This year marks a “big” milestone for Pacific-based creators of Bigfoot 4X4 monster truck, however, some celebratory events for the company will have to wait.
Pacific Fire Protection Department firefighters asked voters June 2 for a tax increase for the first time since 2004. Prop Fire/F, a proposed 27-cent increase collected on property taxes, was defeated, according to unofficial vote totals.
High-intensity, infrared security cameras may be added to Jensen Point Park in Pacific in an attempt to better protect the 81-year-old stone lookout structure from graffiti and vandalism.
On the June 2 ballot, Pacific voters face a potentially pivotal police issue. Pacific “marshals,” or police chiefs, have been elected by citizens in the past; that could change with the results of the upcoming municipal election.
Four candidates are seeking to fill three open seats on the Meramec Valley R-III Board of Education during the April 7 election.
Along with other Old Town Pacific business owners searching for ways to reopen and operate safely past COVID-19, James McHugh, president of the Pacific-based public policy MAGI Foundation, is guessing what the “new normal” will be.
This year’s 18th annual Pacific Car Show scheduled for late June is canceled due to crowd health concerns and a shortage of volunteers related to COVID-19.
Safety is the No. 1 priority at Little Ireland Coffee in Pacific, assured owner Maria Brennan, as she and other local shop owners reopen after the COVID-19 lockdown.
Dates are approaching for several large events annually held in Pacific, and aldermen began discussing public safety risks associated with COVID-19 at their May 5 board meeting.
Pacific City Hall was reopened to the public with certain restrictions Monday, May 4, after being closed since March 20 due to COVID-19 public safety concerns.
Memorial Day weekend traditionally mean the opening of the Pacific city pool. This season, that timeframe looks less likely, given current health concerns as public services are just reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
To fortify community support for Pacific High School seniors, especially during their unusual 2020 graduation due to a COVID-19 school closure, sponsors and product donations are being sought for traditional Senior Week activities.
A $10,000 donation was made by Phillips 66 to support Meramec Valley R-III School District families negatively affected by results of the COVID-19 health crisis.
Each first full week of May during national Teacher Appreciation Week, teachers are lavished with cards, flowers, sweets, meals and personal gifts. This year’s observations obviously will go differently due to COVID-19 pandemic effects.
To help feed local residents in need during the coronavirus pandemic, the Pacific Lions Club members are providing 100 free hot meals May 1 and May 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
One of only two 2020 inductees into the Missouri Recreation and Parks Hall of Fame is a leader whose name and deeds are familiar throughout the Meramec region.
After analyzing the likelihood of being able to conduct summer school in June, Meramec Valley R-III School District administrators thought it was best to move the traditional summer school period to July 6-31.
To reward shoppers for buying locally during this challenging COVID-19 period, Pacific Chamber Foundation representatives launched a new rewards program.
“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe,” reminded prominent naturalist and conservationist John Muir in 1911.
As a new way to continue serving patients during social distancing, SSM Health PT professionals in Pacific established a TeleRehab service through videoconferencing options.
In response to a pressing worldwide need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Husky Corporation engineers in Pacific have designed a rapid-manufacture ventilator.
A Pacific resident has asked other local users of the online social networking platform Nextdoor if their trash pickup, like his, had been suspended for at least a month “in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.”
Rather than daily pickup for student meals, Meramec Valley R-III School District families now can secure meals only on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Robertsville Elementary, Coleman Elementary in Villa Ridge and Pacific Intermediate School
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pacific Mayor Steve Myers and aldermen declared a state of emergency for the city at the March 17 board meeting.
One local enthusiast made good on his promise to keep safeguarding a Pacific park structure that was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps as a Route 66 highlight.
Meramec Valley R-III schools, which already were on spring break until March 20, announced Monday that due to the coronavirus pandemic all of its schools will be officially closed until at least Friday, April 3.
The Marine Corps JROTC varsity marksmanship team at Pacific High School, consisting of Amanda Benetin, Julia Thomas, Lucas Hicks and Preston Martin, has had a remarkable school year, according to WO Brian Cain, coach.
After the top of a Meramec Valley District R-III school bus intersected with a power line at a Highway OO work site, Pacific Intermediate students inside the bus arrived home 40 minutes late March 3.
This basketball season was the final one for Pacific High School’s Head Varsity Basketball Coach John VanLeer, after 27 years at the helm.
Meramec Valley R-III School District students to date have missed 8.3 days, or 55 hours, of class time due to harsh winter weather.