Pacific Planning and Zoning (P&Z) commissioners say the city should take advantage of the current interest in developing subdivisions in the city to increase rooftops, which they say is what drives retail development — the city’s greatest need.
In the wake of another shooting that left 17 dead at a Florida high school Wednesday, local educators say they’re doing many things to keep students safe and are always reviewing safety protocols.
A Pacific girl who found her niche in community service at age 11 was named Junior Teen Miss Pacific Missouri in the National American Miss pageant in Anaheim, Calif., this past June at age 14.
Former Alderman and Public Works Commissioner Ed Gass wants the city to take another look at who will provide water for a proposed subdivision on Old Gray Summit Road.
Without knowing that the Pacific Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission wanted the city to petition MoDOT and St. Louis County on behalf of residents, aldermen voted 5-0 to grant preliminary approval for a utility construction company to build an office complex at Highway 66 and Hill View …
Franklin County Presiding Commissioner John Griesheimer has appointed Pacific Alderman Carol Johnson to the East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWGW) board of directors.
A Pacific resident is questioning the makeup of the Agape House board of directors, which includes a number of people who work for the Meramec Valley R-III School District.
Shooting its highest score this season, 998 points, the Pacific High MCJROTC defeated Treasure Coast AFJROTC in the National Air Rifle New Shooter competition.
The Pacific Eagles breakfast-crew members have been honing their skills for more than two decades at creating a big monthly feed the first Sunday of the month from October to April.
The Pacific Scenic Regional Library will host a performance of barbershop harmony singers, a traditional a cappella group singing in four-part harmony, this month.
Tom Emery, freelance writer and history teacher who has written numerous books on the Civil War and the history of his hometown of Carlinville, Ill., has turned his attention to the love lives of the nation’s presidents.
Volunteers at the Agape Help House food pantry and resale shop walked out Monday, Jan. 29, after learning a person they considered vital to the operation could no longer work there.
After working on organization for the past year, the Missouri Main Street Connection (MMSC) team is ready to put strategies that will impact downtown economy into play, according to Stephen Flannery III, Pacific Partnership president.
Teaching students to write is part of English and reading classes from an early age in the Meramec Valley R-III School District.
Some people called it the best party of the year when more than 300 people turned out for the annual Pacific Area Chamber of Commerce Pianos for a Purpose at the Eagles Hall, held this past Saturday, Jan. 27.
The Meramec Valley School Board has turned to incoming Superintendent Dr. John Mulford to help in the selection of two new assistant superintendents, according to Tim Richardson, board president.
From curriculum and teacher training to buildings, budgets, cafeterias and transportation, the Meramec Valley R-III School District will start the 2018-19 school year in August with a new administrative team.
A request for a conditional use permit (CUP) to open a gun and ammo store on St. Louis Street triggered a discussion on the role of the Pacific Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z).
Incumbent Pacific Board of Alderman Mike Pigg, who has served five terms as a Ward 3 alderman, withdrew his name Jan. 22 from the April municipal election ballot.
The Pacific Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) voted this week to recommend approval of two measures that would allow a company with 300 employees to locate its headquarters at Highway 66 and Hill View Drive.
Boy Scouts from Troop 443, Villa Ridge, braved overnight temperatures near zero degrees to complete their annual outdoor adventure on the Taum Sauk trail section of the Ozark Trail in January.
The Meramec Valley R-III School District is ready to begin construction on a new preschool made possible by voter approval of Prop K last April.
The Meramec Valley R-III School District has entered into an agreement with the Franklin County Health Department that will make it easier for students to get needed vaccinations.
Litigants agreed to a mediated settlement in the lawsuit involving ownership of cemetery records but Pacific Mayor Jeff Palmore said the issue is far from settled.
Helping students achieve success in class work, prepare for college and develop strong social skills are the goals of school counselors, according to the program evaluation presented to school board members Jan. 17.
A pair of brothers who entered the used auto sales business seven years ago when the housing slump ate into their dump truck hauling service have restored a flood-damaged structure in downtown Pacific.
February marks the annual observance of Black History in the U.S. The Missourian wants to take this opportunity to spotlight some of the institutions and individuals who are part of Pacific’s history.
A planned complex to house a technology and sewage facility construction firm that could bring 300 new jobs to Pacific will be discussed at a public hearing Tuesday, Jan. 23.
If the half-cent capital improvement sales tax is approved in April, city officials have clarified just how much money it expects the tax could generate.
The administrative committee is holding meetings to review and update the city personnel manual, but the discussed changes may alter the way employees are evaluated and raises are given.
For anyone who drives on historic Route 66 east of Pacific, it’s an ordinary occurrence to be stopped behind a line of cars approaching the U.S. Silica Plant silos.
The 2018 Franklin County Fair will see some major changes this year, including being held a month earlier than usual, with the Fair scheduled for June 7-10.