St. Landry Now

Recording St. Landry Parish’s past and present

St. Landry Now is an online newspaper providing local news, sports and history and is located in Opelousas, La.

Topics include Local News, Louisiana and Area History, Culture, Culinary, People, Places, Local Sports, Events & Activities, Seasonal Information, Breaking News and more!

St Landry Parish Court House - then and now
Community Culinary Culinary & Culture History People & Places St Landry History

A Place Called Toby’s

One of the city’s historic landmarks was recently lost when a fire destroyed Toby’s, also known as Toby’s Little Lodge in Opelousas. Toby’s started operating on the Sunset Road to the south of Opelousas as a restaurant in the 1950s. For four decades it had a reputation as being one of the best restaurants in the Opelousas area, serving some of the most delicious foods. But there is so much more to Toby’s story.

Community Culinary Culinary & Culture History People & Places St Landry History

A Place Called Toby’s

One of the city’s historic landmarks was recently lost when a fire destroyed Toby’s, also known as Toby’s Little Lodge in Opelousas. Toby’s started operating on the Sunset Road to the south of Opelousas as a restaurant in the 1950s. For four decades it had a reputation as being one of the best restaurants in the Opelousas area, serving some of the most delicious foods. But there is so much more to Toby’s story.

Photo From The Past – Opelousas’ Famous 1912 Baseball Team

Opelousas Jewish Cemetery Gets New Name and More

History People & Places Places St Landry History

Washington Had the First Cotonseed Oil Mill in the Parish

William Schwing came to Washington from the New Iberia area in the early 1880s and along with his brothers John and Joseph opened the Pelican Oil Mill in town, believed to be the first cottonseed oil mill in the southwest Louisiana area.

Photos from the Past – Tri-Parish Fair in Eunice, LA

Juneteenth, the Newest Federal Holiday, and State Holiday, to be Celebrated

Community OGHS People Sponsors

OGHS President and CEO Ken Cochran Featured in Business Beyond Magazine.

Ken Cochran, DSc, FACHE, President & CEO was recently featured in the May 2022 issue of Business Beyond, a magazine focused on ‘gathering inspiring success stories of influential personages of the business world.’

Community Local News OGHS Sponsors

 Mayors, Officials Apprised of St. Landry Health

A St. Landry Parish health report was introduced to municipal and parish elected officials on Wednesday and the results are anything but flattering.