By Ralph Echtinaw Although no one mentioned her by name, Gratiot County Treasurer Terri Ball was on the hot seat as an audit report was made at the county commission meeting last […]
I am editor and publisher of the St. Louis Sentinel, an online newspaper just for St. Louis, Michigan. I have lived in St. Louis since 2011 and run a window cleaning business called I Feel Your Pane. My journalism experience is 14 years as reporter, editor and copy editor from 1987 to 2001.
By Ralph Echtinaw The filing deadline has passed, and this year’s slate of county commission candidates has been established. Voters in St. Louis, Bethany Township and Alma’s Precinct 2 will chose between […]
By Ralph Echtinaw The dispensing of Gratiot County’s Covid-19 handout from the federal government continued Tuesday, as county commissioners voted 4-1 to fund projects in Seville and Wheeler townships. Some $950,000 is […]
By Ralph Echtinaw Sharply higher construction costs have driven the city’s M46 water main project from a projected cost of $1.25 million to $1.8 million. That was the low bid from Crawford […]
By Ralph Echtinaw Upgrades to St. Louis schools transportation, custodial service and food service continued Monday with several purchases. Bus purchase The school board approved purchase of a new school bus from […]