• By Pauline Masson, Pacific Missourian Editor
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With the Meramec Valley R-III School District asking voters to approve a bond issue in April that would make the old Pacific Public School, now the Community School, obsolete, a groundswell of public comment has emerged to convert the venerable building into a community center.

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An architectural rendering of a proposed new Early Childhood Center building to combine three Meramec Valley R-III School District preschool programs was on display in the district boardroom March 15.

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The Missouri Main Street Connection (MMSC) grant program that has helped revitalize historic sections of 140 Missouri cities has set its sight on Pacific, which its officials say has an old downtown core that is ripe for revitalization.

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The 2017 Washingtonian Award was presented posthumously to John L. Politte during the 78th Annual Banquet of the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce Saturday evening at the KC Hall. Over 400 people attended the dinner and program.

  • By Karen Butterfield, Union Missourian Editor
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The city of Union will briefly suspend enforcement of an ordinance that prohibits business owners from keeping wild animals for display or exhibition purposes.

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Two Washington councilmen said they were questioned by constituents who expressed concern about a possible increase in water rates while the city spends excess revenue in other areas.

Bank of Washington Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer L. B. Eckelkamp Jr. recently announced the promotion of Danny Tobben to assistant vice president – deposit operations.

Mercy Hospital Washington recently received Saving Sight’s 2016 Excellence in Eye Donation Award, the third year the hospital has been honored for achievements in providing the gift of sight to those needing a cornea transplant.

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  • By Pauline Masson, Pacific Missourian Editor
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Work is underway to repair the city’s storm warning sirens, which have been inoperable since a routine test failed March 5, according to City Administrator Steve Roth.

  • By Gregg Jones, Missourian Staff Writer
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The city’s planning commission Monday approved the rezoning and preliminary plat for a property so the owners can sell individual units of duplexes.

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