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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Maplewood council member shares city manager hiring process

Maplewood council member, Matt Coriell, Tuesday evening, Dec. 5, posted on his Facebook page, Councilperson Matt Coriell, the "details and timeline" of the hiring process for a new city manager. Also on that day, at 4 p.m., there was a "closed session...

Post-Dispatch: Maplewood paid former city manager more than $130,000 as he left

St. Louis Post-Dispatch political reporter Joe Holleman published online on December 5, 2023 that the city of Maplewood paid the city's former city manager Michael Reece more than $130,000 on October 3. Reece's last day with Maplewood was the last day of...

Maplewood city council in the news; ‘Witnessing Whiteness’ meetings coming; MRH grad obit

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KMOV have reported on Maplewood city council proposals. Also, meetings will be held in Maplewood around a new book on anti-racsim. KMOV — ‘Maplewood is a trailblazer’: City mulling new position that provides legal counsel for some misdemeanor...

Former Maplewood mayor comments on proposal to add defense attorney to city ranks

Maplewood resident and former mayor Barry Greenberg has commented on a proposed city ordinance that would add a defense attorney position to the city to help those with certain traffic infractions. Mayor Nikylan Knapper stated previously (see: Maplewood voters to decide city attorney...

MRH Scouts again selling Christmas trees at the VFW

The Scouts of the MRH Boy Scout Troop 362 are selling Christmas trees at the VFW Post 3500 at 1717 Big Bend. It's open in the evenings Monday through Friday, Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 11am-7pm.

Saint Louis Closet Co. is Toys for Tots site for 15th year

From a press release: Saint Louis Closet Co. and STL Bucketlist have announced plans to collect toys for Toys for Tots Bridgeton, MO, through their joint giveback and marketing efforts. This is the 15th year that Saint Louis Closet Co. has been an...

Post-Dispatch columnist says Maplewood mayor not responding to questions on city manager search

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Joe Holleman columnist is reporting online, Nov. 29, 2023, that Maplewood's search for a new city manager is being kept under wraps, with no evidence of an exhaustive search, or of a large field of candidates. Not long after Nikylan...

Maplewood voters to decide city attorney issues: Mayor Knapper explains

The Maplewood city council is set to consider placing four items on the ballot in April having to do with the mayor (and not city manager) appointing the city attorney, separating the office of the city attorney from the prosecuting attorney, creating...

First Class Christmas Trees – Available This Year with a Maplewood Connection!

Getting our tree this year could not have been easier for my wife and I.  All we had to do was go across the street.  The Tiefenbrun family, from Colorado, Shrewsbury and Maplewood!!, have situated their impressive tree lot in Maplewood this...

Area restaurants in the news

Crows Nest, Foley's, Bolyard's and other Maplewood and Richmond Heights food spots get media mentions. Also a new house is on the market in Maplewood. KMOV — Black Friday shoppers pack Saint Louis Galleria mall - KMOV KMOV — ‘Maplewood is a trailblazer’: City...

Reader Comments


  1. Used to be a window painting contest for Halloween in Maplewood. I think it was sponsored by The Observer. (I delivered them as a kid).
    I won a prize one year.
    Back in the ’50s.

    • Yes, I remember the Halloween window painting contest. I was chosen to paint one, it was late 60’s or very early 70’s. I didn’t win a prize, but was honored to be chosen to paint one of the windows.

  2. Lived on 7200 block of Manchester above Cook’s Paint during the 60’s. Would love to see some pictures of that store back then. Walked to the newspaper and tobacco store every afternoon to pick up a newspaper.


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