By Ralph Echtinaw St. Louis is the proud new owner of an automated external defibrillator and 17 tourniquets, thanks to a $2,868 grant from the Luneack Family Foundation. The only cost to […]
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 Hope House homeless shelter is back in business for the coming three winters, as St. Louis planning commissioners voted Wednesday to approve a three-year special land use permit […]
By Ralph Echtinaw The Gratiot Community Personal Needs Pantry has come up with a great way to prank a friend and donate to a good cause. For a $10 contribution you can […]
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 […]
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 […]