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One Pacific area resident said she wished she could have personally paid the $225 that seems to be at the core of a longstanding dispute between Mayor Jeff Palmore and Alan Bruns, the former city sexton.

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The dispute between the mayor and board of aldermen over management of the city’s two cemeteries continued April 18, with three attorneys saying it appears that former sexton Alan Bruns is still the city sexton.

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The Pacific Chamber of Commerce wants to help businesses see the value of the first total solar eclipse of the sun in the continental U.S. in 38 years and the first one to be seen from Missouri in more than 100 years.

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The third annual Action Riders of Franklin County Easter celebration is a way to provide a day of fun for members who spend the rest of the year striving to help Franklin County residents in emergency or crisis events, according to the organization founder.

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One Pacific alderman, who also is an attorney, says former city sexton Alan Bruns is still the sexton, three years after a new mayor failed to reappoint him.

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If last year is any guide, Pacific can expect a crush of visitors of all ages Saturday, April 29, when Bigfoot 4x4 Monster Truck hosts its second annual open house at its Pacific headquarters, 2286 Rose Lane.

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Pacific officials say they hope to find an end to a deepening dispute over approvals needed to perform work in the city cemetery.

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Local hams will assist the Tri-County Senior Center 5K race — the Run, Waddle and Roll — Saturday, April 22, according to Tom Usher, Pacific Meramec Valley Amateur Radio Club (PMVARC) event chair.

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A group of citizens who support the City Cemetery hope to use a popular fundraising website to raise funds to help repair damage that occurred in the cemetery in a March 29 vandalism spree.

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If City Administrator Steve Roth has his way property owners who need new zoning in order to sell or develop their property will no longer have to submit development plans for future buildings on the site with their application.

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A local monument company owner said he was blocked from setting a tombstone at a grave in the City Cemetery April 12 on the premise that he needed a never-before requested work order.

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Workers have not yet begun to repair tombstones in the City Cemetery damaged during a recent spree of vandalism, but the restoration project will begin soon, according to City Administrator Steve Roth.

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After a testy debate with some aldermen defending the value of parking spaces in front of a local business, the board of aldermen voted to take another look at the safety issues of vehicles parking too close to the corner of South First Street at Orleans Street.

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Pacific area Girl Scouts delivered 16,500 personal care items to Agape House Food Pantry this past Saturday, April 8.

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A local veterans advocate told Pacific aldermen that young people may not know enough about cemeteries or about the contribution that military veterans have made to society.

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Members of the Pacific Park Board say they will not give up on construction of a restroom building in Liberty Field this year, even though bids for the project came back too high.

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If aldermen had their way, they would expand the Pacific city limits to the east by annexing territory all the way to the Eastern Missouri Correctional Facility (prison) in St. Louis County.

The Pacific High School JROTC marksmanship team recently captured a second-place finish at the Missouri State Junior Olympics in Springfield, completing an “amazing year,” according to Senior Marine Instructor Chief Warrant Officer Brian Cain.

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Several newcomers were elected to the Pacific Board of Aldermen, Meramec Valley R-III School Board, Pacific Fire District Board and Meramec Ambulance District Board in the April 4 election.

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City Administrator Steve Roth, acting as the city zoning officer, asked the Pacific Planning and Zoning Commission to approve a trio of changes to the city’s zoning codes March 28.

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Craftsmen are busy this week creating large murals on the walls of the new B&H Market, located at 2244 W. Osage, which is tentatively set to open Easter week, according to Joe Bosse Jr., store owner.

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Pacific High School students are raising funds to provide travel expenses for two DECA students who qualified for national competition at the International Career Development Conference April 25 in Anaheim, Calif.

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Jeannie Guffey, Tri-County Senior Center executive director, will make her role as interim director of the Agape Help House permanent, according to Lindell Nickelson, Agape House board president.

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Update at 2:30 p.m. Vandals toppled about 140 tombstones in the Pacific City Cemetery late Wednesday, March 29, or early Thursday, March 30.Pacific Mayor Jeff Palmore said he was distraught hearing the news."It's more than a crime, it's an atrocity," he said. "It's an insult to the people th…

Incumbent Kenneth Quennoz Sr. is facing a challenge from longtime volunteer firefighter Stephen “Woody” Woodruff for a seat on the Pacific Fire Protection District board in the April 4 election.

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City Administrator Steve Roth is appealing a notification that FEMA has ruled that damage suffered at Pacific’s sewage lagoon during the December 2015 flood is ineligible for assistance because the city’s agreement with the engineering firm 21 Design Group does not meet federal guidelines.

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Six new 2017 Ford Explorers, equipped with special police and safety packages, were put into service last week, according to Pacific Police Chief Matt Mansell.

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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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