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The Greater Minden Chamber held its 79th Chamber Awards Gala Thursday night at the Minden Civic Center. The highlight of the evening was the awarding of the Man and Woman of the year awards.  The 2021 Man of the Year award, presented by the Minden Lions Club,  went to Jake Chapman and the 2021 Woman […]

Minden High School announced on Thursday that senior Connor Heard has been named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although Heard will not continue in the 2022 competition for the National Merit Scholarship awards, he placed […]

It was a routine meeting Tuesday for the Webster Parish Police Jury, with one big item on the agenda. The Jury, Tuesday, voted to declare the Webster Parish Landfill and expansion area as surplus and receive sealed bids on the sale of the property with a minimum bid set at $10 million. The 25-year lease […]

There was confusion during the Minden City Council Tuesday night, as the Mayor and members of the council were at odds over the vote regarding an ordinance for mobile food vendors. The ordinance, No. 1119, concerned occupational licenses for mobile food vendors as well as specific regulations regarding the operating of one. Councilwoman Pam Bloxom […]

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces a project to improve a section of LA 164 in Webster Parish. The $2.5 million project includes a patch, mill and asphalt overlay, repairs to the base of the roadway, drainage work, and new pavement striping on LA 164 between LA 163 in Doyline and US 371 […]

A new Registrar of Voters was appointed at the monthly meeting of the Webster Parish Police Jury on Tuesday. The jury voted unanimously to appoint Angela Hall to the position vacated by longtime Registrar of Voters, Melanie Smith, who retired in December. In other business on a light agenda Tuesday, the jury approved: A resolution […]

It was a routine meeting for the Minden City Council on Monday night with 2 personnel promotions highlighting the agenda.  The council approved the promotion of Sergeant Chris Hammontree to the rank of Lieutenant and approved the promotion of Fire Operator Matthew Wilson to the rank of Captain.  In other business, the council approved: Condemning […]

After delaying trash pickup a week after last week’s winter storms, city of Minden residents will have to wait one extra day. Minden Mayor, Terry Gardner, announced that trash pickup for Minden will be Saturday, February 27. Gardner said that the delay was requested by Republic Services because the Claiborne Parish Police Jury and Claiborne […]

A vaccination clinic will be held in Minden on Tuesday, February 23rd from 10:00am -2:00pm at the Minden Fairgrounds located at 800 Goodwill Street, Minden, LA 71055. When arriving at the fairgrounds, you will need to enter from Clerk Street onto Council Street and go to the livestock building (green building past the main fair entrance). […]

While Covid-19 made for a very unusual and subdued Minden-St. Jude Auction, the virus was unable to slow the fundraising efforts for the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. While on Sunday night, the auction appeared to be $47,540 off of last year’s record total. However, on Monday the winner of the Grand […]


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