A number of phone calls to The Missourian Aug. 19 reported that city workers had closed a portion of Orleans Street and were working along side Mayor Jeff Palmore to dig up the street in front of the building that Palmore is constructing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mayor Jeff Palmore addressed aldermen and members of the public Aug. 10 spelling out grievances he has experienced as a funeral director involving the two city cemeteries.
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.
Franklin County Presiding Commissioner John Griesheimer said he believes Pacific aldermen were right to determine that the Brush Creek Sewer District litigation could be resolved without adding excessive legal expense.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Franklin County Presiding Commissioner John Griesheimer said construction of the new Bend Bridge would not be held hostage by a Pacific alderman’s 11th-hour call for design change.
After months of bitter wrangling over who can and should serve as Pacific city attorney, the mayor and board of aldermen have reached a unanimous decision.
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.
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.
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.
Delays in the promise to replace deteriorated concrete slabs on Candlewick Lane, which has been discussed by officials since 2011, continues to baffle residents.
Adam Hinkebein and Will Applegate, both 2015 graduates of Pacific High School, are working as drivers and mechanical team members for the Missouri S&T Solar Car Team.
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.
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.
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.
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.