Police Chief Matt Mansell said the Missouri Transportation Department will not lower the speed limit on a stretch of Route 66 that local officials feel is dangerous.

A joint improvement project between MoDOT and the city of Pacific could see wider turning lanes on North First Street as it enters Osage that would improve traffic flow.

Pacific officials say they want the Brush Creek Sewer District to revisit its efforts to reduce stormwater infiltration into its main line and control the volume discharged into the Pacific sewer system.


School officials in Franklin County say they will be watching closely as the St. Clair School District implements a program to allow a limited number of faculty and staff to be trained to serve as armed protection officers.

At the May 7 regular meeting of Robertsville Masonic Lodge, Charles Alfred Watters was presented with his 50-year pin.

After more than 15 years of pleading for improvements on their street, residents of Candlewick Lane will see concrete trucks on their street in the coming weeks.

A Pacific alderman wants the city to begin planning for safety improvements on Viaduct Street that the city will be responsible for ahead of planned MoDOT improvements in 2020.

The electronic message board that stands next to Interstate 44 at the Pacific Government Center could use an upgrade, but officials say the money might be better spent to install a second message board.


The Pacific Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) will hold a public hearing Tuesday, May 14, on a bill that, if approved, would regulate the growth and distribution of medical marijuana (MMJ) in Pacific.

The East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWGW) will present a plan to help communities mitigate disasters, such as floods, Thursday, May 23, at 5 p.m. at Pacific City Hall.

Old time rock took on a whole new meaning when a pair of veteran performers who honed their skills in the heyday of early U.S. music stars performed at Brown Jerry’s in Pacific last Friday.

As many as 100 cyclists are expected to gather at the commuter parking lot on South First Street Saturday, May 4, to take part in a charity bike ride to benefit the Meramec Valley Trail Association (MVTA).

Two acrobats that train at Show-Me Acro in Pacific competed in the Flanders International Acro Cup in Puur, Belgium, April 12-14, where they finished fourth in the 12-18 Women’s Pair.

A lineup of car crushes and monster truck races has been announced for the fourth annual Bigfoot open house to be held Saturday, June 1, in Pacific.

Residents on Thornton Road north of Interstate 44 have been pushing for the city to install deer crossing signs along the roadway to protect both motorists and wildlife.

A plan to install a mock monster truck beneath an electronic sign at Pacific City Hall adjacent to Interstate 44 has been revived, said Mayor Steve Myers.

Matt Trower was re-elected president of the Meramec Valley R-III School Board at the April 17 board meeting. With no other nominees he was the unanimous choice for the seat.

There is an ongoing discussion about how to deal with wild animals that roam into residents’ backyards here in Pacific. But here is one for the birds.