WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- The city council elevated Mayor Pro Tem Jack Pahlmann to mayor at a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The vote was unanimous to fill the vacancy created by the death of longtime Mayor J.P. Evans on Aug. 18 from heart problems.
Pahlmann took the oath of office immediately after the vote. The city council will fill the role of mayor pro tem later. It also didn't address the vacancy on the council created by Pahlmann moving from one seat to another.
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