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  • By Pauline Masson, Pacific Missourian Editor
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Pacific officials are preparing to submit a flood buyout or elevation grant application to FEMA, but must have property owner participation, according to City Administrator Steve Roth.

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To focus on what young adults and children can find in books these days, the Scenic Regional Library Pacific branch hosted an informal event for authors to talk about their books.

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It’s time to start thinking about Christmas, according to the new director of the community’s largest holiday giving program.

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Planning commissioners gave the nod to a minor subdivision on a long-existing vacant parcel located at North Payne and West St. Louis streets that extends back to Hogan Avenue with the condition that a development plan be completed before aldermen consider the application.

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The planning and zoning (P&Z) commission gave a thumbs-up to what members described as a unique business that could put Pacific on the map.

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A request to approve an engineering contract for repairs and improvements to the city’s wastewater system following damage suffered in the 2015 flood was tabled for contract review.

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Residents who own flood-damaged residential properties are invited to a meeting Thursday, Sept. 14, to hear details of possible flood damage assistance from FEMA.

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Author S. Kay Murphy will return to the Tri-County Senior Center Monday, Sept. 25, to meet and greet locals and talk about her book, “Tainted Legacy,” about her infamous great-grandmother, Bertha Gifford.

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A decorative wrought iron fence will be installed at Jensen’s Point Park to replace the chainlink fence at the entry and to replace an existing barrier fence at the edge of the bluff.

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Aldermen backed away from final approval of an ordinance that would ban parking within 20 feet of any crosswalk, saying the law needed to be more specific.

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The future of the sinkhole on an industrial site at West Osage Street and Integram Drive is still in limbo as city officials and owners of the site disagree over responsibility and the process to clean it up.

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Pacific does not have a movie theater, bowling alley or art museum, but thanks to an adult library program coordinator with a wide-ranging curiosity, cultural activities are on the rise here.

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The Old Bend Bridge and Bend Road will be closed to traffic for two to three weeks beginning Tuesday, Sept. 12, according to the contractor who is constructing the bridge.

Pacific Station Plaza will be filled with all things Pacific, past and present, for the Pacific Partnership’s Pacific Heritage Festival Saturday, Sept. 16.

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City officials are continuing their efforts to create a flood master plan that could alleviate flood damage in some areas of the city.

  • By Pauline Masson, Pacific Missourian Editor
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The Pacific Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) was able to correct a previous oversight when a local storage company wanted to add new buildings to its Rose Lane site.

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Pacific volunteers with Operation Clean Stream have set a special goal for the 50th anniversary of the river cleanup project, according to Steve Myers, who has coordinated the Pacific section cleanup for the past eight years.

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Negotiations with a consulting firm to assist with sewage treatment plant repairs were ended after failing to reach an agreement.

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A commemorative military convoy will pass through Pacific in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 20, and Police Chief Matt Mansell is alerting residents in case they want to witness history.

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The city is still studying the best way to respond to residents’ requests for help with an infestation of wildlife in their neighborhood, according to City Administrator Steve Roth.

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The Meramec Valley R-III School District has experienced decreased enrollment for the past 10 years, declining from a high of 4,000 students to approximately 3,000 students, but the district has maintained the same boundaries for elementary schools and the same number of bus routes.

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While Pacific officials and residents have been pushing for more retail establishments in the city, a couple of almost newlyweds have opened a retail emporium of unimaginable size and promise.

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An informal agreement between the city of Pacific and Pacific Partnership to stage the popular Iron Horse Rodeo has been formalized in a written contract.

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St. Patrick’s of Armagh 2017 homecoming picnic would have broken a record, except for a large cash donation received last year, according to Billy Murphy, St. Patrick Preservation Society president.

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The skeptics turned out to be right as the predicted crowds did not select Pacific as the ideal site to view the total solar eclipse Monday, but city officials, local residents and a smattering of visitors enjoyed the spectacle.

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As a tribute to poplar superintendent, the late Randy George, Meramec Valley R-III School District officials are touting the arrival of a new electronic scoreboard, which George championed.

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Fifteen applicants are vying for the position of superintendent of the Meramec Valley R-III School District and the search team expects that number to double.

Since the flooding and severe storms between April 28 and May 11, 2017, eligible Missouri households have received more than $90 million in assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

 

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Opening day of school in the Meramec Valley School District was a big day marked by eager students, pristine buildings and welcoming parties of teachers and parents.

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Although city officials are not officially commenting, sources tell The Missourian that the city of Pacific plans to purchase the Red Cedar Inn building to be used as a visitor center and history museum.

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One alderman says the city should cease all cemetery lot sales until the cemetery records issue is resolved, but other aldermen fear that would prevent relatives from being buried near their loved ones.

  • By Pauline Masson, Pacific Editor
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St. Patrick’s of Armagh, known locally as the Old Rock Church, in Catawissa will host its annual homecoming picnic this Sunday, Aug. 20.

  • By Pauline Masson Pacific Missourian Editor
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Mary Beth Schmidt, who chairs the Sunset on the Rails events at Pacific Station Plaza, kicked off the final free concert of the 2017 season last Friday with a tribute to her husband, the late Robert “Bob” Schmidt, for whom the Plaza pavilion is named.