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Realtor Stephen Flannery III says there are fewer than half the number of homes for sale in Pacific needed to feed a growing real estate market.

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The search is on for an architect with experience in historic buildings to revamp the Red Cedar Inn building at 1047 E. Osage for use as a city of Pacific welcome and history center.

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Alderman Herb Adams says he will continue his campaign to make citizens aware that it’s time to consider the need for additional revenue to maintain and grow the city.

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After more than a year of fundraising, the first steps toward elevating the Historic First Baptist Church at 421 S. First St. took place this week.

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Members of the museum genealogy committee July 24 toured Art Glass Unlimited, the studio and art glass workshop of father and son Jerry and Greg Mowery.

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Herb Adams, former mayor and now alderman, raised questions at the July 17 board meeting about the recent practice of proposed ordinances, or bills, being put before the board to vote on without a sponsor.

A group of McDonald’s customers, along with Mayor Steve Myers and members of the Pacific Area Chamber of Commerce got a look at the newly remodeled Pacific McDonald’s at 1620 W. Union St. and met the store’s new owner July 19.

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Pacific businesses were front and center when 78 officials and guests gathered in the Howe Valley Farm Wedding Venue pavilion for the July 18 Franklin County Municipal League dinner.

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Alan Bruns, who served as city sexton from 1988 to 2014, has been reappointed sexton, which begins his 27th year in the post.

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Wonder Wieners, a specialty hot dog stand, that initially sought permits to locate on a corner of the Null and Crossbones property at 2165 W. Osage, is now looking for a different location.

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At age 94 and now a resident of Pacific Care Center, the city’s No. 1 history buff, Neil Brennan, is still fielding questions about the early days in Pacific.

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Building Commissioner Shawn Seymour says the city of Pacific faces explosive growth in the near future and should get ready for it.

Four Pacific High School business students were among more than 9,600 high school students who traveled to Maryland to compete for an opportunity to win more than $175,000 in cash awards.

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A zone change application that was scheduled for a public hearing at the July 3 board of aldermen meeting was returned to the planning and zoning commission for a public hearing there.

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The Meramec Valley R-III School Board approved a $39 million budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019, at its June meeting.

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The Safety Net committee that raises funds for students in the Meramec Valley R-III School District who are identified as homeless continue their work during the summer months, according to Deborah Baker, committee member.

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Homeowners in Eagles View subdivision met at city hall June 27 to decide whether or not to sell a 1.27-acre parcel of common ground located on the west side of Thornton Road opposite the main subdivision.

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Building Commissioner Shawn Seymore told planning and zoning commission members that they should not hold a public hearing in zone change applications, even though city ordinances call for it.

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Members of the Pacific Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) were caught off guard by new procedures instituted by the building commissioner, city administrator and city attorney that appear to sidestep P&Z action.

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Mayor Steve Myers said he’s considering asking aldermen to contract with a qualified engineering firm to perform an overall evaluation of the city’s aging sewer system, including lines, lift stations and the sewage lagoon.

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After raising $31,000 in funds and receiving the promise of labor and materials, the campaign to elevate the Historic First Baptist Church and Education Center at 412 S. First St. above the flood plain is nearing the point where the church can be lifted, according to Norbert Gildehaus, commi…

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The Pacific Lions Club is asking the public to look out for collection boxes placed around Pacific for its school backpack drive. The Lions are collecting school supplies that will be distributed to Meramec Valley R-III School District students at a back-to-school party Saturday, July 21, fr…

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Personal show and tell brings local history to life in meetings where members of the Meramec Valley History Museum and Genealogical Society (MVHM&GS) delve into the past through family lore.

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Pacific officials took steps at the May 15 board of aldermen meeting to organize the affairs of the two city cemeteries.