January 5, 1989- District Judge L.O. Fusilier (right) administered the oath of office to President Peggy Forman (left) and Vice President Darrel Ardoin, center, prior to the first 1989 meeting of the Evangeline Parish School Board last night. Forman, who was the first woman elected to the board, now becomes its first woman president. (Gazette photo by Paul Kedinger)

Looking Back: January 1989, 1999, and 2009

January 1, 1989

Pictured is the court house square looking toward Court Street in Ville Platte covered in snow and ice that fell in January of 2018. The massive snow fall painted all of Evangeline Parish white, which was an unusual sight to see for parish residents. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Top stories of 2018

From the passing of former Sacred Heart coach Dutton Wall to election controversies, big events to take place in Evangeline Parish were not few and far between.


Evangeline Today

145 Court St.
Ville Platte, LA 70586
Phone: 337-363-3939
Fax: 337-363-2841