By Ralph Echtinaw Although St. Louis Fire Chief Rich Apps has no immediate plans to retire, the Fire Board talked Tuesday about establishing succession protocols for the time when Apps does step […]
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 City council approved new electric service rates Tuesday for residents and businesses that use St. Louis electricity. Increases are 0.86 percent in first year, 0.71 percent in second year […]
By Ralph Echtinaw Longtime St. Louis Schools Superintendent Kristi Teall resigned in June to take a job supervising virtual learning centers, and her position was quickly filled by Jennifer McKittrick, now the […]
By Ralph Echtinaw Add another $83,734 to this year’s cost of maintaining the city’s electric plant, as council awarded a contract in that amount Tuesday to replace a gas line. This comes […]
The shark and diving cage sculpture that will soon decorate the grounds outside the city pool has been finished and is being stored at an undisclosed location. Paid for by a grant […]
By Ralph Echtinaw The St. Louis farmers market might get a new home within the next few years, after setting up in the parking lot of city hall since it began. “We’re […]
By Ralph Echtinaw EPA Project Director Tom Alcamo gave city council a report last week on progress at the Velsicol Chemical contamination cleanup site. A one-acre patch of the 54-acre site was […]