to pick up quality wins while competing at the Oberlin High School Tournament.

Holland, Cartina represent Mamou on 5-2A squad

Mamou played in one of the toughest districts in Class 2A. It was a district that sent nearly every team to the post-season and even the state champion came out their district.


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Majors dominated the tournament with an undefeated record.

When Ville Platte got to the Wall Pontiff Playground in Metairie, they did not waste much time in letting the locals know they were there for business and not play.


Troupe d'Evangeline Community Theatre is pleased to announce its latest production, "The Princess and the Pea." Rehearsals are underway, and the performance will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, August


Rosa Lynn Soileau Holmes

October 14, 1942 - July 18, 2014

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