- About Krotz Springs
- Our Town
As a small community, we as citizens need to look out for each other. Be aware of your neighborhood and what’s going on. Report anything out of the ordinary. Please call the Police Department at 566-3784 and report the location, you can remain anonymous. It will take the whole community working together to make a safer community. Let’s watch our neighborhoods and be safe!
*Work with the Police. This agency is critical to a neighborhood watch and are the source of necessary information and training.
*People who seldom leave their homes could be “window watchers,” looking out for children and reporting any unusual activities in the neighborhood.
*Watch groups are not vigilantes and should not assume the role of the police. Your duty is to be alert, observant, and caring–and to report suspicious activity or crimes immediately to the police.
KROTZ SPRINGS ELEMENTARY 100 YEARS!
Krotz Springs Elementary celebrates 100 years of Academic Excellence! Join us during morning assembly as we acknowledge 100 years of academic excellence.
C.W. Krotz was determined that his community would have a school. Students first attended class in a one room “section house.” It was simple frame structure. Many felt that Krotz’s attempt at a school house was a foolhardy venture especially with only 10 pupils attending. However, by 1909 there were eighteen families well established in Krotz Springs and the town began to take shape. Some of the first families to settle in Krotz Springs were the Artigue family, Evans, Ducote and Duplechin family.
In 1916 Krotz sold 5.65 acres to the Parish School Board for $900. The School Board sold $12,000 in bonds to build the school in Krotz Springs. A two-story brick school was built on the site for the sum of $7,821. The two-story red brick school had a library and auditorium that was built on Division Street on the site of the present school gymnasium. The first teacher was August Pellafigure. The first students were: Avie Ardoin, Abra Artigue, Clinton Artigue, James Ducote, Lily Ducote, Lucille Ducote, Ellie Benaugh (Del Bueno?), John Benaugh, Lily Benaugh, Beulah Duplechin, Annie Vincent and Johnnie Vincent.
On January 6 our town will celebrate its 100th Birthday. After two failed attempts at incorporation, C.W. Krotz successfully incorporated Krotz Springs as a village on January 6, 1917. The proclamation creating Krotz Springs was signed by Governor R.G. Pleasant. Krotz Springs remained a village until 1955 when it was declared a town. The Town of Krotz Springs will celebrate our 100 years at our 4th of July event. We are a planning a spectacular event for this grand celebration.
Charlotte Stelly February 6
Leona LeBleu February 6
James Douget February 11