• By Pauline Masson, Pacific Missourian Editor
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As he presented his first budget to the board of aldermen Nov. 30, City Administrator Steve Roth said one of his goals is to reduce the amount the city spends on legal expenses.

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With the Internet replacing brick and mortar stores, one Pacific craftsman has built a worldwide business crafting custom pool cues in his shop.

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Beacon Car Wash, located at 675 E. Osage, is under new ownership and recently introduced a new pet washing station that is attracting a higher than average number of users.

  • By Pauline Masson, Pacific Editor
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City Administrator Steve Roth said he’s taking a serious look at how funds in the city’s three Community Improvement Districts (CIDs) can be used to alleviate the current budget deficit.

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As aldermen consider an official budget to replace the carry-over spending plan in use since July 1, the question of employee pay raises and health benefits must be weighed carefully, according to City Administrator Steve Roth.

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UPDATED: Authorities have charged a Robertsville man as a result of Tuesday’s SWAT team response to a home after a delivery man picked up a package with the message “Contact 911” on the outside.

  • By Susan Miller, Missourian Staff Writer
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The Franklin County Area United Way will recognize its Top 30 corporate donors, leadership-level givers and volunteers in the 2016 campaign at a victory celebration Tuesday, Dec. 6.

  • By Pauline Masson, Pacific Missourian Editor
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After operating for five months on a carry-over budget from the previous year, Pacific aldermen reviewed the 2016-17 budget at a special meeting Nov. 30.

In what proved to be their busiest, yet most productive week of the year, the Pacific High School JROTC unit wrapped up its champions division season defeating Oxford High School.

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Santa Claus is always the star of the Pacific Partnership’s Christmas on the Plaza, but this year he will be center stage, bathed in a curtain of lights, according to Drew Stotler, who co-chairs the event with his wife Samantha.

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Local farmer, auctioneer and craftsman Harry Engelhart is preparing to weld together 16,000 pounds of wrought iron rod and finials into 8-foot sections of fencing for Jensen’s Point Park.

  • By Pauline Masson, Pacific Missouri Editor
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Aldermen will discuss a request from a West Osage property owner to blight one property and amend the West Osage Community Improvement District (CID) to provide tax assistance to the property.

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Directors of the Agape House food pantry and resale shop are gearing up for the holiday season and recruiting volunteers amid unexpected management changes.

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Pacific officials are considering possible funding for flood mitigation projects.

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Pacific aldermen saw preliminary drawings and architectural renderings at their Nov. 15 meeting for a multi-use building to be located in Liberty Field Park.

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The history archive work of the Meramec Valley Genealogical and Historical Society (MVGHS) may be put on hold to address one person’s claims about the group’s relation to the city of Pacific.

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  • By Pauline Masson, Pacific Missourian Editor
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Alderman Carol Johnson urged her fellow aldermen to avoid using the city’s rainy day fund for infrastructure repairs.

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The Queens of Swing, who performed a rousing show from the swing era at the Tri-County Senior Center in March, will return to Pacific for a special Christmas program.

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  • By Karen Butterfield, Missourian Staff Writer
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It was the dog days of summer — mid-August, the time in which summer fun is mostly over and families are getting ready to send students back to school.

  • By Pauline Masson, Pacific Missourian Editor
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Students entering career education classes at Pacific High School have a growing number of choices and a lot more fun in the classroom, according to Tom Sauvage, principal.

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The Pacific post office will be renamed in memory of Army SPC Jeffrey White, a Pacific High School graduate, who was killed in action in 2012.

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  • By Pauline Masson, Pacific Missourian Editor
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Additional repairs are needed to stabilize the area around a large sinkhole at West Osage near Integram Drive, which was created when a sewer line collapsed Sept. 9.

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There is nothing more likely to help a small town kid feel good than love and recognition from the community, according to Linda Wells, longtime college softball coach, who has won many awards over the years.

The November supermoon, set to peak Monday, Nov. 14, is the closest full moon to Earth since 1948, according to  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The next supermoon of this size won't be seen on Earth until 2034. 

  • By Pauline Masson, Pacific Missourian Editor
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Police Chief Matt Mansell says the home drug test kits now available can help parents monitor the activities of their teens and help teens say no to their friends who pressure them to try drugs.

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In the Meramec Valley R-III School District, teachers are abandoning the traditional row seating for a “sit anywhere” policy and it’s transforming student learning, according to Ketina Armstrong, Zitzman Elementary principal.

  • By Pauline Masson, Pacific Editor
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Some Pacific residents continue to complain that they are not having success with the free bulky trash service provided in the latest contract with the city’s waste hauler, according to Alderman Mike Pigg.

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Pacific aldermen agreed to collaborate with the county, East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWGW) and the Magi Foundation to search for funding for a future Meramec River trail crossing at Pacific that would eventually tie in with the Ozark Trail and Great Rivers Greenway.

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  • By Pauline Masson, Pacific Missourian Editor
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City Administrator Steve Roth finds himself at the lead of two separate, but equally contentious, cemetery issues which has created an ongoing rift between the mayor and board of aldermen. 

  • By Pauline Masson, Pacific Missourian Editor
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A bill that would have empowered the city to construct sidewalks and assess adjacent property owners for the cost was unanimously rejected Nov. 1 by aldermen.

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Pacific is known for the railroad, Meramec River, Route 66, and spectacular bluff-top sites where visitors can see all three at the same time. 

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The Pacific Lions Club is hosting an Autumn Food Drive to benefit the local food pantry.

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Pacific Eagles used Halloween costumes and live music to show prospective members that joining the fraternal organization is a way to do good and have fun at the same time.

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