Istrouma Centennial

The 100th anniversary of the founding of Istrouma High School was celebrated with a week-long series of events that drew students, parents, faculty, alumni, and members of the North Baton Rouge community to the campus of Istrouma High. Principal Reginald Douglas said the Centennial Celebration was a huge success and that attendance at the many […]

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Gen. Bobby Efferson, IHS ’61, Honored by LSU

Brig. Gen. Bobby Efferson, a certified American hero, grew up on Seneca Street near the corner of Plank Road and Choctaw Drive in the 1950’s. In 1969, during the Vietnam War, Bobby was an Air Force 1st lieutenant flying combat missions out of Thailand. On one fateful day, another pilot went down on the border with […]

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Brig. Gen. Bob Efferson Credits Istrouma With Instilling Values Essential to Success

Brig. Gen. Bob L. Efferson was mobilization assistant to the Commander, 8th Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base and Air Force Component Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb. The command comprises 10 expeditionary wings and is the Air Force component for USSTRATCOM, providing nuclear and computer network operations capability for the Air Force. Eighth […]

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Istrouma Kiwanis Club to Focus On Service to Children in NBR

A group of businessmen and women are bringing Kiwanis International to North Baton Rouge with the formation of the new Istrouma Kiwanis Club. The goal of Kiwanis is to combat poverty and disease among children around the world, and the goal of the Istrouma Kiwanis Club will be to fight those same things in North […]

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Istrouma Football Team Spends Day With Central High Players, Coaches

Two weeks ago, the entire Istrouma High football team got on a school bus and rode to Central High, where they spent most of a day, observing an A school (as determined by the State Department of Education) and making new friends. The Istrouma athletes were paired up with boys who play the same position […]

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After Today, You Will Never Look at a Newspaper The Same Way Again: Welcome to the 21st Century!

It’s really quite obvious, isn’t it?  Newspapers have to compete with television, radio, and cable.  Even more to the point, they have to compete with computers, the Internet, smartphones and every manner of new device. So newspapers have to change — or die. Well, this newspaper is not going to die! Rather, we will be […]

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Breakfast with Santa Claus

The new Istrouma Kiwanis Club will launch its program of service with a community-wide Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Istrouma High School gym. Everyone living in 70805 is invited to come and enjoy the event. Admission is free for children age 1 to 10 but everyone must have a ticket. Complimentary […]

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Istrouma Advisory Committee Completes Successful 2017 Centennial Celebration

Twice a year, the greats and near-greats of LSU football from the 1950’s to 1970’s gather for a reunion.  It’s a time for the players to see one another, reminisce, and tell stories, “some of which are actually true,” according to Mark Lumpkin, who organizes the event. Lumpkin was the leading scorer on the LSU […]

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New Istrouma Weight Room Now Open

Istrouma High School’s new weight room is now open, and head football coach Jeremy Gradney has members of his football team lifting weights three times a week as the off season begins. Istrouma’s team this year was composed of 9th and 10th graders, few of whom had ever been exposed to weight training. Coach Gradney […]

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Key Club Builds Future Community Leaders

One of the major goals of the new Istrouma Kiwanis Club will be to launch and mentor a new Key Club for Istrouma High School.  For many years, Istrouma had one of the most active and successful Key Clubs in the Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee District. The former club operated for more than 60 years and provided […]

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John Schroder Is Republican Candidate for State Treasurer

The pundits see Rep. John Schroder of Covington as a shoo-in to be elected State Treasurer against a relatively unknown Democratic candidate in the Nov. 18 runoff election, but Schroder does not see it that way at all. In an interview, Schroder said, he’s running scared. With an extremely low turnout expected statewide but a runoff […]

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Elect City Judge Nov. 18

Two Republican attorneys are scrambling to get voters to turn out and vote on Saturday, Nov. 18 in the special election for City Judge from a district in South Baton Rouge. The candidates are Assistant District Attorney Chris Hester and 19th Judicial District clerk Judy Moore Vendetto. They led in the Oct. 14 primary over […]

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LSU Football Players of 1950’s to 1970’s Meet Twice a Year to Fellowship and Reminisce

Twice a year, the greats and near-greats of LSU football from the 1950’s to 1970’s gather for a reunion.  It’s a time for the players to see one another, reminisce, and tell stories, “some of which are actually true,” according to Mark Lumpkin, who organizes the event. Lumpkin was the leading scorer on the LSU […]

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How Central Schools Can Be No. 1 in State

The Central Community School Board made a great decision in selecting Dr. Jason Fountain to become Central’s next Superintendent of Schools.  It is unfair to compare him to Supt. Mike Faulk whose vision and commitment to integrity took the Central school system from an idea to reality and made it one of the two or […]

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Coach Hill Left Legacy in Family, Students

Derrell V. Hill went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. He was born October 16, 1948 in Hammond. He was a member of Zoar Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday School teacher and deacon. Derrell Hill was a 1966 graduate of Woodlawn High School and a graduate of LSU. […]

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Istrouma Football Team Spends Day with Central High Players, Coaches

Two weeks ago, the entire Istrouma High football team got on a school bus and rode to Central High, where they spent most of a day, observing an A school (as determined by the State Department of Education) and making new friends. The Istrouma athletes were paired up with boys who play the same position […]

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