Maplewood firefighters contribute thousands

The Maplewood Fire Department faced off against the St. Louis FD in June in a barbecue cook-off, and lost in a close vote. KC Masterpiece donated $5,000 to a charity chosen by the winner. Now, KC Masterpiece has decided to do the same for the Maplewood FD. Firefighter Matt Wilcox said they also received $5,000 — for participating.

Ryan Hummert Memorial

Rain delays Ryan Hummert Memorial; concert next week

The recent rainy weather has delayed work on the Ryan Hummert Memorial, in Ryan Hummert Memorial Park, Doug Delong of Delong Landscape Architecture said Wednesday. Delong said the memorial should be completed sometime late summer, or fall. He said he knows the sculpture has been completed and is being held until the site is further along. The cost is not to exceed $334,471, as previously reported in 40 South News. Money raised to date and in the future pay for the memorial.

Ryan Hummert Memorial, now-deleted tweet lead week

News of the accepted bid for the Ryan Hummert Memorial—along with a picture of the memorial—was the best read post of the week. The Richmond Heights city manager’s tweet supporting the Ferguson city manager was second, followed by three posts from Brentwood. Council approves Ryan Hummert Memorial cost
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Council approves Ryan Hummert Memorial cost

Maplewood City Council Tuesday approved a resolution to accept a bid for construction of the Ryan Hummert Memorial in Ryan Hummert Memorial Park. The memorial will be situated near the picnic shelter, above the softball field. Delong Landscape Architecture did the design work; Brookside Contracting will build the memorial. The cost is not to exceed $334,471. See the March 10, 2015 meeting minutes.

Gus’s Fried Chicken on Maplewood council, design & review agendas

Maplewood City Council and Design & Review Board are meeting this week; the agendas have been published on the city site. Gus’s Fried Chicken and the Ryan Hummert Memorial are on the council agenda. City Council agenda, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Public hearing to hear citizen’s comments on a request to operate a Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken at 7434 Manchester Road, with a beer and wine liquor license. A resolution to accept a bid not to exceed $334,471 for construction of the Ryan Hummert Memorial. An ordinance granting a conditional use permit to Jane Zimmermann of Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken to operate a restaurant at 7434 Manchester Road.