By Ralph Echtinaw In an environment where hiring experience police officers is problematic at best, St. Louis police will grow their own. The city will pay $8,353 to put Lafayette Township resident […]
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 School board members approved three new hires Monday as the district prepares for the 2022-23 school year that beings Aug. 29. Among the resignations accepted Monday were that of […]
By Ralph Echtinaw Students in the Gratiot-Isabella Technical Education Center’s public safety program will get firefighter training at the St. Louis fire station following Fire Board approval Tuesday, Aug. 9. Students will […]
By Ralph Echtinaw Tempers flared at Tuesday’s city council meeting regarding the organization and execution of the city’s Independence Day celebration on July 16. The craft show, motorcycle ride-in, dunk tank and […]
By Ralph Echtinaw County commissioners voted 3-2 Monday to contribute $200,000 to a veterans “Heroes Center” that will occupy the American Legion building on Michigan Avenue in St. Louis. Though Veterans Affairs […]