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As Franklin County continues to lead the state in hepatitis A cases the frequency of new cases being reported is beginning to slow.

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Ameren officials said Friday the energy company will cap and monitor the Labadie power plant’s coal combustion residuals (CCR), more commonly referred to as coal ash ponds.

Pacific Presbyterian Church is gearing up to again offer free Thursday community meals throughout the school year.

Vero Fitness in Pacific is holding a school supply drive for students in the community. The event runs through Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Adopt-A-Family, the longstanding Pacific Christmas family assistance program, is extending its reach to offer assistance to homeless families or families in need at any time of the year.

The Pacific Planning and Zoning Commission gave the nod to a proposed warehouse to be used for storage of lumber and other building materials for a local furniture manufacturer.

Mayor Steve Myers said a suggestion that the city install curbs and gutters on Indian Trail Drive could lead to residents tying themselves to their beloved cedar trees.

Pacific officials say they want to warn the public of the dangers created when mowing their grass if they allow clippings to collect in the street.

I reported in my column last week that I was not mad at Mayor Steve Myers over the suckers growing from the decorative trees on Osage Street. I just wanted someone to trim them.

Aldermen say they want to slow the process of the Red Cedar Building renovation project to look at the big picture. To do it right, they said, total renovation of the 80-year-old structure could take two years.

Larry Swim, the one-of-a-kind Monster Truck driver whose daring style changed the tempo of Bigfoot shows, has stepped away from exhibitions to spend more time with his family.

There is still time to mark your calendar for the presentation on two Missouri female serial killers who scandalized Missouri in the 1920s.

The Meramec Valley R-III School District received a $15,000 donation from Tim and Summer Husereau, along with team members of the Pacific MORE Realtor group.

A 1927 Allenton bank failure that ended with the indictment of seven local leaders will be revisited at the next meeting of the local history group.

A 9-year-old dirt bike rider is putting Pacific on the map in the high-flying field of motocross racing.

Just in case you have not read all you want to read about the small decorative trees that line East and West Osage Street from city limit to limit, here are a couple of tidbits that arose after my last column.

Even though the Red Cedar Inn Welcome Center, History Museum and Genealogy Library is not expected to open to the public this year, the stakeholders are busy working on their plans for the highly anticipated center.

A parcel of land located at the east end of Park Street shows up on an 1918 Franklin County Atlas as a park, but a title search has not located any documents that deed the property to the city.