When we were kids my brother and I marveled at how all the national newscasters — Cronkite, Huntley-Brinkley, etc. — had Midwestern, i.e., St. Louis, accents. We took it as a sign that we alone spoke proper American English, with no drawl or affectation, unlike the south where everybody sounds like a football coach, or the northeast where you can’t understand a word anybody says.
According to court and police records, at the Brentwood Target, on August 31, Joseph Mansker Jr., of Brentwood, used a hidden camera to secretly record a woman under or through her clothing without her consent.
Richmond Heights officials, at their meeting on Monday, gave the OK for city staff to look into developing a memorial to professional tennis player, Arthur Ashe, who lived in Richmond Heights in the early 60s.
A couple hundred spectators lined the tracks along Greenwood Boulevard to watch the Union Pacific Steam locomotive 844 pass through Maplewood, right on schedule, on Tuesday around 1 p.m. The whistle could be heard for several minutes before it arrived.
So far, Maplewood Ward 3 council member Barry Greenberg is the only candidate running for mayor in the April 2017 municipal election. He was in Stone Spiral Tuesday collecting the final signatures on his petition. He planned to turn it in on Tuesday, the first day possible.
The Union Pacific Railroad’s ‘Living Legend’ — the steam engine #844 — is heading to St. Louis on Tuesday, due into Kirkwood Station at 12:15 p.m. and departing for downtown St. Louis at 12:45. On the way it will steam through Maplewood.
Alice Hezel, the woman on Cambridge Avenue with multiple citations from the city of Maplewood for the upkeep of her yard, was scheduled to appear in county court yesterday (Oct. 13) for a hearing. She said Friday that what she wants is a jury trial.
Tonight is the night of the Maplewood Chamber’s Annual Gala and Auction. It certainly doesn’t seem like a year since the last one. This year’s celebration will be held at the recently restored Majorette event space at 7150 Manchester. If you haven’t been there yet, you should definitely check it out. It’s a wonderful addition to the Maplewood business district even though technically it’s just a bit over the border.
Maplewood Richmond Heights School Board Director Ray Crader on Thursday announced his plan to run for City Council for Maplewood Ward 2. Andrew Bolin picked up a petition in September to run for city council in the ward.
40 South News hits its three-year anniversary this week. According to Google analytics it’s had more than two million views. To commemorate, here are the top 11 most popular posts of all time — 11, not 10, so we can fit in Doug Houser’s most popular.
Doug Houser added this story in the comments, emailed to him from a 1945 MRH graduate about Reller Chevrolet — formerly of Maplewood. It’s about two boys with a broken wagon who took it to Reller Chevrolet for a repair, and the wonderful way they were treated.
Although I named this series Whole Lotta Terra Cotta, we really don’t have a whole lot of it here in Maplewood. We’ve seen that we have some very nice examples. I’ll include many of the remaining ones in this post. Hopefully the readers will conclude that they are worth protecting and require close attention so they don’t disappear.