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Aldermen backed away from the suggestion of increasing the pay of the mayor and aldermen, but are now considering an increase for the full-time elected positions of collector, police chief and municipal judge that was apparently overlooked when the budget was crafted.

A Catawissa man sustained serious injuries Saturday, Nov. 11, when the car he was driving left the road and overturned near Pacific.

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About 150 people attended a celebrity bartender fundraiser Friday, Nov. 3, to benefit the Historic First Baptist Church restoration (HFBCR) project.

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Inviting the community for a free meal is part community service and a lot of fun for the stalwart volunteers who show up every Thursday to cook, serve and clean up.

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The man who will be at the helm of the Meramec Valley R-III School District next year said he’s anxious to get to know the community because the community defines the school district.

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For the past 25 years, the Pacific area Adopt-a-Family program has provided Christmas packages for families that need assistance.

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Alan Bruns began working in the family monument business as a small boy, as soon as he was old enough to follow his father, Raymond Bruns, along the grounds at the City Cemetery or Resurrection Hill Cemetery to mark off a space for burial.

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A Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy will occupy the former Heartland Bank building at 2290 W. Osage in the coming months.

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Her job as keeper of the city records makes City Clerk Kim Barfield the heart and backbone of the city, and she’s steady as a rock, according to Pacific aldermen.

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Dr. Jonathan Mulford Sr. has been named the new Meramec Valley R-III School District superintendent effective for the 2018-19 school year.

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Jason Wohl of Robertsville said he was passing by Pacific on Interstate 44 when he saw a large crowd Friday afternoon around an array of painted animals near the eastbound exit ramp and decided to see what was going on.

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A park that never became a park raised some questions recently after a resident learned that it was shown on the Pacific page of a 1919 Franklin County Atlas.

The Memerac Valley School Board approved the candidate filing dates for the Tuesday, April 3, 2018, school board election during its monthly board meeting Wednesday night.

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It has been 17 years since Pacific High School students began celebrating Veterans Day by honoring area veterans in a rousing ceremony of martial music and speeches.

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The city collector’s request for an aldermanic committee review of old property liens that predate the current property owners was postponed after City Attorney Robert Jones said he wants to know more about the transactions.

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A much-discussed law that bans parking within 20 feet of an intersection passed unanimously Oct. 17 but cannot go into effect until other actions take place, officials say.

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With his affinity for pre-teens and love of the small suburban city lifestyle, the Rev. Tony Townley is easing into his new church and community life in Pacific.

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The 2017 Iron Horse Rodeo was a stellar event for contestants, patrons, sponsors and vendors, according to Stephen Flannery III, Pacific Partnership president.

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Anyone who has never seen the U.S. Marine Corps Ball ceremony has an opportunity to share the experience with the Pacific High MCJROTC Saturday, Nov. 4.

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Monsterfest has proven to be such a hit with local families that new organizers are urging local businesses and organizations to join the fun again this year.

A Pacific policeman was awarded the Police Officer Lifesaving Award Oct. 20 for his efforts in saving the life of a man who was unresponsive following a drug overdose.

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Aldermen approved pay raises for all city employees Oct.17 — increasing the amount initially discussed for each employee and requiring that one employee who had been left out be put back on the list.

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City officials agreed to partial payment for work on Thornton Street where repairs have been declared unacceptable after the project engineer spoke on behalf of the contractor.