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Former MRH football lineman accepts SEMO scholarship

Antar Thompson, a Maplewood Richmond Heights defensive lineman who graduated in 2013 — originally with a commitment to play at Missouri — ended up at Highland Community College in Kansas. Thompson announced on Twitter on Monday that he received a scholarship offer from Southeast Missouri State University.

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Why election commission shouldn’t move to North County: current landlord rep

G.T. Cozad, III, representative of the owner of the building in Sunnen Business Park that the St. Louis County Board of Election Commission occupies, takes issue with reasons given why the commission and two other departments should move to Crossings at Northwest — formerly Northwest Plaza — as reported in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The councilman who introduced the legislation said it will save the county $10 million over 20 years.

Crime led last week

Unfortunately crime led the list of top posts last week. Also in the top five: Brentwood Mayor Chris Thornton’s committee appointments and the good news that a Richmond Heights couple bought Woodside.

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Do you know a notable Blue Devil?

The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District is seeking nominations to the MRH Hall of Fame. This can include authors, doctors, athletes, educators, artists, entrepreneurs and more, the school district says.

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Maplewood History: The Maplewood Swimming Carnival and Beauty Pageant – The Program

If you read my last post, you read the Globe-Democrat’s article about the Maplewood Swimming Carnival and Beauty Pageant. Now take a look at the program. I think this piece of ephemera is very interesting. We’re lucky it survived and by the looks of it, it nearly didn’t. Thanks again to Marty Fischer who has provided so many illuminating looks at the past of our community.

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Last week’s most popular posts: Woodside, crossfit

The historic Woodside residence in Maplewood finally has a buyer: that was the biggest news of the week. Following that was news of a new crossfit gym, then Brentwood school’s plan for the ending of deseg, a $5.5 million real estate deal, and Maplewood being on a list of hot real estate markets.

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MRH hires ECC assistant principal

The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District announced last week that Darion Murdock has been hired as the new assistant principal and federal programs coordinator at Early Childhood Center.