Maplewood resident Alice Hezel went to a town hall meeting hosted by St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman in June for residents who might have felt their recent reassessment was too high. Many had an increase of more than one hundred percent. See the St. Louis Post-Dispatchpost on the issue.
A subject that deserves its own book would be the sports of Maplewood particularly football. Bob Broeg in his book, “Ol’ Mizzou, A Century of Tiger Football”, refers to a time in the 1930’s when “Maplewood and Cleveland High School in St. Louis supplied more talent to MU than any other prep schools”. The 1936 and the 1939 teams were the two best teams ever to come out of Maplewood High according to George Smith who was there.
July 3 marks the 97th anniversary of the death of Richmond Heights City Marshal George McCready. McCready was shot on July 2, 1922 while attempting to locate suspicious suspects at the intersection of Del Norte and La Veta avenues. He succumbed to his wounds at the hospital on July 3.
Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic Church offered a summer surprise story time for ages 4-7 recently. Father Jack Siefert, Pastor, enjoys building community in different ways and decided to invite our young parishioners to a fun story time event.
Once again I’m sifting through this mountain of Sutton/Thomas artifacts that I have been mining for over a year. If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll have to admit many of these items are fascinating in their own right. They are even more so collectively for the intimate view they provide us into the lives of a couple of prominent Maplewood families of the 19th and early 20th centuries. And I haven’t even gotten to the love letters yet.
Maplewood resident, Jaime Mowers, runs a “kindness project” called Buzzing Love, which encourages random (or not-so-random) acts of kindness! Buzzing Love is gearing up for their big day of kindness,“Buzzing Love Day,” on Saturday, June 29, including a celebration of kindness that day in Sutton Loop Park.