Nearly $900 was raised for local charitable causes through the second annual Meramec Valley R-III Christmas Tree Forest operated by Pacific students and their teacher Genetta Tomnitz.

World War II veteran and lifelong Pacific resident Roy “Eddie” Myers was honored with a patriotic tribute by State Rep. Dottie Bailey, District 110-Eureka, at the Jan. 7 Pacific aldermen meeting.

The Pacific High School JROTC varsity marksmanship team captured the 2020 Missouri state title this past weekend at Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Mo.

Candidate filings for the Meramec Valley R-III School Board will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, for the April 7 municipal general election.

With remodelling plans for the Red Cedar Inn building recently approved for the beloved, but vacated Route 66 landmark, Pacific aldermen hope to settle an agreement before January ends with architects to handle the second step of the plan.

The Pacific High School Marine Corps JROTC varsity marksmanship team ended the 10-week 2019 National Air Rifle Sporter League competition by capturing the Marine Corps conference title.

For more than a dozen years, Pacific residents have heard promises of a riverfront trail along the Meramec River. Now, thanks to a federal grant awarded to the Magi Foundation, construction on a section of trail is set to begin.

Members of Pacific Eagles Aerie 3842 continued their campaign to assist Meramec Valley R-III School District students whose families owe lunch money.

The second annual Christmas Tree charity event, introduced last year on the Meramec Valley Middle School track, has moved to a new location for 2019.


A constant summer drizzle greeted organizers of the St. Vincent de Paul Run for the Poor  this past Saturday as they gathered at the Liberty Field concession stand for the annual fundraising event.


The amount of money Franklin County schools receive from court fines and forfeitures has been cut by more than half in the last seven years due in part to the formation of the county municipal court.


It’s back to the drawing board for the county planning board members who have been drafting a new countywide zoning map. 


A 26-year-old suspected drug dealer is accused of binding another man’s hands and feet Friday, Sept. 13, whipping him and then putting the victim into a large dog cage as punishment for not paying for a large amount of methamphetamine.


As Franklin County continues to lead the state in hepatitis A cases the frequency of new cases being reported is beginning to slow.


Ameren officials said Friday the energy company will cap and monitor the Labadie power plant’s coal combustion residuals (CCR), more commonly referred to as coal ash ponds.

Pacific Presbyterian Church is gearing up to again offer free Thursday community meals throughout the school year.

Vero Fitness in Pacific is holding a school supply drive for students in the community. The event runs through Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Adopt-A-Family, the longstanding Pacific Christmas family assistance program, is extending its reach to offer assistance to homeless families or families in need at any time of the year.