By Ralph Echtinaw After forming a work group last November to pick a firm to do a classification/compensation study of Gratiot County employees, commissioners rejected the committee’s recommendation Tuesday on a 3-2 […]
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 One city council person’s ambitious plan to enhance the annual fireworks weekend hit multiple roadblocks Tuesday as complications ensued. Councilwoman Liz Upton said she started planning a festival three […]
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 […]
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 […]