Kimbla’s Cakes owner Kim Carinhas adds gum paste flowers as the finishing touch to a buttercream wedding cake. (Submitted)

Local people who recently opened new businesses in Morgan City are hopeful and counting on the region's economy to improve in 2017. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings for two Morgan City businesses last week, Labco Batteries and Kimbla's Cakes.

Morgan City resident Jason Dinger explains the rules of his invention Captains of the Gulf board game at The Daily Review office. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Morgan City resident Jason Dinger’s dream turned into reality has the attention of board game connoisseurs worldwide. A prototype even sits on the desk of a potential publisher in Europe.

Photos by Colin Murphey

Baldwin and Franklin both held Martin Luther King Jr. Day events Monday in honor of the slain civil rights leader. In Franklin, the event was a motorcade which began on Wall Street and proceeded up the boulevard named in honor of Dr. King, then to St. Joseph's Baptist Church. More than 60 vehicles participated in the motorcade.

Officials keep wary eye on river stage

The Atchafalaya River is expected to crest Jan 23. at 9.5 feet in Morgan City. The winter storm that dumped heavy rain in portions of the Upper South and Midwest caught officials by surprise.
(The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

Local and federal officials find themselves watching the Atchafalaya and other rivers under the threat of a rare winter flood.

Trust, good genes keys to couple’s 70-year marriage

Jimmy Manuel and Muriel Manuel, shown Monday at their home in Morgan City, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Wednesday. The couple met during World War II while Jimmy Manuel was on leave from the Army Air Corps. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

A Morgan City couple, whose marriage began a few months after the end of World War II, will celebrate a milestone Wednesday that few ever reach.

Young Foundation helps fund city projects; $150K going to wharf project

Work began this fall on a $1.7 million project to redo Morgan City's riverfront wharf. The H&B Young Foundation donated $150,000 to help fund the project. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

The H&B Young Foundation will again provide money to Morgan City in 2016 to help fund city projects, including a $150,000 donation to go toward redoing the city’s riverfront wharf.

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DEAR ABBY: I am a 23-year-old woman, and I know I should have a lot more patience than I do right now. I’m happily married with two beautiful children.

Obituaries

Shirley Price Giroir, 95, a resident of Morgan City, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Patterson Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family.

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