MRH girls volleyball takes 2nd in district tourney

After losing to Brentwood twice in the regular season, Maplewood Richmond Heights beat the Eagles in two sets in the Class 2 District 6 volleyball tournament semifinal Tuesday at Brentwood. The Blue Devils went on to play Whitfield in the finals later in the evening and lost in two sets. The paid attendance was 201, according to MSHSAA (Missouri State High School Athletic Association).  

 

Brentwood School District to also pay for ACT

The Brentwood School District will join others, including Maplewood Richmond Heights, that will pay for high school juniors to take the ACT college readiness assessment test, now that the state has decided not to, at least for 2018. Gov. Eric Greitens this summer cut $4 million in school assessment funding, which included the cost for all public high school juniors to take the ACT. Last week when it was published that MRH would cover the cost, Brentwood had not made a decision. BHS principal, Ed Johnson, said Tuesday that the district will cover the $46 per student for the test.  

 

Eagles honored; debater starts her season

Brentwood senior boys took the field for senior night last week. District games start soon for boys and girls soccer. The BHS boys stand at 7-15 with one game left in the regular season. The boys district tournament starts Wednesday at Metro. Brentwood is seeded number two in the Class 1 District 2 tournament, MRH (15-7-1) is the top-seeded team in the district.

Bugs (VWs) take over Schlafly

All things Volkswagen (including a VW Thing) filled the Schlafly Bottleworks parking lot Saturday — from showroom-ready bugs to Summer of Love vans from California.

Last weeks’ top posts: ‘hipster’ Maplewood, RH Police to be subject of hearing

Maplewood made a list of top ‘hipster’ cities in the country — that post was the most popular in 40 South last week. The top 10:

Maplewood ranks high on national ‘hipster’ list
Richmond Heights police, others, to be topic of public hearing at county council
In the news: protests; Maplewood food
Support dog missing in Maplewood
Maplewood History: 4 Buildings, 3 City Halls and 1 Case of Mistaken Identity
Saint Louis Closet Co. to install closets in firehouse, on city agenda
HomeGoods moving to Brentwood
Piano bar space back on the market
Maplewood History: Historic Transportation Photograph Available Tonight! MRH soccer senior night photos

Return unused prescription drugs on Drug Take Back Day

Maplewood Police will take part in the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day; on Saturday, October 28. The event provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of the medications. In Maplewood it will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maplewood Police Station lobby. In past years Brentwood and Richmond Heights police departments have also participated.

MRH soccer senior night photos

The Maplewood Richmond Heights senior boys soccer players were honored at senior night on Wednesday. The Blue Devils beat Hancock 4-1 in the game to stand at 14-7-1. Michael Langston said he had to “yell out the senior night honors because the microphone cord broke, is probably a highlight that I will never forgot,” he said on Facebook. Photos by Patrick McMackin via Facebook.

Richmond Heights police, others, to be topic of public hearing at county council

St. Louis County Council District 4 representative, Rochelle Walton Gray (D), on the council’s Justice and Health Committee, announced a public hearing set for the council’s Oct. 17 meeting “regarding the response and actions of police departments” relating to the recent protests in St. Louis County. Police departments from Richmond Heights, St.

Volleyball Eagles over Devils in homecoming game

Brentwood volleyball beat Maplewood Richmond Heights in two sets (25-21, 26-24) in their homecoming game Tuesday. Both teams have strong records heading into the post season. Brentwood stands at 12-5 with the regular season coming to a close. The loss dropped MRH to 19-3. The Eagles defeated the Blue Devils earlier in the season as well.

Support dog missing in Maplewood

A support dog belonging to a Maplewood man went missing on Thursday, Oct. 5, according to, a neighbor, Jann Henningsen, who is helping the owner find it. She (the dog, Maddie) is a support dog (not officially certified) for a man who is diabetic and prone to seizures, and accompanies him to his medical appointments to BJC. The dog, a small poodle, disappeared near Greenwood Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue in Maplewood at around 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5.

Chamber announces winners

The Mid County Chamber of Commerce, serving Maplewood and Richmond Heights, has announced its 2017 educator, citizen, and business persons of the year. The winners will be honored at the group’s 31st annual dinner and auction, “The Superstition Ball,” on Friday, October 13.

Maplewood resident to run NYC Marathon to support UNICEF

Maplewood resident, Andrew Flynn, will be running the 2017 NYC Marathon on November 5 in support of UNICEF, his wife, Rebecca Flynn says. She said Andrew served in the Peace Corps in Chad 1995-1997, and is raising funds for the work that UNICEF does with children in Africa. Andrew says on his fundraiser page: “I’ll be running my first NYC Marathon for a worthy cause that is very important to me and vital to millions of children throughout the world. Please donate whatever you can to this campaign.” He says forty years ago UNICEF figured out that promoting simple, low-cost interventions like hand washing and breastfeeding could save millions of lives.