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Aldermen threaten to take still more power from the mayor after an agreement on cemetery records fell through.

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The first day of school for Interim Superintendent Dr. Ed Hillhouse in the Meramec Valley School District included meeting school buses, walking the halls, greeting cooks and custodians and welcoming students back to the classroom.

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Mayor Jeff Palmore said he will not take the blame for a grave ownership mix-up that resulted in burying someone in a grave owned by someone else.

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Aldermen overrode the mayor’s veto and approved an ordinance authorizing the board of aldermen to approve police officers selected and recommended by the police chief.

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After postponing action for 10 months, aldermen voted Tuesday to remove a proposed ordinance approving the city’s new comprehensive plan from the meeting agenda.

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Meramec Valley School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Ed Hillhouse said by working together the city, school district and other political entities can help grow the local economy.

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Even though some aldermen said they did not want to halt construction of a new bridge over the Meramec River, they voted 5-0 this week to approve a resolution deeding a small strip of land in the project to Franklin County as a quid pro quo for adding a pedestrian lane to the new bridge.

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The Pacific community gathered at the Tri-County Senior Center last Friday to celebrate the life of Cory Goodwin who was killed Aug. 7 at age 38.

The Meramec Valley R-III School District has received a Homeless Children and Youth grant through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, according to Stephanie Bechard, Title 1 director, who oversees needs of homeless students.

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After months of hinting that they might remove the ornamental trees planted along Osage Street as part of two improvement projects, city officials have come up with a program that covers the bases of beautification and safety.

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Sen. Roy Blunt said the history of Husky, a Pacific manufacturer that started in the founder’s kitchen and grew to develop new products now serving a major U.S. market and exporting to 41 countries, represents hope for a return to American dominance in manufacturing.

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A local chiropractor and team of nurses provided start-of-school physicals for Meramec Valley R-III School District athletes with all proceeds from the physicals to benefit the Randy George Scoreboard Project.

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Aldermen denied a request from Mayor Jeff Palmore to hire outgoing interim city attorney Todd Hamby to represent the city as special counsel.

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A new guardrail above a culvert that carries Brush Creek will add a measure of safety to pedestrians who traverse West Union Street, according to Alderman Carol Johnson.

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The Safety Net Committee, which raises funds for homeless students in Meramec Valley R-III School District, will host a benefit breakfast at the Tri-County Senior Center, 800 W. Union.

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After 28 months without a city administrator, Pacific Mayor Jeff Palmore and the board of aldermen have hired a man described as experienced and eager to start.

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Organizers are putting together a music event to benefit the Pacific riverwalk trail project, according to Steve Myers, vice president of Magi Foundation, which hosts the event.

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After shouting down the mayor’s plan to present problems with city cemetery records, Pacific aldermen agreed to hold a special meeting to review the mayor’s findings.

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Organizers of the St. Patrick of Armagh Old Rock Church annual homecoming picnic are looking for a grand turnout at this year’s picnic which marks the 150-year anniversary of the stone church.

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Pacific aldermen voted unanimously to deny a company’s request for relief from some sewer violation surcharges but will continue to discuss possible ways to remedy the situation, Alderman Carol Johnson, administrative committee chair, said.

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Former school superintendent Dr. Ed Hillhouse has agreed to serve as interim superintendent of Meramec Valley R-III School District this year as the school board completes a search for a permanent superintendent.

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While the tents of Fourth of July have long since come down, a different kind of fireworks tent has been raised.

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Aldermen are moving to regulate outdoor recreational burning in fire pits located in residential yards after complaints from some worried residents.

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Delays in the promise to replace deteriorated concrete slabs on Candlewick Lane, which has been discussed by officials since 2011, continues to baffle residents.

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After successfully changing the procedure for hiring police officers, aldermen are now looking to change the way the city cemetery sexton is appointed.

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The job of finding a new superintendent for the Meramec Valley R-III School District is focused on protecting continuity for students, parents and faculty, according to Tim Richardson, school board president.

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Circus techniques are a fun way to inspire young athletes to stretch, reach and exert energy, according to Laurie Borcherding, owner/operator of Show Me Acro gym, located at 2297 Rose Lane in Pacific.

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Following weeks of turmoil over police department hiring and a mix-up in the city cemetery, a Pacific resident said it’s time for Mayor Jeff Palmore to resign.

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In a 4 to 2 vote, Pacific aldermen approved a measure that authorizes the board of aldermen —  not the mayor — to approve police officers appointed by the police chief.

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