Oldest man and woman in Sulphur celebrate city's centennial - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Oldest man and woman in Sulphur celebrate city's centennial

SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) -

Sulphur city officials said they found the oldest man and woman in Sulphur and they're joining in on the centennial celebrations.

"I'm older than Sulphur," said 100-year-old Evalise Rentrop.

Evalise was born in 1913. Her father worked in the Sulphur mines and she still tells stories of her early years in the city.

"There was West Brothers, the hardware store, and lots of other stores," said Rentrop.

Paul Peak was born in 1915. The 98-year-old speaks highly of his years in Sulphur and explains how the city is just as young as he is.

"Sulphur is Sulphur and I can't understand that it's only 100-years-old," said Peak.

But now, both are preparing to celebrate 100 years with their favorite city.

"I was told they had a lot of surprises for me," said Rentrop. "They even told me I was going to ride a bull!"

Community members celebrated the opening ceremonies with a special centennial rodeo.

With the prestigious title as the oldest man and woman in Sulphur, it was only fitting for Evalise and Paul to be named the Grand Marshals.

"Sulphur is a good town to live in, I'll tell anybody," said Rentrop.

"I wouldn't want to live anywhere else, it's a real nice city," said Peak.

A real nice city, which Evalise and Paul said is worth celebrating.

For a full list of centennial events, click here.

Copyright 2014 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Weak cold front arrives later this week; and the weekend looks dry!

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Weak cold front arrives later this week; and the weekend looks dry!

    Monday, April 23 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-04-23 21:02:13 GMT
    Sunny and warm TuesdaySunny and warm Tuesday
    Sunny and warm TuesdaySunny and warm Tuesday

    Not a lot going on with our weather over the next and that is great news!  A weak cold front will bring a chance of rain later this week.  It may be hard to believe, but the weekend looks dry! Tonight, will be mostly clear with lows ranging from the low 50s north of I-10 to near 60 at the coast. 

    More >>

    Not a lot going on with our weather over the next and that is great news!  A weak cold front will bring a chance of rain later this week.  It may be hard to believe, but the weekend looks dry! Tonight, will be mostly clear with lows ranging from the low 50s north of I-10 to near 60 at the coast. 

    More >>
  • Daigle defense motions to be heard at 1:30 p.m.

    Daigle defense motions to be heard at 1:30 p.m.

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:09 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:09:00 GMT
    Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
    Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

    Jury selection for the trial of Kevin Daigle is to begin April 30 in Benton, in Bossier Parish.  Yet one week before, there are seven new defense motions to be heard in State District Court.   Daigle is accused of first degree murder of State Trooper Steven Vincent in 2015 and the state is seeking the death penalty, if Daigle is convicted.  The defense is seeking a fourth postponement of the trial due to a pending oral argument before the Louisiana Supreme Co...

    More >>

    Jury selection for the trial of Kevin Daigle is to begin April 30 in Benton, in Bossier Parish.  Yet one week before, there are seven new defense motions to be heard in State District Court.   Daigle is accused of first degree murder of State Trooper Steven Vincent in 2015 and the state is seeking the death penalty, if Daigle is convicted.  The defense is seeking a fourth postponement of the trial due to a pending oral argument before the Louisiana Supreme Co...

    More >>
  • High school band performs at Carnegie Hall

    High school band performs at Carnegie Hall

    Monday, April 23 2018 2:13 PM EDT2018-04-23 18:13:18 GMT
    (Source: Dakota Watson)(Source: Dakota Watson)
    (Source: Dakota Watson)(Source: Dakota Watson)

    Performing in New York is a dream of many bands, and something most won’t ever get to do. Well one high school band in Calcasieu Parish just received the honor.

    More >>

    Performing in New York is a dream of many bands, and something most won’t ever get to do. Well one high school band in Calcasieu Parish just received the honor.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly