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Aldermen approved an agreement to spend $107,000 on a study to mitigate flooding at the city’s sewer treatment plant, drinking water facilities, the East Osage retail plaza and the residential and business area south of the railroad tracks.

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After identifying an oversight when raises were included in the recent budget, aldermen approved pay raises for the police chief, collector and municipal judge Dec. 5.

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City officials say the owners of property where a sewer line collapse left a giant sinkhole now want the site cleaned up.

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A soda can pull tab collection campaign to benefit temporary homes for sick children’s families was nothing short of magic for Coleman Elementary students Dec. 5.

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The city has finalized its agreement with a local dairy manufacturer that provides a long-term solution to the firm’s violations of some sewage discharge limits.

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The annual Christmas on the Plaza and Electric Light Parade, hosted by the Pacific Partnership, will take place Saturday evening, Dec. 9, in Downtown Pacific.

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Dr. Ed Hillhouse will step down as interim superintendent of the Meramec Valley R-III School District at the end of December due to failing health.

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Two months before the case is set to go to trial, the parties in a lawsuit over ownership of some Pacific cemetery records want to mediate the case, according to City Attorney Bob Jones.

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Pacific High School Coach Clint Anderson says recognizing one accomplishment of a PHS star varsity player covers only a miniscule part of what the offensive-defensive athlete brought to the football program and the school.

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Pacific High School Student Council members and Principal Tom Sauvage gave business leaders a glimpse of how take-home computers are changing high school life.

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The Meramec Valley R-III School Board Nov. 15 approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Preferred Family Healthcare Inc. (PFH) to help the district help students who might be dealing with substance abuse.

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As community leaders and educators consider ways to improve the community and schools, attitude, not bricks and mortar, might be the thing to strive for, according to Tom Sauvage, Pacific High School principal.

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The Pacific High School MCJROTC has been awarded the distinction as a Naval Honor School for the 10th time in the past 11 years.

A 26-year-old Robertsville woman was able to self extricate herself and her infant child from their SUV that had driven into a pond in the 5000 block of Calvey Creek Road just before 7:30 Wednesday morning

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Aldermen backed away from the suggestion of increasing the pay of the mayor and aldermen, but are now considering an increase for the full-time elected positions of collector, police chief and municipal judge that was apparently overlooked when the budget was crafted.

A Catawissa man sustained serious injuries Saturday, Nov. 11, when the car he was driving left the road and overturned near Pacific.

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About 150 people attended a celebrity bartender fundraiser Friday, Nov. 3, to benefit the Historic First Baptist Church restoration (HFBCR) project.

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Inviting the community for a free meal is part community service and a lot of fun for the stalwart volunteers who show up every Thursday to cook, serve and clean up.

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The man who will be at the helm of the Meramec Valley R-III School District next year said he’s anxious to get to know the community because the community defines the school district.

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For the past 25 years, the Pacific area Adopt-a-Family program has provided Christmas packages for families that need assistance.

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Alan Bruns began working in the family monument business as a small boy, as soon as he was old enough to follow his father, Raymond Bruns, along the grounds at the City Cemetery or Resurrection Hill Cemetery to mark off a space for burial.

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A Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy will occupy the former Heartland Bank building at 2290 W. Osage in the coming months.

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Her job as keeper of the city records makes City Clerk Kim Barfield the heart and backbone of the city, and she’s steady as a rock, according to Pacific aldermen.

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Dr. Jonathan Mulford Sr. has been named the new Meramec Valley R-III School District superintendent effective for the 2018-19 school year.

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Jason Wohl of Robertsville said he was passing by Pacific on Interstate 44 when he saw a large crowd Friday afternoon around an array of painted animals near the eastbound exit ramp and decided to see what was going on.