Waldean Jordan looks at the floor where her mother was found murdered.

Walk into Rita “Theresa” Jordan’s home today, two years after she was found brutally murdered in her home, and many things still look the same.
Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams reported officers responded to a shooting at Eighth and Frederick Streets last night. Upon arrival, officers learned two victims recieved gun shot wounds. The male victim is hospitalized and awaiting surgery and the other was a 16 year old female who was treated and released.

Alex Hilliard

Kaplan Police investigated allegations of improper contact between a Kaplan High School teacher and a student. Alex Hilliard, 26, of Lafayette, was arrested and charged with three counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. He is an award-winning band director and an assistant baseball coach at the school.

Waldean Jordan looks at the floor where her mother was found murdered.

Alex Hilliard

Vermilion Catholic growing with enrollment rising the last few years

Twenty-two VC seniors recently received scholarship offers from UL Lafayette. The students (in alphabetical order) are: Andre Bertrand, Drake Broussard, Claire David, Andrea Delhommer, Danielle Dubois, Linsdey Franz, Whitney Freeland, Katie Frith, Brennan Gallet, Emily Husband, Ellen Lanlinais, Danielle Laperouse, Shay LaPorte, Tyler Lege, Connor Menard, Emma Noel, Collin Primeaux, Trey Ryder, Nathaniel Silar, Ana Leah Tribaldos, Kaylee White, and James Williams.

Vermilion Catholic is not a new a school, so it is difficult to say it is up-and-coming.

Erath's Dozier Elementary moves forward with purchasing iPads

Each year, Dozier Elementary’s technology committee applies for grants locally and nationally. This past fall, Dozier submitted a proposal for technology resources to be used by the students to the Erath 4th of July Association. Recently, Erath 4th of July Association President Robert B. Vincent and board members were on hand to present the grant money awarded for the submitted proposal. In the past five years, the group has donated a total of $10,700 toward Dozier Elementary’s “Eye on Tech” campaign. Pictured at the 2013-14 grant presentation are Dozier Elementary Principal Karla Toups, board member Stephanie Broussard, board president Robert B. Vincent, and board members Peggy and John Earl LeBlanc.

ERATH - When new school leaders Karla Toups and Natalie Hebert began their journey at Dozier Elementary in 2009, they sat with (part time) tech specialist Stacy Bodin to discuss the role technology

Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office is asking if jewelry items look familiar; they were found on two bodies located in burned SUV

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, last Wednesday, at 1 in the morning, two people were recovered in a burning mid to late 90”s SUV (possibly GMC Yukon) on Claude Road, just s

Burned bodies located by North Vermilion High said to be male and female

A week later the grass is still burnt where the SUV was located on fire on Claude Road. The fire occurred about 50 yards from a house.

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff ‘s Department is slowly trying to piece together what occurred last week on Claude Road, a mile south of North Vermilion High School.



Donald Comaeux (11) of NV got his eighth win of the season against Erath on Tuesday.


Jace Harrington (20) allowed only one run on two hits in the 1-0 loss to NV on Tuesday.


Brett Delcambre (17) of Erath gets back to the bag safely before first baseman Ryan Meaux (6) of North Vermilion can tag him out.

It was a playoff like atmosphere at North Vermilion’s baseball field on Tuesday afternoon.


Mrs. Dawn Menard Stelly

Dawn Menard of Forked Island, Louisiana, and Jamie Stelly of Forked Island were united in matrimony at the V.F.F. Hall in Kaplan, Louisiana, on April 12, 2014.

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